Climate Change? Temperature Hits 100 Degrees Above Arctic Circle, Just Like 100 Years Ago

The Left’s obsession with Russia continues – This time it’s a high temperature record.

Over the past few days, social media and news media have been overheating over a new high temperature record in Russia far north Siberia. For example, in this trending tweet, a claim of “literally on fire”.

Founder of the climate activist organization, 350.org, the ever over-alarmed Bill McKibben, who once wrote an essay crying about wilting corn during a heat wave earning him the title of “weepy Bill”, Tweeted on the tentative new record set in Verkhoyansk Siberia, touted by the Washington Post:

“Siberian town tops 100 degrees F, the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle. This scares me, I have to say.”

He’s scared? Obviously, he’s invoking the great universal boogeyman of “climate change” as the culprit here. After all, it’s what he does for a living.  Predictably, The Independent called it part of the “climate crisis”.

But, what about the other times when it got that hot above the Arctic circle, before there was even a glimmer of “global warming” aka “climate change” becoming a science social justice cause?

For example, this Associated Press article says:

“…it was 100 degrees on June 27, 1915, in Fort Yukon, [Alaska] according to official records of the National Weather Service. Records date back to 1904.”

Inconveniently, that pretty much cools down Bill’s claim of “the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle”.  Both Verkhoyansk, Siberia and Fort Yukon, Alaska are well above the latitude that defines the Arctic Circle. How is it, that in 1915, when “climate change” supposedly due to increased carbon dioxide in our atmosphere wasn’t even a factor, it got that hot? Inquiring minds want to know.

Or how about the fact that the previous record in Verkhoyansk was 37.3C (99.1F) in 1988, also before “climate change” was even an issue on anyone’s radar, and CO2 in the atmosphere then was just below the 350 parts per million that Bill McKibben considers “safe” ?

FYI, 350.org was founded on that value.

Source: https://350.org/about/

What the Washington Post, “Weepy Bill”, and others who are using this tentative record to justify their views on “climate change” are ignoring is that Verkhoyansk is also the record holder for the coldest temperature record outside of Antarctica. In February 1892, it dropped to a shocking -90.0 degrees F, the coldest temperature ever recorded there. Verkhoyansk’s average low in January is -55 degrees Fahrenheit, and temperatures there regularly drop to -70 degrees Fahrenheit or below.

So, how can a place be both a poster child for global warming aka “climate change” and ice-age like global cooling at the same time? The answer is; it has the most highly variable temperature range on the planet due to its geography and normal meteorological patterns.

Verkhoyansk has an extreme subarctic climate dominated much of the year by high pressure. This has the effect of cutting off the region from warming influences in winter and together with a lack of cloud cover leads to extensive cold during the cooler months. In the summer, the opposite is true, leading to excessively high temperatures.

According to the Moscow Times:

“Verkhoyansk holds the Guinness World Record for the highest recorded temperature range of 105 C, fluctuating from minus 68 C to a high of 37 C. The previous temperature record for the isolated town of around 1,300 residents stood at 37.3 C in July 1988.” 

In other words, such extremes are normal for the place. With just over a hundred years of temperature records there, and the planet being billions of years old, it isn’t at all surprising that we still haven’t measured the extremes of natural variation, both hot and cold, for this place.

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139 thoughts on “Climate Change? Temperature Hits 100 Degrees Above Arctic Circle, Just Like 100 Years Ago

  1. also how much development has taken place -you know, concrete buildings and roads?etc.Were was the temperature set? the Airport tarmac? I’d like to know..
    I’ve spent a “nigh” in Ft.Yuk er, Yukon in hot,uncomfortable Douglas DC-6 listening to the mosquitoes buzz against the netting..Back in the late 80’s -it was as I recall this was June15th or so-96F.

  2. I’ve never actually been to the Arctic circle, but it gets pretty hot in Alaska in the summer – the sun not going down at night, and all.

    • ….. and you’d think wee Scottie would know all about that, him having worked for a spell as a shipping lane weather forecaster after he left College only FOUR years ago. Now suddenly though he professes to know more than venerable temperature monitoring vituouso A. Watts of “surfacestations” !!!

