1896 : Worst Heatwaves In History

The fake news press is full of hysterical stories about heat in Arizona, and fake news CNN claims that heatwaves are getting worse.

Deadly heat waves to become more common – CNN.com

Actual data shows the exact opposite.

Every year around June 16, the press starts calling the heat in Arizona “historic.” Here is the identical story from last year. Climate criminals lie about the heat, and then call anyone who tells the truth a liar.

Arizona’s worst heatwaves actually occurred in 1896, when Parker, Az had 45 days over 110 degrees.

Parker had seven consecutive days over 120 degrees during June of 1896. This undoubtedly grounded all jet aircraft at the time..

People in England were dropping dead from the heat that summer, as were birds in Spain. (Disclaimer : After NOAA adjustments, the birds were just fine.)

17 Jul 1896 – HEAT-WAVE IN EUROPE.

The Eastern US had an unprecedented heatwave during early May of 1896, with 90 degree temperatures extending up into Maine.

Farmington, Maine was 93 degrees on May 10 that year, after being 97 degrees on May 10, 1895. This year’s May 10 maximum at Farmington was 52 degrees.

A ten day heatwave during August 1896 killed thousands of people in the US, many of them in New York.

1896 Heatwave

Australia had their worst heatwaves on record during January of 1896.

TimesMachine: August 18, 1896

Bourke had 18 days over 110 degrees that month.

If climate scientists were actual scientists, they would want to know what 1896 was so hot. But they take a different approach.  NOAA tampers with the data to cool the past, and Australia’s BOM simply pretends they don’t have data prior to 1910.

Climate change and variability: Tracker: Australian timeseries graphs

Climate science has nothing to do with science. It is about money and politics.

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14 Responses to 1896 : Worst Heatwaves In History

  1. Neckbeard93 says:

    Did the heat in the U.S. during the 1930s spread into Europe, too? A common alarmist argument (Richard Muller’s favorite one) is that the heat and drought of that time were localized to the Upper Midwest, which (according to them) would “debunk” the claim that the 30s were as hot or hotter than today.

  2. Ian G says:

    Tony
    You may be interested in this graph for Bourke temps, Jan 1896.
    This is Bourke’s hottest Jan on record with 22 consecutive days over 40C.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/ncc/cdio/weatherData/av?p_display_type=dailyDataFile&p_nccObsCode=122&p_stn_num=048013&p_c=-461096904&p_startYear=1896

  3. TedL says:

    Hello Mr. Heller – Although there are fewer temperature data I think a case can be made that the austral summer of 1877-1878 was even hotter. It certainly was in Minnesota. I may have posted this in comments on your site earlier.

    In the March 13, 2016 Minneapolis newspaper Paul Douglas noted that this year’s ice out on Lake Minnetonka was the earliest since March 11, 1878. Which begs the question – what happened in 1878? Here in Minnesota it made the news as the year with no winter. According to the U of M climate website:

    The winter of 1877-1878 — the so-called winter without a winter — was one of the most extreme and anomalous events in Upper Midwest meteorological history. Average temperatures at the St. Paul Signal Corps station were far above winter normals: 34 F in December 1877 (with an overnight minimum temperature of 45 F on 22 December), 22 F in January 1878, 32 F in February 1878 and 45 F in March 1878. As these values suggest, springlike temperatures prevailed throughout much of the winter, provoking the 2 March 1878 edition of the St. Paul Pioneer Press to comment that “….yesterday was the first day of spring, in theory, but in fact we have had the first days of spring nearly all winter….”

    Lots more interesting detail can be found at http://climate.umn.edu/doc/journal/wint77_78.html.

    However, this extreme weather was not limited just to the Midwest. On the other side of the globe, in 1878 Australia experienced the highest summertime temperatures ever recorded in that country. Australian meteorologist Jennifer Marohasy discusses this on her blog http://jennifermarohasy.com/2014/09/homogenisation-of-williamstown-temperatures-draws-attention-to-hot-newcastle-in-1878/ .

    Record hot weather was also seen in South America. In the journal Climate Change, Patricio Aceituno and his colleagues document the extraordinary weather events in a 2009 article titled “The 1877-1878 El Nino episode: associated impacts in South America.” http://www.met.igp.gob.pe/publicaciones/2009/aceituno_et_al_2009.pdf

    Although the measured temperature record for 1878 is less extensive than the present, where comparable data are available, the El Nino of 1877-1878 was far hotter than that of 2015-2016, and is arguably the hottest period in the last 200 years. What caused that burst of heat remains an interesting question.

  4. Ed Bo says:

    Don’t forget about the August 1896 heat wave on the east coast of the US. It killed 1500 people in NYC alone. 11 straight days of 90+F temperatures and 90+% humidity. It started Teddy Roosevelt’s real political rise as he was the only official who was adequately responding.

  5. Douglas Hoyt says:

    From 1896 to 1934, we have 38 years. The lunar Saros cycle is 18.6 years and twice that is 37.2 years. Was 1915 also warm?

    1878, mentioned above as warm, is 18 years earlier than 1896.

    Also I believe that 1953-54 was warm as well, at least in the US.

    Perhaps there is a lunar influence on climate. There are papers saying so.

  6. Stosh says:

    Does all this heat mean we’re calling it “Global Warming” again, or are they still afraid come fall the temperatures will drop.

  7. I get the feeling that you may be bang on about this.

  8. face masks says:

    This seems a bit out of the loop-you ought to add more examples?

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