The Record Heat, Floods, and Tornados of 1936

Written by Tony Heller

 

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Between February 8 and February 23, 1936, Ashland Kansas warmed 91 degrees – from -7F to 84F. And that was just the beginning.  Record floods, tornadoes, and heat came shortly thereafter.

mar 20 1936 eastern america flooded

20 Mar 1936 – ALL EASTERN AMERICA UNDER FLOOD WATERS 

Flood 1936

mar 19 1936 hunger disease

19 Mar 1936, Page 1 – The Cincinnati Enquirer

07 Apr 1936 – TORNADO TAKES 200 LIVES

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If this happened now, climate scientists and other leftists would be demanding immediate world communism, and that climate heretics be burned at the stake.

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    jerry krause

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    Hi Tony,

    Relative to the first figure above, you wrote: “Between February 8 and February 23, 1936, Ashland Kansas warmed 91 degrees – from -7F to 84F. And that was just the beginning. Record floods, tornadoes, and heat came shortly thereafter.” I ask: How it is that you did not focus attention on the fact that, between day 48 and day 56, the temperature had increased about 86F. Which is obviously much of the increase of 92F to which you focused attention for the much longer period?

    Only you can answer (speculate) simply how the the 86F increase over only 6 days occurred. The wind shifted from northerly to southerly. And being somewhat familiar with Midwest weather I can speculate that this southerly wind was likely loaded with water vapor from the Gulf of Mexico. Which water vapor could precipitate great quantities of rain and even cause tornadoes. The wind was already hot and so the warmth was imported from the Gulf also.

    Tony, I seldom find you trying to explain the observations you draw to the PSI readers’ attentions. Yes I consider observations to be important but unless one tries analyze them, they are useless. So maybe you could encourage PSI readers do this by providing illustration of how this could be done.

    Have a good day, Jerry

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      jerry krause

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      Again I did not proofread well. But I consider it is good to create a little confusion because if might make a reader ask: What did he intent to state? But I do not do what I just did purposefully.

      Have a good day, Jerry

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    William F Swiggart

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    Truly, many property insurance companies must have had to resort to their Act of God outs in order to remain solvent that year.

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