According to reports, a ‘dangerous’ heat wave is set to sweep across the Midwestern, Northeastern, and Eastern United States this weekend.
Business Insider is blaming this on climate change even though the heat wave hasn’t even started yet.
NBC 10 in Philadelphia is forecasting it to be 96 degrees there on Saturday and 97 by Sunday.
Remember, the media is claiming that this is going to be a ‘dangerous’ heat wave. However, 96 degrees doesn’t sound that dangerous to me. In fact, it isn’t because the record highs for Saturday the 30th is 100 degrees which was set back in 1964. The record high for July 1st is 102 degrees which was set in 1901.
It looks like Detroit might break one record this Saturday.
Washington D.C. and Chicago likely won’t beak any records.
— USA news 2017 (@usanews2017) June 25, 2018
A typical mid-summer heat wave is in store for Southeast Michigan this weekend. The heat index will hover in the upper 90s to low 100s Frida pic.twitter.com/Jhnm2nHAwG
— NWS Detroit (@NWSDetroit) June 27, 2018
EPS 50th percentile highs showing peak heat Sunday/Monday, but also a chance for a 8-day heat wave for inland areas Saturday-Saturday. That’s…a lot. pic.twitter.com/gl3gX4VB7s
— Eric Fisher (@ericfisher) June 27, 2018
However, this incoming heat wave will not really be that dangerous at all. There will be very high humidity levels and there will be air quality alerts for sure, but the heat wave will not be historic nor will it be record breaking like the media claims.
This heat wave, like all of the others are simply weather, NOT climate.
In August of 1896, a brutal heat wave struck the United Sates which stretched from the Pacific Northwest to Washington D.C. to New York City.
1921 was a really warm year for the United States. The summer of 1921 was a pretty hot one to say the least. One of the biggest heat waves during that year took place in late May and Early June. On May 23, 1921, the eastern two-thirds of the U.S. was over 80 degrees. More than half was over 90. Two towns, one in Missouri and One in Indiana recorded temperatures of 102 and 100, respectively.
Six years later, in 1927, the USA was scorched by a series of minor heatwaves during the summer. However by September a major one set in across the Midwest. Another occurred in October.
In July and August of 1930, a scorching heat wave struck the east coast of the United States. Washington D.C. topped 106 degrees Fahrenheit on July 20, 1930.
July 19 – 102°F
July 20 – 106°F
July 21 – 103°F
July 22 – 100°F
July 23 – 94°F
July 24 – 93°F
July 25 – 100°F
July 26 – 100°F
August 2 – 94°F
August 3 – 100°F
August 4 – 102°F
August 5 – 102°F
August 6 – 88°F
August 7 – 97°F
August 8 – 104°F
August 9 – 102°F
By 1934 things didn’t improve. That summer was really hot for the United States. The worst heatwave of 1934, perhaps took place in May. Much of the United States was over 90 degrees that month.
Two years later, the summer of 1936 scorched the plains and Midwest. It was the hottest summer on record in the United States. Bismarck, ND recorded 121 degrees that summer.
Other hot summers and heat waves occurred in 1954, 1988, and 2012.
The fake news Business Insider is already blaming this approaching weak heatwave that may or may not happen on climate change, which is the most ridiculous accusation that anyone could make from a scientific standpoint.
Heatwaves happen. They have occurred in the past and they are sure to continue to occur in the future. The heatwaves of the 1930s were weather, and so is the one coming. Blaming every single weather event on global warming is simply lazy…