Proof That The Hockey Stick Is Real

Upper Colorado Basin Snowpack Graphs

Yesterday’s maximum temperature of 57F (14C) in Boulder was the coldest on record for the date by seven degrees.  The previous record was 64F in 1947.

NCAR Foothills Lab Weather (english, 5-minute)

It felt and looked like winter up in the mountains. Hiking up into the high country will be very difficult this summer.

The weather is not unprecedented for summer however. There have been summer days which were as cold or colder.

June 24, 1967  55F
June 27, 1983  56F
July  3, 1972  57F
July  4, 1972  56F

On June 30, 1995 it was 58 degrees.  I remember being bundled up watching fireworks on July 4th.

This year’s cold and snow has forced cancellation of a 100 mile endurance race scheduled for July 17th.

Hardrock Hundred Canceled Due to Historic Snowfall

This comes eleven years after local climate experts announced the demise of winter sports in Colorado. They appear to be slightly confused, however. The victim is actually summer sports, and the culprit is cold and too much snow.

Study: Climate change may force skiers uphill

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17 Responses to Proof That The Hockey Stick Is Real

  1. Robertv says:

    Good thing days are getting shorter again.

    Happy San Juan.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_John%27s_Eve

  2. Psalmon says:

    Water supply forecast runoff for Apr-Jul for the Colorado River is now 10.7 M Acre Feet, tenth largest runoff in the last 56 measured years.

  3. Gator says:

    Climate change may force skiers uphill? Silly experts! Gravity forces skiers downhill, and only desire for another run forces skiers uphill. Time to hire some fact checkers.

  4. R Shearer says:

    I’m seriously considering a trip to A-Basin on July 4th if they’re open. Maybe I’ll take one run on the pass even if they are closed. I kind of got burnt out on skiing this past season but skiing in July would be new for me.

  5. Disillusioned says:

    “Mark Williams” – I won’t hold my breath for Williams, Knowles and Blanken of CU Boulder’s Department of Geography and INSTAAR to admit their Alpine tundra CO2 study was useless junk science, and a waste of taxpayer dollars. These anti-science clowns should be celebrating whenever CO2 is released from permafrost. I am so sick of the government-sponsored CO2 fearmongering, and the propaganda media propping it up. As long as the NSF is in existence, it should be financing real science – not science fiction rabbit holes. IMO

    Make Orwell fiction again!

  6. R Shearer says:

    Boulder’s high was 104F today in 1954, about 40 or 45F warmer than today’s high will be. It must be a climate emergency.

    Boulder will almost certainly make it to July without reaching 90F. Denver may due the same but it is less likely. Last year, the above average number of days over 90F was proof of climate change. This year the weathermen are silent on the issue.

  7. arn says:

    Global Warming is so great it turned skiing from winter sport to summer sport.
    Skiing is obviously Seasonfluid now and snow may soon self identify as sahara sand.

  8. Anon says:

    /This comes eleven years after local climate experts announced the demise of winter sports in Colorado. They appear to be slightly confused, however. The victim is actually summer sports, and the culprit is cold and too much snow./

    That is CLASSIC !!! (lol)

  9. JCalvertN(UK) says:

    Mark Williams is a Geography professor – so his grasp of science and The Scientific Method must be tenuous at best.
    He says vaguely “If carbon [dioxide] emissions increase, the average temperature will be 10 degrees warmer by 2100.”
    What does he mean – quantitatively – by “increase”? Does he mean IPCC scenario RCP8.5?
    Even committed warmists like the ‘Science of Doom’ blogger don’t buy that scenario!
    https://scienceofdoom.com/2019/01/01/opinions-and-perspectives-3-5-follow-up-to-how-much-co2-will-there-be/

    • Disillusioned says:

      Living off of the government teat is a comfortable existence and not a difficult place in which to be…. except that part about selling one’s soul and sacrificing integrity and shunning the Scientific Method in exchange for financial gain for accepting government-sponsored consensuses that are in contradiction to empirical and dissenting scientific data and information.

      General/President Eisenhower warned us about this. https://youtu.be/OyBNmecVtdU?t=21

  10. Psalmon says:

    What the real scale today looks like…

  11. Gator says:

    Genocide Jim cannot even read a calendar! How is February “meanwhile” on June 24th. Idiot.

    GJ, you never have explained why you hate poor brown people so much. Please do tell.

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