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September Heat Enters the Record Books

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A soybean field in New Madrid County, Mo.
Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Mid-Missouri hasn’t endured a September this hot for 122 years.

The last time the area experienced a September as warm as the one that ended Monday was back in 1897. While September 1897 saw temperatures as high as 100 degrees, this year’s highs never broke 95. Despite that, the months are tied for the hottest on record at an average of 75.8 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.