Monthly Archives: November 2008

Klosed in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo State Hospital In an effort to add to the surfacestation.org survey coverage, I’ve been looking at a number of stations from the aerial vantage points available in Google Earth and Microsoft Live Maps. I particularly look for the stations … Continue reading

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Using the Dead to Fight AGW

by John Goetz In what seems to be a script straight from a Monty Python classic, the good folks of Santa Coloma de Gramenet in Spain seem to have found a rather novel use for the dead: as a tool … Continue reading

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Statistician debunks Gore’s climate linkage to the collapse of the Mayan civilisation

Mayan ruins in Guatemala. This is an email I recently received from statistician Dr. Richard Mackey who writes: The following appeared on Gore’s blog of Nov 19, 2008: Looking Back to Look Forward Looking Back to Look Forward November 19, … Continue reading

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Al Gore does Oprah – was anybody watching?

A guest post by: Russ Steele from NCWatch We can only hope the most people in the US are shopping on Black Friday and not watching the Oprah Winfrey Show today.  Al Gore has brought his global warming propaganda machine … Continue reading

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Black Friday Humor

ASOS station in Greenville, Alabama, Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport Photo by: Howard Wiseman You’d think either the FAA or NOAA would get this cleaned up before surfcaestations.org volunteers have the opportunity to get such pictures. So, in the spirit of … Continue reading

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Glaciers in Norway, Alaska, growing again

A glacial region in Norway (Source: NRK) Reposted from the DailyTech By: Mike Asher Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors results in Alaska, elsewhere. After years of decline, glaciers in Norway are again growing, reports the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy … Continue reading

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How not to measure temperature, part 78 – teach the children well

Title with apologies to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. In my last post, part 77 of “How not to measure temperature” I pointed out that the National Weather Service in Upton NY has a weather station that is way out … Continue reading

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How not to measure temperature, part 77: Surveying a weather station by watching JEOPARDY!

Yes, you read the title correctly. Sometimes I feel like a strange attractor for weather station chaos. Here I am at home tonight minding my own business, in my home office and I have the TV on. JEOPARDY comes on. … Continue reading

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Atlantic Hurricane Season Sets Records

This NOAA press release just showed up in my inbox, it seems to be a completely different take on the Hurricane season than that of Florida State’s COAPS and Ryan Maue who says: Record inactivity continues: Past 24-months of Northern … Continue reading

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Adjusting Temperatures for the ENSO and the AMO

NOTE: Zip file downloads of models with data have been fixed, see end of this post – Anthony Source: Mantua, 2000 The essay below has been part of a back and forth email exchange for about a week. Bill has … Continue reading

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How not to measure temperature, part 76

Click for the Oberlin image gallery This is the USHCN station of record for Oberlin KS. COOP # 145906 It was installed at this location in March 2008. The idea behind the surface network is to measure the near surface … Continue reading

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A note to WUWT readers

As you may have noted, the rate at which I have posted new stories in the last couple of days has tapered off, and likely will remain at a lowered rate in the immediate future. The reason is twofold: 1) … Continue reading

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UK brought to standstill as five inches of snow falls in an hour

Mike Ronanye writes: Photo from Sky News Story from UK Telegraph: UK brought to standstill as five inches of snow falls in an hour The press still can’t convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit. The lowest weekend temperature was reported in … Continue reading

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Litigious Lunacy

This is quite something. Darn those Canucks. As we saw with his defense of eco-vandals in England, I wonder if Dr. James Hansen will rush to The Hague to testify for this one? And if by some furthest stretch of … Continue reading

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Weather Channel nixes “Forecast Earth”, including Cullen

UPDATE: 11/25 I now have word from a reputable source close to TWC that Cullen was indeed part of the layoff. – Anthony I’ve been following this story since yesterday, but the details kept being somewhat nebulous. Since WaPo has … Continue reading

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How not to measure temperature, part 75

Like tornados and trailer parks, USHCN temperature sensors and barbecues seem to have mutual attraction. This is the official NOAA USHCN climate station of record in Fairbury Nebraska. Click for a larger image Photo taken by surfacestations.org volunteer Eric Gamberg … Continue reading

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Weather Channel axes staff

If you’re working for the Weather Channel, look out for the falling ax. Kristi Swartz at the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Weather Channel lays off staff The Weather Channel, which NBC Universal bought in September, has laid off some of … Continue reading

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NOAA’s U.S. Winter Outlook Calls for “Variability”

I don’t know about you but I’m relieved that the weather won’t be “static”. – Anthony Contact:          Carmeyia Gillis                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 301-763-8000, ext 7163          Nov. 20, 2008                                                                       NOAA’s U.S. Winter Outlook Calls for Variability In announcing the … Continue reading

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