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Daryl Ritchison, Published June 19 2013

Weather Talk: 100-degree day in June 1995 part of hot eight-day stretch

Yesterday in this space, I mentioned that the last 100-degree temperature recorded in the month of June in Fargo-Moorhead occurred on June 17, 1995. That 100-degree day was part of an eight-day stretch with temperatures at or above 90 degrees.

From June 14-21, 1995, the high temperature varied from 90 to 100 degrees, with most of those days reaching the mid-90s.

On six of those days, the low temperature never dropped below 70 degrees, meaning few cooling opportunities for those without air conditioning.

Since records began in 1881, there were only two other stretches with more consecutive 90-degree days. One of those was a stretch of nine days from August 18-26, 1976, and the other was the infamous heat wave of 15 such days from July 4-18, 1936.

That stretch included a triple-digit high temperature on nine of those days.

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