Donald Trump Prediction Of An Early Freeze In NYC Fails To Materialize
Yesterday, Donald Trump made a big display of complaining about unseasonably cold weather in New York City. On Twitter, he declared, “It’s really cold outside, they are calling it a major freeze, weeks ahead of normal. Man, we could use a big fat dose of global warming!”
As usual, Donald Trump’s talk wasn’t anywhere close to the facts.
Actually, it didn’t freeze at all in New York City yesterday. The temperature got down to just 35 degrees, a perfectly normal nighttime temperature for this of year. For there to be something that could be called “a major freeze”, penetrating under the remaining canopy of leaves, into New York City’s relatively sheltered neighborhoods, the temperature would have to go down into the 20s.
The average date of a first frost in New York City isn’t “weeks ahead”, but just one week from now. There isn’t any forecast night of temperatures in New York City below the 40s for the rest of the month. Tonight, and all the way through the coming weekend, the temperature will remain in the 50s or above.
In short, this year, New York City will see its first frost take place after the usual time in the autumn, not before, as Donald Trump claimed. All Trump had to do was check the weather forecast before shooting his mouth off, but he couldn’t be bothered to take event that small effort. Instead, he wished global warming upon the entire planet just to compensate for Donald Trump’s own chilly experience with a day that was not unseasonably cool.
Just imagine what that lazy attitude could do, if given authority over the Oval Office.