On this date in 1930, Washington DC reached 106F – the hottest temperature ever recorded there. Most of the eastern half of the US was above 100F.
The closest USHCN station to DC in Virginia is at Lincoln. It is close to where I stay when I am in Maryland. They had nineteen days over 100F in 1930, and eighteen in 1931. One hundred degree days were much more common in the DC area prior to 1960, and have become less frequent as atmospheric CO2 has increased.
Things have changed though. The Washington Post now believes that temperatures ranging from 86 degrees to 98 degrees are “serious triple-digit heat.” Apparently math isn’t their strongest skill.
July 20, 1934 was the hottest day in Iowa’s history. Keokuk, Iowa reached 118 degrees. Almost the entire country was over 90 degrees, almost half was over 100 degrees, and a large section of the Midwest was over 110 degrees.
It was also the hottest day on record outside Omaha, Nebraska – where temperatures reached 116 degrees. Since then, peak summer maximum temperatures have plummeted.
The average maximum temperature that day across the US was 95 degrees, six degrees hotter than last year, which NOAA says was the hottest year on record.
Eighty percent of the US was in drought.
The US simply doesn’t get hot weather like that any more.
Climate alarmists now get hysterical about a hot day in Arizona, which happens every June.
1934 was the hottest year on record in the US. This wrecked global warming theory, so NASA and NOAA simply changed the data to make the heat go away.
The Ozone Hole peak size hasn’t changed since the CFC ban was implemented, but it never mattered anyway. Here is why. It forms every year during 24 hours of darkness in the Antarctic winter, and disappears as soon as the sun returns in spring.
The scare story about the Ozone Hole is that increased UV reaching the surface of the Earth will cause more skin cancer. But given that the Ozone Hole only appears when there is little or no solar radiation, that argument was always a total fraud, like everything else the left believes.
Alarmists get billions in funding. Skeptics get little or no funding. Yet the climate Goliath keeps insisting they are outnumbered. Thus proving that science, facts and reality beats big money lies every time.
Minnesota was 117 degrees in 1917, but 90 degrees in 2017 makes Minnesota progressives cry like babies. Pathetic little worms.