Name and location of repository
Level of description
Weather in 1936
Extreme heat and cold in 1936
OTHER SUBJECTS or BRIEF SUMMARY
Heatwaves, extreme cold, blizzards, meteorological data
Post title: When it was Cold, It was Very, Very Cold. And When it Was Hot, It Was Boiling!
Date published: August 31, 2022
Link to blog post: https://grinnellstories.blogspot.com/2022/08/1936-when-it-was-cold-it-was-very-very.html
Drake Library Archive Digital File Name: x2022-08-31 When it was Cold, It was Very, Very Cold. And When it Was Hot, It Was Boiling!
Summary: Data from the record-breaking extreme cold weather that hit the town in the winter of 1936, as well as the record-breaking heatwave in the summer of that same year. Grinnellians who suffered through these seasons told stories about braving bitter winds, frozen pipes, roads piled many feet high with snow, and a coal shortage in the winter. In the summer, problems included many victims of heatstroke, a drought, crops dying, and ruined soil in the summer.
833 High Street
Meyers, Paul P.
Robinson Filling Station
Sears, Richard “Dick”