Baked Alaska: 90 F in Anchorage is new Record

July 8, 2019

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17 Responses to “Baked Alaska: 90 F in Anchorage is new Record”

  1. jerrydogood Says:

    In the Yukon it was 100 F in 1915. The Anchorage temperature is taken out at the airport which currently has a lot of construction going on. The sensor building is surrounded by construction equipment when this record was set which lasted about 5 minutes. Since the censor was at the end of the runway, it most likely was jet exhaust channeled into the building by all that construction equipment.

    It is warmer than it was in 1600 AD, the depths of the little ice age which is a good thing for all the people who live in Alaska as otherwise most of them would be dead from the cold as they could not live like the Eskimos did.

    The actual issue is all those people. The current world population is unsustainable in the long run. That issue of exploding population is simply being ignored.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      “Jet exhaust being channeled into the building by all that construction equipment”? JFC and WHAT?

      More low-IQ maundering from jerry doodoo. Again, what he says is so stupid, I have to ask whether he is a POE and just putting us on.

      PS It would be good if all the folks in Alaska would put out lawn sprinklers for the moose and other critters to cool off under. All those starved to death whales are another thing altogether.

      • jerrydogood Says:

        The actual measurement at the Fairbanks airport was reported as follows. “The weather service first reported that a record of 89 degrees had been reached in an hourly sampling of airport weather. The actual temperature was 89.1, but it is the weather service’s practice to round to the nearest whole number.

        But because the temperature of record is collected at an airport, it is sampled more frequently than on the hour, an NWS official in Anchorage said. Upon evaluation of minute-to-minute temperatures, the weather service said, meteorologists saw that at exactly 5 p.m. the temperature spiked to 89.6 degrees before cooling back down to 87.8 five minutes later.” Anchorage news. Airport exhaust due to winds and construction equipment around the sensor building.

        The station 5.6 miles away never got higher than 79.

    • rsmurf Says:

      And little tiny men who were shrunk down carry all the internet traffic in suitcases.

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      The issue of exploding population may be ignored by some, but the issue of the increase of global heat from the extra CO2 the from the burning of fossil fuels is being denied by you.

      • jerrydogood Says:

        You folks are true believers, I respect your right to your religion but why not respect others rights to their views?

        I see you making no comments on exploding populations which is the cause of many of the current problems in places like say Miami. You make a fuss about hurricanes like Katrina and ignore what actually was the reason for the problems which was not the hurricane, but building below sea level to satisfy the increase in the populations need for new homes. The old part of New Orleans, the part built on the bluff, never got wet from flooding.

        It has been warmer in the past from heating by the sun. If one looks at the actual warming since the little ice age from increased CO2 one gets less than 1/2 of a degree Fahrenheit leaving the sun as the actual warmer of the world even if it has not been warming the world for a while as some data sources indicate.

        I submit that 1/2 of a degree warming or less is not an issue we need to get all wrapped up in when many other issues are of far greater concern.

        • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

          Do you, or do you not acknowledge that the arctic ice, antarctic ice, and total glacial ice have melted more than in the history of human civilization?

          Please explain to me how overpopulation of humans alone is melting the ice and warming the oceans as measured by the network of Argo floats.

    • redskylite Says:

      Forget just Alaska, in 1915 the GLOBAL Land-Ocean Temperature Index was measured at -0.13 °C (compared to the climate period base period: 1951-1980), what do you expect it will be in 2019 ? clue it has been +0.82°C for the last 2 years.

      https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/tabledata_v4/GLB.Ts+dSST.txt

      • jerrydogood Says:

        I note you refer to Giss. There is a problem with Giss, it is a manufactured temperature subject to a whole mass of changes and adjustments. The inventor of Giss said at one time any temperatures prior to around 1950 were so unreliable you could not use them. Needless to say the priests of Giss have labored on and corrected all those problems to give us the latest version of Voodoo claiming to be science out to a hundredth of a degree. You do know that temperatures were rounded to 1 degree so pretending +.82 or -.13 degree is an exercise in rounding denial.

        The actual measurement at the Fairbanks airport was reported as follows. “The weather service first reported that a record of 89 degrees had been reached in an hourly sampling of airport weather. The actual temperature was 89.1, but it is the weather service’s practice to round to the nearest whole number.

        But because the temperature of record is collected at an airport, it is sampled more frequently than on the hour, an NWS official in Anchorage said. Upon evaluation of minute-to-minute temperatures, the weather service said, meteorologists saw that at exactly 5 p.m. the temperature spiked to 89.6 degrees before cooling back down to 87.8 five minutes later.” Anchorage news. Airport exhaust due to winds and construction equipment around the sensor building.

