Daily Archives: August 8, 2012

An ‘inconvenient result’ – July 2012 not a record breaker according to data from the new NOAA/NCDC U.S. Climate Reference Network

I decided to do myself something that so far NOAA has refused to do: give a CONUS average temperature for the United States from the new ‘state of the art’ United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN). After spending millions of … Continue reading

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Dear NOAA and Seth, which 1930′s were you comparing to when you say July 2012 is the record warmest?

The press release is out, and the usual serial bloviators are rushing to trumpet the news. July 2012 was the hottest ever on record! “Yikes! We’re gonna roast! Global Warming!” they wail on Twitter and blogs. The driver of this … Continue reading

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About that missing USHCNv2 data…

Some correspondence from NCDC on that missing data from 2008 to the present:

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M4.1 Earthquake in Los Angeles area

From USGS: Earthquake Details This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

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Quote of the Week – Harry Reid’s Cherry Blossom Picking: FAIL

Senator Harry Reid’s Press Release: Time To Stop Acting Like Climate Change Deniers Have A Valid Point Of View – They Don’t ‘If skeptics had taken a stroll along Potomac River on a 70-degree day this Feb., they would have … Continue reading

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Earth, with some MSG added

PR 25 2012 – Today, the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-3 captured its first image of the Earth (August 7th). This demonstrates that Europe’s latest geostationary weather satellite, launched on 5 July, is performing well … Continue reading

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