Death Valley is usually the place where it's hottest in the US. That's usually in July and August.
Welcome to the world of Global Warming. More than half of the country is now hotter than Death Valley and the thermometer is climbing well past the 100°F mark day after day. All-time high temperature records are being set by the droves. We aren't in Kansas anymore.
It would be appropriate for all the Global Warming deniers to be forced to operate hand-held fans to cool their betters at this point. Line forms on the right, guys.