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The second of three August heat waves was still going on this date in 1947. Temperatures remained above 70 degrees at night for three days in Burlington, while afternoons reached the mid 90s. Even a record-setting thunderstorm couldn’t break the heat, with 1.14 inches of rain falling to set a record for August 14th. Cool air with highs in the 70s did arrive for some relief on the 16th, but another blast of 90s followed a week later.