A Scary Halloween In 1950


On Halloween 1950, almost two thirds of the US was over eighty degrees. The warmest location was Hartington, Nebraska which reached 94 degrees. The US average maximum temperature that day was 76 degrees.

If this happened now, climate experts would say they were 99% certain it was due to CO2, and that it couldn’t couldn’t have happened in the past.


1 Nov 1950, Page 1 – at Newspapers.com

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2 Responses to A Scary Halloween In 1950

  1. Theyouk says:

    Hmmm….That’s all well and good, but obviously this event (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Halloween_blizzard) was due to rising CO2 levels… (sarc)

    I remember raking the day before, cleaning up garden beds, etc.–and then *wham* 30+ inches of snow, offices closed, people stranded, etc. A buddy and I went sledding in a local park, and I was happy as a pig in sh_t with my old Subaru 4×4 wagon. It blasted through everything (and enabled us to help many a stranded motorist).

    Trick or treating was not for the faint of heart!

  2. WxEd says:

    …and a little more than 3 weeks after this warm Halloween treat, the scary trick happened…
    The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Appalachian_Storm_of_November_1950
    That was a lot more than a 2 degree C change in temperature!!!
    ..of course that was a La Nina year so they’ll say it doesn’t count.

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