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New York Heatwaves Like This Week’s Are The Norm

July 22, 2019

By Paul Homewood


The latest fake heatwave news from the BBC:


Extremely hot weather has started to hit most of the United States, with temperatures set to peak over the weekend, meteorologists say.

The heatwave could affect about 200 million people in major cities like New York, Washington and Boston in the East Coast, and the Midwest region too.

In some places, temperatures could be close to or exceed 100F (38C). Parts of Canada are also being hit.

Experts link more frequent heatwaves in recent years to climate change.

The world experienced its hottest June on record this year, with an average temperature worldwide of 61.6F (16.4C), according to new data.

Earlier this month, the US state of Alaska, part of which lies inside the Arctic Circle, registered record high temperatures.


As I revealed last week, the Alaska claim was fake.

But what about this latest heatwave? Is it anything unusual?

Well not in New York, that’s for sure.

The temperature in Central Park never even got near 100F, peaking at 95F yesterday.



Below is a chart of the highest temperatures recorded each year at Central Park since 1870.

The record for Central Park was 106F, set in 1936. Since 1870, 95F has been equalled or exceeded in no less than 112 years.

In other words, heatwaves like this one are the rule, and not the exception.



Strange that the BBC forgot to mention that!

  1. Gamecock permalink
    July 22, 2019 7:36 pm

    ‘Experts link more frequent heatwaves in recent years to climate change.’

    Proving instantly that they are not experts.

    • July 22, 2019 10:30 pm

      More hysterical reports of the usual heatwaves, that’s all.

  2. GeoffB permalink
    July 22, 2019 7:45 pm

    The Boston Globe’s Jeff Jacoby mentioned the BBC report in his weekly column…He has a lot of common sense…

    For reasons I’ve discussed on numerous occasions, I am skeptical of the panicky claim that climate change is an existential threat to life as we know it. Human existence isn’t going to come to an end in 12 years unless we abandon the use of fossil fuels. The earth’s climate — climates, really; there isn’t just one — is always changing and presumably always will. Whatever challenges may be posed by a period of warming, human beings will adapt to them, just as they have always adapted to shifts in climate. Indeed, they will adapt even more successfully than previous generations have, thanks to ever-more sophisticated technology.

    But never mind all that. It’s too hot for a climate change argument. I bring this up because readers have been sending me links to stories about how dangerous extreme heat can be, such as this one from the BBC , which begins: “This weekend, close to 200 million Americans will face temperatures of 90 degrees (F) and higher. Add in humidity, and many cities across the East Coast and Midwest will be feeling more like 110 degrees.” The story notes that “heat waves have killed more people on average than any other extreme weather event in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).”

    It may well be that an extreme heat wave is deadlier in the short run than an extreme cold spell. But on the whole, it is cold weather, not hot, that claims more lives — as the selfsame Centers for Disease Control has consistently affirmed.

  3. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 22, 2019 7:58 pm

    The most significant ‘heatwaves’ at the moment seem to be in Paraguay and Northern Russia – why are these not being pushed? Not accessible enough? No receptive audience to care?

    None of N.America looks particularly hot – neither does Europe yet, although I expect that will change tomorrow. The UK July record is already as good as beaten according to the BBC.

    It may be close run, but it proves nothing except that some hot air blew around from Africa and took a slightly different random path to the last load of random paths!

    • Gamecock permalink
      July 22, 2019 10:26 pm

      Yep. It’s called JULY.

  4. Coeur de Lion permalink
    July 22, 2019 8:00 pm

    god how I hate the BBC. Quite irrational I know.

    • Barbara Elsmore permalink
      July 22, 2019 8:25 pm

      It is their drip, drip, drip of headlines which is all many will pick up on that is so dangerous – thank heavens I have found my way to this site where I can read informed comment – thanks to all but especially to GeoffB on this one.

  5. Broadlands permalink
    July 22, 2019 8:23 pm

    “In other words, heatwaves like this one are the rule, and not the exception.”

    Another way of saying heatwaves are the norm. So are cold spells, droughts and floods. All part of a changing climate.

    • Harry Passfield permalink
      July 22, 2019 10:41 pm

      “All part of a [naturally] changing climate” – is, I’m sure, what you meant to say.

    • Gamecock permalink
      July 23, 2019 1:30 am

      Stop it, guys! No damn climate is changing.

      • Chaswarnertoo permalink
        July 23, 2019 7:12 am

        Always has, always will. ACGW is 1/1064 true, though.

      • Gamecock permalink
        July 23, 2019 8:48 pm

        Give examples, Chas.

