How the heat wave of 2012 stacks up to years past in Columbia

Thursday, July 5, 2012 | 7:58 p.m. CDT; updated 12:14 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 6, 2012

COLUMBIA — The record-breaking heat wave that hit Columbia this summer has been a struggle for many Columbians, and worsened the drought that has hindered farmers who raise livestock as well as residents who are struggling to care for their lawns and gardens.