Why Is It Cold Outside?

July 29, Gaithersburg MD.  I just walked to the grocery store to get some lunch, and it is cold outside.

The overheated atmosphere acts in strange and mysterious ways.

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13 Responses to Why Is It Cold Outside?

  1. omanuel says:

    What? Cold? That word is not part of our politically correct march to consensus science!

  2. Hugh K says:

    Algore in town?

  3. philjourdan says:

    It is gorgeous down here! Low 80s, low Humidity!

  4. Ben Vorlich says:

    We could do with some global warming here too, natural or manmade I’m not too worried about which it is.

    • mjc says:

      Yeah, I’ve been relying on local warming today…had the furnace on. Good thing I get free gas…hate to see what my bill would be if I had to actually pay to run the furnice, in JULY!

  5. Andy DC says:

    I believe that there must have been a huge number of temperature records that have been set over the past day or so, but the only one I could find was at Cincinnati, they were 50 this morning and the old record was 54. They do not appear to be posting the record lows on the NOAA site as they normally do. Is Big Brother at work?

    • mjc says:

      It just could be the system is swamped with them…or a bunch are ‘not quite’ record breakers, ties don’t count.

  6. lectorconstans says:

    We shouldn’t mix weather with climate. Weather is short-term; climate is long. Now if weather forecasting is still as much art (and luck) as science, why should we believe climate forecasts?

    For trivia fans:

    ” On January 8, 1913, the temperature dropped to 15°F (-10°C) at Furnace Creek (Death Valley, CA).”

    In July of the same year, the record high was recorded: 134° F.

    “The summer of 1917 had 43 consecutive days with a high temperature of 120° F or above.”

    So it would seem that it hasn’t been as hot there since 1917. Maybe the Russian Revolution had something to do with it.

    Source: http://www.nps.gov/deva/naturescience/weather-and-climate.htm

    • Luke of the D says:

      Uhm… I think you have to mix weather with climate. Climate is after all “the composite or generally prevailing *weather* conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years” according to Dictionary.com. You kind of have to mix them. But if you mean confuse them, then I agree. But you need to start with the warmists… they CONSTANTLY confuse the two concepts (but only when it is warm, of course… cold they like to ignore).

  7. Mark McGuire says:

    Weather Is Now Climate: the memoes-

    Prof. Will Steffen:
    A few years ago, talking about weather and climate change in the same breath was a cardinal sin for scientists.
    Now it has become impossible to have a conversation about the weather without discussing wider climate trends, according to researchers who prepared the Australian Climate Commission’s latest report.
    It might even be the case that the mantra chanted after every catastrophic weather event – that it can’t be said to be caused by climate change, but it shows what climate change will do – has become a thing of the past.

    http://www.theage.com.au/national/climate-change-a-key-factor-in-extreme-weather-experts-say-20130303-2fefv.html

    Greg Laden, Scienceblogs:
    Can we attribute specific weather events to climate change?
    “Yes. Not only that, but we can’t separate climate change from any single weather event that ever happens, anywhere, no matter what. So just stop saying that we can’t.”

    http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/03/06/can-we-attribute-specific-weather-events-to-climate-change/#comment-151686

    Phil Plait:
    “It’s really starting to feel like the answer is now.”
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/07/02/when-does-weather-become-climate/#.U9hBrlaBA-Z

  8. rishrac says:

    It’s currently 61 F here in Colorado at noon. It has been a cool month here. No tomatoes this year.

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