75th Anniversary of Heat Wave Peak

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the peak of the greatest heat wave across the Red River Valley during the Dust Bowl years. July 6th of 1936 saw the high temperature in the Fargo/Moorhead area climb to 114 degrees. This remains the highest temperature ever recorded in the Fargo metro area. The reading was taken in Moorhead and it also remains the highest temperature ever recorded in the state of Minnesota. Other high temperatures around the area recorded on this date in 1936 include the following:

City                                                 July 6th High Temperature

DEVILS LAKE ND         112 DEGREES
ADA MN                 111 DEGREES
FERGUS FALLS MN        110 DEGREES
DETROIT LAKES MN       107 DEGREES
GRAND FORKS ND         104 DEGREES



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