“The extreme heat that's been roasting the eastern U.S. is only expected to get worse, and residents are bracing themselves for temperatures near and above boiling point.”
Those who did NOT sleep through grade school science lessons may
recall the boiling point (of water, at a pressure of 1 atmosphere) is 212F.
Click here for the screen shot (in case AP corrects their blunder).
Click here & examine the current USA cooling trend.