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July 9, 2014

Indiana Didn’t Get the Memo About CO2 Causing Warming

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According to the NOAA, Indiana didn’t get the memo about CO2 causing warming




July 5, 2014

If AGW Theory Had Started in 1936

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If_AGW_Started in 1936

June 25, 2014

NOAA USA – Maximum Temperatures Top 3 for July are 1936, 1934 and 1901

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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.










NOAA USA – July 1936 is back on top!!!!

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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).




June 12, 2014

USA NOAA First 5 Months (Jan-May) Were Only Ranked 56 out of 120

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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.


cag_[ Statewide Avg Temp Anomalies (average between Jan 2014 and May 2014) ]



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.


May 19, 2014

AMO (May) vs Antarctic Sea Ice Day 138

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The graph is in thise post compares sea ice extent for just one day of each year – 138 to the AMO for the month day 138 is in – in this case May. There isn’t any AMO data for May 2014 yet.

AMO data comes from NOAA, Sea Ice data comes from NSIDC.

The red is the  May AMO – Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. The blue is Antarctic Sea Ice Extent just for day 138.

The dashed lines are the liner trends for each.

Click on the graph for a larger size.

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for Day 138 From 1979 (infilled)  + AMO

May 14, 2014

USA NOAA Mar/Apr 2014 Precipitation is Normal

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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.

cag_[ Statewide Precipitation Anomalies (accumulation between Mar 2014 and Apr 2014) ]

May 13, 2014

USA NOAA April 2014 – 3.01F Colder Than April 1925

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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 ….



May 5, 2014

NOAA Sea Ice Extent Data Hasn’t Been Update Since May 2

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.



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