1934 Temperature Update With The “Heat Index”

Temperatures refuse to go up, so they had to switch to the heat index to make it sound like they are. Just to make sure we have an apples for apples comparison to the past – I did the same for June, 1934.


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5 Responses to 1934 Temperature Update With The “Heat Index”

  1. Peter Ellis says:

    Thanks for this – most fascinating. Could you let me know where you got the relative humidity data from to calculate the heat index? How startling that it came out to the same number across the board: I wonder if there’s some physical reason for that?

  2. glacierman says:


  3. Mkjon says:

    Since I am 94 years old, I remember the 1930’s real unwell. In addition to the heat we were living through the longest drought of the century, as well as being in the Great Depression. I lived in Minnesota near a 7 mile long lake which lost so much water that at the bathing beach we had to walk about 600 feet to reach the water.
    That was before the days of Air Conditioning and we did not even have an electric fan. Just driving on flat ground, the water in the radiator in our car got to boiling. Whenever we stopped at a filing station to get gas the attendant would automatically add water to our radiator.

    • Blade says:

      Wow, 94! Congratulations on your most excellent gene pool.

      Thanks for the personal description from those desperate years. Please continue because such first hand information is needed to offset the dumbing down approach favored by model wielding scientists and alarmists in the media. There are lots of 1930’s articles around this site to comment on.

      How is President Dumbo shaping up as a successor to FDR in your opinion? I’m not old enough but my mother told me that before the end of his 2nd term, people were really tiring of him, and the 3rd and 4th elections never would have been won without the war in Europe.

  4. Mike says:

    This is stupid. The heat index is based on your body’s ability to cool itself. When it is both hot and humid the sweat you prdice doesn’t evaporate as well, so you retain more heat. This helps to let people know when it may be dangerous to do vigorous activity outside, or just to protect those who are elderly or very young. It has nothing to do with a vast conspiracy to make you think the global climate is changing. Why post idiotic things like this? What does it prove?

    No, I’m not a scientist, just a normal guy who doesn’t think the world is out to get him.

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