Philadelphia Was 14 Degrees Colder Last Month Than 1790

Philadelphia averaged 30F last month – fourteen degrees colder than January, 1790.

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9 Responses to Philadelphia Was 14 Degrees Colder Last Month Than 1790

  1. gator69 says:

    I’m sure that’s our fault too. We had just wrapped up the war, and congress was moving between different cities in the area, causing increased horse flatulence. Old white people again.

    • rah says:

      1790 is the year accepted as the starting date of the Dalton Minimum when solar activity dropped off significantly.

      • gator69 says:

        Congress settled in Philadelphia in 1790, and I’m sure they legislated the mild weather away.

        • rah says:

          How different things would be if DC has been allowed to remain a malarial swamp with no AC? That is the way it was when it was first established as the Capital. Congress would take off and be out of town the whole summer back then.

        • NielsZoo says:

          Hey Rah, isn’t it still a malarial swamp? I mean, all the evidence points that way. It continues to breed pestilence and spread its diseased miasma across the countryside via politicians bureaucrats inhuman bloodsucking insects causing widespread malaise, misery, sickness and death. The cold air helps minimize the stench… but the rot’s still there.

        • gator69 says:

          There was a time when a serious discussion was had about moving the nation’s capitol to a more centralized location. I used to occasionally pass through a little ghost town called ‘America’ in Illinois, down near Cairo. There is a little historic marker commemorating the once future site of the US capitol, and little else. It made perfect sense to move there in the 19th century, when that was a major confluence of riverboat traffic. Cairo was expected to be bigger than Chicago.

  2. Don says:

    Those thermometers need some adjusting. Quick! Call Gavin.

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