This day in 1936 was one tragically hot one. That summer scorcher was yet another in a series that has gripped our state.

On that fateful day, Springfield was one of the cool spots, with only 106˚ reported.

But that isn’t near the record for this day. In 1954, the mercury hit the hottest temperature ever recorded for Missouri: 118° in Warsaw and Union.

This post is based on content from The University of Missouri-Columbia’s site

Photo credit: Jaroslaw Kwoczala, Unsplash