Monday, July 20, 2009

The Gore effect

Summer cold has broken the 1897 temperature record in Gore's home state Tennessee. Nashville dropped to 59 degrees early Monday and Knoxville bottomed out at 60 degrees - both tying records for the date. Nashville's high temperature on Sunday was 77 degrees, a record low for a high temperature on July 19. The previous record was 79 degrees set in 1897.

The National Weather Service reported the temperature in Chattanooga dipped to 59 degrees Monday morning, eclipsing the previous record for the date of 60 degrees, set in 1947. Early Sunday morning, the Tri-Cities set a new low for the date, reaching 54 degrees and breaking the old record of 55 degrees, set in 1984.

In fact, cold is breaking out all over - and there's not much sign of the barbeque weather that the Met Office promised us over here, either.