We have been getting high heat advisories from the NWS every day for weeks. I recently saw a blogger (I’m sorry I can’t remember who) that was observing that these advisories seem to be trying to scare everyone into a climate hysteria, even though it’s this hot every year.

I have records. Let’s take a look. I have a personal weather station on the top of my house. The same exact station has been up there since July 31, 2019 when the previous station was taken out by lightning. Let’s take a look at the last four years to see what the weather has been like:

July 24, 2023

Temperature88.7 °F75.2 °F78.4 °F

July 24, 2022

Temperature96.6 °F73.9 °F81.9 °F

July 24, 2021

Temperature92.1 °F72.9 °F81.2 °F

July 24, 2020

Temperature103.3 °F71.2 °F83.6 °F

So it’s actually a bit cooler today than it has been in years past.

Categories: climate change


Matthew W · July 24, 2023 at 3:40 pm

Waiting at the Dr’s for my MRI today, the “news” was reporting the fact that summer gets hot and we are all going to die.
Nothing but ignorant fear porn

Danny · July 24, 2023 at 5:01 pm

So you’re keeping records of the weather? TERRORIST! 😀

Roy · July 24, 2023 at 6:46 pm

I was going to say: “So, you live in Florida then…”, but I like Mathew’s response better.

Mathew – “Fear Porn” that’s a good description of the news today. If you want to find out accurate news events you have to dig on your own.

Rick · July 24, 2023 at 8:17 pm

Yabut, the old temps are no good because of old data. Every day is a new record. Every year is Year Zero.

(Tongue in sure but the buffoons are actually using ‘faulty data’ as excuse. This summer, even cooler temps are new record highs. Because ‘old/unreliable/faulty/racist data.)

Jester · July 24, 2023 at 11:39 pm

I mean if you look at the actual data that’s not back changed online to account for modern temp monitoring things…

We’re still in an Ice Age. Plain and simple. And anyone that had two brain cells could ask why a volcano that errupted last year in the pacific has had more to do with anything these two years but..

Right. Fear Porn. Everyear is a victory for your survival due to climate change, clearly you are as worthy as the WW2 generation.

JC · July 25, 2023 at 7:14 am

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984

Steve · July 25, 2023 at 8:14 am

Statistics are inexplicably hard for some people to grasp, so it’s easy to fear-porn them.

Average means half your historical data are above that, so it’s reasonable to assume that given no other information, the next data point has a roughly 50% chance of being higher than that.

And the official weather definition of “extreme” is the tails of the bell curve corresponding to 10% and 90%. So again, no other information, tomorrow’s data point is 20% likely to be an extreme event one way or the other in terms of temperature. Now start adding in things like rainfall, wind, UV index, etc., and if you track enough different parameters, before long, you can almost always find SOME factor that is extreme about tomorrow’s weather.

    Divemedic · July 25, 2023 at 10:19 am

    To illustrate your point, median is the point where half of your readings are above, and half below.
    When we say average, we usually are referring to mean, which is the total of all readings divided by the number of readings.

      Lord of the Fleas · July 25, 2023 at 1:16 pm

      And then there’s the mode, which is the individual reading that shows up most often in the data set.
      So for the set of numbers 3,4,7,9,9,12, the mean is 7.333, median is 8, and mode is 9. And all can be called the “average”.

      Also, the weather boffins have taken to using the surface temperature rather than the temp at 2 meters above ground, which is typicall lower. Anything for the narrative.

        Gryphon · July 25, 2023 at 7:06 pm

        I didn’t save it, but I saw an article a few Days ago that mentioned that – “Surface Temperatures” were being used, instead of that 2 meters Standard. Also, EVERY City where Temperatures have been recorded for about the past 200 Years have undergone Extensive increases in Density, size of Buildings, and Surface Area of Pavement – All contribute to both Higher Absolute and Average Temperatures.

        I see this right at Home – the Weather Station is 2 meters above the Grass; and there is No Pavement (other than a Gravel Driveway) for at least 800 Meters in any Direction… So any given Day, when the “Weather Report” is calling the Temps from the 2 Large Airports, I’m seeing 5 to 8 Degrees Lower.

        And those “Temperature Readings” from an Airport? with often Hundreds of Turbine Engines running, and Jets Taking Off not far from the Weather Instruments? Yeah, sure, Riiight.

      Steve · July 25, 2023 at 10:50 pm

      Fair. All I was getting at is on a bell curve, half the data is above the mean, so being told that todays weather is above average temperature should not come as a surprise. And yet the breathless weather-lady on local radio station says it as if it’s apocalypse now.

boneman · July 25, 2023 at 11:24 am

“Without data, you have merely an opinion.” W. Edwards Deming.

Facts are good to have… as to “Statistics” the usual and customary is whenever you have a set of numbers and want to calculate “Stats” you take the highest and lowest numbers? And DISCARD them and use the balance for your overall sample.

It’s HOT in Lee County Fl. But it’s LEE COUNTY FL in JULY so…. It’s EXPECTED.

Big Clown Shoe · July 25, 2023 at 7:19 pm

Hillary has revealed the vast MAGA weather conspiracy and I want to see these records from 120,000 years ago, are they on stone tablets and what is the unit of measurement?
If only Putler and TrumpHitlerSatan would turn off the orbital heat wave lasers.
Breaking-the calendar says late July.

Unknownsailor · July 26, 2023 at 4:25 pm

Just for shits and grins, peruse the temperature data in any random spot around the midwest for this month….

In 1931.

Madison, WI, for example, was in the mid to high 90s for a week mid July. In July 1934, Madison saw more than a week over 90, with 3 days straight over 100.

Early 1930s summers were the hottest on record, bar none, and all the bleating by the warmistas today can’t change that. Warmistas have to lie to convince you to give them power. What warmistas count on no is one checking the data underlying their pronouncements.

McChuck · July 26, 2023 at 6:20 pm

The weather frogs predict that this Friday, the thermometers might break into the 90 degree range here, for the first time this year. At the end of July.

When I was a kid, we would have had temperatures into the 100’s by now.

Warming, my ass!

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