133 Degrees In Los Angeles County In 1859

Gavin Newsom says 121 degrees this week in LA County is a record, but it isn’t even close.

13 Jun 1877, Page 2 – San Francisco Chronicle at Newspapers.com

13 Aug 1859, 2 – Pointe Coupee Democrat at Newspapers.com

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9 Responses to 133 Degrees In Los Angeles County In 1859

  1. Mitch says:

    133!!! Ye gods what a miserable day that was.

  2. keith says:

    wow, why is this not more covered or known?? this is great info

  3. Brian D says:

    I plotted S California’s June anomalies since 1851 using 20c reanalysis. 1859 was second warmest behind 1896 in the v3.
    https://psl.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/data/testdap/timeseries.pl

    Dataset: 20c v2c or v3
    Variable: 2m air temp (is in degK)
    Time avg: none
    Months: Jan – Dec (currently unable to do anything else)
    Variable stat: mean or anomaly
    Grid point: (note: use neg for longitudes if confined area is in the west longitudes. Also area needs to big enough to get data, so tweak as needed.)
    Masking: Land only
    used timeseries and line or bar

    create plot.

    Then on plot page, I scroll down to Output products. I used data table, then copy and pasted info into notepad, save. Then open excel and retrieve text and insert into excel. Data table has data split into monthly columns, so it makes it easier to deal with on a monthly basis.
    Hope this helps, and you can monkey around as you wish.

  4. Weylan McAnally says:

    We all know those folks back then were incapable of reading a thermometer and their thermometers were inaccurate. We need to adjust those numbers for time of measurement and then homogenize the data to get a ‘real’ temperature for that day.

  5. Douglas Hoyt says:

    This heat wave is also mentioned in the book American Weather by Gen. A. W. Greeley on page 253. The book was published in 1888 and has lots of extreme weather events mentioned.

  6. nfw says:

    This is how leftists see time (to excuse their past contradictory statements too): That was then; this is not then. Simple really.

  7. TIM LACY says:

    Cos the 133 is BS, like so much of Tony’s krap. He will post ANYTHING that makes him feel good and feel he is not 100% wrong about climate change. These delusions do not excuse him from extreme dickery however.

  8. Kramer says:

    The NYTimes has a recent article that says:
    “Last month, before the skies over San Francisco turned a surreal orange, Death Valley reached 130 degrees Fahrenheit, the highest temperature ever measured on the planet.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/22/climate/climate-change-future.html

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