August 1, 1955

On this date in 1955, every state was over 90 degrees (32C) and 20 states were over 100 degrees (38C.) Hot weather like that is incomprehensible now.

TimesMachine: Tuesday August 2, 1955 –

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17 Responses to August 1, 1955

  1. Gator says:

    We have had about two hot days this Summer. Nothing even close to what the Summers used to be like here. And that comes after a record cold Winter. Yet somehow, somewhere, it is the hottest year on record. Let me paraphrase the alarmograntologists.


  2. griff says:

    The ten hottest years in the UK have all been since 2002.

    The UK saw a record temperature this July.

    The arctic sea ice is still lowest for the date…

    a truly record melt in Greenland and plummet of the SMB chart (why aren’t you showing it this year?)

    • Gerald Machnee says:

      Hey griffy, why aren’t you on a cruise through the ice free Arctic?

    • establ says:

      Griff commenting here and at WUWT on a daily basis is like those old ladies that come knocking on your door. He wants all of us to join his religion. No thanks Griff!

    • Gator says:

      No Ms Griff, the ten hottest years have not been since 2002. The ten most adjusted and UHI effected years have been since 2002. The RWP and MWP were far warmer.

      The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) was a time of warm climate from about 900 A.D. to 1300 A.D. when global temperatures were apparently somewhat warmer than at present. Its effects were evident in Europe where grain crops flourished, alpine tree lines rose, many new cities arose, and the population more than doubled. The Vikings took advantage of the climatic amelioration to colonize Greenland, and wine grapes were grown as far north as England where growing grapes is now not feasible and about 500 km north of present vineyards in France and Germany. Grapes are presently grown in Germany up to elevations of about 560 m, but from about 1100 A.D. to 1300 A.D., vineyards extended up to 780 m, implying temperatures warmer by about 1.0-1.4°C (Oliver, 1973). Wheat and oats were grown around Trondheim, Norway, suggesting climates about 1°C warmer than present (Fagan, 2000).

      And as Ms Griff is well aware, there is currently more ice in the Arctic than the average of the past 9000 years. She just hates poor brown people.

    • tonyheller says:

      Good news for Griff. I now have tools to analyze UK temperatures and help stop the propaganda on the other side of the pond

      • Steelman says:

        That’s great news! I just can’t comprehend, with all that you are showing here, that the temps should be so different on the other side of the pond? I believe that has to do with the perfect set of temps in the US, since 1880, ie too little data from the rest of NH
        I’ve also noticed that when there are cold spells in USA, it’s often warmer on the other side of the pond, leads me to believe it matters what side of the jet stream we are. But this varies from year to year and should balance out in the long run.
        So this falling temps from 1900 to now, should also apply to Europe, ie if the data isn’t somehow fixed.

    • spike55 says:

      No mention of the COLD temperatures in Russia, of course.

      Griff is NOTHING but a FOOL and an IDIOT.

      • Gator says:

        She is worse. Not all fools and idiots hate poor brown people like Ms Griff does. Please do not insult fools and idiots.

    • spike55 says:

      Did you know that in the USA, June 2019 was the 4th COLDEST “ever”, griffool !!!

  3. Bob Hoye says:

    It must have been 30 years ago, when I read that with a flat to cooling trend the jet stream does more dramatic loops. Which is happening.
    Griff–yes Greenland has clocked a bigger net melt than on the last two melt seasons.
    But in Peru and South Africa there are places suffering record cold.
    Also, in parts of Russia and then for the first time in a 100 years a stage on the Tour de France was cancelled–due to a snow storm.
    Unusually cool weather being reported in both hemispheres at the same time is interesting.
    If you would like to expand your sources, –

  4. GW Smith says:

    If you can’t remember the past everything is unprecedented.

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