Staff climatologist Big Toe reading the thermometers today in the Inkstain World Headquarters weather station. His first assignment is to analyze data from the IWH thermometers as relates to the official National Weather Service readings. We are attempting to resolve uncertainties about the “urban heat island effect.”
Today’s IWH high was 81. At the Weather Service, the high was 73. Big Toe has concluded, based on this data point, that the urban heat island effect is real.