The Dreaded Heat Index!

It is going to be hot this week, with temperatures in Oklahoma City forecast to get up to 100 degrees on Thursday. That isn’t very scary, so they made up the dreaded “HEAT INDEX”


Oklahoma City used to have about 25 days a year over 100 degrees, but now they average less than 10. In 1936 they had 72 days over 100F.


On this date in 1936, Oklahoma City was 115 degrees. Today they are forecast to reach 96.


Altus, Oklahoma was 120 degrees on this date in 1936, Today they are forecast to reach 96. Almost two-thirds of the country was over 100 degrees on this date 80 years ago.


But almost none of the country is forecast to reach 100 today.

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Experts say that the number of 100 degree days is skyrocketing, when in fact it is plummeting.

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The average number of 100 degree days in the DC area has dropped to close to zero.


The average number of 100 degree days in the US has dropped in half over the past 80 years.


Nearly every single thing you hear from the press and government about global warming is the exact opposite of reality. This causes the dreaded “hot under the collar” heat index.

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13 Responses to The Dreaded Heat Index!

  1. Caleb says:

    I don’t know how you manage it, but I thank you for steadfastly, constantly and repetitively giving us the history. I’ll be praying you retain your amazing stamina. Hit ’em with the history, over and over and over and over and over…

    I once knew an old Kansas farmer whose family managed to hold onto their farm in Garden City right through the Dust Bowl, against amazing odds. He called it “The dirt storms.” The stories he could tell were amazing. Not only was the heat horrific, but the dry dust created static electricity so bad the spark plugs in the old cars would misfire, so the people grounded their cars by attaching a chain and dragging it behind.

    They had no air conditioning. They were unbelievably tough. Fewer and fewer are still alive to tell the tales, but fortunately some were caught on tape, and you can find some decent interviews on YouTube.

    There is no comparison between that heat and the current heat. It is downright ludicrous to call our current heat “the hottest year evah”.

  2. Andy DC says:

    I think it is so funny when it is 95 in DC, they say it feels like 110 due to the humidity. The fact of the matter is that when it is 95 in DC this time of year, it normally is humid, thus 95 feels the exact same way that it has always felt when DC is 95.

    • Stewart Pid says:

      Plus from what I’ve seen of the humidex or real feel index in Canada they torture the numbers to stupid high feel like quotes. I have seen temperatures in the lower 30’s C quoted as feeling like low 40’s and that is just so wrong as to be a blatant lie to bolster the hottest evah rants.

  3. Norman says:

    What is the current explanation for the incredible heat wave of 1936? I believe 1936 also had one of the coldest February’s on record. A really extreme year. Just wondering, if in all your research, you were able to discover the meteorological cause of the extreme condition.

  4. TA says:

    “There is no comparison between that heat and the current heat. It is downright ludicrous to call our current heat “the hottest year evah””

    Absolutely! And Tony Heller demonstrates the absurdity of these “hottest evah!” claims every day on this website. Unique in the world.

  5. TA says:

    The whole decade of the 1930’s was a heatwave.

    If you have a heatwave, that means you have a high-pressure system sitting on top of you for a long time, and temperatures get hotter and hotter and the air becomes drier the longer you are under this high.

    Normally, the high-pressure system will set up over the central part of the U.S. like it is doing right this minute, and its width usually covers most of the U.S, from coast to coast and north to south.

    If the center of such a high-pressure system were to shift say to the west a couple of hundred miles, as fall and winter approach, then that could allow the jetstream to circulate down the eastern side of the high bringing cold air with it, while to the west, under the high, it is still hot. That is how you get extremes of hot and cold in the same year

    As for the heat index: I notice that I get tired quicker working outside in a 105 heat index, than in a 105 degree temperature with low humidity. I think it is legtimate to note the heat index, although we know the Alarmists love to use it to hype the heat rhetoric.

  6. Svend Ferdinandsen says:

    Heat index is not very well designed.
    Reminds me of a study saying that parts of Arabia would be uninhabitable based on wet bulb temperatures that would be too high if, maybe the heat would rise because of CO2.
    Apparantly if the heat raises without the help from CO2 there would be no problem.

  7. RAH says:

    For decades the Army was using “wet bulb” temperatures to proscribe the uniform and place limits on training activities in order help prevent heat injuries. They were using it when I went through basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC. in 1980. Of course in basic training you have highly variable states of health and fitness among the large population of trainees on the post and Moms & Dads get upset when their babies who enlisted to become a clerk or cook or such die of heat stroke. From Jump school on it was was a different story. The “web bulb” was used and noted but training was not effected in any way other than possibly troughs of ice water being available at training sites to cool a victim down quickly. And later in the more advanced stages of combat arms training I can’t remember the wet bulb temp even being mentioned.

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