Press Expected To Peddle Inflated Forecasts – As If They Were History

102 degree heat expected in Fort Collins today, shattering record

It was hot this morning, but triple-digit heat will scorch Fort Collins this afternoon.

The expected high today in the city is 102 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. That would shatter the previous record of 100 degrees set in 1936.

The average historic high temperature for today is 80 degrees. A triple-digit high today is no error, said NWS meteorologist Kari Bowen. “We are expecting those high temperatures for this area today,” she said. “The reason for that is the jet is up north, we have this big ridge of high pressure that’s building in, causing all the air to sink and heat up.”

Expect the thermometer to begin breaking records between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

102 degree heat expected in Fort Collins today, shattering record | The Coloradoan | coloradoan.com

The official high temperature in Fort Collins today was 98 degrees, two degrees cooler than 1936. According to the rhetoric of the newspaper, 1936 “shattered” 2012 temperatures.

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5 Responses to Press Expected To Peddle Inflated Forecasts – As If They Were History

  1. Ivan says:

    HOT PERIODS ELSEWHERE.
    Thus, for example, in July, 1885, the thermometer at West Las Animas, Colorado, rose on the 15th to 105.2,”

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/14033338

  2. Andy DC says:

    That is what is commonly known as “counting your chickens before they hatch”. Now matter how many times a Weather Service or media bird brain says a record is broken, it ain’t broken until it is broken!

  3. Joseph Bastardi says:

    The noon forecast for ft Collins

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 93

    Is it true they lowered in 9 degrees from am?

    • The weather here is very dependent on the direction of the wind. Yesterday we had downslope winds off the mountains and it got hot. Today we are getting upslope winds and it is much cooler. Forecasting here is very tricky because of the proximity to the mountains.

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