I knew that 1913 was bad, but I had no idea how bad it was before this evening. Record heat, floods and tornadoes wreaked devastation across the US. It would require an entire book to document it. So I am going to list a few things in no particular order. This web page has an excellent compilation.
The world’s record temperature of 134F was set in California on July 10, 1913.
From August 1 to September 7, 1913 Nebraska was over 100 degrees every day but one.
On this date in 1913, it was 111 degrees in Nebraska.
Omaha was devastated by a tornado earlier in the year.
Easter Sunday brought tornadoes from coast to coast.
The worst flooding in Ohio history also occurred in 1913.
Kansas had their “worst drought in history”
As did the worst flooding in Texas history. This picture was taken near where I bought my first house – in Richmond, Texas. The flood crest was 56 feet on December 11, 1913.