Arizona Heatwave Of June 11-17, 1896

The year 1896 had record heatwaves around the planet, including one which killed 1,500 people in New York City. Australia’s worst heatwave occurred during January, 1896. Arizona also had their record heatwave that year, with Parker, Az over 120 degrees every day from June 11 to June 17.

If climate scientists were actual scientists, they would want to understand what caused the heat of 1896 – rather than just trying to bury history.

09 Jan 1896, Page 5 – The Sydney Morning Herald at

24 Jan 1896, Page 5 – The Sydney Morning Herald at

TimesMachine: August 18, 1896

17 Jul 1896 – HEAT-WAVE IN EUROPE.

1896 Heatwave

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38 Responses to Arizona Heatwave Of June 11-17, 1896

  1. Norilsk says:

    It’s the Trump heatwave that I want to talk about. Trump said today that he was going to punish Canadians. This is an incredibly unamerican thing to say. We have been friends for decades. What have we done to deserve this treatment? If you don’t reign in Trump, you will end up with a majority Democratic Senate and House come the mid terms.

    Also, how can Trump wrap his arm around a murderous dictator like Kim Jong Un and tell him what a good negotiator he is and then shit all over Canada?

    • AndyG55 says:

      Well that was manic off-topic rant.

      How about you do something about getting rid of Truedope !!

      Get someone with some common sense instead of juvenile posing.

    • Louis Hooffstetter says:

      It’s painful to watch a friend / neighbor country self destruct. Trudeau is even more narcissistic, overconfident, and incompetent than Obama (which I never dreamed possible). He must alway be politically correct, even when it harms his own country and citizens. I hope and pray Canadians come to their senses in the next election.

    • RAH says:

      It’s really this simple. Canada has high tariffs on certain goods. The US will no longer tolerate it. Justin will not negotiation but instead will only respond in kind. Canada can’t win with the response because the US will just buy elsewhere when the price gets to high. The same goes for all others.

      And BTW would a “friend” use NAFTA to import goods from China and then sell them into the US duty free? That is what Canada has been doing under the auspices of NAFTA and THAT is NOT the action of a “friend”. It is in in fact exactly opposite of what NAFTA was supposed to do in the first place. It is the action of a thief.

      When did Canadians begin voting in US elections?

      • Norilsk says:

        America protects and subsidises certain industries. The tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum were done on the pretense of national security. Steel moves both ways across the border.

        • RAH says:

          The US must maintain a certain level of domestic production of such materials that are critical for national defense. Our current production capacity is well below where it needs to be for our own economic and national security which are as a practical matter inseparable.
          A great deal of that domestic production capacity has been lost due to dumping by various “friends” on US markets that has been going on since the 1970s. I grew up in that business. I saw it working in my families business.
          During WW II the single most limiting factor for US war production was a lack of steel.

          Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland decided to play politics with the trade talks because their party is not faring well domestically. They not only tugged on Superman’s cape, they took a swipe at him as he was going out the door in order to try and combat the perception that they are weak. Now there will be reciprocity for that and it is going to hurt some US industries but it’s going hurt Canadians even more in the long run. The only way to prevent this happening will be good faith negotiations but that is not the path that the Canadian government has chosen. Elections have consequences!

        • RAH says:

          Griff you are so ignorant that you have no concept of how peace through strength works and has worked repeatedly and how perceived weakness is a precondition for war. Even though the history of your very own nation makes it clear that “Peace in our Times” cannot be achieved by appeasement but only by making it clear that aggression can only ultimately be stopped by having the economic and military strength ready to do so because if one does not then it will leader to a larger conflict in the long run. The fundamental truth is that power abhors a vacuum. There will always be bullies and the only way to meet them is head on before they gain the strength and cooperation of other bullies. And of course ignore the PRC and several others that are emerging threats. And the fact that the US bears an undo burden of NATO since most of our European “friends” and Canada have continually failed to provide adequately or proportionally for their own defense.

