A cautionary word on extreme temperatures during heat waves…

We have been told that the July 2019 European heat wave brought record hot temps — e.g., 101.7F at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden in eastern England and 114.6 in France. But check out what happened 75 years ago on August 14, 1944 in New York City.

Amid the above-cited heat wave, check out this temperature measure in Central Park:

That’s right 117F.

But note how that 117F temperature reading was not heralded an official temperature reading for the heat wave, much less as the end of the world.

The above-cited “record” temperatures from the UK should probably be similarly dismissed as unrepresentative.

Read the NYTimes report.

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