Hottest Day On Record

July 14, 1936 was the hottest day on record in the US, with an average maximum temperature of 96F. It was also the hottest day on record in Indiana (116F.)

California, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Minnesota, and Ohio were over 110 degrees.  Thirty states were over 100F and 46 states were over 90F.

“DETROIT, July 13—(AP)—Michigan, sweltering in a heat wave more prolonged than any in its history, counted 365 deaths tonight attributed directly or indirectly to the six-day siege of 100- degree weather.

In the Detroit area 108 deaths were reported in a 14-hour period, 23 of them at Eloise County hospital as the mercury rose to 101 degrees, Out-state the highest mark reported was at Saginaw, where a reading of 111 degrees at 3:40 PM established a new all-time high for the state. The previous record was 110 at Bay City, July 2, 1911”

14 Jul 1936, Page 1 – The Greenville News at

July 14, 1954 was almost as hot. It was the hottest day on record in Illinois (117F) and Missouri (118F.)   Kansas was 120F, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, California, Nebraska and Arizona were over 110F. Thirty-four states were over 100F and forty-six states were over 90F.

15 Jul 1954, Page 1 – The Cumberland News at

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2 Responses to Hottest Day On Record

  1. rah says:

    Not bad here at my central Indiana home today. High of 82. I mowed the yard for the first time in almost 3 weeks. I didn’t think it needed mowed yet due to the lack of rain but the two “W”s compelled me to do it. Those would be the Weeds and the Wife.

    Farmers desperately need rain here. Crops south of I-70 are doing noticeably better than those north of it. The further south one goes the better they look.

  2. hugh B sager says:

    I reference you and your website all the time.
    I love that you simply show data that has been compiled and in some cases, altered, but it is not your opinion. Afterall , that is what science is. a search for knowledge.

    so thank you tony

    Also, I love that you call certain people Climate prophets after all that is what you should be called when predicting things that haven’t happened.

    Deuteronomy 19:22 tells one of the requirements for being a prophet. I hope you can use it in a video.

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