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D.C. was Much Hotter During the 1930s than 2012

No one including myself will argue the heat this summer over the eastern U.S. has been oppressive and record breaking.

The Capital Weather Gang are currently making claims that the heat this year is the worse ever experienced in D.C.

Thanks to Steven Goddard using the U.S. Historical Climatology Network, we can now check out the real numbers.

Lincoln, Virginia has had 1281 days since 1901 over 95 degrees. 87% of those hot days occurred when CO2 was below 350 ppm CO2. There is no connection between heatwaves in DC and CO2 and anyone who claims there is simply misleading the facts.

The 1930s saw 268 days over 95F, or an average of twenty-seven days per year.

By contrast, the decade from 2000 to 2009 saw only 43 days over 95 degrees, or an average of four days per year. The current decade has averaged twelve days per year with temps over 95F.

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