1936 Heatwave Killed 12,000 People In One Week

The heatwave of July, 1936 was by far the worst in US history.


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Temperatures were far beyond anything Americans are familiar with now.




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2 Responses to 1936 Heatwave Killed 12,000 People In One Week

  1. Andy DC says:

    Saginaw, in northern lower Michigan had an entire week where they averaged 106 during July 1936. Highest temperature was 111. They have seldom gotten up to 95 over the last 25 years. Chicago Midway Airport had nine straight 100+ days, with a high of 109 degrees during same heatwave.

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