Digital Diatribes

A presentation of data on climate and other stuff

June 6, 2009 – Central Wisconsin Weather

Posted by The Diatribe Guy on June 6, 2009

From this link we see the following daily almanac for June 6:

Yesterday’s High: 74
Yesterday’s Low: 47
Precipitation Yesterday: 0.00″
Average High Today: 75
Average Low Today: 52
Record High Today/Year: 91/1950
Record Low Today/Year: 34/1897
Record Precipitation Today/Year: 1.80″/1905
Record Snowfall Today/Year: 0″
Sunrise Today: 5:13 a.m.
Sunset Today: 8:42 p.m.
Average High Tomorrow:75
Average Low Tomorrow:52
Record High Tomorrow/Year: 91/1988
Record Low Tomorrow/Year: 30/1924
Record Precipitation Tomorrow/Year: 1.84″/1984
Record Snowfall Tomorrow/Year: 0″
Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:12 a.m.
Sunset Tomorrow: 8:43 p.m.
June total liquid precipitation: 0.01″
June total snowfall: 0.0″
Snow Depth(through yesterday): 0″
2009 liquid precipitation total: 11.04″ (+0.07″)
2008-2009 Season Snowfall Total: 63.4″
Last Year: High 80 Low 60 .21″

A couple of things jump out to me. The first is that the record high occurred almost 60 years ago. The record low was in 1897, and while we aren’t expected to break that, we will test the boundaries.

The record high is 16 degrees above average. There is no value for the record “lowest high,” which is unfortunate. I’d be interested in knowing that, because today’s high was 55 degrees. For the math-impaired among you, that is twenty degrees below normal. That is 4 degrees more in the negative direction than the record high is in the positive direction. EDIT on 6/7: I was wrong… I just checked the official almanac page, and the high yesterday was only 51. 24 degrees below normal!

I’m not suggesting any huge implications here, other than it’s interesting. Oh… and it’s freakin’ COLD!

Fortunately, where I am it isn’t going to dip below 32 degrees, and even if that occurred in lower-lying areas, it’s been raining all day so there shouldn’t be a risk of plants dying.

I can’t help but wonder what my friends who seem to lament every nice day that comes along as some foreshadowing of a coming global catastrophe would be saying today had the high temperature hit 95, or even 90 degrees (20 degrees from the average). They’d be wringing their hands about how unseasonably warm it is, and whether or not our children will be growing up in a furnace. Amazingly, these people don’t seem to grasp how miserable the rest of us are when it’s 50 degrees, raining, and windy. I tried for two minutes today to do some garden work.

I want a high anomaly planted over my state for a while. It’s been a while.


5 Responses to “June 6, 2009 – Central Wisconsin Weather”

  1. Layman Lurker said

    I’m from Saskatoon. If you read WUWT you have seen a few posts on how cold it has been up here over the last few months (your NOAA map for May shows the area clearly). Snow in the SW part of the province last night. Multiple frosts over the last week or so. The normal high for this time of year is about 22C. A few days ago I was listening to a radio program where a woman from Saskatchewan was describing how the cold was affecting farmers and seeding of crops. She could not plant her Zuchini’s because it has been too cold. She attributed the cold to CO2 caused climate change! Another guest on the show tried to argue the point with her and she arrogantly laughed at him.

    One too many glasses of Cool-Aid methinks.

    I’m with you Joe. After many, many months of this I want positive anomaly and I want it now!

  2. clirus said

    It is cold here in southern United States also, and that is why I was doing an internet search on temperature data for 2009.

    As a nuclear engineer, we always said the environmentalists would freeze to death in the dark. Unfortunately the environmentalists will probably take a lot of people with them.

    The abuse of data by environmentalists has got to be the greatest mass mistake that has ever been done in the history of the world.

  3. Bob H said

    By the way, from a small town east of Denver, CO, my Dawn Redwood trees are just leafing out now. The rest of the trees around us are behind as well. Oh, and it’s been cool this June, not unprecedented, but cool. April and May were just plain cold. The trees are smarter than the environmentalists.

  4. page48 said

    I’m in the Southeastern US. It’s going up to 90 F tomorrow. Not unusual for this time of year. Strangely enough, though, the geniuses at the weather channel now call this “Extremely Hot.”

  5. Mike said

    I’m from Glasgow (Scotland), we bad a couple of weeks of glorious weather, so good that I was kinda hoping this global warming rubbish might be true. Having said that, we planted some carrots about two months ago and since we put them up they have grown as much as global temperatures have gone up this century (yes they’ve got smaller).

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