NOAA Deception Over 2012 U.S. Heatwave: ‘Temperatures were much higher in 1934 & 1936. Indeed there have been 8 summers, since 1895, that have been hotter than 2012’
'Clearly, the heatwave was much longer and more intense in both 1934 and 1936, and even 1980. The hottest day last year was 106F, but these sort of temperatures were commonplace in previous years. Indeed, in 1934, the temperature reached 111F on three separate days, while two years later there were two days which were even hotter, at 112F'