Texas Breaking Last Years’ Record Cold

Balmorhea, Texas is forecast to reach 46 degrees tomorrow, breaking last year’s record cold maximum temperature by nine degrees.

Texas climate experts announced in 2011 that Texas would be hot and dry for the rest of the century, and they gained credibility by quoting themselves.

The weather of the 21st century will be very much like the hot and dry weather of 2011. Giving extra credibility to this forecast is the fact that the weather extremes that we are presently experiencing were predicted in the first edition in 1995.

Texas is vulnerable to warming climate – Houston Chronicle

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15 Responses to Texas Breaking Last Years’ Record Cold

  1. Griff says:

    I see you still aren’t mentioning Alaska


    and to save time posting below – of course warm air in the arctic is displacing cold into Canda etc, just as it did last winter.

    I notice no postings of the DMI temp anaomaly N of 80 degrees either… or any comment on the slow refreeze in the arctic.

    Partial information is misleading!

    • RAH says:

      Poor Griff does not understand that a blogger posts what he or she wants. You want to highlight those subjects create your own blog instead of hanging around those that belong to someone else thinking anyone gives a shit what you want when you tell them what YOU want their posts to be about. To try and tell a blog owner what they should be posting about is arrogant ignorance. Don’t like the content then don’t let the screen door hit you in the ass on your way out.

    • Steven Fraser says:


      The article discusses a failed prediction about Texas weather, a prediction made with great surety not too many years ago. The scope of the orifinally published article did not include Alaska, nor the Arctic, either.

      We set a few new low temp records in my Texas town yesterday, one which stood since 1914, and the coldest October day in 25 years. I also measured 3-7/8″ of rain, bringing my 18-day total to 20″. So much for the “permanent” aspects of drought and heat forecasted…

    • Gator says:

      Fake predictions are misleading!

      And why does Ms Griff not care? Because she hates poor brown people.

    • arn says:

      isn’t it amazing that the void that is left behind after cool weather moves from the north to the south(eg. from alaska to texas)
      is filled with warmer weather in the north.

      Generally-when you have a very constant energy source(eg. sun)
      the overall energy inside the system stays the same but
      a negativ anomalie somewhere may cause a positive anomalie somewhere else.

      In the end Alaska does not matter nor does texas but texas just shows that the official horrific predictions are far away from becoming true
      and we both know very well that texas will be ignored while Alaska will be ultimate prove for climate change.

    • tonyheller says:

      During the last ice age, much of the US was covered with ice, but Alaska wasn’t. The jet stream pattern during ice ages is a ridge over Alaska, and a trough over the central US.

    • Colorado Wellington says:

      Ms Griff anxiously awaited Tony’s next post to proclaim her revolutionary faith.

      There is a Soviet joke I heard from some Russians in the 1980s:

      An American visitor is getting a tour of the Moscow metro. The accompanying minders tell him there are trains coming in both directions exactly every 3 minutes and then go on to talk about the Komsomolskaya Station’s architecture.

      After some 30 minutes the visitor points out the crowds waiting on the platform and remarks that there have been no trains coming since they got there. One of the minders disagrees sharply:

      “And the workers in America are exploited by capitalists!”

    • The Washington ComPost is the most ridiculous newspaper out there. Their weather gang, which I refer to as the “Capital Weather Hood” is full of a bunch of climate clowns who have no clue what they are talking about.

      We are possibly headed into a prolonged period of cooler than normal temperatures globally, however, that is NOT certain. The weather does what the weather wants.

      In my attachment below, you will notice that during the Maunder Minimum, the coolest time frame in the last 11,000 years, ALASKA was warm. This is possibly what is happening as the sun + the oceans change cycles.

      The warmth in Alaska is nothing to be worried about. The record cold all over the northern hemisphere, however is…

  2. Weylan McAnally says:

    The prediction by Hayhoe was for a hot and DRY Texas. Let us examine how well that prediction panned out.
    1. 2016 set the record for annual rainfall.
    2. 2017 was #2 all time annual rainfall.
    3. September 2018 is the wettest on record.
    4. D/FW has already received 10 inches of rain in October. The record for Oct is 14.1 inches. I suspect we will break that by the end of the week since we are forecast for 4 inches over the next couple of days. Rain is predicted for 5 of the next 7 days.
    5. Fall 2018 is the wettest fall on record with two months to go.
    6. We have received 23 inches of rain in DFW since September 1 and counting.

    So Hayhoe’s prediction of a dry Texas is an epic fail.

    • Steven Fraser says:


      ‘Tis true, and the reservoirs hereabouts show the result: 99.2% full. The laggard is Lake Fork, at 1.14’ short of full. Even Cedar Creek, as of 14:45, is now only down .07 feet, and it is still raining in the watershed.

      Earlier this year, the DFW 1-day, all-time record for rainfall was broken. For the year-to-date (yesterday), beginning Jan. 1, 43.92 inches of rain fell at DFW Airport, which is 15.47 inches above normal.

      Statewide, the reservoirs hold 32,438,334 acre-feet of water. Or if you prefer metric units, 40.01 cu km.

      Some drought, eh?

      • Weylan McAnally says:

        All of the N Texas reservoirs will be full by this weekend. Many will be at flood levels quite soon.

        This will be three consecutive years of record or well above average rainfall in Texas. Is this the actual long term trend instead of drought?

        On a positive note, my water bill has been quite low the past 3 summers due to minimal lawn watering. In 2016 and 2017, I watered the lawn only twice each year. This past summer we had the usual dry spell and I had to water 5 times. In a typical North Texas summer, I would water about 20 times.

        • Steven Fraser says:

          More coming, too, including the remnants of a storm forecasted off of Mexico in the Pacific, travelling East past Cabo, and moving into Texas.

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