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An estimated 38 million Americans sweltered under weekend heat advisories, with elevated temperatures stretching from Texas to New England. The heat approached 100 degrees in some places, with a number of daily records falling Saturday.
Austin, Texas, hit 100 degrees Saturday, beating the daily record of 99 degrees set in 1939. Richmond, Virginia, hit 95 degrees (93 degrees, 1966), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, reached 97 degrees (95 degrees, 1934), and Montpelier, Vermont, notched its first 90 degree recording for the day. For New York City and Boston, it marked the earliest in the calendar year a heat advisory had gone into effect since at least 2006. The high temperatures are expected to subside beginning today.
Meanwhile, a winter storm pummeled Colorado early Saturday, dropping more than 12 inches of snow in some locations and knocking out power to more than 66,000 customers in Denver.