The 1939 Meltdown

On this date in 1939, most of the US was over 60 degrees, and the glaciers of Greenland and Norway were facing “catastrophic collapse.” Temperatures were over 60 degrees in Minnesota, and over 70 degrees in Nebraska.

17 Dec 1939, Page 15 – Harrisburg Sunday Courier at

Temperatures were 25 degrees warmer than last year, which climate experts say was the hottest year in the history of the planet.

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8 Responses to The 1939 Meltdown

  1. R. Shearer says:

    The pattern indicates that temperature should on average drop for several years now.

  2. Andy DC says:

    Then January 1940 ended up being one of the coldest months in US history, with nearly 2 feet of snow in places like Richmond, VA and temperatures in the 20’s all the way down to Miami.

  3. Mike Roberts says:

    So your point is that average surface temperature in one country on one calendar day has been trending up for 100 years? What is the significance of that?

    • R. Shearer says:

      One point was that 1939 was the hottest in the record for the U.S., which has the best network on the planet. It also is not trending up.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Mike, I assume you are not aware of the recurring “On this date in” posts.

    • tonyheller says:

      Always fascinating watching the knee jerk defensive reactions of climate alarmists to data.

      • RAH says:

        It’s the unadjusted data they don’t like. Greens love organic natural unprocessed foods.
        But when it comes to their climate and temperature data, the more processed, altered, homogenized it is, the better they like it!

      • AndyG55 says:

        Most of spring, summer autumn seemed to have downward trend,

        If winter has a slight regular upward trend , that would be a good sign of UHI effect.

        Have you thought of graphing the daily long term trends for the whole year? Might be interesting.

        Love your continued efforts, TH. :-)

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