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April 5, 2015

What Megadrought? – NOAA – 2014 California Precipitation Was Only 11% Below Normal

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According to the NOAA, 2014 precipitation in California was  -2.46″ below the 1901-2000 average. 

That is Only 11%. What Megadrought?  (The real problem is a doubling of population and no big dams built since 1982).

 

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March 21, 2015

USA Temperatures – Shrinking Population = Cooler / Growing Population = Warmer

Filed under: CRN,USA,Waste Heat,WUWT — sunshinehours1 @ 9:54 AM
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A couple of years ago I posted an article about waste heat.

“The waste heat generated by car engines, power plants, home furnaces and other fossil fuel-burning machinery plays an unappreciated role in influencing regional climates, new computer simulations suggest. By altering atmospheric circulation, human-made heat may raise temperatures by as much as 1 degree Celsius during winter in the northernmost parts of the world.”

Compare this map of CRN temperature changes from a WUWT article to the population growth map.

A large part of the US is shrinking population-wise and that part of the USA is cooling.

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March 3, 2015

NOAA – 759 Low Max Records Broken or Tied in 3 Days – Feb 26 to Feb 28 2015

Filed under: Cold Kills,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 10:53 AM
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Ooops:  This post originally said “Low Min”. The values are “Low Max”.

759 Low Max Records Broken or tied in last 3 Days according to the NOAA.

Below is a screenshot showing location and the biggest difference between old record and new record.

The list is just the ones I could capture in a screenshot. Wow. Many records broken by over 20F.

Imagine … the old record was 51F and it is now 23F. A 28F difference.

Some of the records broken were over 100 years old.

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February 28, 2015

NOAA – 2634 Low Max Records Broken or tied From 2015-02-19 to 2015-02-25

Filed under: Cold Kills,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 11:08 AM
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(This is a different post than the Low Min one)

Low Max records track the lowest maximum temperature for the day.

2634 Low Max Records Broken or tied From 2015-02-19 to 2015-02-25 according to the NOAA. (That is 15% of all the measurements for that period)

Below is a screenshot showing location and the biggest difference between old record and new record.

The list is just the ones I could capture in a screenshot. Wow. Many records broken by over 20F.

Imagine … the old record was 34 and it is now 3F. A 31F difference.

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NOAA – 1913 Low Min Records Broken (272 tied) From 2015-02-19 to 2015-02-25

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UPDATE #2 – Even more records have been broken.

UPDATE: I also have a blog post on the LOW MAX records.

1913 Low Min Records Broken in Last 7 Days (272 tied)  according to the NOAA.

Below is a screenshot showing location and the biggest difference between old record and new record.

The list is just the ones I could capture in a screenshot. Wow. Many records broken by over 30F.

Imagine … the old record was 15F and it is now -23F. A 38F difference.

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February 11, 2015

USA NOAA January 2015 Tmax – States

Filed under: NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 11:40 AM
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Oooops: I initially used C/Decade. It is F/Decade.And I have to check the Trend.

Update: The trend is correct once I corrected the units.

Update: Here is a link to NOAA for CaliforniaOhio is doing the opposite since 1998.

January 2015 Tmax Ordered By State Rank

Only 6 States in the top 10.  Only 9 in the top 20. 27 out of 48 have a rank of less than 61 (the middle of 121).

And note that 15 states January’s are cooling since 1895 .

And 38 states January’s are cooling since 1998.

State Rank (1 = Hottest) Trend Since 1895 in F/Decade Trend Since 1998 in F/Decade
Oregon 1 0.45 1.86
California 3 0.36 2.66
Nevada 4 0.29 0.79
Utah 8 0.31 -1.6
Wyoming 8 0.38 -0.15
Idaho 9 0.26 0.33
Washington 11 0.38 0.28
Arizona 19 0.34 -0.63
Colorado 19 0.23 -0.96
Montana 22 0.44 0.83
North Dakota 23 0.45 0.85
South Dakota 25 0.3 -0.61
Minnesota 27 0.24 -1.38
Kansas 28 0.2 0.06
Nebraska 29 0.2 -1.02
Iowa 31 0.01 -1.3
Missouri 44 -0.03 -0.62
Oklahoma 49 0.11 0.05
Florida 51 0.05 -0.54
New Mexico 56 0.23 -1.67
Wisconsin 60 0.12 -2.32
Arkansas 68 -0.11 -1.43
Illinois 68 -0.06 -1.8
North Carolina 68 -0.06 -1.75
Georgia 71 -0.01 -1.63
South Carolina 71 -0.04 -1.48
Virginia 71 -0.02 -2.29
Alabama 73 -0.17 -1.65
Mississippi 73 -0.19 -1.64
Delaware 75 0.07 -2.16
Indiana 78 -0.13 -2.57
Kentucky 78 -0.15 -2.67
Maine 78 0.13 0.3
Maryland 79 0.06 -2.46
New Jersey 79 0.17 -2.12
Tennessee 79 -0.18 -2.24
Louisiana 80 -0.12 -2.02
Michigan 81 0.13 -1.92
West Virginia 82 -0.16 -2.84
New Hampshire 85 0.08 -0.63
New York 85 0.06 -1.18
Vermont 86 0.04 -0.66
Connecticut 87 0.1 -1.24
Ohio 88 -0.09 -2.85
Massachusetts 89 0.11 -1
Pennsylvania 89 0.04 -2.6
Texas 90 0.05 -2.3
Rhode Island 92 0.13 -1.14

USA NOAA January 2015 Tmax – West Warm / East Cold

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A rank of 121 in Oregon indicates the warmest (since NOAA records started in 1895). This data is Maximum temperature average for the month..

On the other hand, a rank of 30 indicates 91 January’s were warmer.

 

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January 13, 2015

USA NOAA Annual Tmax – 80th warmest out of 120 (120 being warmest)

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Using Tmax, 2014 was 2.41F Colder Than December 1934 and 3.34F colder than December 2012.

 

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USA NOAA December Tmax – 104th warmest out of 120 (120 being warmest) – 3.15F Colder Than December 1939

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Using Tmax, December 2014 was 3.15F Colder Than December 1939.

Even December 1896 was warmer than December 2014. Warm Decembers are pretty spread out over the last 120 years.

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December 12, 2014

USA NOAA November – Damned Cold – Imagine If It Had Been The Opposite

Filed under: NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 9:18 AM
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How cold was the USA in November? The map below look at the Average Temperature rank out of 120. 120 would be warmest.

1 would be coldest. There are a lot of 2’s and 3’s in the blue section. 

Imagine the sh*tstorm of publicity if the rank’s had been 118 and 119?

 

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