        • RAH says:

          Before you try arguing you’ll have to explain to me why this American, like millions of others, spent years of their life over in Europe during the cold war if the Western Europeans had adequately provided for their own defense during that time? You will also have to explain why the US had to provide the bulk of the forces to deal with the Serbs in the Balkans. A situation that the Europeans in their own back yard could not deal with.

        • neal s says:

          Norilsk is a

          Being able to domestically meet our strategic steel requirements helps our national security


          It is not a pretense if it is true.

    • Kent Clizbe says:

      Canada is like a little punk in the neighborhood. He benefits from living under the wing of our strength and protection, but constantly whines and steals fruit from the garden. The US spends triple the percentage of our GDP on defense as Canada does. Canadians owe their freedom and prosperity to the USA–as do all members of NATO, but especially Canada.
      And how do they pay us back for protecting their very existence? What have we demanded from them in return?
      Constant criticism and back-biting. Less than reciprocal trade arrangements.
      Trump reflects a wide-spread disgust among Normal-Americans with the globalist status quo.
      Trump is telling foreign nations–including Canada–we’re not gonna be your whipping boy any more. We’ll negotiate terms favorable to ourselves–not you. We’ll pursue American interests, not your’s.
      It’s fair, it’s normal, it’s what every other nation does.

  2. GW Smith says:

    You better look at his more carefully. Canada will not get hurt, but Trudeau needs some growing up.

  3. Jacob Frank says:

    It’s astonishing what has been done to the reputation of science by the save the world crowd. The real cost of this societal social cancer may not be measurable with finite integers.

    Thank Tony for being a beacon of truth

  4. AndyG55 says:

    OT, Russia and green anti-environment groups vs USA

    “how Russia has teamed up with U.S. and European environmental groups to use such popular outlets as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to turn American public opinion against the domestic oil and natural gas industry.”

    Any Americans caught up in this should be ASHAMED of themselves.

    But leftists HATE their own country… ALWAYS.

  5. Tim A says:

    Obviously thermometers weren’t as accurate back then….

  6. Bob Hoye says:

    As a Canadian, I enjoyed Trump’s criticism of the boy-child and his cabinet.
    The Canadian press is incapable of criticising him.
    A one-term prime minister.
    Bob Hoye

    • lance says:

      Out here in Alberta, we did not vote for Shiny Pony, and the sooner he is gone, the better.
      I had a big wake up call this spring when I was in Phoenix…went to buy milk…and peeled out a 5….and the bill came to $1.96………WTF…I peel out a $5 here in Canada! Thanks to tariffs from Quebec….but conversely, USA puts tariffs on Softwood Lumber…so both countries need to open up trade properly…both side are at fault…

  7. Ulric Lyons says:

    England had a heatwave at the same time:

    It is to do with short term heliocentric planetary ordering of indirect solar forcing, effecting (at least) the North Atlantic and Arctic Oscillation states. For the given configuration of Jupiter Saturn and Uranus at the time, a dominant positive signal starts mid May from when the bisector of Earth and Venus is towards Jupiter, and then is augmented from around the 10th June, by the other inner planets, including Ceres, which features in many heatwave events when in closer syzygy or stellium with e.g. Mercury plus Venus, or Earth plus Venus. Pictured here is 13th May 1896:

    • Ulric Lyons says:

      The way it works is that extreme temperature events regularly occur at syzygies and quadratures of the four gas giants, both hot and cold extreme events, especially if three or four rather than two Jovians are involved. Earth and Venus together dominate the shorter term ordering of solar activity levels within a given Jovian configuration. Which with this example, is augmented activity from when the Earth-Venus bisector is in line with Jupiter, and diminished activity from when the Earth-Venus bisector is in line with Saturn-Uranus. Which would indicate that in this Jovian configuration, without reference to the other inner planets at the time, Earth and Venus would give a diminished signal in March and in August 1896.
      There are predictable rules to each quadrupole Jovian configuration as to whether they augment or diminish solar activity levels, and an equivalent logic to the quadrupole ordering by Earth and Venus. For example with the given configuration, transposing Jupiter and Saturn would result in cold events from when the Earth-Venus bisector is in line with Saturn, or if Saturn was opposite Uranus, the cold events would be from when the Earth-Venus bisector is in line with Jupiter.
      I’ll make an effort soon to list the full Jovian and Earth-Venus quadrupole rules on a google doc for reference.

