Oops: Record high temp in Scotland caused by heat from parked ice cream truck’s generator

Oops: Record high temp in Scotland caused by heat from parked ice cream truck’s generator
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[Ed. – Now that’s some funny right there.  As Thomas Lifson notes at the h/t post, WaPo even cited this temperature reading near Glasgow as an example of runaway “warming.”  Several illustrative on-site photos at the link.  Emphasis in original.]

From the “I scream, you scream, we all scream for higher temperatures” department. Yesterday, Paul Homewood and I went on a collaborative search to find the weather station at Strathclyde Park which had it’s all-time Scottish high temperature record denied by the Met Office, to no avail. It just wasn’t easily visible. One of Paul’s readers went to the scene and took photos, but it isn’t just the photos, it’s what he found out. …

I discovered that the weather station is split over two sites.  The anemometer and wind direction indicators are on the roof.  The stevenson screen is in the boat compound.  I have attached two google screen shots showing the position of the Stevenson Screen as well as photos.  The screen shot shows a large tent? close beside the Stevenson screen, but over the last couple of summers and without doubt in our extraordinary weather recently that position is taken up by an ice cream van which stays there all day with it’s engine running to keep the freezers working.  The boat compound is in a continual state of flux depending on what events are being held in the park.

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