      • Even worse when you actually look at his self professed CV. at LinkedIn, you can see that he actually wrote his degree thesis on the subject of the inaccuracy of weather forecasting models, and poor predictability of the Arctic Weather by studying the Norwegian Sea. If there’s one thing worse than people who pontificate about so called Man-made climate change, it’s somebody who Knows he is being economical with the Truth! Then again he does admit to have been “playing the fiddle” since an early age ! 😂

        Of course he was indoctrinated by the well known climate cabal at Britain’s Reading University. Second only perhaps to the shillfest at East Anglia University. According to the long list of “qualifications” he professes, there can really be no excuse for this drivel he has pumped out about the temperatures in Siberia and Alaska. He absolutely Must know the truth, and that what he has written there is utter poppycock and misdirection. EDF Trading will be very proud though, and probably furnish wee Scottie with a new set of bagpipes or something? 🤑

    • I’ve never actually been to the Arctic circle, but it gets pretty hot in Alaska in the summer – the sun not going down at night, and all.

      And that is one reason the surface of the planet Venus is so hot – average surface temperature of 462°C (863°F).

      It takes 243 Earth-days to complete one rotation, so its 122 earth days of constant Sunshine heating up the atmosphere.

  3. “Both Verkhoyansk, Siberia and Fort Yukon, Alaska are well above the latitude that defines the Arctic Circle. “
    Not really. According to the link:
    “As of 2014, the Arctic Circle passes through the southern portion of the city at 66°33′48.1″N 145°15′23″W.”
    It gives FY as
    “Fort Yukon is located at 66°34′2″N 145°15′23″W”

    • As of 2014? Does it change?

      Are there tourist attractions? Yes indeed.

      Pole of Cold District Museum of Local Lore

      #1 of 1 things to do in Verkhoyansk

      • “Does it change?”
        Yes, with axial tilt. From the link again:

        “The position of the Arctic Circle is not fixed and is drifting northwards at a speed of about 15 m (49 ft) per year.”

        • Give me strength Stokes you do play stupid games so part of the city holds the record the other part not … perhaps you might like to inform which residents wre ther at the time 🙂

          Can I also point out this is obviously wrong .. it is clearly some layman stupidity

          “The position of the Arctic Circle is not fixed and is drifting northwards at a speed of about 15 m (49 ft) per year.”

          If that were true the Arctic would be shrinking and eventually disappear, I suspect what they are trying to say is the disc moves so some places it will be up others down.

          • Nick is right.

            The Arctic Circle is roughly the line, north of which, the sun doesn’t rise for at least one day. link If you define the Arctic as anything north of the Arctic Circle, it could indeed shrink to nothing. That’s not the only definition though. link

            If the Arctic Circle were to move to the North Pole, we would no longer have seasons. Day and night would be twelve hours everywhere on the planet. I suspect the climate would be totally different.

          • Nick is technically correct and the article should not have said “well within” but that both sites are only just in the arctic circle.

            So unless we are nit-picking about a few seconds of arc in latitude the two sites are at nearly identical latitudes and the new “record” is fine line technicality , not a clear indication of “climate crisis”.

            Presumably, in 1988 Verkhoyansk was even further inside the arctic circle at that time, it is effectively “less arctic than it used to be. Maybe that makes it warmer around the days of longest insolation.

            The phenomenon on de-arctification needs more study. Please send more money.

          • Nick is not “playing silly games” , he is giving a clear and informed answer to a valid question.

            I too was confused by the “As of 2014” bit and was about to ask the same question. I’d never considered the effect of millennial orbital changes on the size of the arctic circle, so I’m grateful for both the question and Nick’s answer. I’ll go to bed less dumb tonight.

            If the arctic circle is moving north at 15m per year, it was about 1.5km further south in 1988. In case this is airport temperature data , the airport is about 600m to the north of this tiny community of 583 mainly Alaskan natives.


