Author: Mary Knapp

While we have enjoyed the mild temperatures for the last few weeks, August 14th 1936 was stuck in one of the worst heatwaves on record for the state. Temperatures across much of eastern Kansas soared above 110 degrees. Kansas City Missouri hit an all-time record high of 113 degrees on that date. It was one of sixteen consecutive days of 100-degree heat for Kansas City. During that summer there were a record 53 days of 100-degree heat. It wasn’t just hot; it was also extremely dry. During the three summer months -- June, July, and August -- Kansas City received just 1.12 inches of rain.

Dry Pond (WDL archives)

Mary Knapp, Weather Data Library