Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Quote of the Day

July 1, 2015
June doesn’t just break, but destroys several Seattle temperature records

The average high temperature for June was 78.9 degrees. That's a new record -- by a long shot. The old record? 75.8 degrees set in… 1992. Beating an average high temperature record by three degrees is quite the feat.

I'm really, really looking forward to a trend failure.


dearieme said...

The way that high temperature records are faked in Britain is that you compare an old number, properly measured using a Stevenson screen located above grass in some rural spot, with a new number measured above concrete at an airport, located where the jet exhausts point. Easy peasy.

Mr Slippery said...

It confuses gangbangers like me when you end a sentence with "feat."

I was expecting "Beating an average high temperature record feat. Dr. Dre"

Stagflationary Mark said...


I have never seen anything like the heat we had here this June, and the "proof" will be in my water bill! Sigh.

Stagflationary Mark said...

Mr Slippery,

How about...

Beatin' the high heat
With some BBQ meat
Makes life complete
That's right motherf#%^er

Best I can do. I lost my +4 Vorpal Sword of Gangbanging in a wicked AD&D game and haven't been the same since. ;)

fudge_hend said...

PDX was even worse:

Warmest June on record at the airport and in downtown Portland with, respectively, average temperature of 70.3 degrees (6.7 degrees above average) and 69.1 degrees. {Note those are AVERAGE temperatures for the entire month, not the average high. The average High was 82.6F, which is skewed down as the first three days of the month were fairly cold with 60degree highs)

Warmest overnight low ever for June: 71 degrees on June 27. The former record was 68 degrees in 1948.

Record for consecutive days with a trace or less of rain: 27 days. The former record was 23 days in 1985.

National Weather Service

Record for days with no rainfall: 24 days. The former record was 18 days in 1951.

Record for days with high temperatures of 80 degrees or higher: 21 days. The former record was 16 days in 1987; the average is 7 days.

Record for days with high temperatures of 90 degrees or higher: 9 days. The former record was 6 days in 1970 and 2003; the average is 1 day.

Stagflationary Mark said...

I am such a wimp. I see that overnight low of 71 and it sends anti-chills up my spine!

We keep the house at 67 as a high in the winter here. I walk around comfortable in shorts and bare feet. It does make summers feel hotter though, especially this summer!