Another High Temp Record Falls

Posted December 11, 2007

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— Another record high was broken Tuesday as the high temperature at Raleigh-Durham International Airport hit 74 degrees before 3 p.m. today.

 The old record for Dec. 11 was 72 degrees, set in 1971.

The high of 81 degrees Monday at Raleigh-Durham International Airport set a new record for Dec. 10. The previous record high for the date was 76 degrees set in 1972.

Monday's 81 degrees was also the warmest December day on record at the airport.

The balmy weather will be a distant memory come Saturday and Sunday, when high temperatures will be 30 degrees colder.


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  • RideItOut Dec 12, 2007

    I'm not clear on how you see observations as emotions. I don't read biased articles based on what is going on within my own property and the environment around me. I simply observe and make rational judgments.
    Please observe the 200,000 year graph that shows the recent levels of CO2 beginning to skyrocket and are clearly above any previous level.
    This is clear and unclouded by bias.
    Now, if you think this unprecedented rise isn't caused by us, then you need to come up with a convincing answer as to where it is originating.
    If you think it is caused by us, but will not have an effect on our climate, then you will need to observe and then decide for yourself what is happening.
    There is a reason why we have air quality warnings on the news and why the sky above Raleigh has a hazy brownish-orange tint to it, and in my opinion, it isn't caused by volcanoes.

  • rayzer Dec 11, 2007

    RideitOut, use all the emotion you like; I'll use science. The real marketing you refer to is done of the other side of this issue - the ones who are peddling this phony emergency.

    If .12% is small then it means humans don't significantly contribute to greenhouse gases! As to the warming effect of man-caused CO2 vs other contributors (volcanoes, so on) the climate doesn't know the difference.

    The earth has been cooler in the past than today and it has been hotter. CO2 levels have been lower than today and they have been higher. They will be lower in the future and they will be higher. And human beings contribute very near zero to any of this.

  • RideItOut Dec 11, 2007

    I don't know a thing about your numbers. Looks perfect to me. But what I mean about marketing is that certain special interests will use certain statistics because they sound more convincing of their agenda: .12 of 100%, boy that's small! There is no way that amounts to anything.
    In what way do you know that .12 has an effect or not?
    Maybe you don't understand because it works so well on you.
    I've lived in NC my whole life. I've seen the worst hurricanes, the worst flooding, the worst drought, record snow, record heat over and over and all this in the last 11 years. 30 year old trees in my yard are dying from a lack of rain - they are telling me something.
    These are called indicators.
    Now you couple those with similar events happening across the globe and you've got what would appear to any reasonable person a dire situation that calls for immediate planning.
    When the number one thing you can do to help the situation is conserve, the motivation behind the message isn't money.

  • rayzer Dec 11, 2007

    No marketing here, just scientific facts......... exactly which one do you disagree with?

    The majority of published scientist agree that human caused global warming is a myth.

    Enjoy feeling guilty!

  • grayboomerang Dec 11, 2007

    You know what was strange today...I left Raleigh and it was 67 degrees....I drove to Youngsville and it was in the mid 50s. It didn't get above 62 all day there.

  • Just Mojo Dec 11, 2007

    if you dont like the weather in NC, just wait a minute, it will change....enjoy the break in the heating bills people, pray for rain

  • RideItOut Dec 11, 2007

    Rayzer, It seems you have a degree in marketing. Well order to sell your those non-thinkers who like to regurgitate facts around the water cooler.
    The rise of CO2 in the atmosphere compared to our growth in CO2 output over the last 150 years is in direct correlation. It's not hard to tell from a graph and is much less susceptible to marketing fact manipulation.

    This is why it is so easy to sell nonsense, marketers have perfected the process of creating distracting mental "noise" to cloud their true intentions and the true essence of the product being sold.

    This is fun....and easy!

  • rayzer Dec 11, 2007

    Denial....... so true...... like denying scientific facts. Like the fact that 95% of greenhouse gases consists of water vapor. 3.6% of the remaining 5% is CO2. Of that 3.6%, humans contribute 3.2% of that 3.6%. So humans contribute .12% to greenhouse gases. That's nothing, 12 cents on $100. Humans could not significantly affect the world's climate if they collectively tried.

    We could talk about another attribute - self guilt.

  • PaulRevere Dec 11, 2007

    There's going to be a big storm this weekend. We're on the edge of the ice/snow line now, but I just want something to fall from the sky...rain/snow/sleet. has all the details.

  • RideItOut Dec 11, 2007

    Denial is a defense mechanism in which a person is faced with a fact that is too painful to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence. The subject may deny the reality of the unpleasant fact altogether (simple denial), admit the fact but deny its seriousness (minimisation) or admit both the fact and seriousness but deny responsibility (transference). The concept of denial is particularly important to the study of addiction.

    In this case, a lifestyle addiction.