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Sweaty misery in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | July 24,2010 | Tom Avril

Posted on 07/24/2010 3:19:14 AM PDT by gusopol3

Through Thursday, the temperature at Philadelphia International Airport has averaged 81.8 degrees for the month, 4.4 degrees above normal. The way forecasts are shaping up, the city is headed for its third-hottest July on record, a shade behind 82.4 in 1872 and 82.1 in 1994.

The last below-normal day in the city was July 2; there have been just six below-normal days in Philadelphia in the last two months.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: heat; philadelphia; summer
No mention of AGW or CO2. Is this a dissenter in the ranks, remarkable restraint or tacit acknowledgment that dog don't hunt anymore?
1 posted on 07/24/2010 3:19:18 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

The global warming king was caught with no pants, embarrassment no doubt.


2 posted on 07/24/2010 3:22:44 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: gusopol3

Getting weather readings at airports is hokey for residential weather anyhow because those are huge heat islands. Philly’s hot, but not that hot.


3 posted on 07/24/2010 3:23:26 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: gusopol3

81.8...They call that HOT? That’s a spring day to me.
Whatever...I wonder why it was so hot in 1872.
Gore had not been born yet.


4 posted on 07/24/2010 3:27:08 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: HiTech RedNeck

>>Getting weather readings at airports is hokey for residential weather anyhow because those are huge heat islands. Philly’s hot, but not that hot.

Precisely. Pilots need the local temperature for takeoff calcs and such (air temperature affects engine output), but airport temperature is a stupid way to characterize the temperature for a region. It is used due to inertia, since back in the day it was a one of the few places that had accurate ongoing readings. With the advent of digital data collection, it’s just stupid for news programs to not choose a more representative temperature station.


5 posted on 07/24/2010 3:30:22 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: gusopol3
I'm at 2K feet in the WV mountains. It was 82 outside at 4am. It has cooled to a "balmy" 80. Yesterday high was 99 and same expected today.

Damn. It's SUMMER! All those memories of February have fallen away!


6 posted on 07/24/2010 3:30:58 AM PDT by WVKayaker (“The object of oratory is not truth but persuasion.” -Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay)
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To: FreedomPoster

Not only stupid, it is absolutely insane not to have truly representative weather reporting if heads or tails are ever going to be made of globull warming/cooling. Al Gore should be ashamed to even look at airport temperature records.


7 posted on 07/24/2010 3:34:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Getting weather readings at airports is hokey for residential weather anyhow because those are huge heat islands.

I think we have the opposite problem in Boston! Logan is practically surrounded by water; one radio station sometimes gives the temp at its location and sometimes Logan -- there can be as much as 5 degrees difference (depending on conditions), with Logan up to 5 degrees or so cooler, summer and winter.

8 posted on 07/24/2010 3:45:48 AM PDT by maryz
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To: AlexW

That’s the average, day and night combined. Last night, it was supposed to go down to 75, with a high of 100 today; as the article says, it’s happened before.


9 posted on 07/24/2010 3:46:20 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: WVKayaker

Thanks! now that makes me feel cool, just looking at it.


10 posted on 07/24/2010 3:47:45 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

The more Philly suffers. The brighter my smile.


11 posted on 07/24/2010 3:50:18 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: maryz

A Logan reading would probably be even chillier if it wasn’t a vast paved tarmac.


12 posted on 07/24/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: BigCinBigD

This ought to make you delirious then:

Inquirer Daily Sports Poll
The Phillies are ...
done. Stick a fork in ‘em.

321 (69.8%)

ready to make a final run for the NL pennant.

139 (30.2%)
Total votes = 460


13 posted on 07/24/2010 3:58:14 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

Please it was 112 yesterday where I am. They are complaining about weather under 90 degrees?


