Related Program: Northland Morning Backyard Almanac - May, June, Milkweed, August ... By Lisa Johnson • Jul 14, 2017 Related Program: Northland Morning TweetShareGoogle+Email Credit Courtney Celley/USFWS Duluth set an all-time record for heat back on July 13th, 1936 (106 degrees - down by the lake, mind you) but this year (yesterday) we barely crept to 57 degrees. Berries and flowers and mushrooms, oh my - and let us not forget milkweed. Listen Listening... / 8:21 Tags: Backyard AlmanacLarry WebermilkweedButterfliesTemperatureTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content "July is not a month to sleep through" - but who can sleep between fireworks and thunderstorms?! By Lisa Johnson • Jul 7, 2017 ©John Krumm. Used with permission. Temps like we've had the past few days remind us Duluth almost never gets hot. But Larry Weber reminds us that 81 years ago, Duluth had a seven-day stretch of temperatures in the 90s or hotter, and three times the mercury hit 100 or above. And if that's not bad enough, back in 1936, they were taking temperatures down by the lake. Seriously. Backyard Almanac - step aside, June; July and native plants are on the way By Lisa Johnson • Jun 30, 2017 ©Friends of the Sax-Zim Bog Even though the second half of the month was cooler than the first half, we still wound up with a slightly-warmer-than-normal June. Add an inch more precipitation than usual (especially when places to the west of us are suffering through a drought), a few mushrooms and a bunch of butterflies and Larry Weber is a happy man!