The worst heat wave ever? The graph below shows all 95+ degree days in Lincoln, Virginia since 1900. (Lincoln is the closest USHCN station in Virginia to DC.)
Heatwaves were much worse in the past, and 95 degree days were far more common prior to 1960.
1936 had 33 days over 95F, including this remarkable stretch of consecutive days, which included 109F on July 10, 1936.
Jul-08 98 Jul-09 107 Jul-10 109 Jul-11 104 Jul-12 97
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Washington Post told the truth, once in a while? The 1930s were much hotter, period. Rewriting the history of the 1930s used to be the work of Holocaust deniers, but they have been joined by climate alarmists.