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July 24, 2014

NOAA – 28,504 Low Max Records Set in Last 365 Days

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28,504 Low Max Records were set in last 365 days according to the NOAA.

A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been.

This indicates daytime cooling.

Only 13205 High Max records were set. That is  over a 2:1 ratio. Brrr.

LowMax_2014_July_24

(h/t IceAgeNow)

 

May 30, 2014

Whitehouse Admits Warmer Weather Best For Economy

The White House admitted yesterday that warmer weather is better for the US GDP. (A very slight exaggeration on my part)

3. The first quarter of 2014 was marked by unusually severe winter weather, including record cold temperatures and snowstorms, which explains part of the difference in GDP growth relative to previous quarters. The left chart shows the quarterly deviation in heating degree days from its average for the same quarter over the previous five years. By this measure, the first quarter of 2014 was the third most unusually cold quarter over the last sixty years, behind only the first quarter of 1978 and the fourth quarter of 1976. “

There is some question whether there numbers are correct as this blog post discusses.

The NOAA suggests Q1 had the 9th lowest heating degree days (not the asserted 3rd)

 

Heating Degree Days 2014 Q1

But I think we can all agree that if more “Heating Degree Days” is bad for the GDP as the White House assets, then fewer “Heating Degree Days” would be better for the economy.

And therefore “Global Warming” is better for the US GDP.

We certainly don’t want to damage the economy by returning to the late 1970’s when “Heating Degree Days” went through the roof!  That would be a disaster for the US economy.

Hurrah!

April 5, 2014

Canada March 2014 Visualized

Filed under: Canada,Cold Kills,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 8:31 AM
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The data is from the daily data put out by Environment Canada. (It is wrong sometimes)

These are ONLY the “Normals” stations (the stations EC calculates anomalies for from the 1971-2000 mean)

The black circle in the top left corner represents 5C divergence from the “Normals”. Blue is cold. Red is warm. Click for bigger. Refresh to make it start over.

There are 3 maps: TMean,TMin and TMax. Click on each for bigger.

TMean
TMean_DailyNormals_2014-03

TMin
TMin_DailyNormals_2014-03

TMax
TMax_DailyNormals_2014-03

March 4, 2014

Canada February 2014 Visualized

Filed under: Canada,Cold Kills,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 1:39 PM
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The data is from the daily data put out by Environment Canada. (It is wrong sometimes)

These are ONLY the “Normals” stations (the stations EC calculates anomalies for from the 1971-2000 mean)

The black circle in the top left corner represents 5C divergence from the “Normals”. Blue is cold. Red is warm. Click for bigger. Refresh to make it start over.

There are 3 graphs: TMean,TMin and TMax. Feb 28 had average anomalies in the -8C range. Many were more than -10C. Polar Vortex!

TMean

TMean_DailyNormals_2014-02

TMin
TMin_DailyNormals_2014-02

TMax
TMax_DailyNormals_2014-02

February 8, 2014

Extreme Weather Alert: Canada February 1936

Filed under: Canada,Cold Kills — sunshinehours1 @ 8:17 AM
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The AGW cult likes to talk about “extreme weather” as if that is a new thing and all was nice and calm in the past before that evil CO2 came along. What a load of bull.

Inspired by my own post about 1930 temperatures  in Canada and Steven Goddards post about “extreme weather” in Montana in 1936,  I thought I should take a quick look at 1936.

Imagine you are in the middle of the worst 10 year heatwave ever in North America — the dust bowl — and along comes February 1936. The data in the graph below are monthly averages based on the 1971-2000 normals Canada uses.

The black dot in the top left hand corner is about 5C of difference above or below the normal for that month.

Of the 184 stations, 3 were above 0. 81 were more than -10C colder than normal. Animated gif of whole year at bottom. Click for bigger.

