How Hot Was It?

July 14, 1936 was the hottest day in midwestern US history.

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The Milwaukee Journal – Google News Archive Search

It was so hot, the heat killed the weather man.

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It was so hot, the fire chief’s thermometer caught on fire.

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5 Responses to How Hot Was It?

  1. Gail Combs says:

    Interesting finds. Send them to Seth B.

  2. geran says:

    I’ll bet the 112ºF in Red Wing, Minn. got some attention! (The fire chief’s thermometer was hilarious.)

    Of course, more modern heat waves are not as hot due to AGW. Wait….

  3. gator69 says:

    Obama would be declaring Martial Law, and closing all gas stations.

  4. Douglas Hoyt says:

    I remember in the 1950s there were hot summers in Washington DC, and people were frying eggs on the pavement to show how hot it was. Last summer was hot in DC as well, but I don’t remember anyone frying eggs on the pavement.

    I think was hotter in the 1950s.

  5. Andy DC says:

    Those thermometers were not read by satellites or adjusted by climate experts, so they have no validity (sarc).

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