It is 99F in London during a very short-lived heatwave, one degree cooler than 1911, when tens of thousands of people died in Europe during an extended heatwave.
London reached 100 degrees on August 9, 1911.
This date in 1934 was much hotter.
“The unprecedented heat wave which has brought temperatures in America’s granary to the level of Death Valley heat continued unabated in the southwest today,
Government weather observers found no change in atmospheric conditions indicating a break in heat and drouth which has turned vast areas of normally fertile fields into desert- like stretches.
The death toll from the temperatures, which reached 117 degrees in some areas, has exceeded 20 in Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma the last few days. Nine succumbed within the last 24 hours, five in Nebraska, two in Missouri and one each in Texas and Oklahoma”
AZ 116, NE 115, MO 114, KS 113, IA 112, SD 112, IL 111, OK 111, TX 110
CA 108, CO 108, AR 107, MN 107, LA 106, MT 106, ID 105, WY 105, ND 104, UT 104, TN 103, GA 102, MS 102, NM 102, AL 101, VA 101, OH 100, OR 100
KY 99, SC 99, IN 98, MI 98, NV 98, NY 98, WV 98, WI 98, PA 97, FL 96, MD 96, VT 95, WA 95, NC 94, CT 93, NH 93, NJ 93, DE 91, ME 91, MA 90,
Temperatures over 110F used to be quite common in Oklahoma, but rarely happen anymore.
According to the National Climate Assessment, heatwaves used to be much more severe in the US prior to 60 years ago.
Data from the EPA shows the same thing.
“Whenever an unusually hot season is upon us, sweltering humanity talks about the changes in climate and shakes its head in a foreboding fashion.”
via Real Climate Science
July 19, 2022