Tuesday, July 12, 2022

No, Dallas Summers Are Not Getting Hotter

Following up on my story (immediately below) about a lack of wind power putting a strain on the Texas electrical grid, there was a nation news story quoting 
Climate Central -- an advocacy organization -- that says Dallas-Ft. Worth's summers are getting hotter. Per official NOAA data, that isn't true.

Using Dallas County as an example, summer temperatures are cooler in spite of the huge increase in population and corresponding urbanization. Here is the data from 1900 to 2021.

The cherry on the cupcake is that Dallas Co. is also wetter in summer (and the year around).
That is not to say the summer of 2022 hasn't been hot -- it has. But, one summer does not a climate make. That is known as weather. 

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