“more extreme heat than any other summer”

Accuweather says this summer is the most extreme heat on record in the US.

Americans endure scorching heat amid a summer for the record books | AccuWeather

Afternoon temperatures this summer have been close to average in the US, and nowhere near as hot as years like 1936 and 1934

On this date in 1935, five states were over 110F, twenty-one states were over 100F and thirty-six states were over 90F

CA 117, AZ 114, KS 111, OK 110, TX 110

NE 109, AR 108, NV 108, SD 108, UT 108, CO 107, MS 107, MO 107, LA 105, IA 104, TN 104, IL 103, KY 102, NM 102, AL 101, GA 101

IN 99, MT 99, MN 97, ID 96, NC 96, OR 96, SC 96, WY 96, ND 95, FL 94, WI 94, MI 93, OH 93, VA 93, WV 90

A few weeks later the Florida Keys were hit by a category 5 hurricane. The winds were so strong, it blew a train thirty feet off the tracks. It was the most intense hurricane in US history.

06 Sep 1935, Page 1 – The Express at Newspapers.com

This came a few weeks after the worst dust storm and most intense rainfall on record.

On May 31, 1935 Woodward Ranch, Texas set the world record with 22 inches of rain in less than three hours.

Colorado got nearly that much rain a few hours earlier.

Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book – Christopher C. Burt – Google Books

28 Sep 1935 – HUNDREDS DEAD IN TYPHOON – Trove

01 Nov 1935 – 1000 BELIEVED DROWNED IN HAITI – Trove

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8 Responses to “more extreme heat than any other summer”

  1. arn says:

    Even the red they are using now is more intimidating.
    They adjusted the color to the rhetorics.

  2. GeologyJim says:

    Media today are a single-minded, raving lunatic – roaming the streets bug-eyed and wearing nothing but an old sandwich board with the scrawled message “THE END IS NEAR!”

    Dangerous fools/puppets

  3. Steve Cooksey says:

    It must be scary to be a climate alarmist and wake up in a new world every day.

  4. Adam Norwood says:

    Tony,
    I saw a research article over LinkedIn about a recent Rice U. undergrad study about athletic training in hot weather. Here is my response. But you could do a lot more with this I’m sure. PS: I’m an 85 and 86 grad (BS Mech E, then MS Metallurgy)

    Mr. Williams,
    In reference to your article:

    Mike Williams – Aug. 1, 2022
    POSTED IN: RICE NEWS > Current News > 2022
    “Most but not all Texas coaches say they’ll plan for climate change
    Rice University survey suggests some aren’t considering dangerous conditions to come”

    Interesting article about the undergrad work being done recently. There is a troubling quote though: “There’s some interesting work to be done in this field,” she said. “A lot will rely heavily on our colleagues in the social sciences and humanities to think about how we communicate the risks to people in a way that will help them change their minds.”

    Change their minds about what? Training regimens in hot weather? Belief in untestable predictions about weather – ‘belief’ being the key concept here. And I’m fairly confident that professional athletic trainers know something about what they are doing, having been doing it for many years. Do your researchers think they know better?

    This quote implies political action is the intent of the study, not data analysis and presentation. Political action based on 30+ year predictions that will never be tested via any kind of scientific methodology. Not good. And frankly I’m embarrassed as an alumnus.

    Here is data I found and plotted with just the most cursory 10 minutes of research:
    {plot of July Average highs and max highs in Dallas 1943 – 2012}

    Not much interesting here. I didn’t want to start collecting all history, but it would be a fun exercise for sure. No time today, though.

    To be clear, here is what your article says…
    “They projected average air temperatures, heat index values and wet bulb temperatures will all rise substantially in the future with heat index values regularly exceeding 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, and exceeding 110 degrees in Dallas, even in the lower-emissions scenario. In West and North Texas cities, including Lubbock, El Paso, Midland/Odessa and Abilene, maximum heat index values could be 30 degrees higher than they are now.”

    Really? Over 110. Wow, pretty bold conclusions. Maybe they could back it up with some pretty bold observational data. Let’s talk in 2036 and see how they did. And whether they “changed” any minds about observed reality. I remember working as an outdoor laborer in 1977 and 1978. My parents remember 1954 without air conditioning. And now Rice is telling me “It’s not surprising that it’s going to get really hot.” Well ok then. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. Conrad Ziefle says:

    I was just in the Lone Star State. It was in the 90s, which isn’t abnormal for this time of the year. However, it was extremely dry. Maybe the scientists at AccuWeather can’t distinguish between dry and hot. They did start getting some rain right after I left. I was told that if any one of the 6 hurricanes predicted by NOAA for this summer had shown up, they would have gotten rain throughout the state.

  6. John Archibald says:

    Hi Tony,

    Have you any videos on the UK as the BBC as usual are using this hot weather event into saying this is the results of AWG.

    Kind regards
    John

  7. BenV says:

    Has the summer been hot and dry here in Texas? Yes. Third year of a La Nina and the jet stream in Meridional flow. But notice h0w they don’t mention how last year Texas had an unusually cool summer.

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