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August 19, 2014

Woodstock Ontario – Coldest July Tmax in 142 Years

Filed under: Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 10:10 AM
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Using Environment Canada monthly summaries, Woodstock Ontario had the coldest average Tmax for July since 1872 (which is when the data starts).

Warm July’s seem kind of cyclic too on this graph.

This graph is just July’s monthly anomaly from the 1981-2010 average.

Coldest5_ONT - WOODSTOCK Anomaly July as of 2014

July 24, 2014

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

Filed under: Cold Kills,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 2:58 PM
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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)

 

June 15, 2014

Will Britain Enjoy Fewer Cold Days Thanks To Global Warming? No.

Filed under: HADCET,Mockery,UK — sunshinehours1 @ 7:00 PM
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A new “study” is out.

“Britain will have fewer days of ‘extreme cold’ and will enjoy milder winters as a direct result of climate change, according to a new study.

The new research is set to cool growing fears that the Northern Hemisphere could be gripped by more severe winters throughout the next century due to the Arctic warming up.”

In these cases I like to turn to HADCET Daily Minimum data which is available from 1878 on. And I thought I would look at the number of days that the minimum was lower or equal to 0C for each year.

 Wow. 2010 had the 6th highest number of days that were 0C or colder. So much for “Global Warming”.

Year Days Longest Coldwave
1879 91 18
1917 90 28
1887 83 11
1888 81 23
1892 80 14
2010 79 16
1963 78 27
1895 75 32
1909 75 23
1891 73 13

What about equal to or less than -5C? Wow! 2010 was 2nd highest with 21 days.

Year Days Longest Coldwave
1963 26 5
2010 21 5
1895 20 11
1892 17 7
1940 17 14
1881 16 8
1985 16 6
1879 14 7
1962 14 3
1878 13 6

614 Days Under -5C 6281 Days Under 0C

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 13, 2014

NOAA USA January – 67 January’s Were Warmer

Filed under: NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 8:24 AM
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According to the NOAA, January was only the 53rd warmest out of 120. That means 67 January’s (out of 120) were warmer.

The lower 48 states were pretty much divided right down the middle. Very cold in the east, warm in the west and normal in the states directly above Texas.

Alabama had its 4th coldest January in 120 years. It was -8.3F colder than normal. Minnesota was the coldest state, averaging 2.3F. Brrr. Only 52.3F colder than Florida.

Here are the maps of average temperature, rank out of 120 (120 = warmest) and temperature anomaly from 1901-2000

Average Temperature in F

NOAA_JAN_2014_Map_Average_Temperature

Rank out of 120 (120 = warmest and 1 = coldest)

NOAA_JAN_2014_Map_Rank

Anomaly in F from 1901 – 2000 average.

NOAA_JAN_2014_Map_Anomaly

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 15, 2014

2.04°F Below Normal – NOAA USA December 2013 – 98 Decembers Were Warmer

Filed under: NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 8:06 AM
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According to the NOAA, December 2013 was only the 21st warmest out of 119. That means 98 Decembers (out of 119) were warmer.

The 5 warmest Decembers were 1939, 1957, 1933, 1941 and 1946.

OMG. 2.04°F Below Normal. We are all going to freeze to death if this keeps happening.

NOAA_DEC_2013_Grap

June 13, 2013

NOAA 2013 – Brutally Cold Spring

Filed under: Cold Kills,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 10:37 PM
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What a brutal Spring. in the USA according to the NOAA.

Look at all those single digit rankings. Rank: (1 = Coldest and 119 = Warmest)

3rd coldest Spring out of 119 in Minnesota.

4th coldest in North and South Dakota. 5th coldest in Arkansas.

This should not be possible if AGW was real.

