For the period of record 1881-present, the temperature in Fargo-Moorhead has hit 110 degrees or higher only three times. Two of those times were during the most intense heat wave recorded in this region.
For 15 straight days, from July 4-18, 1936, the high temperatures were at or above 90 degrees. Nine of those days were over 100 degrees. On two occasions, July 6 and July 10, the temperature reached 114 and 110 degrees.
The other 110-degree day occurred during the summer of 1917. Unlike in 1936, the summer of 1917 was not a hot one overall. As a matter of fact, 1917 was the coldest year of the 20th century for Minneapolis and Duluth. But mixed in with a mostly cool summer was a brief, intense heat wave, when 11 out of 13 days in late July had highs in the 90s, with July 28 topping off at 110 degrees and tying for the second-warmest day on record in Fargo-Moorhead. It was 106 degrees that day in Grand Forks.