July 19, 1936 – Hottest Day On Record In Oklahoma

July 19, 1936 was the hottest day on record in Oklahoma at 120 degrees, and the second hottest day on record in the western US.  It was one of only two days which the western US averaged above 99 degrees, the other day being July 18, 1936.

Twenty five states were over 100 degrees that day, and eight states were over 110 degrees.

State           Peak Temperature on July 19, 1936
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Oklahoma	120
Arkansas	114
South Dakota	114
Texas	        114
Arizona	        111
Kansas	        111
California	110
Missouri	110
Colorado	109
Idaho	        109
Nebraska	109
New Mexico	108
Nevada	        107
Utah	        107
Montana	        106
Oregon	        106
Iowa	        104
Washington	104
Wyoming	        104
North Dakota	102
Illinois	101
Mississippi	101
Indiana	        100
Minnesota	100
Tennessee	100
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One Response to July 19, 1936 – Hottest Day On Record In Oklahoma

  1. Gator says:

    It’s a TOBS issue. They were recording data for the wrong decade. Everyone knows that our climate started in 1979.

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