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No triple-digit temperatures so far this year

Thursday's high breaks low mark

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This summer has been the first in eight years in which Augusta has not experienced triple-digit temperatures, Georgia Climatologist Bill Murphey said Thursday.

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A man walks down Wilson Street in the rain to his car, near Central Avenue, on Thursday.  SARA CALDWELL/STAFF
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A man walks down Wilson Street in the rain to his car, near Central Avenue, on Thursday.

Augusta’s high mark so far this year was 96 degrees on June 12. Average temperatures the past six months have been the fourth coldest on record at 67.1 degrees. It’s also the fourth wettest.

“Years without 100 aren’t altogether uncommon,” Murphey said.

From 2001 to 2005, summer temperatures also failed to reach the 100-degree mark.

The current cool wave comes after the U.S. experienced the three hottest consecutive summers – 2010 to 2012 – since 1895.

Last year, temperatures broke 100 degrees twice in June and six times in July. The last two days of June 2012 saw temperatures hit 106, breaking the record of 105 set June 26, 1952.

Thursday’s 72 degrees set a record for the lowest high temperature for Aug. 15. The previous record was 78 degrees, set in 2004.

“The short-lived cool snap will last a couple of days and then we’ll start to warm back up,” Murphey said.

Triple-digit temperatures are still possible, but with the current weather pattern, they are unlikely before the first day of autumn Sept. 22, he said.

“We’ve still got a chance of getting some warmer days,” Murphey said. “There’s no way to guarantee whether we’re going to top 100 or not.”

The cooler than normal weather doesn’t necessarily mean there will be an early fall, as the three-month outlook calls for equal chances of above, below and normal temperatures.

HIGHS AND LOWS

High and low temperatures so far for August:

Aug. 1: 88/72

Aug. 2: 89/71

Aug. 3: 93/70

Aug. 4: 92/73

Aug. 5: 88/71

Aug. 6: 87/71

Aug. 7: 89/71

Aug. 8: 91/69

Aug. 9: 92/73

Aug. 10: 94/72

Aug. 11: 94/71

Aug. 12: 95/72

Aug. 13: 94/73

Aug. 14: 85/71

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chascushman
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chascushman 08/15/13 - 04:34 pm
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"Average temperatures the
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"Average temperatures the past six months have been the fourth coldest on record at 67.1 degrees. It’s also the fourth wettest."
man, if this globe warming keeps up we might freeze to death.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/15/13 - 05:41 pm
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Global Warming willing cook us to death by 2020

We must stop using this and stop using that.
We must revert to natural renewable energy.
It all mans fault

We need Carbon Taxes, we need $$$$ to fix things.
We need to invest in this or that.
Certain political groups and powerful families people make Millions $$$$.

OPPPS!
Climate Scientists caught discussing had to fudge cooling trend data.
NOAA admits to discovering a gradual cooling cycle started 12 years ago.

Climate Change,
we have Climate Change...its all mans fault ....
and so starts the next cycle of hysteria for financial profit & political abuse.

Bantana
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Bantana 08/15/13 - 06:47 pm
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i just knew...

many would bring up global warming. That's an old argument naysayers go to when refusing to understand the role humans play in our own demise. What is important to understand is that climate change is a direct result of harmful emissions and that we do have the means to mitigate some of those emissions. Just the other day a report was released that an even more deadly element is killing our atmosphere. Methane released into the atmosphere by natural gas fracking may be as much as 18% of the total of fracked gas extracted. And any person that was intelligent enough to be on a science track in high school knows what carbon dioxide and methane gasses do to our protective ozone layer and the resultant effects of such destruction. Talk to south Georgia farmers about the draught/flood cycles of the last decade and they will tell you they don't care what the phenomena is labeled, it's killing the growing of food. Genetically modified corn however is doing well enough to be used for ethanol to put in our automobiles to belch more harmful emissions into our atmosphere.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 08/15/13 - 06:57 pm
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There's Big Money

being made in these theories, How do I start one on Global cooling?

chascushman
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chascushman 08/15/13 - 07:24 pm
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" There's Big Money being
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" There's Big Money
being made in these theories, How do I start one on Global cooling?"
Cobalt, the liberals tried that back in 70s.

chascushman
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chascushman 08/15/13 - 07:28 pm
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"Talk to south Georgia
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"Talk to south Georgia farmers about the draught/flood cycles of the last decade and they will tell you they don't care what the phenomena is labeled, it's killing the growing of food."
Bantana, this has been going forever. The last 10 years in GA don't mean anything but it sounds good to the gullible.

