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NORTH EAST WEATHER-HOT HOT HOT! 100 Years Ago was also -HOT HOT HOT

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Is This Crazy or What…Did you know 100Years ago in July there was an extreme heatwave as we are experiencing today.

From the website:

100 Years Ago Today

16-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today in Her diary : 

Sunday, July 2, 1911: Almost roasted today. Went to Sunday school this afternoon. We had company this evening. One of Ruthie’s future pupil’s and parents.

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

July 2, 1911 was an extremely hot day across the Eastern and Midwestern US. The New York Times reported that on July 2 in  New York City it was:

 . . . the hottest day here in twelve years. Mercury up to 94.5, with 72 per cent. humidity, and next to no breeze.

The paper also reported that:

HARRISBURG, Penn, July 2—The temperature today reached 98.2, the hottest recorded since July 1, 1901, when 100 was the maximum. The intense heat caused much sickness.

New York Times (July 3, 1911)

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