The Midwest Heatwave Of May, 1934

Ninety-five degree temperatures were common in the Midwest during May prior to 1940, but almost never happen any more. May afternoon temperatures have been declining in the Midwest since the 19th century. The hottest May (by far) was 1934, when 100 degree temperatures were widespread across the Midwest, including 101 degrees at Algona, Iowa on May 7th, 1934.

By May 30th, 1934 – the Midwest was seeing temperatures of 109 degrees.


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5 Responses to The Midwest Heatwave Of May, 1934

  1. arn says:

    So the number of days above 100 degrees
    was 6* higher between 1910-1940 than between 1988-2018.
    (that Hansen guy was indeed a prophet )
    and there are only 2 significant spikes in the past 70 years
    while there were 6 in the 40 years before.

    Seems the ice age scare guys were spot on with their predictions
    before they did a 180 and became the AGW Mafia

  2. Steve Case says:

    That’s right, afternoon high temperatures May through October have been declining in the eastern United States for decades, in many cases since the 18th century. But you don’t read about that in the so-called popular press.

  3. Jacob Frank says:

    Denver is cold and gloomy tonight, maybe three days have approached 80 so far, booo

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