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Monday September 25th 2017

Holy Blistering Blast Furnace Heat, Batman!

From Flickr user darwinbell

The somewhat oppressive heat we’ve been experiencing this week got me to wondering if we were any where near the record temperature for Ohio. The answer, not even close. If you thought the sweltering sauna that we’ve been enjoying the last few days is hot, we’re still about 20 degrees shy of the top temp.

The all time record temperature was set on July 21st, 1934 near the town of Gallipolis Ohio and what was it? Try 113 degrees Fahrenheit! Suddenly 93 doesn’t feel quite so bad does it? Especially considering that residential sales of air conditioning didn’t really take off until the 1950’s. If you need me, I’ll be in my freezer!

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