Consider Jason Samenow, the chief meteorologist for the Capital Weather Gang who holds the Digital Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association. Writing in a Washington Post article, Samenow asserted:
The warm air surging up the East Coast on Christmas Eve will prove nothing short of historic. Dozens of records will fall, some by very large margins.
Temperatures at or above 70 degrees will span from Florida all the way into southern New England covering some 1,200 miles and 20 percent of the Lower 48.
In many places in the East, temperatures will run some 30-40 degrees above normal.
Omigosh! It’s Armageddon!
The El Nino event along with sustained climate warming from greenhouse gas emissions will result in 2015 becoming the warmest on record globally by a large margin.
One problem: An anomolous event, yes. Sort of like the 1967 mega-snowstorm in Chicago.
As Steve Goddard over at Real Science reports, 6 decades ago—Christmas Eve 1955—the temperatures were much warmer with 75% of the United States hitting at least 60 degrees. Ashland Kansas, Geary Oklahoma, and Encinal Texas were at 90+ degrees. Fort Lauderdale was 85 degrees. On Christmas Eve 1955, all of the stations on the map below reported temperatures of 60+ degrees.
John Coleman’s theory of 50-60 year pro-trend cycles makes more sense than the alarmists’ nonsense.
Let the discussion begin…
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