State Spring_2013 Spring Rank Coldest Spring Coldest Spring F
Minnesota 35.9 3 1950 34.43
North Dakota 33.83 4 1899 31.33
South Carolina 59.3 4 1960 58.87
Arkansas 57.33 5 1960 56.47
Alabama 60.1 6 1960 59.07
Georgia 60.67 6 1960 59.77
Mississippi 60.53 6 1960 59.97
Iowa 43.87 7 1960 42.83
Louisiana 63.7 7 1931 61.9
Missouri 51.17 7 1960 49.77
North Carolina 55.93 7 1960 54.9
Tennessee 54.9 8 1960 52.93
South Dakota 40.23 9 1950 37.6
Wisconsin 38.8 9 1950 37.3
Oklahoma 56.27 11 1924 54.3
Kansas 50.5 12 1924 48.3
Florida 68.1 13 1931 66.4
Kentucky 52.8 14 1960 50.53
Nebraska 44.9 16 1917 42.97
Illinois 49.17 19 1960 46.6
Virginia 53.03 34 1960 51.03
West Virginia 49.87 34 1960 46.8
Michigan 40.97 39 1950 37.6
Michigan 40.97 39 1940 37.6
Indiana 50.03 40 1960 46.53
Texas 64.2 40 1931 60.13
Colorado 42.73 42 1917 37.23
Montana 40.57 45 1917 35.5
Maryland 51.77 50 1940 48.63
Wyoming 39.67 57 1917 32.37
Ohio 49.5 58 1926 45.07
Pennsylvania 47.47 62 1984 43.57
New Jersey 50.3 63 1940 46.27
Connecticut 47.1 71 1967 42.13
New York 43.83 75 1926 38.57
Delaware 53.33 76 1940 48.63
Utah 47.8 76 1917 39.47
Massachusetts 46.17 77 1967 40.97
Washington 48.07 82 1955 41.5
Oregon 47.4 83 1917 42
Idaho 43.97 85 1917 36.17
Rhode Island 47.5 85 1917 40.97
New Mexico 53.47 92 1917 47.53
Maine 40.83 93 1926 33.7
Vermont 42.67 94 1926 34.03
Nevada 49.93 97 1917 41.17
New Hampshire 43.43 98 1926 35.4
Arizona 60.87 108 1917 52.4
California 60.13 113 1917 52.37

June 6, 2013

Canada May 2013 – 100 Coldest Daily Anomalies

Filed under: Canada,Cold Kills — sunshinehours1 @ 7:36 AM
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Environment Canada calculates “Normals” for a subset of stations. Those are the anomalies from the 1971-2000 average.

I just started using the daily data this month. (The monthly summaries have proven to be unreliable)

So … using stations with Normals, here are the 100 stations with the coldest TMIN anomalies.

