Friday, August 31, 2007

Record high temperatures for September

Although it is not yet September, I am posting the high temperatures for September tonight. I plan on then taking a week plus off. I plan to begin posting again on either Monday night the 10th of September or, more likely, early Tuesday morning on the 11th.

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
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“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

On July 6th, I posted for the first time on my blog the record high temperature for Peoria, Illinois for each day of the month of July with the year the record occurred. I began the post with this paragraph:

Anyone ever ask you, “Hot enough for you?” It seems like I hear that every summer. I was at a funeral recently. I can’t remember the age of the person but I think she was around 90 years of age. One of the individuals who talked about her life mentioned that she often talked about how hot it was in 1936. 1936? But global warming is a new phenomenon! How could it be hot in 1936?

Since August concludes tonight, I thought I would once again post the record highs for the month of September. First however, a reminder of some of the information posted about the record highs for July and August.

For July:

01) The high temperature for every day in July was 100° or more.
02) There were 12 straight days of record high temperatures in 1936.
03) 13 of the record highs for July occurred in 1936.
04) There were 6 other days in July where record highs were recorded in the 1930’s.
05) The most recent record high in July occurred in 1988 at 102° on July 31st.

For August:

01) There were 7 dates in August 1936 that were record highs.
02) There was also another record high in 1930 giving a total of 8 for the decade.
03) There were 2 dates in the 2000’s where a record high was set.
04) 2000 had a record high of 96°.
05) 2003 had a record high of 98°.
06) 11 days were under 100°— ranging from 96 to 99°.
07) 20 days were 100° or more.

What were the temperature results for August in Peoria in 2007? No record highs were broken or tied. The average temperature for August was higher than the average temperature for the month. We have been fluctuating with a higher than average month and then a lower than average month in relation to average temperature. For the year, the average temperature is now 2° above average.

However, even predictions a few days in advance of the day have occasionally been wrong. Here are a few examples of incorrectly forecasted temperatures printed in the Peoria Journal Star as provided by “Central Illinois 5-Day Forecast by Accu Weather®.”

01) On 8/7/07, B6 the prediction was 97° for 8/8/07; the actual was 88° (8/9/07, B6).
02) On 8/9/07, B6 the prediction was 98° for the day; the actual was 84° (8/10/07, B6).
03) On 8/11/07, B8 the prediction was 95° for the day; the actual was 90° (8/12/07, B8).
04) On 8/14/07, B6 the prediction was 98° for the day; the actual was 91° (8/15/07, B6).
05) On 8/16/07, B6 the prediction was 95° for the day; the actual was 81° (8/17/07, B6).
06) On 8/18/07, B8 the prediction was 85° for the day; the actual was 74° (8/19/07, B8).
07) On 8/19/07, B8 the prediction was 82° for the day; the actual was 89° (8/20/07, B6).
08) On 8/19/07, B8 the prediction was 89° for 8/20/07; the actual was 78° (8/21/07, B6).
09) On 8/23/07, B6 the prediction was 88° for 8/26/07; the actual was 82° (8/27/07, B6).
As I’ve said before, if the weather can not be accurately predicted a few days in advance, how in the world can people actually expect that they can accurately predict the climate 50 years in advance?

Here are the September record high temperatures for Peoria.

The Peoria Journal Star on July 1, 2007, page S4 published “The Weather Month by Month.” According to the Peoria Journal Star, here are the record highs for Peoria for the month of September with the year of that record high.

“September 1……. 101 ……. 1913
September 2……. 100 ……. 1913
September 3……. 099 ……. 1913
September 4……. 097 ……. 1925
September 5……. 104 ……. 1899
September 6……. 101 ……. 1899
September 7……. 101 ……. 1939*
September 8……. 100 ……. 1922
September 9……. 100 ……. 1933*
September 10……. 097 ……. 1897
September 11……. 098 ……. 1933*
September 12……. 097 ……. 1939*
September 13……. 099 ……. 1939*
September 14……. 102 ……. 1939*
September 15……. 100 ……. 1939*
September 16……. 094 ……. 1939*
September 17……. 095 ……. 1927
September 18……. 095 ……. 1895
September 19……. 095 ……. 1948
September 20……. 094 ……. 1940
September 21……. 093 ……. 1940
September 22……. 093 ……. 1930*
September 23……. 092 ……. 1937*
September 24……. 092 ……. 1933*
September 25……. 092 ……. 1891
September 26……. 093 ……. 1897
September 27……. 090 ……. 1891
September 28……. 090 ……. 1953
September 29……. 098 ……. 1953
September 30……. 091 ……. 1933*

For September:

01) 6 days in 1939 were record high temperatures.
02) 5 days in a row in 1939 had record high temperatures.
03) 4 days in 1933 were record high temperatures.
04) 2 other days in the 1930’s had record high temperatures.
05) For each day in September, the record high temperature was 90° or more.
06) 9 of the record high temperatures were 100° or more.
07) September 15th is the latest date for a 100° temperature which occurred in 1939.
08) 7 of the record high temperatures were in the 1890’s.
09) The most recent record high temperature in September occurred in 1953 (twice).

So, what does all this prove? Maybe not much. Maybe, that it takes more than one month or more than one decade standing alone to scientifically establish a concept that may have tremendous impact on our world. One thing is certain. The 1930’s (12 record highs) was still a hot month for a significant number of days and the world didn’t come to an end as we know it.

As I’ve said before, no human can accurately predict what the weather is going to be like 50 years from today. We have difficulty predicting with 100% accuracy what the weather is going to be like seven days from now. This I do know. If GOD wants global warming as predicted by the “Al Gore gang” to occur, there is NOTHING man can do to stop it. If GOD doesn’t want global warming to occur, it won’t, no matter what man does. Of course, God could always let man proceed as they choose without HIS hand in it either way. I don’t know what will occur 50 years from now and NEITHER DOES any other human on this planet!

This I also know. If I were living a life of SIN, I’d be more concerned about what GOD will do today and tomorrow or what will happen after my death than what is going to occur in another 50 years!!!

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6: 7-8 (NIV)


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