AMS President Hovering Around Clueless

I was running on a treadmill at the gym a few minutes ago, and the AMS president was on CNN talking about the early winter. He said :

Denver was -10 last week and almost 70 this week, at a time when the weather should be hovering around 40

The weather never “hovers” here. If the wind blows from the west, we get downslope heating. If it blows from the east, we get upslope cooling. When I first moved to Boulder twenty years ago, I remember reading a promotional magazine which said Boulder winter weather alternates between frigid and balmy. One of the more popular sayings here is If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait a few minutes

Mean Denver high temp is about 45 this time of year, with a range of -10 to 70. Just like it has always been.

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11 Responses to AMS President Hovering Around Clueless

  1. Rosco says:

    Same here in Australia.

    If the wind blows from the north across thousands of miles of tropical desert in summer the southern cities have a heat wave and north westerly does it for the eastern cities.

    If it blows from the south or south east the southern capitals have cool “snaps” while the eastern cities enjoy the evaporative cooling effect.

    It isn’t really difficult to guesstimate how the weather is going to turn out based on wind direction – at least where I live.

  2. aeroguy48 says:

    -10+70=60/2= 30 AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH global cooling really is upon us.

    • tom0mason says:

      I think you are too quick there –
      -10° to +70° is a difference of 80° not 60°.
      Still makes the average 40° but is that the statistical mean for this area?

      • Scarface says:

        ? I think you may need some coffee. You’re correct that the difference is 80, so half of that is 40. Well, -10 + 40 = 30 so if the real mean (of all available data) is 40 than the -10 is in more outlier territory than +70

        Anyway, aerogy48 calculated a correct mean (of two numbers that is) imho.

  3. Andy Oz says:

    Philippines asking for $12 billion after spending all the money they got so far.
    I’m struggling to work out what was worth $12 billion that got blown away. Sounds like the Coconut palms and tin shanty towns are being reconstructed using defence contractors. Most Philippine people earn $2 a day so that $12 billion will keep the 1 million people effected by the typhoon going for about 4 years without having to work.
    I had to run my air conditioner because we had a warm day here in Perth. Can the UN alarmists and banki moon send me some money to pay my exhorbitant power bill?

  4. stewart pid says:

    A neighbour just south of me has this hobby weather station and I love the almanac graph which illustrates so well what Steven said of the temps / winds although this is Calgary, AB … the temperatures are usually only in the portion labelled “normal” as they pass through on the swing from the extreme cold to warm that we regularly experience in winter and the average temperature is significant only in the heads of the small minded IMHO.

  5. Phil Jones says:

    Truly ridiculous… AMA Guy acts like this never happened before…

    Well HELLO… know your history before perpetuating more false narratives which support Climate Change…

  6. Don says:

    Hovering? Is that some new meteorological term? Your temperatures will hover the coming five days?

  7. darrylb says:

    I would take that winter 70 or a 45 her in MN anytime.
    When vacationing in Colorado, I was amazed at how rare air conditioners were. Hills, streams, no still water to grow all kinds of little flying creatures. Therefore, low humidity, open windows, and cooling off every night..
    In MN, it can be sultry hot in the summer, 100 deg F., feels like 125. – down to 40 or 50 below in the winter. Wind Chill approaching 100 below. Best be in side.
    So yeah, we get extremes. I like spring and fall.

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