EC MonthlyNormalsTemperature1936-02

MonthlyNormals_1936

Stations More Than -15C below normal

Prov Stn_Name Anomaly
ALTA SION -21.5
ALTA MEDICINE HAT A -20.4
ALTA VIKING -19.6
ALTA FORT MACLEOD -19.4
ALTA BEAVER MINES -19.4
ALTA GLEICHEN -19.3
ALTA LETHBRIDGE CDA -19.3
ALTA CALMAR -19
ALTA CARDSTON -18.9
SASK BEECHY -18.9
SASK PENNANT -18.7
ALTA CALGARY INT’L A -18.4
ALTA HIGH RIVER -18.2
SASK ANEROID -18.2
SASK GRAVELBOURG -18.2
ALTA MANYBERRIES CDA -18
BC FORT ST JAMES -17.8
ALTA OLDS -17.8
ALTA PEKISKO -17.7
ALTA BROOKS AHRC -17.5
SASK TUGASKE -17.4
SASK SCOTT CDA -17.4
SASK YELLOW GRASS -17.3
ALTA BEAVERLODGE CDA -17.2
SASK CHAPLIN -17.2
BC ATLIN -17.1
MAN PIERSON -17.1
ALTA LACOMBE CDA -17
SASK REGINA A -16.9
SASK WASECA -16.9
YT MAYO A -16.7
ALTA CAMPSIE -16.7
BC BALDONNEL -16.6
ALTA FAIRVIEW -16.6
SASK HARRIS -16.6
ALTA RANFURLY -16.5
SASK MIDALE -16.5
SASK KLINTONEL -16.5
ALTA ENTRANCE -16.4
ALTA CALDWELL -16.2
ALTA ELK POINT -16
SASK NOKOMIS -16
SASK SASKATOON A -16
SASK BIGGAR -15.7
SASK DAVIDSON -15.5
SASK LUMSDEN -15.5
MAN DELORAINE -15.5
SASK MUENSTER -15.4
SASK INDIAN HEAD CDA -15.3
SASK REGINA CDA -15.2
SASK PILGER -15

January 20, 2014

North Dakota Cooling At -13.76F per Century From 1998 to 2013

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I would hate to be living in North Dakota’s recent climate.

From 1998 it has been cooling at -13.76F per Century.

Four of the months are warming. 95% of the warming has occurred in June and September. Eight months are cooling. 77% of the cooling has occurred in Feb/Dec/Apr.

The percentages are the % of cooling or warming the month contributes to the cooling/warming trend total. The x-axis is not the same for each graph because of the huge range.

NOAA North Dakota 1998 to 2013 - Trend -13.76F per Century

January 18, 2014

Decembers in USA – Real Global Warming is 12F Up from 1909 to 1939

Filed under: Cold Kills,Mockery,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 9:12 PM
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A couple of days ago I did a post about December 2013 being the 21st coldest in USA history.

Do you want to know what real global warming looks like?

12 degrees Fahrenheit increase from 1909 to 1939.

NOAA_DEC_2013_GrapH_12F

January 10, 2014

Great Lakes: Earliest the ice had frozen here since the 1930s

It appears “Global Warming” can make ice freeze early too. Ha!

(NEW YORK) — In the midst of record-breaking bitter cold, the U.S. Coast Guard has been relentlessly fighting against ice buildup in the Great Lakes region in an effort to keep important shipping channels open.

“The Coast Guard said it was the earliest the ice had frozen here since the 1930s, and the river connecting Lakes Superior and Huron has been some of the toughest ice they have seen. With cutting through ice, the noise is loud and constant.”

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http://www.wwgp1050.com/2014/01/07/us-coast-guard-battles-ice-to-keep-shipping-channels-open/

 

January 8, 2014

Polar vortex killed at least 21

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Brrrrrrrrrr.

“Authorities reported at least 21 cold-related deaths across the country since Sunday, including seven in Illinois and six in Indiana. At least five people died after collapsing while shoveling snow, while several victims were identified as homeless people who either refused shelter or didn’t make it to a warm haven soon enough.

In Missouri on Monday, a 1-year-old boy was killed when the car he was riding in struck a snow plow, and a 20-year-old woman was killed in a separate crash after her car slid on ice and into the path of a tractor-trailer.

In a phenomenon that forecasters said is actually not all that unusual, all 50 states saw freezing temperatures at some point Tuesday. That included Hawaii, where it was 18 degrees atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano.

 

 

November 13, 2013

October in the USA Since 1998

Filed under: Cold Kills,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 5:14 AM

According to the NOAA, October 2013 was the 37th coldest since 1895. 1963 was the warmest.

Is it unusual for there to be a cold October since … say … 1998? Nope.

They are spread all the way from 4th warmest in 2007 to the 4th coldest in 2009.

year Oct Oct Rank (1 = Coldest / 119 = Warmest)
2007 56.78 116
2003 56.57 113
2010 56.21 106
2004 55.55 101
2005 55.48 99
1998 55.24 91
2011 55.18 89
2000 55.17 87
1999 54.59 70
2001 54.39 64
2008 53.95 49
2012 53.91 45
2013 53.58 37
2006 52.69 24
2002 51.85 14
2009 50.61 4
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