Could it be? Could we actually be getting good news in 2020?! Hold on to your butts, YYC, because Calgary is in for an extra week of summer this year… in comparison to how long summer was 30 years ago. We’re trying guys.
According to a new study conducted by Alaskan climatologist Dr. Brian Brettschneider, summer days have increased in the most recent 30-year cycle. However, in the spirit of trying to stay positive, it kills us to have to tell you that he actually believes that this is partly due to climate change.
After examining the hottest and the coldest 90 days every year between 1960 and 1989, and again from 1990 to 2019, Brettschneider was able to accurately compare the two.
Surprisingly, though his data, he also discovered that it got even warmer the closer you got to the coast or to the Rocky Mountains. This is because it takes much longer for water to heat up than it does land. Makes sense to us!
Some American cities that have both mountains and coastlines like Honolulu have even seen the most action in the last 30 years, clocking in an astounding 38 extra days of ‘summer’ since the ’60s. We are envious yet worried about just how many extra days that is. Wowza.
If you haven’t pre-packed SPF 30, we’d recommend doing so right now, guys. It’s going to be a long, hot summer… now, how do we install solar panels? Honestly, we can only handle an extra week of under-knee sweat. We’re capping it here!