Peter Gleick misses chilly cook-off in California

While the eastern United States is warm, prompting the clueless to claim the climate is being “mucked with” (point: the reason for the Tornado Watch is the clash of cold air against the warmer air, something called a “front”)…

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…at my personal weather station, we logged a new record low this morning, 21°F, breaking the old one set in 1963:

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Add that to the hundreds of other stations in California report record or near record lows, and one wonders just what sort of mucking chickens Peter Gleick was going on about…

NOUS46 KSTO 131831
 PNSSTO
 PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
 1029 AM PST SUN JAN 13 2013

 ...MINIMUM TEMPERATURES IN THE PAST 18 HOURS...

 ...LOCATION...                             ...TIME...      ...MIN...

 ...CALIFORNIA...

 ...ALPINE COUNTY...
 BLUE LAKES (8000 FT)(SNOTEL)               700 AM JAN 13        -9 F
 CARSON PASS (8500 FT)(SNOTEL)              200 AM JAN 13        -3 F
 CAPLES LAKE (GOES) (8000 FT)(GOES)         100 AM JAN 13        -1 F
 BLOODS CREEK (7200 FT)(GOES)               200 AM JAN 13         4 F
 BEAR VALLEY (7201 FT)(APRSWXNET)           145 AM JAN 13         6 F

 ...AMADOR COUNTY...
 7 E COOKS STATION (1417 FT)(RAWS)          717 AM JAN 13        17 F
 4 NNE PIONEER (3681 FT)(APRSWXNET)         648 AM JAN 13        21 F
 3 NE JACKSON (1768 FT)(AWS)                450 AM JAN 13        23 F
 PINE GROVE (2440 FT)(GOES)                 200 AM JAN 13        25 F
 MOUNT ZION RAWS (2967 FT)(GOES)            556 AM JAN 13        26 F
 1 NNE IONE (201 FT)(RAWS)                  729 AM JAN 13        29 F

 ...BUTTE COUNTY...
 2 W CHICO (203 FT)(APRSWXNET)              736 AM JAN 13        18 F
 NORD (149 FT)(MESOWEST)                    645 AM JAN 13        18 F
 FORBESTOWN - PGE (2840 FT)(GOES)           800 AM JAN 13        20 F
 CARPENTER RIDGE RAWS (4812 FT)(GOES)      1054 PM JAN 12        21 F
 2 WNW CHICO (193 FT)(APRSWXNET)            618 AM JAN 13        21 F
 CHICO RAWS (237 FT)(RAWS)                  454 AM JAN 13        21 F
 4 NNE DURHAM (166 FT)(MESOWEST)            625 AM JAN 13        22 F
 CHICO - HMT (41 FT)(MAP)                   800 AM JAN 13        22 F
 3 N OROVILLE (359 FT)(MESOWEST)            710 AM JAN 13        23 F
 CHICO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (AWOS)             515 AM JAN 13        23 F
 JARBO GAP RAWS (2485 FT)(GOES)             713 AM JAN 13        24 F
 3 SE GRIDLEY (84 FT)(MESOWEST)             900 AM JAN 13        25 F
 2 ENE PENNINGTON (78 FT)(AIRNOW)           800 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 NNE MAGALIA (2578 FT)(APRSWXNET)         209 AM JAN 13        25 F
 OROVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (ASOS)          353 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 ESE MAGALIA (2400 FT)(APRSWXNET)         254 AM JAN 13        26 F
 BANGOR RAWS (803 FT)(GOES)                 651 AM JAN 13        27 F
 PARADISE (1824 FT)(APRSWXNET)             1119 PM JAN 12        27 F
 1 W DE SABLA POWERHOUS (APRSWXNET)         743 AM JAN 13        29 F
 2 NNW BIGGS (100 FT)(MESOWEST)             610 AM JAN 13        29 F
 PARADISE (1824 FT)(GOES)                  1100 PM JAN 12        30 F
 COHASSET RAWS (1733 FT)(GOES)             1051 PM JAN 12        32 F

