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.
According to the NOAA, Indiana didn’t get the memo about CO2 causing warming
Have you ever wondered about the big bulge in sea level trend to the north of Australia and east of Indonesia.
Sea Level is barely rising elsewhere.
Well … it may be that the big bulge is just newly discovered giant vortices bumping into Indonesia.
Story here. Video here.
“Enormous vortices of water, measuring 60 miles across, spin their way across the sea at a deliberate pace—3 miles per day. Oceanographers have dubbed them mesoscale eddies for their middle size, larger than a wake formed by an aircraft carrier and smaller than a gyre. Each one is like an upside down mountain of water, held together by its own rotation and extending about 3,000 feet beneath the surface. In the video above, eddies show up as red and blue dots dancing around. (Red ones spin clockwise, blue ones counterclockwise.) Just how much water gets carried around by all these eddies? The total is staggering: more than 30 times the amount dumped by all the world’s rivers into the ocean, “
According to the NOAA, July 1936 is now back on top as the warmest month in USA history for average temperature.
The new NOAA page allows checking of maximum Temperature.
The top 3 are 1936, 1934 and 1901. 1931, 1954 and 1930 are in the top 10 as well.
According to the NOAA, July 1936 is now back on top as the warmest month in USA history.
Remember when they said it was July 2012? (see below for screen shot)
You can check here (until they erase it or change their mind).
According to the NOAA the first 5 months (Jan-May) 2014 was ranked 56th out of 120 (120 = warmest) .
The cooling trend for Jan-May dates back to 1990. 2012 was the hot aberration.
These are the anomalies from the Jan-May average. It has been a cold start to the year for the East while warmer in the south west.
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)
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.
Remember when “drought was the new normal”?
According to the NOAA the first two months of spring were 0.15″ above the 1901-2000 average. In other words … Normal!
Most of the country is normal. Northwest and southeast are wetter. Middle south is drier.
According to the NOAA April 2014 was ranked 75th out of 120 April’s (120 = warmest) . It was only .66F above the 1901-2000 average.
The 3rd warmest April in US history was in 1925 when it was 3.67F above the 1901-2000 average.
Other April’s warmer than 2014: 1895,1896,1906,1908,1910,1915,1925,1930,1934,1938,1941,1942,1943,1946,1948,1949 ….
Update: They updated the data. The took 2 tries before it seemed ok. My post is here.
Usually the NOAA data here and here is updated each morning. It hasn’t been updated since May 2.