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How hot did it get in 1934 through 1936?

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Oct. 13, 2017 12:01 am

My father is 971/2 years old. He is wondering how many days were over 100 degrees between 1934 to 1936. He was a teenager working on the farm and remembered it was a very hot but doesn't know how long the heat lasted or what the highest temperatures were.

After reviewing weather records from those three years, we can agree that air conditioning is a wonderful thing.

According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, there were 40 days in 1934 that registered at least 100 degrees at the weather station in Quincy. This included a stretch of 14 out of 15 days in July when temperatures reached 100 degrees. The highest recorded temperature was 112 degrees on July 23.

In 1936, there were 47 days when the temperatures exceeded 100 degrees. July was particularly hot, with 22 days of 100-degree temperatures, and only one day where the high dipped below 90. That August saw 16 consecutive days of at least 100-degree heat. The high temperature that year was 114 degrees on July 15.

In 1935, there were no reported 100-degree days.

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