“Chicago seemingly switched from summer to fall overnight,” NBC Chicago reported yesterday. “Temperatures plunged from a high near 80 degrees on Wednesday to the mid-50s on Thursday, and by mid-day the area set a record low for high temps.”
“On this date in 1940, the coolest high temp was 61 degrees; on Thursday, O’Hare Airport recorded a high of 56 degrees.”
“The National Weather Service says a new record low temperature was set at Missoula, with Friday morning’s 25 degrees breaking the old record of 28 that was set back in September of 1988,” kaj18.com reported today. “The NWS also reports Kalispell also broke the cold weather record for this date, although it’s a mark that wasn’t as old.”
“This morning’s low of 23 degrees was below the old record of 24 that was set on Sept. 12, 2012.”
The NWS also said that further south, in Nebraska, current temperature dips have potential to break records.
And in the Southern Hemisphere, Antarctica is on pace to set the all-time sea ice extent maximum.
“Taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on Remote Sensing Systems’ satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, there has been no global warming – none at all – for at least 215 months,” wrote climate analyst Lord Christopher Monckton. “This is the longest continuous period without any warming in the global instrumental temperature record since the satellites first watched in 1979.”