Skip to comments.Sweaty misery in Philadelphia
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 ...
The global warming king was caught with no pants, embarrassment no doubt.
Getting weather readings at airports is hokey for residential weather anyhow because those are huge heat islands. Philly’s hot, but not that hot.
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.
>>Getting weather readings at airports is hokey for residential weather anyhow because those are huge heat islands. Phillys 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.
Damn. It's SUMMER! All those memories of February have fallen away!
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.
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.
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.
Thanks! now that makes me feel cool, just looking at it.
The more Philly suffers. The brighter my smile.
A Logan reading would probably be even chillier if it wasn’t a vast paved tarmac.
This ought to make you delirious then:
Inquirer Daily Sports Poll
The Phillies are ...
done. Stick a fork in em.
ready to make a final run for the NL pennant.
Total votes = 460
Please it was 112 yesterday where I am. They are complaining about weather under 90 degrees?
So, please spare me the unusually high temperature nonsense.
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.
Holy heck that’s a lot of global warming.
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.
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.
81 degrees? hot? seriesly? There better be 197% humidity with that before anyone south of Oklahoma is going to have sympathy for them.
I knew where you were, before I even looked at screen name or home page flag.
“You want to know whos really complaining, the grass. I havent cut in a month, and our rainfall deficit isnt 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
I wonder how the crybabies would have stood up in Phillie during the long hot summer of 1787.
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.
Someone, open up a window!
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.
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.