Just another cold morning at the airport

How cold was it at the airport this morning, here in Austin? How ’bout 38 degrees Fahrenheit. This was good enough for the record low, by 8 degrees, no less. It was also the coldest May temperature ever, by four degrees. I bet everyone will be talking about this all over town — not!

How ’bout if it were the warmest May temperature ever. Do you think people might find that interesting? Inquiring minds want to know.

Think there isn’t an internalized bias among most Americans (let alone Austinites!) regarding temperatures extremes? Guess again!

About Harold Ambler

I am a lifelong environmentalist. I started my journalism career at The New Yorker, where I worked as a copy editor. Since then, my own work has appeared in The New York Daily News, The National Review Online, The Atlantic Wire, The Huffington Post, The Berkeley Daily Planet, The Providence Journal, Brown Alumni Monthly, The Narragansett Times, Rhode Island Monthly, and Providence Business News.
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2 Responses to Just another cold morning at the airport

  1. Kevin says:

    Don’t jinx it! Here in Looosiana, it’s the best (aka coldest) May weather I’ve ever seen. 44 degrees right now.

    • Harold Ambler says:

      We had three record-low mornings in a row here this week. All-told, we’ve had more than 20 record lows since August…

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