July 14, 1954

This was the hottest day in Missouri history. The temperature reached 118 degrees Fahrenheit  in Warsaw and Union—towns 160 miles apart. Warsaw also holds the record for the coldest record temperature in state history, a frigid 40-below zero on February 13, 1905. 

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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