Most Ordinary July – Ever

July afternoon temperature anomalies in the US (so far) are just above average since 1895, and the occurrence of 100 degree days was not far above a record low. Experts will describe this as the “hottest July ever.”

The three hottest July’s in the US were 1936, 1934, and 1901.

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11 Responses to Most Ordinary July – Ever

  1. Colorado Wellington says:

    Longmont Times-Call reports in its Colorado Hometown Weekly that climate data show the heat in Colorado.

    It says that Colorado used to have temperate climate so schools and homes were built without air conditioning. Because of climate change it is now so hot and humid in Northern Colorado cities that schools have to be retrofitted with air conditioning and municipal governments have to plan for cooling shelters for suffering residents. Boulder is number 3 in the nation for humidity increase. The days are getting steamier and the changes show no sign of slowing down.

    The paper’s editorial also reports that Colorado is no longer the haven it once was. That claim is true. The state suffers a pandemic of stupidity.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Rolls eyes.

      Schools did not have A/C because the kids went home in the summer to help on the farm and were ‘weather hardened’ unlike the delicate snowflakes of today who never leave climate controlled buildings except to climb into their climate controlled vehicles.

      Right now I live in NC and NONE of our vehicles have A/C and the room the computers are in does not have A/C for the third year in a row (Our heat exchanger died. ) Temp right now is over 90F and has been for weeks.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        You would thing that a writer making Colorado’s history and weather the leitmotif of an article would have at least rudimentary knowledge of the state.

        Mountain settlements and resorts like Evergreen, Estes Park or Red Feather Lakes were developed before air conditioning became an option so people who could afford it could escape the summer heat in Front Range.

        • Colorado Wellington says:

          You would think that I would catch this typo before posting it …

        • Gail Combs says:

          Colorado,

          The Mohonk Mountain House built in 1869 in the Pocono Mtns was the wealthy’s retreat from NYC. The carriage trails are incredible. The photos in the Visual Gallery do not do it justice.

          The Rockefellers built Acadia modeled after the older Mohonk. Again as a summer get away for the wealthy.

          I have driven, a single, pair and a Four in Hand, in Acadia too. We took our horses with us on vacation and our trainer and I would put our pairs together to make a four in hand. Almost ran over a bicycle the last time at Acadia.

          • Colorado Wellington says:

            It’s a similar pattern starting here in late 1800s. The wealthy who could afford it escaped the heat of the plains and the cities into the mountains.

            The people who wrote in the above article that air-conditioning was not used in the past because it wasn’t needed have no clue what they are talking about. Their ignorance is embarrassing.

            ”Hiwan Homestead was a cherished mountain retreat to the families who lived within its rough-hewn walls. In the 1890’s, Mary Neosho Williams, a Civil War widow, and her daughter, Josepha, were among the aristocratic society of Denver who camped at Evergreen.”

            http://www.evergreenchamber.org/pages/history

            Today, Evergreen is quite changed. It became a large, sought after neighborhood because of its natural beauty and proximity to Denver. Fossil fuels and technology allowed people to live there and work in the metro area. Depending on traffic, it is about 35 minutes to Downtown Denver.

          • gator69 says:

            A little over a mile from my property is a canyon with a spring that was used in the 19th century as a getaway for city folks. They would arrive by boat (and later by train) to spend the hottest weeks of the summer in a cool and shady community, and sometimes they were even entertained by John Philip Sousa in the pavillion. There were several of these cool oases that surrounded the city, some catering to the wealthy, some the middle class, and even a spot or two for the poorest.

            Also noteworthy is that houses were constructed differently before the advent of A/C and they did a reasonable job of keeping people cool most of the time.

      • Clearly you anticipated John Kerry’s warning that air conditioners are a greater threat than ISIS.

        John Kerry has the power to remove air conditioners from all “State Department” locations. It won’t happen as he is just another hypocrite who tells you what to do but does not follow his own advice.

    • tonyheller says:

      Humidity has increased because rain and snow has increased. Boulder is greener than it used to be.

      Exact opposite of what all of the experts forecast.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        Yes, and on top of precipitation there is water pumped underneath the Rockies into Front Range from the Colorado River basin that changed the eastern slopes conditions.

        Anyone looking at the landscape from above today will see huge transformation from what the plains and the piedmont were like even 30-50 years ago, let alone earlier. All the newly green surfaces evaporate water and they are where people live.

      • Stewart Pid says:

        Tony …. Reggie is dissing u over at the great white con … too funny.
        Reggie: “Heller has removed the post from his blog’s front page and timeline but it is still available if linked to directly. The silly conspiracy theorist “

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