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Media Myth Debunked: Almost No Temperature Records Broken in Last Week's 'Record-Breaking Heat'
Newsbusters ^ | 7/24/11 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 07/24/2011 6:53:32 PM PDT by Nachum

All last week, global warming-obsessed media were rife with reports about record-breaking heat. Problem is, according to the National Climatic Data Center, and marvelously reported by the Hockey Schtick Sunday, almost no temperature records were actually broken: [T]he NOAA database of all-time Max Temperature...shows that there were no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011. That's right. There were only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set during last week's "record-breaking heat." (Snip) As you

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KEYWORDS: debunked; globalwarming; heatindex; media; myth; recordtemperatures; recordtemps; temperature

1 posted on 07/24/2011 6:53:44 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

It was 86 here today in the Pacifist Northwest, and nobody I know has been complaining. We have not had a 90 degree day yet, and the temps won’t get out of the high seventies for most of this week.

In any case, it is July, and the weather is supposed to be hot this time of year...just like it is supposed to be cold and snowy in many places during the Winter.

As I get older this ongoing seasonal argument gets more and more tedious....


2 posted on 07/24/2011 6:58:54 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Knowledge is pitiless.)
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To: Nachum

We topped out at 98 degrees in my corner of Michigan. The record for this area was set in the 1930s at 100 degrees.


3 posted on 07/24/2011 6:59:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Was there a global warming threat in the thirties too? I guess with the depression, folks just never got around to worrying about it.


4 posted on 07/24/2011 7:02:33 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: cripplecreek

My uncle talked about the hottest summer he could remember was 1934. It was 113 degrees in Galliopolis, Ohio and they didn’t have air conditioning.


5 posted on 07/24/2011 7:05:35 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Nachum

I live in Michigan about 8 miles north of the Ohio line...we topped 100 once last week, but the area hadn’t topped 100 since 1995, so I guess that’s kinda big..I think we get about 10-12 90 degree days a year around here normally...we’ve probably got close to 20 right now. We’re used to it getting this hot, but not this hot this often. The heat and lack of rain have wiped out the mosquitos..that’s nice.


6 posted on 07/24/2011 7:06:03 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Nachum

We haven’t broken any records here in my spot in WI, but it sure has been stinking hot and humid the last week or so.

I’m starting to miss the snow.


7 posted on 07/24/2011 7:07:17 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: B4Ranch

The record high and low for all of Michigan were set two years apart. -51 in February 1934 and 112 in July 1936.


8 posted on 07/24/2011 7:08:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Nachum
It's been in the high 90's here but it's "feels like" 150 *snicker*
9 posted on 07/24/2011 7:09:47 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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To: Nachum

"thats why we have the magic word "index"..makes you feel like 200 degrees....awwww go eat your peas!"

10 posted on 07/24/2011 7:10:25 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Skip Ripley

Yeah, the mosquitos here in north Texas have laid way down over the last month or so of 100s every day.

For a while there, you couldn’t stand still in the middle of the afternoon without getting swarmed.

I for one welcome our Record Heat Overlords.


11 posted on 07/24/2011 7:17:44 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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12 posted on 07/24/2011 7:24:46 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Nachum
There have been temperature data in the US since the late 1800's - say 140 years. There are two temperatures recorded each day, a high and a low. So for every day, there are 280 temperatures in the data base at each station.

If the data were all random, then there would be 2 chances in 280 of setting a new record on every given day. Since there are 365 days in every year, every station would be expected to set a new record 2/280*365 times per year (about 5 times per year). Half of these new records would be highs, and half would be lows. Thus, it is quite common for a temperature recording station to set new records. The fact that so few new records were actually set, means that the temperature was hardly extreme.

13 posted on 07/24/2011 7:25:09 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Nachum

Everything on the weather channel is “heat index” and “feels like”. What a crock...


14 posted on 07/24/2011 7:32:59 PM PDT by neodad (Don't Tap, Just Drill!)
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To: Nachum
I remember August 2, 1975, I was a 13-year-old boy and it was 102 degrees in Boston, MA on that day. I happen to remember that day vividly because we had no air conditioning and my father took us out in the car before bedtime so that we could roll down the windows and get a breeze. I can remember the bank thermometer still registering 94 degrees at around 9PM that night.

The recent heat wave in the Boston area did not get to 102 degrees and it certainly wasn't still in the 90s after dark.

Fact is that it is summer and heat waves are part of it. Trying to connect a summer heat wave to "global warming" is rather pathetic.

15 posted on 07/24/2011 7:48:32 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Nachum

Ahh, now Al Gore can’t jump out of his jumping clown box.


16 posted on 07/24/2011 7:52:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: neodad

I liked the beginning of Biloxy Blues, when they are walking in the dust and he’s talking about it being hot like “Africa hot” and a telephone pole falls over.


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18 posted on 07/24/2011 7:56:32 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Nachum

myth bump for later


19 posted on 07/24/2011 8:09:10 PM PDT by DBrow
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No myth here. These were record breaking highs. Not record highs for the day (which are records, as well), but all time record highs. I don’t know how many weather stations there are, and I really don’t care.

The all time records were set at Dulles, BWI, Philly (and much of PA), Newark airport (108, the previous all time high was 105), and Boston. The all time high where a lot of people live.


20 posted on 07/24/2011 8:48:28 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Nachum

Not even here in Hokie-mama? (that’s how one of our grandsons pronounces it)


21 posted on 07/24/2011 9:00:05 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: neodad

Ya I noticed that too. Rather than just talk about the actual temperature, they are focusing on heat index numbers of between 110 and 120 everywhere. Maybe it’s because they are still pushing global warming?

But, then we have been told that you can’t just go by day to day weather as an indicator of global warming. But perhaps you can do that if the powers that be declare that it is an historic heat wave. Then the rules are suspended and then we should talk about global warming????


22 posted on 07/24/2011 9:02:12 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Nachum
How HOT is it?
It's so hot ALGORE was chasing a cat and they were both walking.
It's so hot John Edwards quit chasing ambulances. . . .
23 posted on 07/25/2011 4:14:34 AM PDT by DeaconRed (IT'S BAD YOU KNOW)
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Bull crap! We received record breaking daily temps in Philadelphia and Atlantic City last week......but so what? Atlantic City recorded 104 on Friday but we had a 110 (actual temp) in 1936. When we break 110 maybe I’ll start to worry.


24 posted on 07/25/2011 6:30:13 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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25 posted on 07/25/2011 9:25:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (DWS: A communist propagandist under a big mound of hair)
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To: griswold3

My step-grandfather died in ‘02 at 92, we asked him one time what it was like back then. He said it started getting up into the 90’s by April, by July it ran over 110 for almost a month. The highest he could recall was 115.

They of course had no AC, he said they’d sleep outside on picnic tables with screen over them for the mosquitoes. You’d get up at light and work till maybe mid-morning, then sit in the shade or hit the swimming hole till evening and work till close to dark. He said it was awful.

Funny part is he said the winters then were butt spanking cold and ‘snow to the top of the fenceposts.’


26 posted on 07/25/2011 9:56:08 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: neodad

“Feel’s like” is subjective and leftists love “feelings”.


27 posted on 07/27/2011 9:39:59 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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