Declining August 5th Afternoon Temperatures In The US

Over the past century, August 5th afternoon temperatures have declined sharply in the US. They peaked in 1930 at 93 degrees, with last year about ten degrees cooler.

The years 1918, 1930 and 1934 were extremely hot on August 5th. with Nebraska reaching 115 degrees on August 5th, 1934. On August 5th, 1918 there were 110 degree temperatures in Nebraska, Missouri and Illinois.

August 5th temperatures over 105 degrees used to be very common in Nebraska, but they almost never happen any more.

On August 5th, 1930, Nebraska afternoon temperatures averaged 107 degrees.  Temperatures have plummeted since then to near record lows.

Iowa hasn’t had a 100 degree temperature reading on August 5th in over 70 years.

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1 Response to Declining August 5th Afternoon Temperatures In The US

  1. R Shearer says:

    According to MSM high temperatures in Europe and especially the Iberian peninsula are more important right now. But to me, 66F at 9 AM on 5 August seems to be on the cool side for the front range. I was able to toss a couple of snow balls up near Rollins pass yesterday.

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