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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!

NOAA_Mar_Apr_2014_Precipitation

 

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) ]

April 13, 2014

NOAA Precipitation Update as of Feb 2014 – Last 12 Months Were Normal

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I missed this when it came out last month, but according to the NOAA Precipitation for the 12 month period ending February 2014 was normal.

It was .19 inches above the 1901-2000 mean.

Wasn’t there supposed to be a permanent “Climate Change” drought?

 

NOAA_Feb_2014_Precipitation_12 Months

 

Addendum: If you split the NOAA Climate History in two (March – February), these are the averages:

1895 – 1955 = 29.45 inches

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1896&lastbaseyear=1955

1956 – 2014 = 30.44

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1956&lastbaseyear=2014

 

One last one:

1980 – 2014 = 30.75 inches

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1980&lastbaseyear=2014

 

Climate Change … bringer of slightly more precipitation.

March 14, 2014

California February 2014 – Almost 6 Times As Much Rain Compared to January

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Update: I had 2013 in the title. Sorry. (thanks justsoeguy31167)

According to the NOAA, California averaged 3.43 inches of rain in February 2014, which was only .42 inches below the 1901-2000 mean.

That is about 5.7X as much rain compared to January when California only averaged only .6 inches of rain.

One month of average rainfall won’t end a drought, but it sure helps.

NOAA_Feb_2014_California_Rainfall

March 2, 2014

Climate Change Caused Never Ending Drought in California … oops. Nevermind.

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Climate Change Caused a never ending drought In California … except for the never ending part.

“The storm – the largest since 2010″

“This is no drought-buster, but it’s a nice, fat down payment” in the water bank, he said.”

“As of Saturday evening, the storm had dropped more than 4 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, 5 inches in Van Nuys and almost 12 inches at Cogswell Dam in the Angeles National Forest, according to the National Weather Service.”

Rainfall over the last month has helped facilitate the salmon’s return to their spawning grounds, said the local water district officials who track their numbers.”

“Ski resorts were delighted with fresh snow that promised to extend their season

WAIT … I thought the end of snow was here because of climate change?

But my  favorite quotation is: “The storm wasn’t all bad news, though.

Bad News!!!!!!!!!!!!  Rain in a drought is now BAD NEWS???????????

Why is rain bad news? Because it spoils the climate change con game. In a few weeks the AGW Cult will be complaining about too much rain and how climate change causes floods.

August 15, 2013

5th Wettest July in USA History – NOAA 2013

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With all the claims about 2012 being the worst drought in USA history (total joke), I thought I would mention that July 2013 was the 5th wettest July ever according to the NOAA.

Only 1950, 1958, 1992 and 1915 were wetter. July 2013 was .71 inches above the 1901 – 2000 average. July 1930 was the driest.

The 1895 to 2013 trend for precipitation in July is 0. Flat. No trend at all. Perfectly average.

Year To Date precipitation for 2013 is 23rd wettest. 1.54″ above the long term average.

NOAA_July_2013_USA_Precipitation

March 16, 2013

Precipitation Canada February 2013

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The data is from the monthly summaries put out by Environment Canada. The Normals are the station where the anomaly from the 1971-2000 average is calculated by EC.

Precipitation is in mm of rain equivalent. Some of it would be snow. About 25mm to the inch for the non-metric.

Boat Bluff’s 677mm is about 27 inches. In one month.  Toronto had 328% of normal. Triple.

Top 10 Wettest Stations in Canada by % of Normal. (Only stations with EC Normals)

Province Station Year Month Precipitation (mm) Precipitation % of Normal
ONT TORONTO 2013 2 165.4 328
SASK LEROY 2013 2 27 244
ONT TORONTO LESTER B. PEARSO 2013 2 92 216
SASK QUAPPELLE 1 2013 2 25.1 212
ONT WROXETER 2013 2 117.9 211
QUE GASPE A 2013 2 121.8 206
ONT FOLDENS 2013 2 98.4 192
SASK DUVAL 2013 2 20.6 186
NU RANKIN INLET A 2013 2 16.2 183
NWT FORT SIMPSON A 2013 2 31.6 181

Top 10 Wettest Stations by amount of precipitation.  Any station is eligible. NA means EC does not calculate normals.

