Sunday, July 1, 2012

It's never been this hot before! (Wrong!)

Young people, if you're complaining that it has never been this hot before, you're wrong.
Yesterday's high of 104 degrees in Rolla tied, but did not beat, the 1952 record, so it has indeed been this hot before.
The record was set before you were born.
It was set even before I was born, believe it or not.
The record was set way, way back there, even before global warming and climate change started.

From the Rolla NOAA Co-Op Weather Station, here is the Rolla weather data for the 24-hour period ending at 7:30 a.m., July 1, 2012
Max Tempt.:                  104° F 
(Ties 1952 record of 104 degrees)
Min Tempt.:                   77°
Present Tempt.:             79°
Precipitation:                 0.00"
Precip. for the year:        15.67"
Precip. for the month:     0.00"
Relative humidity:           48%

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