High and Low Tempertures in US Cities, June 8, 1914

19-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today: 

Monday, June 8, 1914:  Guess most any kind of a person would imagine what I did today. If I could have kept cool, I would have called that something accomplished, but that was out of the question.

Temperatures in selected US cities, June 8, 1914 (Source: Washington Post, June 9, 1914)
Temperatures in selected US cities, June 8, 1914 (Source: Washington Post, June 9, 1914)

Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:

Grandma-

Whew, it sounds hot. Hope you didn’t have to help with any work out in the fields.

Did you try fanning yourself with a hand fan? . . . or sitting in the shade with a glass of lemonade?

According the June 9, 1914 issue of the Washington Post, the high on June 8 was 92 in Pittsburgh and 94 in Philadelphia—so it probably was also in the low 90s in central Pennsylvania.

15 thoughts on “High and Low Tempertures in US Cities, June 8, 1914

  1. About those temperatures here today. I waited until the last possible minute to start my yard work so I could finish before it got too dark and still be a bit cooler.

  2. Back then they just called it “hot” – not global warming.😉 Actually when I first read it I thought Helena meant hot as angry!! I thought oh my who got her dander up???!! ha ha

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