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Lindbergh Enjoyed The Weather In 1938

March 28, 2016
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By Paul Homewood 

 

h/t Broadlands

 

Talking of warm March weather in the past, Broadlands finds this delightful comment in Charles Lindbergh’s Wartime Journal, written on April 3rd, 1938:

 

“Wonderful weather since we landed last month. Was beginning to become enthusiastic about the weather in England until Anne read in the morning’s Observer that it was the warmest March for 150 years.”

And warm it certainly was. Indeed, it still remains the warmest March on record in the UK:

 

 

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries

 

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http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/library/archive-hidden-treasures/monthly-weather-report-1930s

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4 Comments
  1. Bitter&twisted permalink
    March 28, 2016 3:10 pm

    Must be an error.

    • Broadlands permalink
      March 28, 2016 3:58 pm

      Probably errors because the time-of-observation bias wasn’t properly accounted for, or the stations were all moved a few meters?

  2. March 28, 2016 4:25 pm

    HADCET has 1957 as the warmest at 9.2C, 0.1C warmer than 1938.

  3. March 28, 2016 6:44 pm

    Meanwhile back in the States the Dust Bowl years were raging.
    http://drought.unl.edu/DroughtBasics/DustBowl/DroughtintheDustBowlYears.aspx

    They don’t make ’em like that any more.

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