Average Temperatures and Adaptation

I was looking at the weather forecast for today and I noticed the historical high and low section (1947 to 2015).

For November 26 the average temperature is 7.7C.

If global warming occurs, how will we adapt to 8.7C or 9.7C on this day in the future?

Isn’t that a stupid question? Or just plain silly. There isn’t really an “average temperature” to adapt to. We’ve already “adapted” to a 26C swing in temperatures.

That’s right. The historical low is -10.5C in 1985 and the historical high is 16.1C in 1949.

I’d love a 16C day today! Isn’t going to happen today. It could. And it did. Back in 1949.




October 2012 – Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr according to NOAA

October 2012 was cold according to the NOAA.

The average temperature in October 2012 was 53.9 F. This was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average, the 44th coolest October in 118 years. The temperature trend for the period of record (1895 to present) is 0.1 degrees Fahrenheit per decade

74 Octobers were warmer.