July 20, 1934 – Hottest Day On Record In Iowa

On July 25, 1934 Iowa set their official high temperature record of 118 degrees. The average maximum temperature around the US that day was 95 degrees, with 54% of the US above 95 degrees, and 34% of the US above 100 degrees.

US July 20 afternoon temperatures have plummeted since the 1930’s.

Eighty percent of the US was in severe or extreme drought that month.

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One Response to July 20, 1934 – Hottest Day On Record In Iowa

  1. Andy DC says:

    I ride shared with Wayne Palmer, founder of the Palmer Drought Index. He did not have much patience with me, being an 18 year old sn0t nosed kid at the time.

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