Monday, November 16, 2009

DAILY RECORD HIGH TEMPS BEAT RECORD LOW TEMPS BY 2 TO 1 OVER PAST DECADE

Life Science - Daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade across the continental United States, new research shows. . . If temperatures were not warming, the number of record daily highs and lows being set each year would be approximately even, the researchers explained in a statement.

Instead, for the period from Jan. 1, 2000, to Sept. 30, 2009, the continental United States set 291,237 record highs and 142,420 record lows, as the country experienced unusually mild winter weather and intense summer heat waves.