 ...CALAVERAS COUNTY...
 BLACK SPRINGS (6500 FT)(GOES)              600 AM JAN 13        11 F
 ARNOLD - HMT (1176 FT)(MAP)                300 AM JAN 13        15 F
 CALAVERAS RANGER STN (3360 FT)(GOES)       700 AM JAN 13        17 F
 3 SE PIONEER (2762 FT)(APRSWXNET)          618 AM JAN 13        18 F
 4 SW LILY GAP (2841 FT)(APRSWXNET)         615 AM JAN 13        19 F
 1 N ARNOLD (4091 FT)(APRSWXNET)            759 AM JAN 13        19 F
 ESPERANZA RAWS (2559 FT)(GOES)             713 AM JAN 13        20 F
 2 SSW HODSON (961 FT)(APRSWXNET)           743 AM JAN 13        20 F
 5 NNE HODSON (1424 FT)(APRSWXNET)          744 AM JAN 13        20 F
 3 ESE PIONEER (2788 FT)(APRSWXNET)         742 AM JAN 13        20 F
 TIGER CREEK POWER HOUSE (2355 FT)(GOES)    900 AM JAN 13        22 F
 1 NW SAN ANDREAS (1065 FT)(MESOWEST)       800 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 NNW SAN ANDREAS (1047 FT)(AIRNOW)        800 AM JAN 13        23 F
 5 SE GLENCOE (2808 FT)(APRSWXNET)          545 AM JAN 13        23 F
 NEW MELONES DAM (1400 FT)(GOES)            200 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...COLUSA COUNTY...
 1 NE FOUTS SPRINGS (1692 FT)(RAWS)         428 AM JAN 13        19 F
 STONYFORD RAWS (1263 FT)(GOES)             726 AM JAN 13        20 F
 1 NNW EAST PARK RESERVOIR (MESOWEST)       800 AM JAN 13        21 F
 1 SE COLUSA (56 FT)(MESOWEST)              500 AM JAN 13        28 F

 ...EL DORADO COUNTY...
 SILVER LAKE (GOES) (7100 FT)(GOES)         800 AM JAN 13        -7 F
 4 SSW MEYERS (7382 FT)(MESOWEST)           500 AM JAN 13        -2 F
 OWENS CAMP RAWS (5240 FT)(GOES)            502 AM JAN 13         5 F
 FORNI RIDGE (7600 FT)(GOES)                700 AM JAN 13        11 F
 5 ENE KYBURZ (7657 FT)(MESOWEST)          1000 PM JAN 12        11 F
 1 NW KYBURZ (5653 FT)(RAWS)                623 AM JAN 13        15 F
 3 SSE POLLOCK PINES (1091 FT)(RAWS)        428 AM JAN 13        17 F
 SLY PARK (3530 FT)(GOES)                   800 AM JAN 13        18 F
 GRIZZLY FLAT (3937 FT)(APRSWXNET)          522 AM JAN 13        19 F
 3 NE EL DORADO HILLS (890 FT)(WXFORYOU)    730 AM JAN 13        20 F
 2 SE CHIQUITA LAKE (1406 FT)(RAWS)         336 AM JAN 13        20 F
 2 N SMITHFLAT (2329 FT)(APRSWXNET)         714 AM JAN 13        20 F
 1 ENE COOL (1534 FT)(AIRNOW)               800 AM JAN 13        21 F
 PILOT HILL (CDF) RAWS (1249 FT)(GOES)      556 AM JAN 13        21 F
 1 W POLLOCK PINES (3760 FT)(APRSWXNET)     744 AM JAN 13        21 F
 1 SE PLACERVILLE (2146 FT)(APRSWXNET)      402 AM JAN 13        21 F
 1 E COOL (1695 FT)(MESOWEST)               800 AM JAN 13        21 F
 STEELY FLAT (3760 FT)(GOES)                217 AM JAN 13        21 F
 2 WSW CAMERON PARK (1213 FT)(APRSWXNET)    753 AM JAN 13        22 F
 1 NW CAMERON PARK (1328 FT)(APRSWXNET)     412 AM JAN 13        22 F
 2 S GEORGETOWN (2400 FT)(APRSWXNET)        522 AM JAN 13        22 F
 SLATE MOUNTAIN - HMT (1105 FT)(MAP)        700 AM JAN 13        22 F
 CAMINO - HMT (1003 FT)(MAP)                600 AM JAN 13        23 F
 BEN BOLT RAWS (905 FT)(GOES)               459 AM JAN 13        24 F
 2 NE GEORGETOWN (2883 FT)(APRSWXNET)       720 AM JAN 13        24 F
 2 NNW CAMERON PARK (1443 FT)(APRSWXNET)    141 AM JAN 13        25 F
 2 E RESCUE (1355 FT)(APRSWXNET)            715 AM JAN 13        25 F
 2 WNW DIAMOND SPRINGS (APRSWXNET)          809 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 S SMITHFLAT (2198 FT)(APRSWXNET)         743 AM JAN 13        26 F
 AUBURN DAM RIDGE (1200 FT)(GOES)           800 AM JAN 13        27 F
 1 W CAMERON PARK (1364 FT)(APRSWXNET)      616 AM JAN 13        27 F
 3 NNE LATROBE (1204 FT)(APRSWXNET)         553 AM JAN 13        29 F
 1 WSW PLACERVILLE (1919 FT)(MESOWEST)      400 AM JAN 13        30 F
 1 W PLACERVILLE (1820 FT)(AIRNOW)          800 AM JAN 13        30 F
 LAKE LOIS (8600 FT)(GOES)                 1100 PM JAN 12        32 F

