1936 North American heat wave facts for kids
This heat wave set records in many states, including Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois. In some states, the 1936 records were not broken until 2012. In Ohio, the temperature reached 110°F, almost tying the 1934 temperature record there.
More than 5,000 people in the United States died from this heat wave.
The heat also affected Canada.
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