            Clearly then Fort Yukon was entirely inside the arctic circle in 1988 and the 350.org claim is YET ANOTHER FAKE climate record.

            Thanks once again to Nick Stokes for the informed comment.

          • LdB,
            The Earth’s obliquity ranges from 24.5 -22.1 degrees over approx 20,000 years (half a full cycle). We are currently at 23.43 degrees moving towards the minimum of 22.1 degrees. It takes 8333 years for one degree of obliquity change so we are about 11,088 years from the minimum.
            At 49 ft/year, the Arctic Circle will move an additional 103 miles north during those 11,088 years and then start the long slow retreat back to 65.9 degrees at the maximum obliquity. With such a long slow process, I really don’t think there is anything for us to worry about. The way things are going, Humans may not even survive long enough to see a 0.1 degree change.

          • Iffen ya all are gonna get picky then technically, the Arctic Circle is not a “circle”, …… it’s the Arctic Spiral. 😊

            spiral = winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve, either around a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone. … “a spiral pattern”

          • “If the arctic circle is moving north at 15m per year, it was about 1.5km further south in 1988.”

            I aint no math whiz, let’s see…

            1988 was 32 years ago. 32 years times 15 meters is 480.. meters. Where do you get 1.5km?

        • So you’re saying that there is a reason the high northern latitudes are warming besides CO2.

        • That’s very interesting.
          Do the tropic lines move by the same amount?
          How much global warming is caused by this effect?

    • At the current time, Earth’s obliquity is decreasing so give FY a bit of time and it will be well north of the Arctic Circle. Also is the latitude given to the nearest second the airport or just where in FY? Makes a difference.

      • Give the man a break. He’s obviously absorbed in answering my question on the Australia thread telling us all, with the appropriate mathematics, what the windmills and solar will do to the global and Australian climates.

        I mean, come on, he wouldn’t be ignoring that now would he ??

      • In my other hobby 1\1250 scale ships there’s a group who complain about minor inaccuracies in some small detail are known as Rivet Counters. The equivalent here seems to be the Arctic Circle has moved 50 metres so that does/doesn’t count now, or the average temperature usung a different data set is 0.001’C warmer.

        Rivet counting

        • Mr. Vorlich: Excellent! I’ve heard Mr. Stokes described as “race-horsing”, but I think “rivet counter” will come in handy in future comments.

    • It’s a pity you are not so persnickety about the amendment of temperature data until it confesses.

      If someone determined the number of angels dancing on the head of a pin you’d argue about their shoe size or the pin’s dimensions.

      Definition of persnickety
      1a: fussy about small details : FASTIDIOUS
      a persnickety teacher
      b: having the characteristics of a snob
      2: requiring great precision
      a persnickety job

    • So both are above the arctic circle, which is defined as 66°30’N. As for “well above”, it’s contextual. If you were driving the distance in a heated fossil-fueled vehicle on a paved road, the 7.44 km between the arctic circle and Fort Yukon would be a ten minute comfortable drive. On foot in the winter, it would be “well above” what you’d find easy or comfortable .

      • “the 7.44 km between the arctic circle and Fort Yukon”
        If you use the exact figure for the Arctic circle, I think the distance is 432 m.

    • Scott Duncan doesn’t know the meaning of the backspace delete key though, because “WX”, the company he “half owns” was sold out years ago to commercial interests. About the same time he took up his current post at EDF Trading … Who they? Why it’s the Carbon Trading arm of Electricite de France (UK Division). You know the owners of vast fleets of Windmills and Nuclear Power Plants. Oh dear, puir wee Scottie, have you been caught red-handed promoting your vested interests …. again ?

      https://uk.linkedin.com/in/scott-duncan-178abb100

      Ooerr !

    • Sometimes, a demonstration of the correct usage using an accelerant and a Zippo might seem tempting…

      • What is the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?
        A Hippo is heavy and a Zippo is a little lighter.

        Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  4. “In other words, such extremes are normal for the place.”

    that sums it up…nothing left to comment on!

