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Is it really hotter??

Posted Monday, August 9, 2010, at 8:44 PM

I moved to Tennessee 25 years ago and lived on Monteagle Mountain for quite a few of those.

I remember fall time was fall, winter time had snow and ice...I could not got to work sometimes in Tullahoma due to the highway being closed.

It seems it is hotter now than it was... fall time is not as crisp and winter time is just raining and cold not a good snow in a while.

How about it, am I just imagining the fact I think summertime is much hotter than it was or just wishing for cooler weather.??

Love to hear from some old timers..


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Being so acclimated to living in an air conditioned environment has made summers feel hotter. I can well remember the days when fans (the old-fashioned kind with a piece of cardboard and a handle) were all we had to keep cool. We just spent about a week with our central unit out of order. Brought back those memories very clearly.

-- Posted by reilly on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 7:59 AM

Record high -

Jun 1952 106

Jul 1930 108

Aug 2007 106

Sep 1954 105

We have become so use to air conditioning our bodies don't tolerate the heat anymore.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 8:36 AM

I believe the temps are getting hotter. Since we moved to Bedford County 6 years ago, we normally just used fans for the summer. We would have 3 boxed fans in the windows and have the ceiling fans going. However, that didn't work this year. So we went to Lowe's and bought 2. This is the first time that we have had air condition in 6 years. We have them set on 70 but sometimes, it seems as if it isn't working because the humidity gets so high.

As for the winters, I remember growing up in Rutherford county (in the 80's) and having snow thick and packed every year. We would leash up our dog and he would pull us all over the back yard. But I agree, that the snow is not like that anymore. I think last year/earlier this year was the most snow that I have seen in Bedford County.

But I will never forget the ice storm of '94. I was a senior in high school at the time and I think we got 2 weeks off of school. Which I didn't mind, because it gave me more time to work on my term paper. But I remember you couldn't go anywhere, because the ice was super thick. My parent's cars were literally stuck to the driveway with chunks of ice.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 10:12 AM

yeah i remember that storm.. I could not go to work for a while. I had no water or phones for weeks. We had a woodstove so we had heat thank god.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 8:12 PM

The problem with bellbuckletn's numbers is they don't have any pattern... there is no consistent decade of hot temperatures associated with any of those years. While those may have been record days they were anomalies; i.e. they were random.

The earth, is getting hotter, and if you look at the research their is proof to disclose that fact. Whether it needs to be named anything for political reasons, is another thing but the truth is this heat coupled with the humidity is not healthy.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 10:27 AM

IS it getting hotter? In the words of one of our past presidents, "It depends on what you definition of the word "IS" is.

Here is a link to temp data for TN since 1895 when they began collecting data. http://climvis.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/cag...

Temps. this year are above average. July and Aug. average is 88 degs. hsitorically. Avg. days above 90 is 44 days according to Chanel 2. This year has already exceed that but we should remember this is the AVERAGE.

After God made the earth he said it was good. That means it "IS" because he IS eternal.

Our temperatures have a wide range that defines an average that can be seen on the above chart. This yr. IS definitley one of the hotter ones.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 1:55 PM

OOPs the link to the chart above doesn't go to the chart. You will have to enter the data (States, yrs, etc.) yourself.

The actual trend shows the state is trending COOLER by -0.21 Degrees.

So much for global warming in TN, at least since 1895 when data was started being collected.

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 2:01 PM

Try this link to check data.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/rese...

-- Posted by Liveforlight on Wed, Aug 11, 2010, at 2:03 PM

This is the hottest summer that I remember. what do most of you think?? I really do not think that most of us know what to think about this. I would like some one that is educated in this field to comment on this. maybe I could learn something about this.

-- Posted by gary ashley on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 3:33 PM


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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.