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1901 Eastern United States heat wave

1901 Eastern United States heat wave

1901 Eastern United States heat wave

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Deaths 9500


The 1901 eastern United States heat wave was the most severe and deadly heat wave in the United States prior to the 1930s Dust Bowl. Although the heat wave did not set many still-standing daily temperature records, it was exceptionally prolonged – covering without interruption the second half of June and all of July – and centered upon more highly populated areas than later American heat waves. The heat wave accompanied a major drought in the Ohio Valley and Upper Midwest, with Illinois recording what remains its driest calendar year since records have been kept, and Missouri receiving only 0.21 inches (5.3 mm) above its driest calendar year of 1953.

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