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 08/15/13 - 08:17 pm
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wow.. the schools are really
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wow.. the schools are really lacking in the science department. It's called "GLOBAL Warming". The effects are worldwide, not just on your doorstep. The polar icecaps are melting and there's a higher occurrence of natural disasters and things are getting worse. The Earth goes through different trends but our pollution is intensifying and starting to affect those same trends.

Young Fred
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Young Fred 08/15/13 - 08:58 pm
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Anthropogenic climate change

Anthropogenic climate change is a religion with foundations built on sand.

Unfortunately for the chicken littlers, more and more people, even the low information folks, give short shrift to the issue.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/15/13 - 09:18 pm
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If I may be so bold, as to point out more cold

Between From 2000 to 2013 Bush Field,
I believe I just counted 5 years when the temp did not reach the 100's.

Fact Check for yourself
Note: Change ## to = the year you want.
http://www.erh.noaa.gov/cae/cliplots/20##.kags.php

Seems like a cycle related to something...

BTW: Aren't we coming out of the weakest Solar cycle in 100 years?
http://www.universetoday.com/103803/solar-cycle-24-on-track-to-be-the-we...

Note the GSU source of the data:
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/solact.html

Checkout "Maunder Minimum" for better understanding

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/16/13 - 06:56 am
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It is the SUN. Warming, no warming. The big guy is in control.
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It is the SUN. Warming, no warming. The big guy is in control.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/16/13 - 06:57 am
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And the total solar eclipse is on the way for the south.
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And the total solar eclipse is on the way for the south.

navycubfan
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navycubfan 08/16/13 - 07:48 am
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NocNoc

You're making my head hurt. :)

nocnoc
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nocnoc 08/16/13 - 09:33 am
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Comments based on story

Comments based on story published Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 no updates.

A habit of mine is to fact check, so when I read:
"This summer has been the first in eight years in which Augusta has not experienced triple-digit temperatures, ...

I immediately noted the 8 years, was strange number of years to select to make their a point.

Usually when I see such carefully a selected range of numbers it is done to prove a desired point or agenda.

So I pulled up NOAA weather history charts and found Bush Field "KAGS" and run the official numbers.

I found 2005 did not have 100's. So it has been 7 years or less than stated. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/cae/cliplots/2005.kags.php

I also noted over the last 13 years
My desired number to prove a point
Augusta normally has between 2 & 4 days a year in the 100's

allhans
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allhans 08/16/13 - 09:49 am
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We have just been advised

We have just been advised that we need a new heating and air system so please let the moderate temperatures continue.
The housekeeping crew will be here this morning, couldn't happen on a worst day..Ugh!

Jake
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Jake 08/16/13 - 10:56 am
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Just wait.....

....until I return in early October and then you will see triple digits.

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 08/16/13 - 04:47 pm
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I believe there are natural

I believe there are natural cycles - you know, like the 50 year storm, etc. Ever read the farmer's almanac? Sometimes it's scary how close their "predictions" get - and isn't it based on cycles?

On another note, I do think that we could be better stewards of Mother Earth. At some point, if we keep going like we are going, it'll be like taking a bath in your own filth.

Anyone remember that old commercial from the 70's with the American Indian shedding a tear over seeing litter? Sad...

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 08/16/13 - 04:57 pm
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I find that the levels of

I find that the levels of carbon monoxide and methane increase at my house whenever it's Mexican night...LOL

allhans
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allhans 08/16/13 - 05:02 pm
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Red...I think we would all be

Red...I think we would all be for clean (cleaner) air. No complaint there.

nanowerx
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nanowerx 08/17/13 - 12:12 pm
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...

"man, if this globe warming keeps up we might freeze to death."

Not trying to be pedantic, nor am I supporting (or denying) any man-made climate change; but if we do experience global warming...it actually leads to global cooling. On the surface that sounds weird, but is a scientific fact and has happened multiple times over the course of this planets history.

Let me explain: When the atmosphere heats up, it disrupts the natural current streams we have in our oceans. These currents carry warm water to the poles and helps regulate temperatures. When the globe heats up too much, it will stop this flow, thus leading to a cooling of the planet (think of water running through an old in-home radiator that heated the house).

::The More You Know:: ~~~~Rainbow

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