There was a lot of extreme weather in 1953.
There were record heatwave at the end of August and beginning of September, and several others that autumn.
It was 107 degrees in Maryland.
Scores of people were dead from the heat, and communists were hacking elections.
And Hurricane Carol was headed towards North America with 150 MPH winds.
I plotted out the August 24 to September 6 temperature record. You can see the 1953 heatwave – but after 1955 temperatures plummeted.
Summers got much cooler in the US after the 1950s.
In 1978, NOAA showed that global temperatures dropped sharply after 1958
Same story in the 1995 IPCC report.
International Team of Specialists Finds No End in Sight to 30‐Year Cooling Trend in Northern Hemisphere
By WALTER SULLIVAN JAN. 5, 1978
A gradual increase in area of the northern circumpolar vortex, the massive flow of frigid air around the Arctic, has been recorded by Drs. Angell and Korshover. In 1976 its southern’ extent was the greatest in 10 years and last winter it was 1 percent larger than in any previous winter observed.
Snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere have varied greatly but there has been a net increase according to a satellite photograph analysis by Dr George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont‐Doherty Geological Observatory. This has been most marked in the spring when so highly reflective a cover returns much solar energy into space at a time of intense solar radiation.
So where did the pre-1960 heat go? NASA has since erased it.