Summers Before The Dreaded Heat Index

On this date last year, 100 degree weather was confined to the southwest US.  This is fairly typical for summers in recent years.

But in the past, 100 and 110 degree temperatures were frequently widespread across much of the US. On this date in 1934, it was 113 degrees in Minnesota, 80% of the US was in drought, and police shot 50 people in Minneapolis – but at least people didn’t have to face the dreaded “heat index.”

TimesMachine: Saturday July 21, 1934 –

Lots of other hot years too.


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4 Responses to Summers Before The Dreaded Heat Index

  1. Rafael says:

    Can you source your data pls?

  2. Colorado Wellington says:

    Heat Index is just one of the language innovations in popular science.

    Carbon Transfer is also popular among the climate intelligentsia:

    Fish Eating Fish Eating Fish

  3. Gator says:

    I heard a national news anchor breathlessly report that it was 122 degrees in Baltimore this past week. She and two other “journalists”, at the top of their games, did not even think to question the teleprompter. Total airheads.

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