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....
We topped out at 98 degrees in my corner of Michigan. The record for this area was set in the 1930s at 100 degrees.
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.
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.
"thats why we have the magic word "index"..makes you feel like 200 degrees....awwww go eat your peas!"
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.
Everything on the weather channel is “heat index” and “feels like”. What a crock...
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.
Ahh, now Al Gore can’t jump out of his jumping clown box.
myth bump for later
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.
Not even here in Hokie-mama? (that’s how one of our grandsons pronounces it)
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.