## Sunday, September 16, 2007 ... /////

### Illinois, Iowa: record cold temperature

It's kind of cold in Czechia - right now we have 4 Celsius degrees in Pilsen. What about some other places?

Yesterday, the capital of Illinois recorded 39 Fahrenheit, breaking the previous cold record of 40 Fahrenheit set in 1985. It was the earliest sub-40 temperature since 1890.

Iowa saw frezing temperatures locally. That was also enough to set records. Ohio and Minnesota officials issued a freeze warning, too. Frost was also seen in northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan.

Unlike a heat wave, these events are not associated with a climate trend. Only warm weather contributes to the climate. Why? It's affirmative action. Warming was discriminated against in the 1970s when a new ice age was just beginning so it must be compensated now.