The Heatwave Of September 20, 1925

On this date in 1925, most of the Southeastern US was over 100 degrees, with Georgia reaching 107 degrees. Almost half of the US was over 90 degrees. NASA says 1925 was one of the coldest years on record.

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During September 1925, afternoon temperatures in Milledgeville, Georgia averaged 100 degrees, 18 degrees warmer than last year (NASA’s hottest year ever.)

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Temperatures On 9/20/1895

SCOTTSBORO          	AL			104
TALLADEGA           	AL			103
TROY                	AL			103
THOMASVILLE         	AL			102
VALLEY HEAD         	AL			102
UNION SPRINGS 9 S   	AL			101
FAIRHOPE 2 NE       	AL			100
PINE BLUFF          	AR			102
PRESCOTT 2 NNW      	AR			102
CONWAY              	AR			100
NEWPORT             	AR			100
SUBIACO             	AR			100
DE FUNIAK SPRINGS 1 	FL			104
MADISON             	FL			101
MILLEDGEVILLE       	GA			107
TALBOTTON           	GA			106
EASTMAN 1 W         	GA			105
HAWKINSVILLE        	GA			105
ALBANY 3 SE         	GA			104
WARRENTON           	GA			104
WASHINGTON 2 ESE    	GA			104
WEST POINT          	GA			104
NEWNAN 5N           	GA			103
QUITMAN 2 NW        	GA			103
ROME                	GA			103
MILLEN 4 N          	GA			102
TOCCOA              	GA			102
GLENNVILLE 3NW      	GA			101
GAINESVILLE         	GA			100
WAYCROSS 4 NE       	GA			100
ST JOSEPH 3 N       	LA			101
COLUMBIA            	MS			104
CANTON 4N           	MS			103
MONTICELLO          	MS			103
KOSCIUSKO           	MS			102
LAUREL              	MS			102
CRYSTAL SPGS EXP STN	MS			101
LOUISVILLE          	MS			101
STATE UNIV          	MS			101
ABERDEEN            	MS			100
BROOKHAVEN CITY     	MS			100
HERNANDO            	MS			100
POPLARVILLE EXP STN 	MS			100
WAYNESBORO 2 W      	MS			100
MONROE 2 SE         	NC			100
CALHOUN FALLS       	SC			106
BLACKVILLE 3 W      	SC			105
CAMDEN 3 W          	SC			105
AIKEN 5SE           	SC			103
SALUDA              	SC			103
SUMMERVILLE 4W      	SC			103
ANDERSON            	SC			102
LAURENS             	SC			102
NEWBERRY            	SC			102
SANTUCK             	SC			102
YEMASSEE            	SC			102
WALHALLA            	SC			101
DARLINGTON          	SC			100
KINGSTREE           	SC			100
WINTHROP UNIV       	SC			100
LEWISBURG EXP STN   	TN			101
MC MINNVILLE        	TN			101
JACKSON EXP STN     	TN			100
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8 Responses to The Heatwave Of September 20, 1925

  1. Andy DC says:

    After the record breaking hot September in 1925, October 1925 produced record cold and snow over much of the country. -30 F temperatures in Montana and near 0 F in Iowa. In DC, the coldest and snowiest October on record.

    Then a record late season hurricane hit from FL to NC in early December.

    Earlier, March 1925 produced by far the deadliest US tornado on record with almost 700 fatalities from one twister. Did not even hit a major city while killing all of those people.

    Loopy jetstream! Extreme weather! We are all going to die! The only problem is that none of us had yet been born in 1925.

  2. Winnipeg Boy says:

    Tony:
    I’m guessing you don’t take requests but a well respected crop analyst in the US said this in his commentary today
    “In addition to the disease pressure, I continue to feel that the record high nighttime temperatures experienced this summer will also result in a trimming of the nationwide corn yield.” – I think he must be reading a headline or something. I have asked him for the date, no response yet.
    I didn’t notice anything that resembled record hot night time temps. I am not sophisticated enough to find this data. Could you direct me? Or better yet do my homework and post it?:)
    Record high nighttime temperatures seems dead wrong to me. Big money rides on temperature data (and statements) in the commodity business.
    Record yields expected this year and corn plants to not like hot nights and they certainly don’t read Mann charts.

    • tonyheller says:

      Summer minimum temperatures were second highest on record in the US

      • RAH says:

        I think the fact that so much of the heartland and Midwest had a lot very humid days and nights had a lot to do with those higher than average minimums.

      • Winnipeg Boy says:

        Thank you very much. That surprises me.
        But that is what analysts are supposed to do: fact check.
        Too bad reporters don’t do the same.
        Nice work on this site. I’ll get a donation in for your trip.

    • Andy DC says:

      I don’t think warm and wet does the corn crop much harm. The average temperature in the Corn Belt simply was not far enough above normal to do significant damage, given the abundant rainfall.

  3. NavarreAggie says:

    And just think…a few months earlier in February of 1895, Houston saw 15-30″ of snow and West Palm Beach saw a monthly record cold of 27°F. All in the same year. Seems like really hot summers and really cold winters often go hand-in-hand.

  4. RAH says:

    BTW The National Hurricane Center has Bermuda in the cone of death of KARL.
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?5-daynl#contents

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