Opinion, Outside

It’s Not Climate Change

This past weekend students in Southern Utah experienced an early taste of winter weather.  

Sure, snow hitting your windshield in late September may be a little startling, but it’s not uncommon. As much as the climate change nuts would like you to believe this is some unprecedented event that means our car driving, fossil fuel using ways have sold us down the river, the truth is this isn’t anything out of the ordinary.

According to U.S. Climate Data the average low for September is 45 degrees while the average low in October in 33 degrees. Since we are nearing the end of September we can expect the lows to start dropping and the possibility of snow to increase.  

According to the data provided by U.S. Climate Data, over the past nine years Cedar City has experienced an average of 6.66 days with lows in or below the 30s in the month of September. So far this year we’ve only had three days with the lows in the 30s and we’re only expected to have three more, putting us within the average for the month.

While wearing gloves, a hat and a coat in September might not be the most pleasant thing in the world, it’s not climate change: it’s normal and should be expected.

If you have an opinion that differs from mine please feel free to research the topic and send me an email at outside@suunews.com.

Story By
Mitchell Quartz
outside@suunews.com

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