Big surprise – a heatwave in July

Brace yourself, Riverton.






Heat wave, Minneapolis 1936

Well, it is July.

According to, “…the most intense and widespread heat wave (actually a series of heat waves) ever recorded in the U.S. occurred during the summer of 1936, when 17 of the 48 contiguous U.S. states and two provinces of Canada tied or broke their all-time heat records, along with hundreds of cities. Many of these records stand today.”

Stay cool. Stay hydrated.  -JMc

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John McCormick

Former teacher at Riverton School, amateur historian, Historical Society of Riverton Board Member, website and newsletter editor

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