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.
February’s in the USA have been cooling for over 30 years.
February 2015 was ranked 53 out of 121 (121 being warmest).
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.
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|
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.
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?