        The station 5.6 miles away never got higher than 79.

        • redskylite Says:

          If you don’t like the U.S agency then look at the Japanese counterpart, notice the trend line is rising since 1915, why do you think that is ?

          There are also other independent countries keeping stats, Hong Kong observatory is one.

          http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/jul_wld.html

          • jerrydogood Says:

            The Japanese and English versions of Giss all use the same types of adjustments which arrive at the same conclusions. The Pope’s bible is in use by all the Catholic churches so the conclusions are pretty much the same, That same thing happens in science. The problem is other studies do not support those conclusions in detail or the reasons for changes. When you can get the ground sets to agree with the models and the models to accurately predict past climate back a few thousand years at least than one can have a high confidence in the conclusions. The actual issue is the importance of CO2 to climate warming. Since CO2 in past few millions years has zero influence on climate changes far more drastic than any of the models predictions, reality would seem to indicate CO2 is a pretty small potato in climate change.

    • neilrieck Says:

      This is a classic strawman argument where YOU erected a strawman then knocked it down to claim victory. The truth of the matter is this: the Earth’s average temperature is tied to CO2 levels which are supposed to oscillate between 180 ppm and 280 ppm. This month it is at 414 ppm which is primarily due to the activities of 7.6 billion humans adding to natural effects (plants, animals, volcanoes, etc.) which results in this: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/service/global/global-land-ocean-mntp-anom/201401-201412.png

      • jerrydogood Says:

        I am not tying anything to any straw man. I am pointing out with examples problems with the claims.

        You are the person claiming CO2 is tied to warming. You simply ignore the warming periods before the last ice age, the ice age, the sudden warming out of that ice age, several warm periods since that ice age, the little ice age and jump to the conclusion that CO2 is tied to current warming rather than other possible sources.

        Your source is simply an adjusted record of temperatures which may or may not be correct. Here is another source suggesting a warmer past and that we are still colder than back than https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1367912017306211

        Before going down that route of blaming CO2 or not and dueling sources lets find out what caused all those prior changes. The only thing which seems a likely cause is the sun which is in a more active phase for the last few hundred years one such study I gave as an example, another study used meteors, all suggest the sun is more active or at least was more active.

        What we do is important for our future, doing the wrong thing is not a good idea.

        • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

          Wrong link. That link goes to Pollen record of the mid- to late-Holocene centennial climate change on the East coast of South Korea and its influential factors, which discusses local temperatures along a part of the western edge of the Pacific Ocean and the history of ENSO (El Niño/Southern Oscillation) and changes in insolation.

          ENSO, as you should know, is cycle of heat moving back and forth between the upper ocean and the atmosphere, and insolation varies in the short term based on aerosols (like volcanic eruptions). Additionally, scientists (including the writers of the paper) know that the East coast of South Korea is not the whole planet.

  2. redskylite Says:

    Meanwhile the politicking goes on . . .

    Dunleavy’s “draconian cut” of $130 million is “really stunning,” University of Alaska president James Johnsen told Eos.

    Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy’s decision to slash the state’s funding for the University of Alaska by nearly 41% has the academic and research community up in arms. They are waging a nail-biter campaign to convince the state legislature to override what they say will be devastating and long-lasting damage to the university and the state, as well as to world-class research about the Arctic, climate change, and a host of other disciplines.

    Alaska is facing “some of the most substantial changes you are seeing within the U.S. or possibly even throughout the Arctic at the moment,” he told Eos.

    “Alaska is at a major crossroads. Fifty years from now, 20 years from now, probably 10 years from now, the state likely will look very different than what it looks like today. The university is the only tool the state has to look into the future in a broad and educated informed way and help the state figure out what are our options. By enforcing these cuts, the legislature and people of Alaska are depriving themselves of that opportunity to look at these different options.”

    https://eos.org/articles/university-of-alaska-faces-budget-crisis

    • jerrydogood Says:

      Another way to look at things is the governor has an amount of tax money to spend. Spending it on medical care or education of the kids or police or pot hole repair my have a higher priority than spending it on some PHd’s favorite hobby. The PHd’s always complain if you stop funding their favorite hobby and they always say the world is ending. There are other PHd’s working on the problems, thousands of them, just less will be doing it in Alaska, Maybe they can teach the kids in the university instead.

      • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

        The State of Alaska does have new and increasing expenses, including a lot of road, pipeline, railway and structure damage from the rapid melting of the permafrost. Ground layers that have been frozen for thousands of years are starting to melt. I guess all that surface ice and permafrost are melting as a new hobby.


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