I was struck by the coolness last evening, and, since I have nothing better to do, I thought I’d tell ya’ll about it.
Average temperature for August is 86 degrees in my neck o the woods. So far this month, we’ve only hit 90 thrice and only hit the average six times. We’re not forecast to even reach average between now and the 24th, which is the end of the forecast range on weather.com. Saturday the 17th’s high is only 69! So, when I walked outside last night and it was below 70, I shouldn’t have been surprised, it hasn’t been much of a summer, not that I’m complaining.
On top of a cool summer (we only hit 90 seven times in my area) we’ve had a lot of rain. Second wettest June on record since 1895. According to NCDrought.org, no areas of NC, or the Eastern US, has any level of drought. With the exception of some coastal areas the whole State is over 100% of it’s average rainfall over the last 120 days. I have emailed George Buehler about designing an Ark.
Weather isn’t climate, of course, but:
“And the latest figures for this year show that there’s been a slowdown of melting in the Arctic this summer as well, with temperatures at the North Pole well below normal for this time of year. Meteorologist Joe Bastardi calls it “the coldest ever recorded.”
On August 7th, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten quoted Irish solar expert Ian Elliott predicting that lower levels of sunspot activity over the next few years “indicates that we may be on the path to a new little ice age.”
“If you think scientists just couldn’t get any more incompetent, then think again. NOAA scientists even appear to believe that cold events are now signs of warming,” Gosselin points out.
‘When one carefully reads the report, we find that the NOAA findings actually do confirm precisely what the skeptics have been claiming all along:
1. The Earth has stopped warming.
2. The climate models exaggerated future warming [caused by] CO2 climate sensitivity is much lower than we first thought.
“That’s the real issue at hand,” he added.’
Global Warming, sun so hot I froze to death!