The Lewisburg, Tennessee Vortex

The number of 90 degree days at Lewisburg, Tennessee has tripled since the 1970s.

But none of the other stations in that region show the same pattern.

The station at Lewisburg seems to be well sited, so what would cause this sort of anomalous warming?

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35 Responses to The Lewisburg, Tennessee Vortex

  1. Michael+Abbott says:

    You pose the question. Is the answer in the picture?

  2. David L Hughes says:

    Hi Tony! I’m glad you’ve found NewTube, as a new place to post your videos. Many people who watch you on YouTube are very concerned about your absence. Can you please post a video here to tell us what you have currently been banned for posting about?

  3. Dan Wilhelm says:

    I don’t usually comment or post.
    I watch YouTube frequently and see that you haven’t posted in a while. Have you been banned? If so, I recall you telling of an alternative to YouTube that you would be posting videos. What platform was that?
    Keep up the good work. The left is relentless, and they don’t give up. I think that there are a lot of people like you and I who can see through the manipulation. The rigged election was a good example of what we must fight.
    I live in Wisconsin. I heard Rush Limbaugh say that in Milwaukee in some districts the number of votes was greater than the number of registered voters and the turnout in was grater than 100% in some. When I got back to the office, I went to the Milwaukee clerk of courts site for posted results, and sure enough it was true. I went to the site the following day because I was going to forward the page and the numbers (although still distorted) were changed.
    I didn’t used to believe in conspiracies but the evidence is out there thanks to a few who are willing to do battle with the left. You, Trump, and Rush deserve a metal for speaking the truth.
    Keep up the fight! We are Listening!

  4. scott allen says:

    Well if you work for the US government or NOAA/NASA you claim that the there is something wrong with the other 6 stations and so you first adjust the 6 stations tempatures up to meet Lewisburg’s readings. Then you spend a zillion dollars on site location and enviromental reviews for new sites for the 6 stations and then you contract with a low cost bidder with a cost plus contract (who has a relative in the congress) who then takes 10 years to move each site and goes 15 million over budget. And after all that NOAA then claims that they no longer need those 6 sites and then they just infill (make up) the data. Then auction off the land and equiptment as surplus for 25 dollars.

    Or a normal person would see that a hog feeding operation is ongoing and with the excess energy from those operations and the head generated from the large hog waste storage lake has created a mini heat island effect, but thats just a guess.

    • stewartpid says:

      Scott them “hogs” are cows & it is the Tennessee Dairy Experiment Station but your points are valid re local heat island.
      It all comes down to the timing of that Station going in and the growth of the station over the next 40 years.

  5. stewartpid says:

    This student would put his money on the U of Tennessee Dairy Experiment station getting larger
    But it truly is hard to say and my second guess would be the planting and growth of the trees and shrubs to the west side of the weather station.

  6. Dave Ellis says:

    All those steel buildings immediately to the north? We’re looking at a microclimate issue.

  7. Matt D says:

    Global Local Warming of course

  8. Theyouk says:

    Interesting how the station itself is just at the edge of the shadow from the trees to its south; no idea the history of the trees (some previously removed?). Also, the station is on the same site as the state’s ‘Dairy Research & Education’ office/operations. I have no idea the history of the structures on-site–though they are just north of the station, so I would think that the impact on temp records would be minimal in summer (prevailing S/SW winds?).

    You have me puzzled on this one, and suspecting there’s *something* in the data handling/sourcing.

    Here’s a closer look via Google Maps:,-86.8090133,78m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zMzXCsDI0JzUwLjAiTiA4NsKwNDgnMzEuMCJX!3b1!8m2!3d35.41389!4d-86.80861!3m4!1s0x8863a43df08df6cb:0xebee1c800ba6c2fa!8m2!3d35.4136592!4d-86.8076206

    • Theyouker says:

      Given the fairly abrupt change then gradual increase, I’m inclined to think that around 1975, something happened to the paint on the Stevenson Screen that was followed by ongoing degradation. As paint peeled off over the years, it showed hotter and hotter readings.

      Do we know if prior to 1975 the paint had been well-maintained? Did responsibility for the station ‘switch’ from one party to another around this time?

  9. David Scott says:

    what am I missing? I can’t seem to find the answer to the question…

  10. Joel says:

    Ummm. I donno.

  11. stewartpid says:

    Tony r u disappearing my comments and if yes why?

  12. mddwave says:

    Burning the methane off gases from cows? 😏

  13. Mikey0 says:

    If you zoom in real tight, you can see a gal with a lighter under the thermometer. It kind of looks like AOC.

  14. DANIEL SMEAL says:

    Good question. As someone who did several years of weather observations at an experiment station, this interested me so I looked at historical images of the site from Google earth. I couldn’t come up with anything except maybe air flow effects from the growing trees. If the weather station was located just south of the trees, I could understand the site becoming warmer as the trees grew. If the area around the site was irrigated prior to 1970 but then not since, that could also be an explanation. I monitored two stations where I worked and the wind data was very different between the two because a large tree plantation was planted sw (prevailing wind direction) from one of the observation sites. Also, a different observer may have begun taking temp readings in the 70s who did not drop the max thermometer to vertical before recording the max. This could make a 1-2 degree difference in the temp.

