Nobody tells more blatant lies about climate than Heidi Cullen’s Climate Central. Here is a whopper. They claim that 80 degree days are coming earlier at Milwaukee, and start their graph during the cold 1970’s – as if there isn’t any data from before 1970.
Let’s check their claim out. The closest USHCN station to Milwaukee is at Racine.
The trend is the exact opposite of what Climate Central claims. The first 80 degree day is coming much later than it used to. It was 80 degrees in Racine on March 27, 1910 and March 27, 1945. The latest first 80 degree day was in 2013, when Racine didn’t reach 80F until June 24.
For the entire US, there is no trend in the frequency of April 80 degree days, which peaked in 1954 and 1910.
Climate Central couldn’t have picked a worse day to publish this fraud. On this date in 1934, half of the US was over 90F, and much of the Midwest was over 100F. Medford, Wisconsin was 101F on May 30, 1934. Their forecast high today is 53F – almost 50 degrees cooler. Langdon, North Dakota was 111 degrees on this date in 1934.
This sort of spectacular and blatant fraud by Heidi Cullen is typical, who ten years ago wanted to decertify any meteorologist who didn’t go along with her fraud.