    • Nobody has noticed the COLD weather system left of it turning counter clockwise pushing in the air from a far southern place where these temperatures are normal?

      So CO2 has nothing to do with the warm weather. It is imported air from the south.

  5. “Verkhoyansk holds the Guinness World Record for the highest recorded temperature range of 105 C, fluctuating from minus 68 C to a high of 37 C.”

    Brilliant
    Thanks
    Says it all

  6. Its end of June, the sun shines all day long, and they are tilted 23.5 degrees toward it. It gets real hot up north this time of year. 38C/100F is the record for many northern communities.

    • Most people who read the panic tweets don’t realize that when it’s blazing hot and humid a few months from now it’s already like Thanksgiving above the Arctic Circle.

    • It’s 15F colder 500 miles south of Verhoyansk.
      It’s 25F colder 1000 miles south of Verhoyansk.

      Verhoyansk is 90-67-23=46 degrees below zenith.

      26C is the maximum zenith temperature.

  7. Wow, Anthony, I can’t even imagine what -90 degrees Fahrenheit would feel like. I lived in Milwaukee for 22 years and lived through some brutal winters, including the Ice Bowl on New Year’s Eve 1967. This makes all of those Milwaukee winters look like spring thaws.

  8. Above normal. Below average. 10, 20, 40 degree temperature swings in a multi-hour period. Now, if it was sustainable over a 30 year period, without precedent… #ComfortablyNumb

    • Yes nn… This could be wee Scottie’s theme tune?

      “Hello
      Is there anybody in there?
      Just nod if you can hear me
      Is there anyone at home?”

      Dave Gilmore performs with (appropriately perhaps) ….
      The Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra ….
      (in Scotland “Baltic” being patois term for Very Cold!)


      …… Scott Duncan, that’s YOU, that DG is singing about !!!!
      😉

      • Thank you Jack Black, that song was awesome. I have been feeling numb as of late, nothing comfortable about it though. World gone mad and all that. The electric guitar was sooo uplifting, loved it!

      • Given that David Gilmour and Roger Waters have complete faith in Glowball Warming (as well as all other leftist memes) it might be best they never find out you linked one of their videos here.

      • The initial profile of David Gilmore of the video so resembled AlGore that I was afraid, at first, to start the video – I certainly didn’t want to see it snowing onstage with all those electrical instruments everywhere. But I did select the video, and have enjoyed it. Nice to be able to actually understand most of the lyrics to a song.

  9. In 2005 the Canadian Journal of Forest Research published a paper on Arctic tree lines from the Yamal Peninsula that claims that a large number of well-preserved tree remains can be found up to 60 – 80 meters above the current tree line and that the earliest distinct maximum in stand density occurred in the 11th to 13th centuries, coincident with Medieval climate warming. The paper was based on work done by the same Russian scientists, S.G. Shiyatov and R. M. Hantemirov, who were providing tree ring data to Keith Briffa of the Univ. of East Anglia’s CRU. http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/x05-111#.WXn71ojyuM8

    • Easier to visit (in normal times) is the extremely interesting Bristlecone Pine Forest in California, not so far from Mammoth Lakes. Definitely worth a trip, and you can see that the tree stumps dated to the Roman Warm Period are well up the hill.

  10. So, same old same? And these f**king idiots want to shut down the human race’s agriculture, energy production and manufacturing industries over this sh%t?

    • Same people who tried to shut down the world’s economy over a disease which has 1/4 the number of victims as the flu of 1968/69

      • “Same people who tried to shut down the world’s economy over a disease which has 1/4 the number of victims as the flu of 1968/69” No they did shutdown the worlds economy for that disease in 2020.

  11. Someone needs to follow up and tweet back the facts to him and his followers. Does that get you banned?

  12. The always entertaining Ben Davidson over at Suspicious0berserver.org claims this record high in Siberia has to do with the on-going geomagnetic weakening and a coming reversal event. He points out that this location in Siberia is where he claims the North magnetic pole is heading with it on-going movement and that may be the reason for this surface temp. I enjoy good science fiction.