  15. Rsquest says:

    I guess there is supposed to be something obvious from the picture, but I don’t know what it is. Can someone explain?

  16. James McColl says:

    I suppose it all depends where you have your starting point when looking at temperature records, the sixties and seventies were notably cold. If you look at the graph you can see that the temperature has actually fallen over the last hundred years. I think this just shows how you can dupe the public with weather statistics. Most people will believe what the media tell them to be factual whether it’s correct or not.

  17. Craig Turner says:

    If you use street view from Google Maps and look at the weather station slightly to the east of the Research road then a number of new structures/facilities become visible which are not depicted in the aerial/satellite view.

  18. Michael Pearce says:

    Yes many of us don’t know where you are these days Tony. Wasn’t sure if you were already handcuffed and locked away. Glad to see you posting historical data as I understand much has been altered to suit the climate change narrative and the “great reset”. I wish you well.

  19. Tony, I am (was) an avid follower of your videos, but – so sorry to say this – they are impossible to watch because your new platform plays them in very short burst, three or four seconds at a time. Is this Bitchute’s fault or mine?

  20. Mike Fahey says:


    Is NewTube at

    I don’t know how to get the your New Tube videos.

  21. RG says:

    In Google street view (c2013), there are/were a whole bunch of calving huts seen just to the west/southwest of the instruments that do not appear in the satellite view (c2020).

  22. Brian D says:

    Daniel Smeal was close I think. The instruments were placed in that small field in 1977 (200 ft S of the previous location). 1938 being their start year. They also take precip and soil temps there, so no irrigation/lawn watering. But, it may be a well drained sandy, loam soil that dries quickly after rains. If so, then a drier soil would allow for temps to reach a higher level than other locations (depending on there local siting set ups). It looks well maintained, so the grass stays cut, which would allow the soil to dry faster. The trees around would also obstruct the air flow somewhat, so that may be a factor, but it looks open enough to not be a huge factor as they are 100-125 away. With both of these factors, probably why it sees more 90 degree temps, and it’s a morning station, so double readings not a factor.

  23. spren says:

    Wow, Tony. I’ve been going back and forth with a true believer on American Thinker and as soon as I mentioned your name and your website, my comment went into moderation.

  24. CLIVE+HORRIDGE says:

    It’s a pity, IMO NewTube’s platform is dreadful to browse and find what you want. I guess it will improve as more vloggers use it, hopefully. Good to see that Tony still has a voice, but losing YT must have decimated his audience.
    Please spread the news everyone.

  25. JCalvertN(UK) says:

    What are all the little structures that we can see in this Streetview?,-86.8077794,3a,15y,303.16h,91.22t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJLlIC6AIq7sWAHVpVd0hEg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

    Are they housing hogs?
    Or . . .
    I once had a sales rep trying to sell me mini gas turbine generators that looked remarkably like those things. It was circa 2002 – a while ago now. I will see if I have any bumf left lying around from that encounter.

  26. Glenn Shadrake says:

    Maybe it used to be better shaded by those trees? Perhaps a tree has been removed?
    Lewisburg went from ~60 in the 1920s to ~20 in the early 70s, back to ~60 now. A round trip in 100 years.
    Dickson went from ~60 to under 20 now
    Murfreesboro had the standard dip into the early 1970s but less of a bounce since
    Likewise McMinnville
    Waynesboro hasn’t bounced
    Nor has Tullahoma
    Nor has Crossville
    So one station suggests cooling into the early 1970s and since then a bounce back to 1920’s warmth. A couple of stations indicate some warming since the early 1970s but insufficient to get us back to the pre-WWII peak. The other four stations are indicative of a long term cooling trend
    I guess the science is settled……..

  27. JCalvertN(UK) says:

    Google Earth (as opposed to Google Maps) provides archive photos.
    These show an apron area that is periodically covered in little boxes.

  28. Brian D says:

    It looks like the observations made of the calving tents or whatever may be a clue as well. If they are using that space as a temporary storage during the summer, that could be having an effect. If they are using a tractor to go in and out, possible dust accumulation on the sensor or shield under dry summer conditions? Equipment maintenance was one of those issues Anthony Watts brought up in his research of stations. And of course just the presence of other structures and the effect they can have on the temp of the surrounding area.

    Also looked at Dickson. It shows less 90+ days in recent years. It is sited very well( S of building in an open field), and it was when an MMTS was installed that it registered less 90+ days. The data given doesn’t show a different location for the max/min thermometers, so it might be close to the same spot. If so, then the MMTS sensor is reading a little cool. If not, then this new location is very optimal than before, considering many sites like this have the temp sensor close to buildings/trees and parking lots, or did at one time.

    Crossville is well sited, too. It’s about a 1000′ higher than the other sites, so easy to see that there are less 90+ days at the site.

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