Province Station Year Month Precipitation (mm) Precipitation % of Normal
BC BOAT BLUFF 2013 2 677.2 147
BC ZEBALLOS MURAUDE CREEK 2013 2 473.9 NA
BC TOFINO A 2013 2 469.6 NA
BC ESTEVAN POINT 2013 2 430.8 125
BC PRINCE RUPERT MONT CIRC 2013 2 430.7 NA
BC ADDENBROKE ISLAND 2013 2 425.4 NA
BC LENNARD ISLAND 2013 2 419.5 120
BC BELLA BELLA 2013 2 396 NA
BC PORT ALICE 2013 2 387.2 101
BC TAHSIS VILLAGE NORTH 2013 2 370.5 NA

November 8, 2012

October 2012 Precipitation NOAA

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No state broke a record for driest October in 2012 according to the NOAA.

Texas came closest to a record with its 9th driest October at .83 inches. It will be hard to break the 1952 record of .02 inches.

New Mexico had very little rain during its 14th driest October. The record from 1952 was 0 so it can only be tied.

Delaware did break a record for wettest October ever.

15 states have 1952 as the driest October,  12 have 1963 and 6 are from 1924.

A rank of 1 = driest. A rank of 118 = wettest.

State Oct_2012 Oct_ranked Driest Lowest_Rainfall Wettest Highest_Rainfall
Texas 0.83 9 1952 0.02 1919 6.99
New Mexico 0.31 14 1952 0 1972 3.64
Oklahoma 1.28 20 1952 0.14 1941 11.32
Colorado 0.67 23 1952 0.07 1969 3.33
Arizona 0.31 25 1952 0 1972 5.19
Kansas 1.25 33 1952 0.02 1941 5.94
Nebraska 0.86 33 1933 0.07 2008 4.5
Louisiana 1.83 36 1952 0.03 2009 13.59
South Carolina 1.7 38 2000 0.01 1990 11.45
Georgia 1.89 43 1963 0.08 1994 8.24
South Dakota 0.9 43 1952 0.02 1998 5.42
California 0.75 47 1995 0.04 1962 4.44
Wyoming 0.87 49 1952 0.13 1998 2.47
Florida 3.24 51 2010 0.47 1924 9.56
Utah 0.85 51 1952 0 1972 3.4
Nevada 0.59 60 1952 0.01 2004 2.16
Missouri 3.16 61 1964 0.47 1941 10.47
Minnesota 1.88 62 1952 0.15 1971 5.76
Arkansas 3.33 63 1963 0.12 2009 14.36
North Carolina 3.53 69 2000 0.1 1971 8.57
Alabama 3.01 70 1963 0.04 1995 9.4
Connecticut 4.24 77 1924 0.36 2005 15.69
Iowa 2.94 78 1952 0.02 2009 6.36
Kentucky 3.19 79 1963 0.16 1919 7.43
Mississippi 3.56 79 1963 0.07 2009 9.84
Rhode Island 4.75 91 1946 0.35 2005 14.63
Idaho 2.02 92 1978 0.08 1975 3.01
Massachusetts 5.17 92 1924 0.27 2005 14.25
Indiana 4 93 1908 0.35 1919 8.51
Illinois 3.94 95 1964 0.2 1941 9.23
Tennessee 4.03 95 1963 0.03 1919 7.46
Virginia 4.32 96 2000 0.09 1976 8.69
New York 4.88 99 1963 0.33 2005 8.39
Vermont 5.12 101 1963 0.52 2005 9.57
West Virginia 4.48 101 1963 0.23 1925 7.33
Wisconsin 3.85 102 1952 0.17 1900 6
New Hampshire 5.43 105 1924 0.31 2005 13.81
North Dakota 1.96 105 1952 0.1 1982 4.71
Oregon 3.25 105 1895 0.05 1950 6.45
Montana 1.58 106 1987 0.08 1946 2.34
Pennsylvania 5.32 107 1963 0.24 1976 6.59
New Jersey 6.79 109 1924 0.32 2005 11.98
Ohio 4.56 109 1924 0.25 1919 6.34
Michigan 4.79 112 1924 0.48 1954 5.73
Washington 6.04 112 1987 0.23 1947 7.82
Maine 6.65 114 1947 0.36 2005 11.39
Maryland 7.68 116 1963 0.16 1976 8.05
Delaware 8.89 118 1963 0.14 2012 8.89

October 13, 2012

NOAA September 2012 Precipitation

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Four of the 48 continental US states set a record for lowest rainfall in September 2012 according to the NOAA. The ranks are out of 118 with 1 being driest. 19 out of the 48 states were below average (rank 59 and lower) and 29 were ranked above average.

Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Nebraska’s driest September were before 1900.

State Sep 2012 Sep Rank Driest Sep Lowest Rainfall Wettest Sep Highest Rainfall
Minnesota 0.56 1 2012 0.56 2010 6.7
Montana 0.15 1 2012 0.15 1986 3.71
North Dakota 0.24 1 2012 0.24 1900 5
South Dakota 0.24 1 2012 0.24 1986 4.27
Washington 0.11 2 1975 0.09 1959 4.78
Nebraska 0.51 3 1899 0.44 1973 6.5
Oregon 0.07 4 1999 0.03 1986 2.83
Idaho 0.19 7 1987 0.08 1959 3.23
Wisconsin 1.61 9 1952 0.78 1986 8.25
Wyoming 0.31 9 1979 0.22 1923 3.42
Iowa 1.62 15 1939 0.84 1926 9.75
California 0.1 24 1974 0.02 1904 2.42
South Carolina 2.36 24 2005 0.81 1928 13.12
Georgia 2.77 33 2005 0.93 2004 12.32
Michigan 2.69 36 1979 0.98 1986 8.62
Kansas 2.08 39 1956 0.29 1973 8.35
Florida 5.66 42 1921 2.13 1979 12.98
Oklahoma 2.9 55 1956 0.27 1945 7.86
New Mexico 1.49 58 1956 0.08 1941 5.84
Utah 0.85 61 1979 0.04 1982 3.71
Arizona 1.18 63 1953 0.02 1939 4.14
New Jersey 3.97 71 1941 0.27 1938 9.78
Colorado 1.4 72 1956 0.1 1961 2.93
Delaware 4.09 74 1941 0.15 1935 11.59
North Carolina 4.89 77 1990 1.22 1999 13.3
Maryland 4.16 81 1941 0.58 1999 10.45
Mississippi 4.15 85 1897 0.72 1906 10.06
Virginia 4.08 85 2005 0.79 1999 10.47
Nevada 0.69 90 1922 0.02 1982 2.57
Missouri 5.23 92 1897 0.7 1993 11.65
Rhode Island 5.2 92 1941 0.5 2008 9.51
Texas 4.01 92 1931 0.55 1936 6.9
Alabama 5.55 95 1984 0.66 1906 10.03
Maine 4.95 97 1948 1.26 1999 9.1
Massachusetts 5.32 97 1914 0.58 1933 9.66
Arkansas 5.19 98 2004 0.41 1913 9.94
Louisiana 6.01 98 1953 0.96 1913 12.92
Vermont 5.08 98 1908 0.96 1999 8.61
New Hampshire 5.46 99 1914 0.77 1938 9.81
New York 4.8 99 1964 1.18 1977 7.87
Connecticut 5.96 100 1914 0.35 1938 13.89
Pennsylvania 5.21 103 1943 0.79 2011 10.08
Illinois 5.12 104 1979 0.49 1926 9.68
Indiana 5.2 105 1897 0.6 1926 8.25
Tennessee 6.02 107 1897 0.6 1977 7.86
West Virginia 5.45 108 1985 0.69 2004 7.45
Kentucky 5.99 112 1897 0.28 2006 8.55
Ohio 5.57 115 1908 0.58 1926 7.16

The 1940-1959 period has the largest number of driest Septembers.

September 10, 2012

NOAA August 2012 – Precipitation Ranked Driest to Wettest by Ranking

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NOAA August 2012 Precipitation Ranked Driest to Wettest. Rank 1 = Driest. Rank 118 = Wettest.

Three states had the driest August ever: Nebraska, Washington and Wyoming.

No states had the wettest, but Louisiana and Mississippi each had their 2nd wettest (rank 117).

California (2002) and Nevada (1940) are the only state evers to have zero precipitation in August  therefore the records can only be tied.

