The passage of asteroid QU1 and comparing weather of 1931- winter and next years

Hamid Sadeghipour

                                         Date: 12.09.2018

A newly detected asteroid the size of a football field is expected to pass by the Earth on Tuesday, September 11 at around 4:05 UTC. The space rock, designated 2018 QU1, will miss our planet with a relative velocity of 12.5 km/s at a distance of about 10.9 lunar distances (LD), what corresponds to 4.18 million kilometers. 2018 QU1  18-Sep-11  10.9 LD   12.5   100 2018 RB1  18-Sep-11     2.5 LD     8.1      10 The winter of 1931-32 was virtually snowless and the UK in a mild southwesterly flow. Only on the 7th was there with a wind with a notable northerly component. This resulted in a mild month with few frosts and little snow. On the 18th, in Morayshire, a maximum of 16.1C was recorded due to the Fohn effect. February 1932 was a generally cold and very anticyclonic month. As a result of the anticyclonic conditions, it was an exceptionally dry month. Total number of days of wintry preciptation recorded at Lerwick for these winters 1929-30: 4 1930-31: 11 1931-32: 5 1932-33: 12 1933-34: 4 1934-35: 12 Not exactly brilliant for snow, the winters of 1929-30 to 1934-35 1932: The Year Without a Winter It’s a fact. What matters more in the current climate is not whether it is hot or cold but what the temperature is in downtown Washington, D.C. By “the current climate,” we don’t mean the average temperature of the United States or, for that matter, the globe. We mean the climate of weather hysteria that has pervaded American culture since the rise of cable television, superimposed on a scientific and political process that sees much more in global warming than mere heat. So the extremely warm temperatures of the last week in January have prompted the usual hand-wringing around the Nation’s Capital. That concern is doubly important as Congress is about to consider omnibus energy legislation. The President’s plan is to develop domestic sources�meaning Alaskan oil and American coal�while the Opposition wants to curtail fossil fuel usage because of global warming. Nowhere has there been a more stark choice of energy futures presented to Congress, so it isn’t surprising that all the no-burn forces in D.C. were wailing about the temperature, which flirted around 80� over much of the District on January 30. The pols forgot to notice that, across the country, it was snowing on the beach at Malibu. All of this makes for a very interesting historical comparison. While our political climate was different, weather may have been even wackier in winter past. As an example, let’s compare events in the winter of 1931�1932 to today. A comparative survey of Mid-Atlantic temperature readings from January 30, 2002, reveals in fact that January 16, 1932, was the warmest day averaged over the region in the entire 20th century, and that this year’s was a wee bit warmer. But these two January days also have something more remarkable in common. Also from the Washington Post in 1932: “The first snow in decades today fell in scattered parts of southern California as winter dealt a rude jolt to summer’s kingdom�in the rich valley of the citrus belt, where Riverside is located, there was a slight snowfall, the first in 40 years” (January 14, 1932), and “Southern Californians try to explain the first snow fall in 50 years” (January 15, 1932). The western part cold and eastern part of US are anomalies of weather in the USA in 1931-1932 winter