    But hey, he’s making buck selling his doomsterism premium website access and snake oil filled doomster book for $200. Gotta love capitalism. I think it was PT Barnum that, “a sucker is born every minute.”
    Between McKibben’s 350.org doomsterism money-harvesting 501(c)3 machine and now Ben Davidson’s scifi doomsterism, I fully realize we are no better off than we were 150 years ago when hucksters plied the West with snake oil remedies and rain-making/water dowsing schemes. And for that we can definitely blame this pseudoscience craze on scientists in search of rent, a phenomenon that Michael Crichton pointed out in his famous, “Space aliens cause global warming” lecture.

    • Joel, I will see your “Ben Davison” 🌠 …

      and raise you with my “Rolf Witzsche” 🌞



      🌤 🌥 🌦 🌧 🌩 🌨 ❄

  13. These poor fools are more … ‘Liquored Up’ [Watson, “Do You Know What You’ve Been Drinking!] than Poor Sherlock … In The Attic … for weeks … “Order … Out of Chaos” … Violin and … Flies.

    Ha ha! 😀

    Jolly Good!

    https://youtu.be/PzqnDMIhKyw

  14. I line in the far western UP of Michigan… two weeks back we had a daytime high of 96°F, followed within 36 hours by a hard frost (sub-32°F), and then back into the 90°s a few days after that. Now we’re back to “normal”… day time highs in the mid-70°Fs and nighttime lows in the mid-50°Fs… pretty catastrophic stuff. Meh.

    Oh yeah, the mosquitoes and black flies have been unusually bad this year… don;t know whether to fry ’em or freeze ’em….

    • Feel your pain! Here in western PA we seesawed between 90s and freezing several times, had a hard frost late in spring. OH, MY, WEATHER!!!!!!! And CLIMATE!!!!!!!!! People who spend the majority of their lives inside temperature controlled buildings have no clue about climate or weather. F**ktards.

  15. Hold on. Isn’t this the same area that a few years ago reported data from the previous year? Wasn’t this looked into and found that any data from their was unreliable?

  16. Anthony,
    The left’s obsession with Russia will continue as long as they can keep filling their pockets with ChiCom yen!
    It seem as if EVERYTHING that is problematic for the US citizen is brought to us by the ChiComs through their bought-and-paid-for politicians, educators and media whores! Our failing school sytem, the ChiCom-19 Virus and these well organized protests and riots are just a few of the examples of ChiCom money influencing our politics and economy. You can bet they are ramping up to rig the 2020 election.
    Russia should be a distant ally or frenemy with the US as we have much in common outside of the political arena. Unfortunately, Slick Willie got his first millions installing the Russian Mafia in their government and the rest is, as they say, history! A tenuous alliance with Russia would offset the ChiCom attempt at world domination; but the DemoKKKrats would rather see the US fail than upset their Chinese masters!
    Who knew that basking in the sun for 24 hours a day would cause high temperatures? Not a fervent disciple of the Progressive Church of Climastrology!

    • Japan – Yen
      China – Yuan
      Leftists – Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling; not fussy as long as it’s OPM.

    • “The left’s obsession with Russia…”
      Has to be the longest bow I have ever seen drawn. From Verkhoyansk all the way to Fort Yukon. That also has to be a Guiness World record, congratulations to Anthony for an extraordinary effort. What is equally astonishing is his obsession with the left. Crazy times.

  17. Fully half of the US states’ standing highest recorded temperatures occurred prior to 1941. So there’s that.

  18. Well put- wherever the alarmists put “science ” should read Social Justice. It’s long been known and is an incontrovertible fact that global war was dreamed up as a cause, NOT a science. How stupid are are all those ” scientists ” who sold out going to feel when this crap is finally outed for once and all. Which is exactly what is happening with alarmists joining in with each and every social unrest they can. They have turned their cards now, and we see clearly the communist design.

  19. Que será, será – Whatever will be, will be !

    What of the hokum science of Climate Alarmists, like Bill McKibben whose entire lifetime is like the blink of an eye, compared with geological time ?