 ...GLENN COUNTY...
 STONY GORGE RSVR (800 FT)(GOES)            600 AM JAN 13        24 F
 5 SSE WILLOWS (95 FT)(RAWS)                552 AM JAN 13        24 F
 STONEY GORGE RESERVOIR (MESOWEST)          600 AM JAN 13        24 F
 SOUTH FORK WILLOW CREEK NEAR FRUTO         700 AM JAN 13        25 F
 ALDER SPRINGS RAWS (4500 FT)(RAWS)         742 PM JAN 12        26 F
 SACRAMENTO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RAW    329 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...LAKE COUNTY...
 HIGH GLADE LOOKOUT (4840 FT)(RAWS)        1236 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 SSW LAKEPORT (1381 FT)(APRSWXNET)        543 AM JAN 13        24 F
 9 NNE WITTER SPRINGS (3740 FT)(RAWS)      1053 PM JAN 12        27 F
 2 ENE HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE (APRSWXNET)       412 AM JAN 13        27 F
 WHISPERING PINES (2700 FT)(GOES)           500 AM JAN 13        28 F
 KONOCTI RAWS (MT. KONOCTI) (RAWS)          457 AM JAN 13        28 F
 8 ENE HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE (670 FT)(RAWS)    705 AM JAN 13        31 F
 COW MOUNTAIN RIDGE (3200 FT)(RAWS)        1201 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...NEVADA COUNTY...
 1 ENE SODA SPRINGS (6883 FT)(MESOWEST)    1250 AM JAN 13        -4 F
 NORDEN - HMT (2100 FT)(MAP)                700 AM JAN 13        -4 F
 MEADOW LK SNOW COURSE (7200 FT)(GOES)      700 AM JAN 13        -2 F
 CSS LAB (6900 FT)(SNOTEL)                  600 AM JAN 13        -1 F
 DRUM POWERHOUSE - PGE (3400 FT)(GOES)      700 AM JAN 13        17 F
 1 W GRASS VALLEY (2493 FT)(APRSWXNET)      546 AM JAN 13        17 F
 DEER CREEK FOREBAY (4455 FT)(GOES)        1200 AM JAN 13        18 F
 2 NE DELEVAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE      740 AM JAN 13        18 F
 GRASS VALLEY (2400 FT)(GOES)               700 AM JAN 13        20 F
 SECRET TOWN RAWS (2826 FT)(GOES)           628 AM JAN 13        20 F
 WHITE CLOUD RAWS (4320 FT)(GOES)           733 AM JAN 13        21 F
 1 NW MEADOW VISTA (1654 FT)(APRSWXNET)     549 AM JAN 13        21 F
 3 SE NEVADA CITY (3280 FT)(APRSWXNET)      450 AM JAN 13        21 F
 1 NNW CEDAR RIDGE (2838 FT)(APRSWXNET)     755 AM JAN 13        22 F
 READER RANCH RAWS (1968 FT)(GOES)          713 AM JAN 13        23 F
 NEVADA CITY - HMT (1055 FT)(MAP)           100 AM JAN 13        24 F
 3 NE LAKE OF THE PINES (APRSWXNET)        1241 AM JAN 13        25 F
 NEVADA COUNTY AIR PARK (3 E GRASS VALLE    535 AM JAN 13        25 F
 2 SE NEVADA CITY (3172 FT)(APRSWXNET)      516 AM JAN 13        26 F
 4 WNW ALTA SIERRA (591 FT)(APRSWXNET)      542 AM JAN 13        29 F

