I was quite sure NASA knew exactly what was going to happen. Don’t they model the climate? Don’t they use those models to ask for big grants. Now they are saying that literally anything could happen. Then what use are they?
‘If past events help predict future ones, then we have probably reached the peak of the 2015–2016 El Niño,’ the space agency said.
‘Warmer-than-average waters in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean should start to cool off and shift westward.
‘By summer, the tropical Pacific might be back in a neutral state or La Niña cooling could kick in, as it did after major El Niños of the past.
‘But will the ocean respond in 2016 the way it did in 1998 and 1983? Given that the planet is hotter than at any time in the past 135 years, there are no guarantees.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3412610/Is-end-El-Ni-o-Nasa-say-phenomenon-start-disappear-warn-global-warming-means-happen.html
Wow. According to the NOAA December 2015 was 2nd Hottest Max Temperature behind 1939.
The divisional map shows the whole of the eastern US at record level or near record level.
The NOAA ranked October 2015 precipitation in California as 45 out of 121 with 121 being wettest.
That means 44 Octobers were drier. Up and down — dry and then wet. That is normal. Its not climate change.
NOAA says it was the 15th hottest October maximum temperature since 1895 in the USA.
But it was 4.2F colder that October 1963. (Rank was 107 out of 121 where 121 is hottest)
These are the NOAA rankings by state for maximum temperatures for July 2015.
A rankingof 121 would be the highest. 1 would be the lowest.
Nevada was ranked 7th. That means only 6 July’s in Nevada were colder.
All those blue and white states had a pretty cold July.
Update: Data here
According to the NOAA , Maximum temperatures in the USA were -0.77F colder than the 1901-2000 average.
1936 was ranked 121 (121 is hottest) and was 4.93F hotter than 2015.
2015 was only ranked 34.