More record lows since 1937 than record highs

At least 30 states had their lowest recorded temperatures on or after 1937. This means there have been more record lows since 1937 then there have been record highs.

Also, more than half of all U.S. states had their highest recorded temperatures prior to 1937.

So where’s the global warming?

Thanks to Jim for this link


12 thoughts on “More record lows since 1937 than record highs”

  1. This is really interesting data, especially the number of record highs set in the 1930s during the Dust Bowl years. Just six highs set in the 1990s and only two this century — despite all the hand-wringing. If I counted right, seven lows were set in the 1990s, and 16 record lows have been set since 1980. Looking at this, there really doesn’t seem to be any distinct pattern, other than the hot 1930s. So what does it all mean?

  2. The Alaskan record high of 100F took place back on June 27th1915.

    Hey… I thought the arctic was affected the most by global warming… now I see Canada’s record high of 45C is in Saskatchewan back in 1937… Iceland 30.5C back in 1939… Ireland 33.3C back in 1887… Norway 35.6C back in 1970… Sweden 38.0C back in 1933 and 1947.

    Let’s see… trying to find Greenland… that place is melting like a popsicle in a sauna whenever I read about it… YUP!!! record high of 25.9C on July 30th 2013. Unfortunately the official records only go back to 1958. But the story does share this little tidbit…

    (Official weather records in Greenland only date to 1958, and historical records indicate that on June 23, 1915, the temperature may have reached 86 degrees (30.1 C) in Ivigtut.)

    Gee… and that’s just 4 days after the Alaskan record.

    Looks like someone has some more temperature ‘adjusting’ to do lol!

  3. I would say the last 17 years we have had more summer record lows here in Georgia that i can remember prior to the year 2000

  4. I checked out the websites spreadsheet and added the solar cycle to each of the records using the following predictor from Landscheidt,
    The vast majority or records, if not all, are during solar energy periods of much reduced EUV or rising levels of EUV from the solar minimum in the case of heat records.
    For NH Winter cold temperatures, the record events took place on the decline to solar minimum. For NH Summer heat records the events seem to occur on the rise to max about two to three years into the cycle
    Significantly more record temperatures for both hot and cold occurred during the Gleissberg minimum from SC12 to SC17 with 26 of the coldest winter temperatures and 27 of warmest records out of 53. The period since 1945 has seen summer records much cooler and winter records less cold, yet this is the period that covers the two Solar max periods which has had the effect of moderating the Earth’s temperature from the extremes of regional cold and heat, by raising the temperature of the oceans and increasing the water vapour content in the atmosphere as well as releasing CO2 from the oceans.
    It would seem that during Solar Max period cycle such as SC19 this cycle generated 1 hot record and one cold record right at the end of the cycle and solar minimum, SC22 a slightly lower output cycle generated 6 hot records and 6 cold records, but after Solar max had finished and on the decline to minimum, with SC21 and SC22 not far behind.
    SC24 has not featured in the records for both cold or hot, perhaps the associated with the AGW pause or the temperature levels are just below others for heat and just above those for cool, or they have not yet been collated.
    This is only part of the records in my view, the solar cycles which cover the period before Dalton, during the Dalton GSM, and the period following, do not appear in the records, yet they are there and only start with SC12 and 1879.
    I would suggest that these records are proxy indicators for meridional weather systems which have blocked the Jet stream in these regional areas into a fixed direction for several weeks at a time.
    Its isn’t the lagging CO2 indicator we should be worried about, but how much, or how little EUV our atmosphere is absorbing, as this “green” solar energy source drives the world jet streams from lateral to meridional dependent on the three output states of our variable star, Solar Max, Grand Solar Minimum and Gleissberg “low heat” simmer. The three states can be seen the above Solar cycle predictor.

  5. It’s hiding somewhere. Under peoples’ beds, in cupboards – I have a very warm cupboard upstairs – in attics, in sheds – my shed is very warm at times – or deep deep deep down in the oceans.

    Interesting that in the warmest years evah that we have supposedly had recently there are only peaks in two states – one in 2006 and one in 2012. Balancing that there are two lows in that period too – 2009 and 2011. What does that suggest? That as is often suggested the warming is due to increasing night time minima due to the urban heat island effect. I am surprised that the Wiki Climate Stassi haven’t tampered with that page or deleted it.

    • An interesting thought re the nighttime minimums. Here in Vancouver, we rarely come close to any of the daily record lows anymore, and in fact we are almost always above the “normal” lows (based on averages from 1937-2012). The majority of our daily record lows were set in the 50s, 60s and 70s. The region’s population has nearly quadrupled since 1960 and more than doubled since 1970. I would suspect that urban-generated heat has something to do with our higher minimums these days.

  6. The hottest temperature ever recorded on earth was 134 degrees F in Death Valley, CA. on July 10th, 1913. Nearly 104 years ago. Death Valley in the summer is a very warm place. Extremely warm. Yet if temperatures are warming you would expect that this record would have been broken many times by now.

  7. The all-time high temperature record for the world was set in 1913, while the all-time cold temperature record was set in 1983. By continent, all but one set their all-time cold temperature record more recently than their all-time high temperature records. This is directly contradictory to what would be expected if global warming were real.

    Years Hottest & Coldest Day Record Were Set:
    The World : : Hot 1913 .. *Cold 1983*
    Europe : : Hot 1977 .. *Cold 1978*
    Asia : : *Hot 1942* .. Cold 1933
    Africa : : Hot 1931 .. *Cold 1935*
    Australia : : Hot 1960 .. *Cold 1974*
    South America : : Hot 1905 .. *Cold 1907*
    North America : : Hot 1913 .. *Cold 1947*
    Antarctica : : Hot 1974 .. *Cold 1983*

    After a century of runaway warming the record hot days should have been very recent, and the record cold days way in the past. Not so. It the opposite. And btw that’s one kind of data that NASA can’t manipulate!

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