    His reference frame, like all other Humans alive today is based upon what he personally experienced, whilst alive and living in a cocoon of like minded souls. The Planet’s reference frame is something far longer. If only we had the use of “Doctor Who’s Time Machine”, we could send McKibben and all those other climate alarmism warriors back to the Jurassic period. Then he’d really know what “Global Warming” was all about, as he stood gazing into the vast gaping maw of a passing Allosaurus !

    Emerson, Lake, and Palmer tried to warn us about people like Gore, McKibben, and Dr. “doom” Schellnhuber. Can you dig it now in sunny Californi-aay?



  20. There does seem to be a lot of cherry picking going on. The associated press article that Anthony quotes goes on to say:
    “The highest reliable temperature in Alaska’s second-largest city was 96 degrees on June 15, 1969, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.” So in other words the 100 degree F record is not seen as being valid.
    And even if it was the temperature recorded in Verkhoyansk was 100.4 F making it the hottest ever recorded in the arctic.

    And while Verkhoyansk might have the record for biggest temperature extremes it has been consistently hot
    (over 30 degrees) for about a week which is well above the long term average.

    • First he complains about cherry picking, then he proceeds to pick some ripe ones of his own.

      Let me get this straight, any time a region is above average for a couple of days, that’s proof of global warming?

    • Global warming, which has happened repeatedly over the ages, and will likely happen many times again, does not equal AGW.

    • Almost as literally as Greta’s “One year ago I came to tell you “our house is on fire” … and now, it’s still on fire !” … why the hell she went to Davos instead of calling the firefighters as soon as possible last year ?

      • Cool lets build the biggest bon-fire possible. Old guys like you will be well and truely gone by the time we get her cranked right up.

      • Mr. Stokes: There are parts of Siberia that are not on fire. The comment can be read to mean all of Siberia is on fire. So you say all of Siberia is on fire? Literally?
        I know the extrapolation is weak, but I thought you’d benefit from looking in a mirror.

    • That’s an easy one that I’ve posted before – the voices in Bill McKibben’s head reached a robust scientific consensus.

      Personally, I think they let fame and fortune go to their head, because those very same giants of science then concluded that 400 ppm causes hurricanes.

  21. It never reached 100F, that was a media created lie, to sensationalize a heat wave.

    I looked it up, the actual high was 97F , which isn’t even a record for the date. Look at the June 20 data in the link.

    Here is what I posed elsewhere:

    Bloomberg didn’t give us a link to show it was really 100F yesterday, but I can show you the link that showed it was actually 97F yesterday, which means it wasn’t a record high for the date.

    LINK

    =====

    The link is to the climatology of the city.

    • “I can show you the link that showed it was actually 97F yesterday”
      What the link actually says is:
      “Past, current, or predicted temperature values displayed in a weather report may not always represent the warmest or coldest temperature for a location on a particular day.”

      They show the maximum of readings taken on the hour.

      • Your rationalization is hilarious, since it is still 4 days later the OFFICIAL high for the date, which is 97F

        Bloomberg never provided evidence that it was 100F, something YOU failed to notice….., neither did the Washington Post:

        If verified, this would be the northernmost 100-degree reading ever observed, and the highest temperature on record in the Arctic, a region that is warming at more than twice the rate of the rest of the globe.

        It will never be verified since the media is LYING about it.
        ===

        Meanwhile I posted the official data and the link to the source behind it, which shows it was 97F. How come you ignore that revelation?

        • “the OFFICIAL high for the date”
          Who said it’s OFFICIAL. You are just reading off from a weather site graph, whose makers give a caution that it does not provide the maximum temperature.

          Here is the WMO listing the temperature Bloomberg quotes as a potential record. They will do a bit more further checking. But you can’t get more official than that.

          • WHO states:

            “The World Meteorological Organization is seeking to verify a reported new record temperature north of the Arctic Circle of 38° Celsius. This was on 20 June in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk amid a prolonged Siberian heatwave and increase in wildfire activity.”

