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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, United Kingdom Weather Conditions | Weather Underground

London reached 100 degrees on August 9, 1911.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/115352761/9911357

11 Aug 1911, 5 – The Guardian at Newspapers.com

En 1911, Paris suffoquait déjà sous la canicule – Le Parisien

The 1911 Heat Wave Was So Deadly It Drove People Insane – New England Historical Society

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”

19 Jul 1934, 1 – Salt Lake Telegram at Newspapers.com

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.

Temperature Changes in the United States – Climate Science Special Report

Data from the EPA shows the same thing.

Climate Change Indicators: High and Low Temperatures | Climate Change Indicators in the United States | US EPA

“Whenever an unusually hot season is upon us, sweltering humanity talks about the changes in climate and shakes its head in a foreboding fashion.”

Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 24, 1906, Page 8, Image 8 « Historic Oregon Newspapers

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July 19, 2022