PROVINCE Name DATE MINTEMP NORMAL MINTEMP anomaly MIN
MANITOBA GILBERT PLAINS 2013-05-02 -15 0.5 -15.5
SASKATCHEWAN CYPRESS HILLS 2013-05-01 -15.5 -0.2 -15.3
MANITOBA GILBERT PLAINS 2013-05-03 -12.5 0.7 -13.2
ONTARIO WELLAND 2013-05-14 -6 7.2 -13.2
MANITOBA COWAN 2013-05-02 -14 -1 -13
MANITOBA WASAGAMING 2013-05-02 -14.3 -1.3 -13
ONTARIO WELLAND 2013-05-13 -6 7 -13
NUNAVUT CORAL HARBOUR A 2013-05-10 -25.4 -13 -12.4
SASKATCHEWAN KEY LAKE 2013-05-01 -15.5 -3.1 -12.4
NUNAVUT KUGLUKTUK A 2013-05-01 -27.9 -15.5 -12.4
YUKON TERRITORY SHINGLE POINT A 2013-05-01 -27.3 -14.9 -12.4
NUNAVUT BAKER LAKE A 2013-05-09 -24.3 -12.1 -12.2
SASKATCHEWAN LAST MOUNTAIN CS 2013-05-11 -8.8 3.4 -12.2
YUKON TERRITORY SHINGLE POINT A 2013-05-03 -26.1 -13.9 -12.2
SASKATCHEWAN BROADVIEW 2013-05-02 -10.6 1.2 -11.8
YUKON TERRITORY SHINGLE POINT A 2013-05-06 -24.2 -12.4 -11.8
NUNAVUT BAKER LAKE A 2013-05-02 -26.8 -15.1 -11.7
SASKATCHEWAN PELLY 2013-05-02 -12 -0.6 -11.4
NUNAVUT KUGLUKTUK A 2013-05-07 -24 -12.8 -11.2
BRITISH COLUMBIA FT STEELE DANDY CRK 2013-05-01 -10 1.1 -11.1
ALBERTA HIGH LEVEL A 2013-05-01 -11.5 -0.4 -11.1
MANITOBA INDIAN BAY 2013-05-12 -7.5 3.6 -11.1
SASKATCHEWAN QUAPPELLE 1 2013-05-10 -7.5 3.4 -10.9
SASKATCHEWAN DUVAL 2013-05-01 -8 2.8 -10.8
NUNAVUT BAKER LAKE A 2013-05-01 -26.3 -15.6 -10.7
ALBERTA CRAIGMYLE 2013-05-01 -10 0.6 -10.6
YUKON TERRITORY SHINGLE POINT A 2013-05-20 -17 -6.4 -10.6
ALBERTA VEGREVILLE 2013-05-01 -9.4 1.2 -10.6
NUNAVUT CORAL HARBOUR A 2013-05-09 -23.9 -13.4 -10.5
ALBERTA KANANASKIS 2013-05-01 -11.5 -1 -10.5
SASKATCHEWAN CLAYDON 2013-05-01 -9 1.4 -10.4
ALBERTA LETHBRIDGE CDA 2013-05-01 -8.3 2.1 -10.4
MANITOBA PINAWA WNRE 2013-05-12 -6.5 3.9 -10.4
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES FORT SMITH A 2013-05-01 -11.9 -1.6 -10.3
SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN HEAD CDA 2013-05-01 -9 1.3 -10.3
SASKATCHEWAN BEECHY 2013-05-11 -6.5 3.7 -10.2
SASKATCHEWAN STEWART VALLEY 2013-05-01 -8 2.1 -10.1
MANITOBA HODGSON 2 2013-05-02 -10.5 -0.5 -10
ONTARIO KINGSVILLE MOE 2013-05-13 -1 9 -10
NUNAVUT KUGLUKTUK A 2013-05-08 -22.4 -12.4 -10
SASKATCHEWAN LANGENBURG 2013-05-02 -9 1 -10
SASKATCHEWAN MUENSTER 2013-05-11 -6.5 3.5 -10
SASKATCHEWAN REGINA INTL A 2013-05-01 -8.4 1.6 -10
NUNAVUT CAMBRIDGE BAY A 2013-05-02 -29.3 -19.4 -9.9
ONTARIO KINGSVILLE MOE 2013-05-25 1.5 11.4 -9.9
ONTARIO ST THOMAS WPCP 2013-05-25 -0.5 9.4 -9.9
SASKATCHEWAN CORONACH 2013-05-11 -6.5 3.3 -9.8
SASKATCHEWAN CORONACH SPC 2013-05-11 -6.5 3.3 -9.8
NUNAVUT KUGLUKTUK A 2013-05-04 -23.9 -14.1 -9.8
