Temperatures in Missouri have been very cool this summer, but they aren’t always that way. Before global warming, Missouri used to be very hot.
Published: July 24, 1983
ST. LOUIS, July 23— For more than two weeks a deadly heat wave with temperatures in the upper 90’s and low 100’s has kept the daytime sky here a sickly pastel blue. Forty-two people in the St. Louis area have died from heat-related causes as of today, accounting for more than one-third of the national heat death toll of 123.