Weather in 1936

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US-GCS DCL Coll-284 Row A CITY Grinnell Stories-2022-08-31

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Weather in 1936



Extreme heat and cold in 1936

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

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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
Bartling, Frank
Bates, Roy
Belcher, Forest
Belcher, William
Berman, Isadore
Cooper School
Davis School
Dimit, Robert
Dunham, Marian
Gale, Grant
Goodfellow, John
Haines, Dave
Kelly, Matt
Large, Joseph
McIlrath, J.L.
Meyers, Paul P.
Moore, T.J.
Noll, T.J.
Nuckolls, Richard
Parker School
Pearce, Martin
Powers, Elmer
Renaud, Ernie
Robinson Filling Station
Sears, Richard “Dick”
Stoops, Rose
Swaim, Ginalie
Youngman, Ted

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