An Average June In The US

Mean temperatures in June have been a little above average since 1895

Maximum temperatures have been a little below average.

The frequency of hot days has been about average.

I started at ASU in 1974, the peak year of the ice age scare.  Phoenix had nineteen consecutive days above 110 degrees during June and early July, their all-time record heat wave. And we had no A/C in the fraternity house, just swamp coolers.

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10 Responses to An Average June In The US

  1. Andy DC says:

    With abundant rain and seasonably warm temperatures, it looks like another huge US corn crop is on the way.

    If there truly was a “climate crisis”, you would think one of the first places it was show up would be with food supplies. Food supplies have never been better. The fact that our climate has been so benign has kept food prices low and also helped to keep inflation under control.

    But when a couple of streets flood, in flood prone place like Ellicott City, MD or you have your normal seasonal fires out west, the alarmists go bonkers!

  2. RAH says:

    “But when a couple of streets flood, in flood prone place like Ellicott City, MD or you have your normal seasonal fires out west, the alarmists go bonkers!”

    Already neurotic, in these times the whole left is in a continuous state of alarm about something every single day. It’s enough to get even a news junkie to appreciate the rare slow news day.

    • tonyheller says:

      I know people in Boulder who live very comfortable stress-free lives, who are in a continual state of panic about what they hear on the news.

      • Andy DC says:

        I heard on the fake news today that there were HUGE demonstrations in DC today to protest Trump’s immigration policy. I went into downtown DC this afternoon to meet some friends and I never saw DC so quiet. It was a ghost town.

  3. AZ1971 says:

    Tony, I live in Phoenix and have for the past 15 years. I only wish I could luxuriate in the cold of a swamp cooler during the pre-monsoon dry heat. Sadly, they seem to be less and less common these days and considering the current Colorado River Contract talks taking place, it’s likely Arizona is going to have to do with less water while states like California will be far less impacted.

    I do so hate them, if not for their liberalism then for their “me first” attitudes.

    • RAH says:

      The Colorado already has too low of flow. Fuck-em! They have to crack the dam open every once in awhile to allow the Grand Canyon to be flushed out as it is now. A place where the rapids were once legendary is now more like a slow flowing minor river.

  4. TA says:

    “I started at ASU in 1974, the peak year of the ice age scare. Phoenix had nineteen consecutive days above 110 degrees during June and early July, their all-time record heat wave. And we had no A/C in the fraternity house, just swamp coolers.”

    Those swamp coolers don’t do one much good when it gets up around 100 degrees. All they do is blow hot air at those kinds of temperatures.

    • tonyheller says:

      The swamp coolers work better at high temperatures. The problem for them is if the humidity goes up. It s always over 100 in Phoenix in summer.

  5. Andy says:

    Seems like Europe is going warmer in comparison, thanks to the NAO being positive.

    Guess what?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IagRZBvLtw

    The UK is really bad at managing water and then when a sudden dry spell we have to make do rather than them mend their leaky pipes

    Check this out

    https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/720855/Rainfall_and_river_flow_summary_20_to_26_Jun_2018.pdf

    See monthly averages all the way back to June 2017

    http://www.zen141854.zen.co.uk/water.jpg

    Real bee in my bonnet about this. They have leaky pipes and pay investors and scrimp on money and the first time they run out they ask the consumers to work it out for them.

    :(

    Andy

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