Some correspondence from NCDC on that missing data from 2008 to the present:
The problem was caused by a glitch in an IT hardware transition in
late July at NCDC. This affected the period of record files on the
USHCN version 2 ftp site, but not the USHCN data that is integrated
into GHCN-Monthly (version 3). The problem was rectified on Monday
Aug. 6, and the full USHCN v2 updates were available on our ftp site early
yesterday (Tuesday) morning.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Anthony wrote:
> Hello Dr. Menne,
> It appears that USHCNv2 data from 2008 to the present has been deleted off
> the NCDC server. http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/the-disappearing-ushcn-data/
> Although it “appears” it has been restored today.
> This may be a simple error, but better to make the reason known now before
> the conspiracy theories start. There is little trust of government in many
> political circles.
> If you wish, once you determine it, I’ll gladly post the reason why on WUWT.
> Silence on the matter won’t serve anyone well.
> Best Regards,
> Anthony Watts