Coldest, Wettest & Stormiest – Obama’s Good Old Days In The 70’s

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

By the 1970’s, the Earth had experienced three decades of declining temperatures, which Hubert Lamb described as “longest-continued downward trend since temperature records began”.

Many will be aware that the coldest winter on record in the US was that of 1978/79, more than 1F colder than any other year.

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/

It is also common knowledge that the 1970’s suffered the most from tornadoes.

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events/us-tornado-climatology/trends

What may less well known, though, is that the US also had its wettest year on record during the decade, in 1973.

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/

Very few parts of the country escaped the rain, and the east and central regions suffered particularly.

cag_[ Statewide Precipitation Rank (accumulation between Jan 1973 and Dec 1973) ]

http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/map/cag/#app=cdo

Unsurprisingly, severe flooding resulted. The most notable was the Mississippi Flood between March and May, rated as the second worst ever after 1927’s.

File:Morgan City Louisiana Aerial 1973 Flood.gif

But the Tennessee Valley also suffered one of its costliest floods in modern history.

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