WashPost buries coldest day in 138 years

by Fran Smith on October 19, 2009

in Blog

It’s got a good lede that should have won at least a front-page Metro slot.  Instead, buried in Saturday’s Washington Post’s Metro Section amid the obituaries on p. B5 was this startling weather note:  On Friday, October 16, 2009, in Washington, DC, the high temperature was the lowest temperature recorded for that date in 138 years! Friday’s high was a low 45 degrees. Here’s the Post:

Something happened in Washington on Friday that had not occurred in 138 years of weather history: For the first time since the National Weather Service began compiling daily data here, the high temperature for Oct. 16 was below 50 degrees.

Now, just imagine if October 16 was the warmest in 138 years – where do you think the Post would have placed the article? Surely not buried in obituaries.

R. Craigen October 19, 2009 at 11:05 pm

I thought it appropriate.

Global Warming hysteria R.I.P.

storky October 20, 2009 at 10:19 am

"Now, just imagine if October 16 was the warmest in 138 years – where do you think the Post would have placed the article? Surely not buried in obituaries."

 

Rather than speculating, why not SHOW US how they reacted to record high temperatures. If you were able to detect a record low temperature, surely you can use the same algorithm to determine the record high and report what the reaction was.

 

Show us what the Post's response was to the following:

 

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

0122 AM EDT TUE AUG 11 2009

…RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT WASHINGTON DULLES DC…

 

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGREES WAS SET AT WASHINGTON DULLES DC TODAY.

THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 96 SET IN 2001

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

0523 PM EDT TUE AUG 18 2009

 

…RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT WASHINGTON DULLES DC…

 

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 98 DEGREES WAS SET AT WASHINGTON DULLES DC TODAY.

THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 97 SET IN 2002.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC

0122 AM EDT WED AUG 19 2009

 

…RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT WASHINGTON DULLES DC…

 

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 98 DEGREES WAS SET AT WASHINGTON DULLES DC

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2009. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 97 SET IN

2002.

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Andrew Weiss October 21, 2009 at 11:31 am

Very clever! You are comparing media response a suburban station (Dulles Airport) which only had a 45 year record to the official station for Washington, DC (National Airport) that has a 130+ year record. Do you seriously believe they should both be given the same billing?

J. Byrne October 20, 2009 at 5:14 am

In the UK that sort of news item would be totally ignored by the BBC and "progressive" press (not just shunted into the shadows). Our own "Met.' Office" is a branch of the global warming industry as well.

Lord Stansted October 20, 2009 at 5:42 am

You've said it! They prefer to give 50-year ahead "climate forecasts" rather than tomorrows' weather, which they always get wrong. The UK Met Office (and the BBC) were even unable to forecast a few hours ahead of The Hurricane that hit southern England in the 1980s.

mbabbitt October 20, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Once propagandists so consciously bury such contrary information to the narrative of AGW, we can only conclude that they have lost confidence in their religion. They are now sensitive to being exposed for what they are. Surely, these people are afraid that the gig is up on their position and feelthreatened by a mere record cold day, which this time they didn't put on page one with the caveat that weather is not climate.

Maxx99 October 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Thumbs up from my men too, both enjoyed the delicious flavors of the meal. ,

Mike November 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm

The temperature of a single location for one day has nothing

to do with the effects of climate change. If you can't understand this basic concept, you can't understand any of the science behind

climate change or climatology in general.

U.R. Amoron November 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

Wake up you fools – Everything you read on this site is the narrow agenda of the wacko right-wingers from the Competitive Enterprise Institute. They put up this website to try to trick unsuspecting people to believe this has something to do with science.

This site has NOTHING TO DO WITH FACTS OR SCIENCE – ONLY THE POLITICAL AGENDA OF THE BACKWARD THINKING STONE CUTTERS.

Otter November 7, 2009 at 9:30 am

Well now, it certainly appears that your site is doing a fair job of luring in the agw hystericysts.

I wonder how either mikey or morom would explain away how well the sun's activity is corresponding to the Earth COOLING the last few years….

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