July 10, 1913 – Hottest Day Ever

On this date in 1913, California reached 134 degrees during a week when every day was over 127 degrees  This was the hottest officially recognized temperature ever recorded on Earth.

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The heat wasn’t confined to California or to July. The US midwest had their second longest heatwave on record in August 1913, with 20 consecutive days over 100 degrees at Clinton, Missouri.

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CO2 was at very low levels in 1913, indicating that heatwaves have nothing to do with CO2 levels. This of course doesn’t stop government funded scientists from lying about the topic, like they do about every other climate topic.

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And according to NASA, 1913 was one of the ten coldest years on record.

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3 Responses to July 10, 1913 – Hottest Day Ever

  1. RAH says:

    The 134 deg. F on July 10th, 1913 marked the hottest of five consecutive days that the temp got to 129 F or higher. At the time the location was recorded as “Greenland Ranch.” Named so by the original settler there that built a large adobe house there in the 1870s. The place also went by the name of “Coleman” who was a man who attempted to establish an oasis and resort there and eventually failed. However the extensive shade provided by fig trees and alfalfa fields made possible Coleman’s efforts at irrigation helped keep the temperatures down for some time and made the place a refuge for resting prospectors and miners.

    Eventually all Colman’s holdings were sold to the Pacific Coast Borax Co. which renamed the area “Furnace Creek” at some time and eventually it was that name that became the official name for the area because the Borax mines were the distinguishing man made feature in that desolate desert area. It also served as the terminus for the “20 mule teams” hauling the Borax.

    Eventually the two Borax mines in the area were abandoned when better locations were found. I have visited those mines and driven some of the track of the 20 mule team on a trip out west with my Dad. A cousin of mine had married at guy that had huge holdings some distance west of California City. He leased the land to farmers to grow alfalfa and restored antique cars. Though he restored many different cars he was known nationally for being a specialist in steamers. So I got a ride in a 1901 Marlboro steamer and then later he took us for a days drive into Death Valley and we didn’t use much of it along the unpaved original track of the 20 mule teams.

  2. Rosco says:

    One would wonder how all those heat sensitive French survived long periods in the French foreign legion in desert and tropical locations around the world ?

  3. Scott says:

    Of course the liberal spin to this story will be, 134 degrees in Greenland!

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