State Aug 2012 Aug Ranking Driest Aug Driest Aug Precip
Nebraska 1.02 1 2012 1.02
Washington 0.05 1 2012 0.05
Wyoming 0.12 1 2012 0.12
Idaho 0.16 4 1940 0.12
Oregon 0.04 6 1955 0.01
Colorado 1.05 9 1960 0.63
South Dakota 1.19 12 2001 0.72
Minnesota 2.08 18 1930 1.24
Montana 0.59 21 2001 0.2
Wisconsin 2.53 24 1930 1.07
Missouri 2.35 26 1909 0.6
West Virginia 3.05 28 1957 1.55
Vermont 3.15 30 1957 1.28
New Mexico 1.75 33 1962 0.64
Iowa 2.94 38 1984 1.05
Ohio 2.86 40 1951 1.31
North Dakota 1.74 45 1961 0.72
New York 3.4 52 1907 1.47
Kansas 2.83 53 1913 0.53
Utah 0.87 53 1985 0.07
Texas 2.07 55 2000 0.47
Michigan 3.01 57 1930 0.76
Delaware 4.29 59 2008 0.99
Oklahoma 2.8 60 2000 0.14
Pennsylvania 3.66 60 1930 1.29
Kentucky 3.47 62 1925 1.27
Connecticut 4.07 67 1981 1.03
Tennessee 3.76 67 1953 0.97
Illinois 3.53 68 1953 1.12
Rhode Island 3.57 70 1984 0.58
Maryland 4.64 77 1930 1.07
Arizona 2.38 84 1962 0.62
Indiana 4.07 86 1897 1.59
New Jersey 5.68 86 1964 0.9
New Hampshire 5.03 87 1996 0.96
Virginia 4.91 87 1930 1.74
Maine 4.62 88 2002 1.08
North Carolina 6.35 89 1997 1.94
California 0.28 92 2002 0
Georgia 6.39 96 1925 1.84
Massachusetts 4.82 96 1907 1.11
Arkansas 4.38 97 2000 0.4
South Carolina 7.53 98 1925 1.47
Nevada 1.03 104 1944 0
Alabama 6.31 111 1925 1.13
Florida 11.69 115 1938 4.05
Louisiana 8.47 117 1980 1.67
Mississippi 8.58 117 1954 1.4

August 19, 2012

NOAA July 2012 – Lowest Precipitation per Month by State / Region

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This is a table of the lowest precipitation for each month using NOAA data (regional data at bottom) using data up to July 2012.

Blue are records set in the last 12 months. Yellow are records set before 2000.

No state recorded a low precipitation for July 2012.

State Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Alabama 1927 1947 1918 1915 1941 1902 1983 1925 1984 1963 1924 1980
Arizona 1972 1972 1959 1989 2002 1951 1993 1962 1953 1952 1999 1917
Arkansas 1986 1895 1966 1987 1911 1952 1930 2000 2004 1963 1949 2005
California 1984 1964 1956 1909 2001 1901 1940 2002 1974 1995 1929 1989
Colorado 1931 1954 2012 2002 1974 1924 1939 1960 1956 1952 1904 1976
Connecticut 1970 1987 1915 1942 1903 1949 1968 1981 1914 1924 1976 1955
Delaware 1981 2012 2006 1985 1964 1988 1974 2008 1941 1963 1917 1988
Florida 1950 1911 2006 1967 1927 1931 1932 1938 1921 2010 1931 1933
Georgia 1927 1898 2004 1915 2007 1990 1980 1925 2005 1963 1931 1955
Idaho 1985 1920 1965 1977 1924 1919 1953 1940 1987 1978 1936 1986
Illinois 1986 1947 1910 1971 1934 1988 1930 1953 1979 1964 1904 1976
Indiana 1981 1947 1910 1962 1934 1988 1901 1897 1897 1908 1904 1958
Iowa 1981 1970 1994 1926 1934 1933 1936 1984 1939 1952 1976 2002
Kansas 1986 2006 1936 1989 1966 1911 1935 1913 1956 1952 1989 1976
Kentucky 1981 1947 1910 1915 1941 1936 1930 1925 1897 1963 1976 1965
Louisiana 2003 2000 1910 1965 1998 1936 1924 1980 1953 1952 1903 1958
Maine 1970 1987 1915 1966 1903 1913 1952 2002 1948 1947 1939 1943
Maryland 1981 2009 2006 1985 1964 1988 1983 1930 1941 1963 1917 1955
Massachusetts 1955 1987 1915 1999 1903 1912 1968 1907 1914 1924 1917 1943
Michigan 1961 1987 1910 1946 1925 1988 1936 1930 1979 1924 1904 1913
Minnesota 1931 1968 1910 1987 1900 1910 1936 1930 1952 1952 1939 1913
Mississippi 1914 1947 1910 1915 1951 1930 1924 1954 1897 1963 1924 1896
Missouri 1986 1947 1910 2000 1911 1933 1930 1909 1897 1964 1904 1955
Montana 1944 2005 1926 1977 1937 1919 1917 2001 1990 1987 1939 1913
Nebraska 1986 1996 1994 1928 1966 1933 1936 1947 1899 1933 1939 1905
Nevada 1919 1896 1956 2008 1924 1974 1963 1944 1922 1952 1929 1976
New Hampshire 1981 1987 1915 1941 1903 1913 1955 1996 1914 1924 1939 1943
New Jersey 1981 2009 2006 1963 1903 1949 1955 1964 1941 1924 1917 1955
New Mexico 1928 1999 1956 1972 1998 2011 2003 1962 1956 1952 1945 1950
New York 1981 1987 1915 2001 1903 1912 1983 1907 1964 1963 1904 1943
North Carolina 1907 1968 2006 1976 1936 1990 1983 1997 1990 2000 1922 1965
North Dakota 1973 1934 1930 1987 1901 1974 1936 1961 1897 1952 1939 1944
Ohio 1981 1978 1910 1971 1934 1988 1930 1951 1908 1924 1904 1955
Oklahoma 1986 1996 1971 1989 1988 1933 1980 2000 1956 1952 1910 1950
Oregon 1985 1920 1965 1939 1924 2003 1953 1955 1999 1895 1936 1976
Pennsylvania 1981 1968 1910 1946 1903 1966 1909 1930 1943 1963 1917 1955
Rhode Island 1955 1987 1915 1942 1939 1949 1952 1984 1941 1946 1917 1955
South Carolina 1907 1947 2004 1986 1941 1905 1980 1925 2005 2000 1931 1955
South Dakota 1942 1985 1926 1926 1924 1936 1936 2001 1952 1952 1939 1986
Tennessee 1986 1941 1910 1915 1941 1988 1902 1953 1897 1963 1917 1965
Texas 1971 1916 1971 1984 1998 1933 2000 2000 1931 1952 1949 1917
Utah 1919 1964 1956 1977 1972 1935 1900 1985 1979 1952 1904 1976
Vermont 1981 1987 1915 1941 1903 1995 1959 1957 1908 1963 1939 1943
Virginia 1981 1968 2006 1942 1911 1986 1983 1930 2005 2000 2001 1965
Washington 1985 1920 1965 1956 1924 1922 1960 1967 1975 1987 1936 1985
West Virginia 1981 1968 1910 1900 1911 1988 1930 1957 1985 1963 1904 1965
Wisconsin 1981 1958 1910 1946 1925 1910 1936 1930 1952 1952 1904 1943
Wyoming 1961 1970 2004 1987 1934 2012 2003 1944 1979 1952 1939 1986
Northeast Region 1981 1987 1915 1896 1903 1988 1968 1957 1914 1924 1917 1955
East North CentralRegion 1961 1987 1910 1946 1934 1910 1936 1930 1952 1952 1904 1943
Central Region 1981 1947 1910 1915 1934 1988 1930 1953 1897 1963 1904 1958
Southeast Region 1927 1898 2006 1986 1941 1931 1983 1930 1919 1963 1931 1955
West North Central Region 1961 1973 1994 1926 1934 1933 1917 1967 1952 1952 1939 1905
South Region 1914 1916 1966 1987 1998 1933 1980 2000 1956 1952 1949 1917
Southwest Region 2003 1972 1956 1989 1974 2012 2003 1962 1956 1952 1904 1976
Northwest Region 1985 1920 1965 1977 1924 1919 1953 1967 1975 1987 1936 1976
West Region 1984 1964 1956 1909 1924 1935 1963 1956 1974 1995 1929 1989
USA Contiguous 48 States 1981 1947 1910 1987 1934 1933 1930 1929 1956 1952 1917 1958
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