July 11, 1954 – Hottest Day On Record In Colorado

On July 11, 1954, Sedgwick, Colorado reached 114 degrees, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Colorado.

Boulder was 104 degrees, during a  string of four consecutive days over 100 degrees. It was the hottest temperature ever recorded in Boulder, and the only time Boulder had four days in a row over 100 degrees.

Nebraska was 116 degrees, Kansas was 115, Oklahoma 112, and Missouri 110 degrees.

Most of the US was in severe or extreme drought.

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Later that summer New England was hit by two major hurricanes, which were the last major hurricanes to hit New England. Followed by hurricane Hazel which was the deadliest hurricane to ever hit Canada.  Hazel created a storm surge on Lake Ontario which killed more than 100 people in Toronto.

Something changed after 1954, and the likelihood of hot weather plummeted in the US. A couple of hot summers occurred in 1980 and 1988, but for the most part US summers have been much cooler since 1954.

Meanwhile, the press continues to lie about the heat – like they do about everything else.

Huge amounts of moisture is streaming into the southwest, with lots of rain and temperatures forecast well below normal for the next couple of weeks.

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7 Responses to July 11, 1954 – Hottest Day On Record In Colorado

  1. Don B says:

    On July 11, 1888 Bennett, Colorado was 114 degrees.


  2. Stewart Pid says:

    Tony I don’t think there was any storm surge on Lake Ontario due to Hazel and it was the flooding of the Humber river, Etobicoke creek & I thought the Don River too but failed to find it mentioned in the info I found which resulted in the deaths. All were places where houses were built on flood plains.
    Excellent work Tony and I’m not trying to be a nit picking pest just thought you would like to know.

  3. GW Smith says:

    To the left, one’s intentions are more important than the truth.

  4. gregole says:

    Yes, there have been scattered rains here in Phoenix, and it has turned much cloudier and cooler. So much for Phoenix, Bird on Fire! http://www.governing.com/blogs/view/gov-phoenix-environmental-sustainability-turnaround.html

    Sustainability is talked about as if it is a quantity of something…does anyone know the engineering units of sustainability?

    • Colorado Wellington says:


      Sustainability is scientifically measured by assessing if the subject mean well, how well she means and how much she recycles *).

      The raw data must then be calibrated against the benchmark measurements of someone who is known to mean the best. The boundary conditions of sustainability were authoritatively described by Layne Blanchard in 2015:

      “My whole life is unsustainable. In fact, I’m quite certain it will end badly.”

      *) The sustainability index may have to be recalculated now that China stopped taking back as recycling the junk they had sold us.

      • Gator says:

        I’m more concerned about stainablilty! With ever increasing textile technologies producing higher quality fibers and fabrics, hippies are struggling to churn out quality tie dyes that don’t fade with the occasional and/or rare washing machine encounter. How many more triggers can these precious snowflakes sustain? Oh, I get it now!

  5. pseudo-intellectual says:

    “Huge amounts of moisture is streaming into the southwest…”

    This will end- but only temporarily – one of the alarmists’ favorite recent hysterical memes, drought in the Southwest.

    Of course, “Monsoon Season” is a regular occurrence out there.

    A region only has to go through a few months or weeks of little rain to be declared in a drought by these fanatics.

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