The Third Heatwave Of May 1934

May, 1934 brought three incredible heatwaves to the US. The first peaked on May 8, the second on May 18, and the third on May 30. It was 109 degrees at Gann Valley, SD on May 28, 1934 – twenty degrees warmer than today’s forecast.

By May 30, the heatwave got even more intense and covered all of the Great Plains and Midwest. North Dakota reached 111 degrees.

Menno, SD averaged five degrees warmer during May 1934 than this year.

As the summer of 1934 progressed, temperatures kept getting hotter. Menno reached 116 degrees during July and August 1934.

Ninety degree weather on May 28 peaked in 1911, and has been declining ever since.

On this date in 1911, 90 and 100 degree temperatures dominated the eastern US, spreading all the way to the northern tip of Maine.

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17 Responses to The Third Heatwave Of May 1934

  1. Mtminer says:

    Tony please idiot slam the media for reporting on “Subtropical” Storm Alberto. The storm that isn’t!!! No storm clouds just a depression. The climate alarmists are so desperate to have “named” storms that they have created a new category for a tropical depression so they can name it? WTF!!!!

  2. garyh845 says:

    Off topic. A statement in a LAT’s piece last week:

    “Since the Industrial Age, Earth’s temperature has risen at an alarming rate, thanks largely to the greenhouse gases produced by human activity. Scientists already have documented how global warming and other aspects of climate change are allowing for the spread of disease, impacting sleep, affecting agriculture, killing corals and playing a role in extreme weather events.”

    A few nuts may be predicting all of those ridiculous things, but there certainly hasn’t been an scientific finding of them. Besides, the [fake] so-called consensus is that ‘most of the warming since either the 1950’s, or the 1970’s, is man-made.’ The media keeps using this, ‘since the industrial age’ crap. There are a lot of different views of when the industrial age began; a quick Google search comes up with . . 17th century, 18th century, from the 18th to 19th century, 1780 to 1820, etc.

    Guess they’d all be happy if the glaciers around the world were still advancing.

    • RAH says:

      LAT can print what ever they want because they censor any human caused climate change skeptic response. Their version of “free speech” is that they, and those that agree with them are the only ones allowed to have their views appear in their paper.

    • Andy DC says:

      You will never see them print that the number and severity of drought reduced corn crops in the US Cornbelt has decreased markedly over the past 30 years.

  3. Wes says:

    Everything goes in cycles. Texas just had an abnormally cool April, and the pendulum swung the other way. You can see where the heat is currently entrenched is much of the same area that saw the cooler temperatures earlier this year:

  4. Andy DC says:

    They are claiming that Ellicott City, MD has received 2 one in a thousand year floods over the last 2 years. Somehow, as I recall, Ellicott City has had far worse floods in the relatively recent past. Time to trot out those charts, as the alarmists are having a panic attack right now. I live only 25 miles from Ellicott City and we never had a drop of rain.

  5. RAH says:

    This May here in Indiana has been warm compared to the recent past. We’ve had highs in the 90’s for several days in a row but what is exceptional is that lows at night have been in the 70’s. Too warm to even enjoy an evening around the fire pit.
    As I recall, during the very mild summer we had last year we only broke 90 F three times the whole year. Just during the 4 day Memorial day weekend we were in the 90’s every day and one day the high here reached 99 F. We really could use a good all day soaker. It’s getting pretty dry. The ground isn’t cracking yet but the I have brown patches starting in the lawn. The farmers have to be getting nervous. So I hope that what’s left of Alberto comes over us and gives us a good rain.

  6. RAH says:

    I should have said the dry isn’t in all of Indiana. It’s just that what rains that have come through have split going north and south of our area.

  7. RAH says:

    BTW according to Joe Bastardi June will be cooler and wetter than normal for the NE and most of the Ohio valley but the west will be warmer than normal. Eastern Texas will be particularly dry and hot.

    The warmth we have been experiencing is a result of a strong and large blocking trough up over Newfoundland the points to the north and east over Greenland. That certainly has something to do with the low melt rates in the Arctic.

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