How to Cool Down in July

Image of a man on blocks of ice

On July 17, 1941, Ed Kinderbeck, ice handler at Tacoma Ice Company, cools-off on a block of ice as the temperature in Tacoma reaches 94.2 degrees. Slight relief came in the evening with a tremendous lightning show and thunderstorm accompanied by large, lukewarm rain drops. The following day, Tacoma set a new all-time record for the hottest seven days in Tacoma's recorded weather history since late July and August of 1898.

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