Ouch! July in US was hottest ever

Ouch! July in US was hottest ever

There are 33 comments on the WTNH story from Aug 8, 2012, titled Ouch! July in US was hottest ever. In it, WTNH reports that:

This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

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#21 Aug 9, 2012
DondoDork wrote:
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The first year I moved here, it was 128 in May!
Death Valley? lol

When I lived in Georgia, we had 2 straight weeks of legitimate 100+ degree temperatures.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

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Arcadia, LA.

#22 Aug 9, 2012
DondoDork wrote:
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The first year I moved here, it was 128 in May!
Yikes! I hope it was at least a dry heat :0)

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#23 Aug 9, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
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Death Valley? lol
When I lived in Georgia, we had 2 straight weeks of legitimate 100+ degree temperatures.
No, Arizona! Almost everyday from May-Oct is over 100 here.

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#24 Aug 9, 2012
dragoon70056 wrote:
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Yikes! I hope it was at least a dry heat :0)
Yes, it's mostly a dry heat here. Yesterday is said we were supposed to have thunderstorms but we never had them. It was really humid and 120.

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#25 Aug 9, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
Not arguing, but just interested where you get your information from
Met Office - Historical Central England Temperature (HadCET) Data
Summary
The longest available instrumental record of temperature in the world is now available at the BADC. The monthly series of temperature begins in 1659 and the daily data starts in 1772. Seasonal series also available. These historical temperature series are representative of the Midlands region in England, UK. The data set is compiled by the Met Office Hadley Centre.
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__...
milwaukee69 wrote:
the first graduated thermometer with a temperature scale wasn't developed until 1724 by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (go figure, huh?).
That's referred to as the modern thermometer, there were a few before that, as far back as 1593:
The History of the Thermometer
http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinvention...

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#26 Aug 9, 2012
DondoDork wrote:
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Yes, it's mostly a dry heat here. Yesterday is said we were supposed to have thunderstorms but we never had them. It was really humid and 120.
I'm sweating just thinking of it ;0)

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#27 Aug 9, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>Met Office - Historical Central England Temperature (HadCET) Data
Summary
The longest available instrumental record of temperature in the world is now available at the BADC. The monthly series of temperature begins in 1659 and the daily data starts in 1772. Seasonal series also available. These historical temperature series are representative of the Midlands region in England, UK. The data set is compiled by the Met Office Hadley Centre.
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__... text>That's referred to as the modern thermometer, there were a few before that, as far back as 1593:
The History of the Thermometer
http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinvention...
So before 1724, the recorded temperature was just, "way too hot or way too cold," right? I mean prior to 1724, nobody had a clue as to what a degree was - so I'm thinking records prior to that weren't very accurate if applicable at all?

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#28 Aug 9, 2012
DondoDork wrote:
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No, Arizona! Almost everyday from May-Oct is over 100 here.
"Yeah, but it's a dry heat."

I melted a perfectly good set of Chuck Taylors to the sidewalk in Phoenix in '78.

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#29 Aug 9, 2012
dragoon70056 wrote:
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I'm sweating just thinking of it ;0)
Ooooo, that's hawt, lmao!

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#30 Aug 9, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
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"Yeah, but it's a dry heat."
I melted a perfectly good set of Chuck Taylors to the sidewalk in Phoenix in '78.
About 30 miles away from me, every year on the 4th of July they hold a contest of frying eggs on the sidewalk.

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#31 Aug 9, 2012
DondoDork wrote:
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About 30 miles away from me, every year on the 4th of July they hold a contest of frying eggs on the sidewalk.
yeah, probably on the same spot where half my shoes are...

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#32 Aug 9, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
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yeah, probably on the same spot where half my shoes are...
8-|
LMAO!
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Buffalo, NY

#33 Aug 23, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>And typically blonde, IYKWIM.
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BTW, didn't you like people before?
yes

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