Friday, July 17, 2009

Could July 18th be the Coolest in 126 Years??

I'm just not convinced about global warming. To me, it seems a bit arrogant to say that the Earth is warming when our existence on this planet is but a speck in the history of time.

From the NWS in Indianapolis:

July 2009 continues its assault on the cool side of the record books; as yet another Canadian air mass is primed to make its way into Central Indiana late tonight. As our weather pattern resembles something more commonly found in the cool seasons of the year, temperatures tomorrow will only top out from the upper 60s to lower 70s in Central Indiana. With cloudy skies and even a few sprinkles and showers around, it will feel like anything but mid July!

The record coolest high temperature on July 18 is 75 degrees. This is a very old record, and has been reached twice in the weather records of Indianapolis. The previous two occurrences were in 1883 and 1871. The year 1871 is significant because that is the very first year that weather records were officially kept in the Indianapolis area. The current forecast would shatter this very old record by several degrees!

For comparison's sake:

Normal High on July 18 ---- 86 degrees

A high in the upper 60s to low 70s is normal for early May.

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