On July 31, 1976 – Colorado had one of the deadliest floods in US history.
Pakistan was also having massive floods.
England was having their worst heatwave and drought on record. Summer maximum temperatures were nearly 5°F warmer than this summer.
Pine Beetles were on a rampage in Oregon.
By December, Colorado was having our worst drought and ski season on record. There was no snow at Vail.
But it was snowing in Miami.
Alaska was warmer in Florida.
National Geographic described it as “The Year the Weather Went Wild.”
Jerry Brown declared a drought disaster in California.
The extreme weather was blamed on a very wavy jet stream.
Which was blamed on global cooling
Scientists now blame the same weather pattern on global warming.