Fort Collins – A Classic Study in UHI

The weather station at Fort Collins is located on the CSU campus, and hasn’t moved for over a hundred years. Unlike most of the US, it shows a strong increase in the number of record maximums, and a strong decrease in record minimums.

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The weather station started out in the middle of a farm, and is now in the middle of a very busy parking lot and bus terminal.

In 1937, the station was located in the middle of a farm,

By 1950, the area was starting to get built up.

By 1969, the city had surrounded the weather station.

Now it is in the middle of a parking lot.

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It must be the CO2.

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18 Responses to Fort Collins – A Classic Study in UHI

  1. Latitude says:

    oh please….
    They know about this….
    …and have adjusted the readings up to allow for it


  2. gator69 says:

    OT – Appears one of Obama’s sons is shooting up the Navy Yard in DC.

  3. gator69 says:

    Good thing they are adjusting for that UHI cooling.

  4. wildlandjeff says:

    Is it just me or do a lot of those trees look photo shopped in. All the pines and any tree over about 30 ft. look fake. Would someone really try to make it appear more wooded than it really is?

  5. Robertv says:

    On google street view the pines on the left are there but look different.

  6. higley7 says:

    Why do the tall evergreens in the lower picture look so fake and symmetrical? Check out the trees in the upper left and right as well as lower left.

    • Some college kid probably added a sketch-up version of campus to Google Earth.

      • Anthony S says:

        Incidentally, I’ve been modeling my campus over the past several years, and should finish when I graduate in the spring. I don’t bother with doing the trees, as the poor old computer I’m working with cant handle rendering them.

  7. ntesdorf says:

    CO2 causes increases in the size of Cities and the Warmistas adjust for this UHI by increasing recent temperatures and reducing past temperatures!

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