July 1901 was the second hottest July in the US.

During July 1901, Arizona, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Utah, Kansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Tennessee and Texas were over 110F and all but six states were over 100F.

Logan, Iowa had nineteen consecutive days above 100F from 7/8/1901 to 7/26/1901, which was Iowa’s record.

The heat drove James Kincaid to suicide on his wedding eve.

26 Jul 1901, 3 – Evening Times-Republican at Newspapers.com

26 Jul 1901, 1 – The Courier at Newspapers.com

Scientists blamed the 1901 heat on the sun.

24 Jul 1901, Page 1 – The Capital Journal at Newspapers.com

24 Jul 1901, 2 – The Weekly Sentinel at Newspapers.com

24 Jul 1901, 1 – Davenport Weekly Republican at Newspapers.com

Later in July 1901, the heatwave expanded to Europe

THE HEAT WAVE IN EUROPE.; Numerous Deaths in London — Effects of Drought Serious — No Signs of a Change in England.

via Real Climate Science


August 8, 2021 by tonyheller