            ===

            4 days now, still no verification of 100 degree F day, yet media all over the world treat like its a fact, it really happened. You seem to accept with no evidence at all.

            Meanwhile I post the LINK to the official temperature data that still after 4 days, show a 97 F as the high. Yet YOU challenge it over and over while you accept the still unverified 100 degree F claim.

            Did you really get a PHD level education, it isn’t showing very well here…..

          • Stokes, like any 3-4 letter Org anymore, WMO is corrupted/infiltrated by politicization. “Official” has lost any credibility.

          • Yet 97F is the LISTED temperature for that date, 5 days later, it is still 97F as the high.

            If 5 days passes over simple raw temperature data being examined, then then by now it becomes obvious they can’t find the 100F in it.

            You should realize this is a simple verification process, yet with NO verification after 5 days, YOU still cling to the mythical 100F number that nobody can find after 5 days……

            You are trying hard to avoid that reality, it is hilarious that you continue to cling to a non existent number.

            Rational people would by now accept the LISTED 97F as the official high for the date.

            Snicker…..

          • The about page for you source of data says:

            the world’s top-ranking website for time and time zones

            snicker .

            In what way do you regard this as “the official” temperature for anywhere in the world

            Their source is https://customweather.com/

            Hourly Climate Information
            CustomWeather’s Hourly Climate Information offers a comprehensive database of hourly climate information for over 8,500 locations worldwide.

            This does not say whether these are WMO approved stations, some could be internet connected home stations. We don’t know. QA? No idea.

            If the official station is reporting from a min/max thermometer, there is no reason to suggest this “hourly” data contradicts the stated maximum.

            What you cite is NOT “the high for the day”, it is the highest on the hour measurement. You are a making false claim with great certainty because you running with bias confirmation. You set out to “debunk” the claim and them misinterpreted what you saw without question. You jumped to a false conclusion, yet will not admit it when Nick points out your error.

            All the hype around this need busting but to do so effectively does not mean being just as baised but in the other direction.

        • we see here in New Zealand a lot of weather forecasts presented as if fact.
          “record heatwave expected” most simple don’t happen but the narrative is established, it looks the same here, yes very hot 97F but not a record as predicted or hoped.

    • I checked out the link for 97 degrees F being the high temperature there according to timeanddate.com
      I dug deeper there, and saw that what they mention as the high is the highest of readings they show that were taken 3 hours apart, with the second highest one being 3 hours earlier at 96 degrees F.

  22. “Verkhoyansk holds the Guinness World Record for the highest recorded temperature range of 105 C, fluctuating from minus 68 C to a high of 37 C. The previous temperature record for the isolated town of around 1,300 residents stood at 37.3 C in July 1988.” yes it does yet the Northern plains of the US can see 106 F (41c) and -50 F (-45 C) I in my life time have seen in western North Dakota a spread 96C yes it 9 C off of the Verkhoyansk record but not something to write off. Oh by the way the -50 degree morning I experience was short lived it was 35 F by noon the next day, yes a 85 degree swing in a little over 24 hours. Note to public, the center of large land masses can see large temperature extremes.

  23. “It is staggering +20-25C warmer than it should be …” (Scott from Scotland).
    Scott apparently believes that there is authorized temperature for locations on the planet that ought to remain constant thermostat-style.

    • Above, Izaak is really concerned because the city has been above average for an entire week. How will the reindeer survive?

  24. As they always say to us skeptics, let’s not confuse weather with climate.

    Jan 2018:

    Bangladesh recorded its lowest ever temperature in history at 2.6 degrees, under the influence of a severe cold wave prevailing through the northern districts.

    I can’t remember anyone suggesting global cooling from such an event.

  25. Greenland recorded the lowest ever summer NH temperature in July 2017 and in Jan 2020 it was believed Greenland’s coldest ever temperature was recorded – also very close to the coldest ever recorded in the NH.

    In the case of the latter it seems the minute by minute readings were ‘lost’ and a slightly colder record not previously widely cited seemed to come out of the woodwork, which combined to make it not so officially.
    It was still one of the coldest temperatures ever registered in the NH though.