MANITOBA MCCREARY 2013-05-02 -8.4 1.4 -9.8
ONTARIO NEW GLASGOW 2013-05-27 0.5 10.3 -9.8
SASKATCHEWAN PARKERVIEW 2013-05-02 -8 1.8 -9.8
MANITOBA PINAWA WNRE 2013-05-03 -8 1.8 -9.8
SASKATCHEWAN SWIFT CURRENT CDA 2013-05-01 -8 1.8 -9.8
ALBERTA COLD LAKE A 2013-05-01 -8.1 1.6 -9.7
SASKATCHEWAN KEY LAKE 2013-05-08 -11 -1.3 -9.7
SASKATCHEWAN OUTLOOK PFRA 2013-05-11 -5.7 4 -9.7
ONTARIO FOLDENS 2013-05-25 0 9.6 -9.6
MANITOBA HODGSON 2 2013-05-12 -8 1.6 -9.6
SASKATCHEWAN PARKERVIEW 2013-05-01 -8 1.6 -9.6
SASKATCHEWAN BUFFALO POUND LAKE 2013-05-01 -7.5 2 -9.5
NUNAVUT RESOLUTE CARS 2013-05-10 -26.1 -16.6 -9.5
SASKATCHEWAN BROADVIEW 2013-05-01 -8.4 1 -9.4
NUNAVUT CAMBRIDGE BAY A 2013-05-06 -26.9 -17.5 -9.4
ALBERTA LLOYDMINSTER A 2013-05-01 -8.2 1.2 -9.4
ONTARIO NEW GLASGOW 2013-05-25 0.5 9.9 -9.4
MANITOBA THOMPSON A 2013-05-01 -13.5 -4.1 -9.4
SASKATCHEWAN CORONACH 2013-05-01 -8 1.3 -9.3
MANITOBA CROSS LAKE JENPEG 2013-05-02 -10.2 -0.9 -9.3
SASKATCHEWAN MANKOTA 2013-05-01 -8.7 0.6 -9.3
MANITOBA WASAGAMING 2013-05-01 -10.9 -1.6 -9.3
SASKATCHEWAN BUFFALO POUND LAKE 2013-05-02 -7 2.2 -9.2
BRITISH COLUMBIA FT STEELE DANDY CRK 2013-05-02 -8 1.2 -9.2
SASKATCHEWAN LAST MOUNTAIN CS 2013-05-02 -7.6 1.6 -9.2
SASKATCHEWAN ROCK POINT 2013-05-01 -7 2.2 -9.2
ONTARIO CHAPLEAU A 2013-05-13 -7.1 2 -9.1
MANITOBA FLIN FLON 2013-05-01 -8.5 0.6 -9.1
SASKATCHEWAN MUENSTER 2013-05-01 -7.5 1.6 -9.1
ONTARIO NEW GLASGOW 2013-05-26 1 10.1 -9.1
SASKATCHEWAN REGINA INTL A 2013-05-11 -5.4 3.7 -9.1
NUNAVUT BAKER LAKE A 2013-05-08 -21.5 -12.5 -9
NUNAVUT CAMBRIDGE BAY A 2013-05-03 -27.9 -18.9 -9
SASKATCHEWAN QUAPPELLE 1 2013-05-01 -7.5 1.5 -9
BRITISH COLUMBIA CASTLEGAR A 2013-05-01 -4.7 4.2 -8.9
MANITOBA GILBERT PLAINS 2013-05-23 -4 4.9 -8.9
ONTARIO HARTINGTON IHD 2013-05-24 0 8.9 -8.9
SASKATCHEWAN LAST MOUNTAIN CS 2013-05-01 -7.5 1.4 -8.9
MANITOBA PILOT MOUND (AUT) 2013-05-12 -4.9 4 -8.9
NUNAVUT CAMBRIDGE BAY A 2013-05-04 -27.2 -18.4 -8.8
MANITOBA CROSS LAKE JENPEG 2013-05-01 -10 -1.2 -8.8
MANITOBA GRAND RAPIDS HYDRO 2013-05-24 -4 4.8 -8.8
MANITOBA ARBORG 2013-05-02 -8 0.7 -8.7
NUNAVUT BAKER LAKE A 2013-05-06 -22.1 -13.4 -8.7
NUNAVUT CORAL HARBOUR A 2013-05-08 -22.5 -13.8 -8.7
NUNAVUT BAKER LAKE A 2013-05-10 -20.3 -11.7 -8.6
ALBERTA EDMONTON STONY PLAIN 2013-05-01 -6 2.6 -8.6
QUEBEC LASSOMPTION 2013-05-14 -2.1 6.5 -8.6
ONTARIO OTTAWA CDA 2013-05-14 -0.9 7.7 -8.6
ONTARIO KAPUSKASING A 2013-05-25 -4.6 3.9 -8.5
NUNAVUT KUGLUKTUK A 2013-05-03 -23.1 -14.6 -8.5
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