This heat wave that we are currently experiencing is NOTHING compared to the heat wave that we had in the Summer of 1980. The documents above are weather observations from July of 1980 from the Cooperative Weather Observers of Paragould and Jonesboro. You can click on the images to make them larger.
As you can see, it was MUCH Warmer than what we are seeing now! In fact, the 1980 heat wave was one of the worst events ever in Arkansas.
It got a little better in August, but not much. Below are the weather observations from Jonesboro and Paragould from August of 1980.
After reviewing these numbers, I will not complain about the weather anymore!
Have a great night!