    Australia recently broke over 100 cold records.

    https://watchers.news/2020/05/01/records-tumble-as-cold-blast-sweeps-across-australia/

    The MSM rarely mentions these cold records, yet alone talks in hyperbolic terms, yet it instantaneously feverishly reports the heat records before verification.

  26. For the benefit of Scott from Scotland, it doesn’t look like the Siberian heatwave is set to continue at least not in Verkhoyansk.
    Happily at timeanddate.com the Verkhoyansk Fourteen day Extended Forecast is readily available on line.
    After a hot couple of weeks with temperatures ranging from 20 to 36, July 2 is showing a balmy 7 to 17.
    I would invite all commentators to go online to this site.
    It is as easy as looking up the weather forecast for your own city.

  27. Here is a though for the ‘greenhouse gas‘ theory Fans,
    How is it possible that the surface temperature drops below(!) the supposed greenhouse effect of 33 C above the SB temperature?

    Let me know, I’m actually interested in a possible answer.

    Best,
    Willem

  28. From the article: “Verkhoyansk has an extreme subarctic climate dominated much of the year by high pressure. This has the effect of cutting off the region from warming influences in winter and together with a lack of cloud cover leads to extensive cold during the cooler months. In the summer, the opposite is true, leading to excessively high temperatures.”

    I think that explains things perfectly.

    If you have a place that is prone to have high-pressure systems hover over it all the time, then you can expect very cold temperatures in the winter, and very warm temperatures in the summer. That’s what high-pressure systems do. The variable is how long they sit on top of you.

  29. You could leave the fake idea of “billions of years” out. Then your report would be free from undocumented theories.

    There is no documented proof for the theory of “Billions of years”. “Billions of years” has “evolved” from the idea that a lot of time is needed to account for the change of species which has never been proven by those who hate the truth about creation having a Creator.

  30. And in the UK, well certainly my SE corner it is very warm which of course means the crooks at the Met Office are already spouting ‘heatwave’ nonsense. A quick look at forecasts and the models on Ventusky show it all gone by the weekend. What they are trying to push for is a record June high so will trying everything to see if they can follow up the fake highest ever UK temperature from last year.

    • There giving wednesdays high at Heathrow’s airport 32.6c , that’s a heat sinsink area of tarmac and concrete. Thursday night will see the hot weather break down with thunder storms

  31. Fox News website had an article on this, another alarmist screed. It quotes several times from a CliSci named Overpeck, I vaguely recognize his name. He was quoted in the article as saying “the Arctic has not seen this sustained warmth for thousands of years.” I wondered who was taking the temp back then in Siberia, the Romans? May be the Minoans? He seemed very certain of it.

  32. Just a somewhat related aside to all of the above comments; back in the late 1980s I had to go to Fairbanks, AK on business.
    It was during the summer – it never really got dark at night – and the temperatures were very near 100 degree F.
    Of course, the flea bag motel I was staying in had no air conditioner; after all, nobody in Fairbanks, AK needs an air conditioner, right?
    I realize that Fairbanks is about 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle, but until I went to Fairbanks, I never would have guessed it could get real hot there.
    Live and learn.

  33. This is all related to our magnetic pole/field and magnetism in general, which are also affecting the jet streams.

    There are so many mechanisms at play here but one just needs to research magnetism to start piecing it together.

    • Found this info regarding the North magnetic pole on Wikipedia Gary.

      “During the 20th century it moved 1,100 km (680 mi), and since 1970 its rate of motion has accelerated from 9 to 52 km (5.6 to 32.3 mi) per year (2001–2007 average.”

      It’s interesting to see the graphics and how it’s moved about, through and out of Canada and now towards Siberia. Do we even know what affects this has on weather and indeed longer term climate?

  34. Anyone else remember the Great Moscow Heatwave of 2010? It was during the last solar minimum, when there were several jet stream blocking events linked to low solar activity. And yep we’re now in the following solar minimum and yep we’re getting jet stream blocking events again.

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