14 posted on 07/24/2010 3:59:10 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: AlexW
The idiots who write these pieces have no clue about what they were talking about. The summer heat is completely normal and has been well documented throughout American history. At the Battle of Monmouth in 1778, the temperature was well over 100 degrees, and many of the American and British casualties were from heat stroke. During Pickett's charge on July 3rd, 1863, the temperature was in the high 90s, and on the North Anna River in Virginia and at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia in 1864, the temperature was over a hundred degrees.

So, please spare me the unusually high temperature nonsense.

15 posted on 07/24/2010 4:02:52 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: AlexW
81.8...They call that HOT? That’s a spring day to me.

That is indeed a spring day. If it was just that temperature throughout the whole month it would be nice. I wonder how they came up with that number.

16 posted on 07/24/2010 4:07:02 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: WVKayaker

Holy heck that’s a lot of global warming.


17 posted on 07/24/2010 4:07:34 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: napscoordinator

Complaining about heat, good; whining about global warming, bad; and there’s none of that in this article. You want to know who’s really complaining, the grass. I haven’t cut in a month, and our rainfall deficit isn’t that bad.


18 posted on 07/24/2010 4:09:31 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

You can complain about summer heat without forcing global warming into it, which is what this article does. I think that’s a good thing. It’s good to get past political correctitude.


19 posted on 07/24/2010 4:13:35 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

81 degrees? hot? seriesly? There better be 197% humidity with that before anyone south of Oklahoma is going to have sympathy for them.


20 posted on 07/24/2010 4:47:20 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: BigCinBigD

I knew where you were, before I even looked at screen name or home page flag.


21 posted on 07/24/2010 4:50:09 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: gusopol3

“You want to know who’s really complaining, the grass. I haven’t cut in a month, and our rainfall deficit isn’t that bad”

Lucky you. I’m still having to mow weekly here. Planning on using the lowest setting today to see if I can stunt it and not have to mow for awhile


22 posted on 07/24/2010 5:04:04 AM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: gusopol3
One of the reasons why a lot of people moved west of the Rockies was to escape the miserable tropical summer heat east of the Rockies when you can get temperatures in the 90's and over 50% humidity. I've experienced Hong Kong summers with temperatures in the mid 90's with 70% humidity and you want to zoom into an air-conditioned building in VERY short order.
23 posted on 07/24/2010 5:28:31 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: gusopol3

I wonder how the crybabies would have stood up in Phillie during the long hot summer of 1787.


24 posted on 07/24/2010 5:53:28 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; gusopol3
Very good points, folks. But think about it this way . . .

Temperature readings at airports may not be truly accurate indicators of air temperature for a city, but if they are taken consistently from the same place over time then they'll at least you'll have an accurate indicator of air temperature relative to other days, years, etc. Regardless of where you measure temperature in Philadelphia and what exactly those temperatures are, I think it's accurate to say that the last few weeks have been among the hottest on record in Philadelphia.

New York City sort of has the opposite problem. "Official" temperature readings reported for the city are usually taken from Central Park, which happens to be one of the few places in Manhattan with any substantial vegetation. That's why New York City itself usually has the lowest summer temperatures in the region, while northern New Jersey appears to be so much hotter because temperatures there are reported at Newark International Airport.

25 posted on 07/24/2010 6:23:01 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: gusopol3
Speaking of sweaty misery...

1776 The Musical - For God's Sake John Sit Down

Someone, open up a window!

26 posted on 07/24/2010 6:32:32 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: gusopol3

If you average Philly and the San Fran Peninsula, then things are just right. It’s been about 4 - 5 degrees BELOW normal here. Still waiting for summer.


27 posted on 07/24/2010 6:55:20 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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28 posted on 07/24/2010 7:05:05 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

:o)


29 posted on 07/24/2010 8:19:15 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: gusopol3

It’s the 24th of July, and here in western Wisconsin the temp has not yet reached ninety degrees since May. That is unheard of for where I live where temps in the high nineties or even hitting one hundred in July are fairly common.


30 posted on 07/24/2010 8:41:57 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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