  6. LeedsChris permalink
    July 22, 2019 8:48 pm

    I was in New York City In the summer of 1999 at the peak of a proper heatwave with, if I recall correctly three or four days that were 99F or more – the hottest day was 101 or 102F in Central Park. I remember how stifling the air was with 90F at Midnight on Manhattan. I left my air conditioning on permanently in my hotel room and then escaped to the Atlantic Shore of Long Island where it was only in the low 90s.

    Incidentally, I did see reference to a study of north american heatwaves in which there average length was declining and that multiple day heatwaves were fewer now than in the 1930s or 1950s. This current one was also short – only 2 days over 95 and 3 over 90 in New York. Hell – even in England we have had 3 days of 90f plus on several occasions.

  7. rah permalink
    July 22, 2019 8:48 pm

    Well at least it looks like the BBC didn’t report WBGT “Real Feel” as actual temperature as NOAA did once in a press release and several media outlets did here in the states multiple times. The NYC metro area didn’t reach the actual temperature highs that had been forecasted on any of the days of the heatwave.

    This heat wave however did prompt me to look into the history of the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature index. Turns out, according to the sources I can find on the internet, it was first used by the USMC at their Paris Island training facility in 1956.

  8. swan101 permalink
    July 22, 2019 9:10 pm

    Reblogged this on ECO-ENERGY DATABASE.

  9. tom0mason permalink
    July 22, 2019 9:40 pm

    Tony Heller has already set the record straight on this with his video “Quantifying Heatwave Frauđ” The key moment is about the 5 minute mark.

    And also see

  10. July 22, 2019 10:24 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  11. Gamecock permalink
    July 22, 2019 10:28 pm

    “The earth’s climate — climates, really; there isn’t just one — is always changing and presumably always will.”

    I appreciate the sentiment. He’s right that the earth doesn’t have a climate, it has many.

    But the always changing is BS. With the possible exception of the Sahel, NO CLIMATE HAS CHANGED IN A HUNDRED YEARS.

  12. July 22, 2019 10:39 pm

    Notice how carefully they are not reporting the COLD spring and very last frost in June my region had. It was 8C (46F) here overnight two nights ago.

  13. MrGrimNasty permalink
    July 22, 2019 10:44 pm

    40k dead, 1/2million even? Heatwaves before climate change and modern forecasting and civilization and tech. all made possible by fossil fuels (link found at Notrickszone, use browser translate if necessary!!!).

  14. Sheri permalink
    July 22, 2019 11:25 pm

    I do not understand when over 100°F became such a big deal. I remember many summer days that exceeded 100°F both when I lived in Iowa and in Wyoming. It was over 100°F the entire 7 weeks I spent in Yuma, Az one summer. Reporters are apparently weak, pathetic little things that have no contact with reality.

    What is interesting is there is no real definition of a heat wave. It is 100% SUBJECTIVE.

    • dave permalink
      July 23, 2019 10:30 am

      “…no real definition of a heat wave…”

      ORIGINALLY it meant hot air coming in from somewhere else as OPPOSED to home-grown.
      Geography books a century ago would present such colorful language inside commas to emphasise that it was a special sense.

      By this definition, you can have a heat wave in the middle of winter. I remember being in Toronto one January, when the temperature reached 67 F because of air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico. Of course, 67 F in July would be unusually cold and probably the result of a cold wave.

      North America has a lot of both cold and heat waves as air masses moving from the Arctic and the Gulf have little to oppose them – on account of the flat topography.

  15. Athelstan. permalink
    July 23, 2019 7:32 am

    over in blighty, they’re rolling out the July heat ‘record’ at some airport in 2015 and boasting it might be beaten, if only we can point the jet engines in the right direction – innit?

  16. Adrian, East Anglia permalink
    July 23, 2019 8:45 am

    Sixty years ago, when I was a boy, we called it ‘glorious weather’ and enjoyed it for what it was. Particularly my late father, who had an extreme pathological hate of cold and rain! Now, for some moronically inexplicable reason, it is called ‘dangerous heat’ and we are inundated with dire health warnings. I truly wonder about the future of mankind.

    • July 23, 2019 9:10 am

      People in Africa, the Middle East etc. have been living with so-called ‘dangerous heat’ well over 40C on a regular basis for centuries without making a big stink about it.

  17. July 23, 2019 9:15 am

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:

    Since 1870, 95F has been equalled or exceeded in no less than 112 years.]


  18. July 23, 2019 9:34 am

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  19. July 23, 2019 10:20 am

    The Daily Telegraph deployed statistical shenanigans this week in the modern curse of hunt-the-record. Its going to be hot soon in SE England, but probably not a record … unless you take the expected hottest day and only look at past temperatures on that exact date, very likely to give you a record simply because of the limited amount of past data available.

  20. July 23, 2019 6:22 pm

    TedX banned journo who questioned Hockey Stick


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