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Statement as of 6:00 am CDT on July 10, 2014

...On this date in weather history...

In 1913...furnace creek ranch...located in Death Valley California...was definitely as hot as a furnace when it reached a broiling 134 degrees. This is not only a United States National record...but a world record as well. The all time record high temperatures in Kansas history are both 121 degrees...set in Fredonia on July 18...1936...and in Alton on July 24...1936.

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In 1926...lightning struck an ammunition Magazine in northern New Jersey...igniting a red Ball of fire that...in turn...triggered a series of explosions. The explosions destroyed every building within a half mile radius and sent debris airborne that landed as far as 22 miles away! Around $70 million damage resulted and 16 people were killed. In 1936...the horrific heat of the Dust Bowl era invaded the eastern United States when Martinsburg West Virginia was torched by a temperature of 112 degrees; Phoenixville Pennsylvania by a feverish 111; Runyon New Jersey at 110; while Cumberland and Frederick Maryland both reached 109. These temperatures set all time record highs for each state.

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