July 24, 1934 – Hottest Day On Record In Chicago

Chicago got up to a chilly 74 degrees this afternoon, but on July 24, 1934 Chicago reached 105F.

Official Extreme Weather Records for Chicago, IL

Some locations nearby were over 110F.

Thirty one degrees cooler than 1934 is exactly what the experts predicted from an overheated atmosphere which traps heat like a greenhouse.

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12 Responses to July 24, 1934 – Hottest Day On Record In Chicago

  1. RAH says:

    Wasn’t bad at all today! In fact the weather and temp up there was the most pleasant I’ve experienced in the last several. No A/C needed all day.

    In fact todays run was the least hassle of the four I have made up there recently. Thought I was done with that run but they called me at home at 06:45 and the load is supposed to leave at 07:15. Said the regular driver couldn’t do it. By 07:45 I was hooked up and pulling out of the yard. 1st stop Romeoville. 2nd stop Elk Grove Village. 3rd stop Lake Bluff. Then head for home. Despite the late start I was 1 1/2 hours ahead of schedule when I arrived at Lake Bluff. Gave me plenty of time to stop on the way home and buy the new GPS. Just gotta have one in my job. Though I could use my smart phone it doesn’t do big truck routing and that can get you into trouble.

  2. RAH says:

    In case anyone gets the wrong idea. I hate driving in the greater Chicago area and avoid it when it’s feasible. Right now the worst of it is Indiana. Construction all along I-65 north of Indy and more construction on I-80/94 in Indiana also. I-80/94 is a real mess going in or out.

  3. RAH says:

    These two quotes, though about completely different fields of endeavor, are very similar:

    “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.”
    Richard Feynman

    “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
    Sir Winston Churchill

  4. Buck Turgidson says:

    Cold day in Boston yesterday!

    • RAH says:

      Looks like there is going to be generally cooler than average temperatures extending from the NE right down to the Ohio Valley and west across the heartland for the next 10 days or so.

    • Andy DC says:

      Yes, saw it was only in the 50’s yesterday afternoon in Boston. Unbelievable for late July!

  5. Kent Allen says:

    I can attest that as a life long Chicago area resident that the summers were much warmer when I was younger (late sixties, seventies). The forecast for the next week here is for temps in the seventies and low eighties. I’ll take it. ☺

    • Andy DC says:

      You will note on the chart presented there by Tony that Chicago’s hottest month on record was July 1955 and that their hottest summer on record was 1955. If there is catastrophic warming, capable of making humanity go extinct within the next several years, how do you account for the fact that their hottest summer on record was 62 years ago? Makes no sense at all!!

  6. Nicholas Schroeder, BSME, PE says:

    Is space cold or hot? There are no molecules in space so our common definitions of hot/cold/heat/energy don’t apply.

    The temperatures of objects in space, e.g. the earth, moon, space station, mars, Venus, etc. are determined by the radiation flowing past them. In the case of the earth, the solar irradiance of 1,368 W/m^2 has a Stefan Boltzmann black body equivalent temperature of 394 K. That’s hot. Sort of.

    But an object’s albedo reflects away some of that energy and reduces that temperature.

    The earth’s albedo reflects away 30% of the sun’s 1,368 W/m^2 energy leaving 70% or 958 W/m^2 to “warm” the earth and at an S-B BB equivalent temperature of 361 K, 33 C colder than the earth with no atmosphere or albedo.

    The earth’s albedo/atmosphere doesn’t keep the earth warm, it keeps the earth cool.

    “The first design consideration for thermal control is insulation — to keep
    heat in for warmth and to keep it out for cooling.”
    “Here on Earth, environmental heat is transferred in the air primarily by
    conduction (collisions between individual air molecules) and convection
    (the circulation or bulk motion of air).”

    Oops! WHAT?! Did they forget to mention RGHE “theory?” Global warming? Climate change? Bad scientists! Oh, wait. These must be engineers who actually USE science.

    “This is why you can insulate your house basically using the air trapped
    inside your insulation,” said Andrew Hong, an engineer and thermal
    control specialist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. “Air is a poor
    conductor of heat, and the fibers of home insulation that hold the air still
    minimize convection.”
    “”In space there is no air for conduction or convection,” he added. Space
    is a radiation-dominated environment. Objects heat up by absorbing
    sunlight and they cool off by emitting infrared energy, a form of
    radiation which is invisible to the human eye.”

    Uhh, that’s in SPACE NOT on EARTH where radiation rules.

    “Without thermal controls, the temperature of the orbiting Space
    Station’s Sun-facing side would soar to 250 degrees F (121 C), while
    thermometers on the dark side would plunge to minus 250 degrees F
    (-157 C). There might be a comfortable spot somewhere in the middle of
    the Station, but searching for it wouldn’t be much fun!”

    121 C plus 273 C = 394 K Ta-dahhh!!!!!

    Shiny insulation keeps the ISS COOL!!!! Just like the earth’s albedo/atmosphere keeps the earth COOL!!! NOT hot like RGHE’s BOGUS GHG “Theory.”

  7. Norilsk says:

    Ditto for Norfolk County, Ontario. The record for today is 35 C in 1934. July 25 is 36 C in 1934. A lot of the summer high records hail from the 1930s.

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