      • Ulric Lyons says:

        typo on first comment. Image is *13th June* not 13th May.

      • Griff says:

        This is just astrology…

        There is no scientific basis for these claims

        • AndyG55 says:

          So, its just like all your claims, griff

        • Ulric Lyons says:

          It has an empirical basis of a very large quantity of hindcasts regularly following the unchanging expressed quadrupole logic. And has been applied to forecasts since 2008. This is heliocentric planetary ordering of solar activity levels, not astrology. The planets also precisely order sunspot cycles and centennial solar minima. There are unknown physical processes at play here, we can only follow the observational clues that we have to be able to reach an understand of the mechanisms.

  8. Ulric Lyons says:

    Also 1896 was around 2 years past a sunspot cycle maximum, which is prime timing for stronger solar wind conditions.

  9. Andy DC says:

    Our TV Westerns have clearly demonstrated that in Arizona, during 1896, there was a lot of hot lead flying around. That no doubt increased the temperature. But the alarmists at that time, as they always do, stupidly raised the temperatures even more instead of lowering them.

    Thus our more sophisticated, better educated alarmists of today have every right to adjust those temperatures out of existence!

  10. Former95B says:

    Phoenix’s record of 122F was set in 1994, twenty-four years ago.

    Since then it’s grown by 25%.

  11. Everything cycles. Just a couple years later, and you had some of the coldest weather EVER recorded in many areas. Some really bad cold snaps around the turn of the century.

  12. Mel says:

    It’s not that difficult of a concept really. If you add insulation then things heat up. Any molecule in the atmosphere with three or more atoms acts as an insulator. If you put lots of insulation in the atmosphere then the earth will heat up. The earth is heating up on average. Most places are hotter. A few are not. You can cherry pick your data if you’d like and live in denial but it’s really not that difficult if you just think of co2 as a three atom molecule that retains heat like a mini insulator.

    • tonyheller says:

      The CO2 spectra is already nearly saturated. It is not that difficult of a concept – Knut Angstrom figured it out in the year 1901.
      You think you know a lot of things which you don’t

      • Phil. says:

        Actually it is quite a complex concept, it is after all the origin of the log dependence, increase the CO2 concentration somewhat and it will change to a square root dependence.

    • AndyG55 says:

      CO2 is NOT an insulator.

      Test in double glazing applications show that it is worst insulator than normal air

      CO2 acts as CONDUIT for energy transfer, just as copper acts as a conduit for electrical transfer.

      As TH says, it is already saturated in any case, so added CO2 makes basically ZERO diffeence either way.

      The only place really warming up slightly is the ocean, which feeds to the atmosphere via El Nino events. And oceans CANNOT be warmed by DWLWR.

  13. Mel says:

    They built a dam in Parker AZ btw. Having a body of water moderated the temperature.

    • AndyG55 says:

      And the whole plant is basically one huge body of water. !

      H2O moderates the planet and warmed by the SUN. !!

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      ”They built a dam in Parker AZ btw. Having a body of water moderated the temperature.”

      Maybe. And maybe not, Mel.

      If you hear of Lake Havasu City and imagine it’s a relaxing place to sit by the water and escape the summer heat, think again.

      Despite the name and the cool lakefront breezes it would seem to imply, Lake Havasu City is the hottest place in Arizona.

      Arizona’s hottest day

      On June 29, 1994, Lake Havasu City reached 128 degrees, the highest temperature ever recorded in Arizona. That made Lake Havasu City the second hottest place in the United States, trailing only Death Valley in California.

      Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley hit 134 degrees on July 10, 1913, (the highest documented temperature on Earth according to the World Meteorological Organization) and has topped 128 degrees seven times, according to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas.

      Turns out Lake Havasu doesn’t have much impact on the weather in that city at all.

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