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Breaking and tying record not the same

Breaking and tying record not the same

 

Having been an observer of the “Gazette Almanac” for some time and keep the records going back to the 1800s, I know nothing of the weather other than what I read and observe.

For some time now, the “Weather Almanac” has been listing temperatures as new records, when in fact, the record for that temperature on that day took place years ago in some instances, decades ago. For example, the “Gazette Almanac” listed May 2, 2018, as the record of 88 degrees. In fact, 88 degrees was the record high set in 2001 for May 2.

As a jock in school, I was taught that a record was a record until broken, not tied. I realize that you publish what is given you, but perhaps your opinion might change this going forward. I’m sure you could agree that historical fact is lost in not doing so.

Let your readers decide.

L.J. King

Duanesburg

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