Hype Collides With Reality On Climate Stats

Once again some of the national media have trumpeted the claim that last month was the hottest ever,but local statistics belie that claim.

Accordiing to the National Weather Service,  April in Lakeland was either the 51st coolest or the 57th warmest  April on record.

Records dating to 1915 show there were warmer Aprils in 1922 and 1929.

In Bartow, whose weather records date to  1892, the hottest April so far occurred in 1908. This year ranked 82nd on the warming scale.

It may have been warmer somewhere, but local data do not indicate cause for alarm.

Frankly the data may lead people to wonder whether someone is cooking the books to promote their personal agenda.

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