Summer Swelter in Lewiston Nears Record

Another global warming spin by the Lewiston Tribune. But the devil is in the details. 

The summer of 2017 is shaping up to be a record-setter in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.

If both Saturday and Sunday see triple digits register on the official thermometer at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport, the seven-day streak will tie 2014 and 2006 as the ninth-longest in recorded history, Williams said.

“The farther we get out, things can change,” Williams said. “But if this holds now, we would be getting up there into a six-, seven-day streak.”

The city logged streaks of eight days in 1941 and 1939, and nine days in 2015, 1973 and 1942. The all-time record of 11 days smothered local residents in 1967, 1938 and 1897. That mark could be tied if the scorching weather holds out until Thursday, a distinct possibility according to extended forecasts.

So here’s the details:

  • The record for 11 days was set in 1967, 1938, and 1897
  • The record for 9 days was set in 2015, 1973, and 1942
  • The record for 8 days was set in 1941 and 1939

What I want you to notice is years that the record streaks were set. 7 of those were before 1980, before global warming started (remember our Ice Age predictions were the “consensus science” until the 1980s). 

How can the hottest streaks of weather happen when the earth was not even warming yet?