Plummeting August 21 Temperatures In The Midwest

August 21 used to be a hot day in the Midwest, but has cooled dramatically over the last century. There hasn’t been a 100 degree day in the Midwest in 15 years, but they used to be quite common. On this date in 1900, Du Quoin, Illinois was 111 degrees.

On this date in 1955, the average afternoon temperature in the Midwest was 95 degrees. Average afternoon temperatures have dropped three degrees since the 19th century.

On this date in 1955, 85% of the Midwest was over 90 degrees.

Prior to 1960, summer used to last about ten days longer in the Midwest than it does now.

Midwest summers also start about five days later now than they did in the 19th century.

The frequency of hot days is down more than 50% over the past century.

The “Union of Concerned Scientists” claims the exact opposite, because their agenda has nothing to do with science or reality.

Global Warming in the Midwest | Union of Concerned Scientists

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5 Responses to Plummeting August 21 Temperatures In The Midwest

  1. steve case says:

    Following Toney’s link
    I find this:

    Declining Lake Levels Endanger the State’s Economy
    Under the higher-emissions scenario, water levels in the Great Lakes are
    projected to fall between one and two feet toward the end of the century.
    Such a decline represents a threat to the state’s lucrative shipping industry.

    However after a very short search I find, according to the Detroit News:

    The Great Lakes are expected to rise again this spring for the fifth straight year with all five lakes expected to have above-average levels after hitting bottom at record-low levels in 2013.

    I don’t need the Detroit News to tell me that, I live just a few miles from Lake Michigan and I know what lake levels are doing.

    And since The IPCC tells us that in a warmer world we can expect more, not less, precipitation the claim from the “Union of Concerned Scientists” is total bullshit.

  2. Mohatdebos says:

    It is remarkable how much higher lake levels are than they were five years ago. Last weekend, I visited the Northport, Michigan lighthouse and was surprised that I could not see the huge boulders that use to dot the beach. However, I soon realized the boulders were still there, but they were now covered in water. Not a peep about the impact of global warming/climate change in the local press.

  3. AndyDC says:

    After a very hot summer in 1955, Hurricanes Connie and Diane caused catastrophic flooding over the Northeast. PA, CT and MA were particularly hard. Diane actually reintensified over land, before passing out to sea.

  4. Jacob Frank says:

    Summer seems to be completely over in Denver, after a very long cold spring

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      True, but it doesn’t stop some neighbors of mine from complaining how hot the year was. I keep telling them that it’s Trump’s fault.

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