 ...PLACER COUNTY...
 2 W KINGVALE (6230 FT)(MESOWEST)           700 AM JAN 13       -15 F
 BIG BEND - HMT (1739 FT)(MAP)              800 AM JAN 13        -7 F
 TALBOT - HMT (1780 FT)(MAP)                700 AM JAN 13        -1 F
 2 WSW KINGVALE (6401 FT)(MESOWEST)         605 AM JAN 13         0 F
 2 W DONNER PEAK (6975 FT)(MESOWEST)        440 AM JAN 13         1 F
 2 SW DONNER PEAK (8330 FT)(MESOWEST)      1020 PM JAN 12         2 F
 3 SW DONNER PEAK (6173 FT)(MESOWEST)      1230 AM JAN 13         4 F
 ONION CREEK - HMT (1886 FT)(MAP)           100 AM JAN 13         4 F
 1 WNW CISCO (6620 FT)(MESOWEST)           1240 AM JAN 13         7 F
 SQUAW VALLEY G.C. (8200 FT)(SNOTEL)       1000 PM JAN 12         7 F
 HUYSINK - HMT (2011 FT)(MAP)               900 PM JAN 12         7 F
 SUGAR PINE (3843 FT)(GOES)                 800 AM JAN 13        10 F
 8 S CISCO (6627 FT)(MAP)                   200 AM JAN 13        10 F
 GREEK STORE (5600 FT)(GOES)                500 AM JAN 13        11 F
 BLUE CANYON ETI (5280 FT)(GOES)            300 AM JAN 13        13 F
 3 SW APPLEGATE (1756 FT)(MESOWEST)         810 AM JAN 13        13 F
 EMIGRANT GAP (5197 FT)(MESOWEST)           630 AM JAN 13        15 F
 3 S MEADOW VISTA (1720 FT)(MESOWEST)       605 AM JAN 13        15 F
 BLUE CANYON - HMT (1610 FT)(MAP)           300 AM JAN 13        15 F
 1 SW BAXTER (3700 FT)(APRSWXNET)           815 AM JAN 13        16 F
 DUNCAN PEAK RAWS (7182 FT)(GOES)           818 PM JAN 12        16 F
 BLUE CANYON (5276 FT)(ASOS)                352 AM JAN 13        18 F
 1 SE COLFAX (2112 FT)(MAP)                 500 AM JAN 13        19 F
 SEED ORCHARD RAWS (4355 FT)(GOES)         1033 PM JAN 12        20 F
 BEAR RIVER - ROLLINS RSVR (GOES)           700 AM JAN 13        20 F
 LOOMIS (436 FT)(APRSWXNET)                 743 AM JAN 13        20 F
 FORESTHILL - HMT (1042 FT)(MAP)            800 AM JAN 13        20 F
 LINCOLN RAWS (200 FT)(GOES)                513 AM JAN 13        22 F
 LINCOLN (AWOS)                             355 AM JAN 13        23 F
 2 NW FORESTHILL (3012 FT)(APRSWXNET)       619 AM JAN 13        23 F
 4 N APPLEGATE (2180 FT)(APRSWXNET)         809 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 WNW COLFAX (2401 FT)(APRSWXNET)          320 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 WNW ROCKLIN (160 FT)(APRSWXNET)          745 AM JAN 13        23 F
 COLFAX - HMT (725 FT)(MAP)                 600 AM JAN 13        23 F
 2 W FORESTHILL (2857 FT)(APRSWXNET)        517 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 SE AUBURN (1441 FT)(APRSWXNET)           612 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 E ROCKLIN (307 FT)(MESOWEST)             550 AM JAN 13        25 F
 3 WSW BAXTER (3392 FT)(MESOWEST)           410 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 S GRANITE BAY (449 FT)(APRSWXNET)        529 AM JAN 13        26 F
 AUBURN (1292 FT)(AWOS)                    1155 PM JAN 12        28 F
 2 SE ROCKLIN (471 FT)(APRSWXNET)           745 AM JAN 13        28 F
 1 NE ROCKLIN (339 FT)(MESOWEST)           1150 PM JAN 12        28 F
 1 ESE LINCOLN (164 FT)(MESOWEST)           730 AM JAN 13        29 F
 1 SSE AUBURN (1440 FT)(APRSWXNET)          843 AM JAN 13        30 F

 ...PLUMAS COUNTY...
 CHESTER RAWS (4530 FT)(GOES)               702 AM JAN 13       -11 F
 6 NNW BALD EAGLE MOUNTAI (HADS)            600 AM JAN 13        -5 F
 GREENVILLE (3560 FT)(GOES)                 800 AM JAN 13        -1 F
 HAMILTON BRANCH (4560 FT)(GOES)            700 AM JAN 13        -1 F
 5 WNW SLOAT (3860 FT)(MESOWEST)            755 AM JAN 13         0 F
 2 NNE CRESCENT MILLS (APRSWXNET)           759 AM JAN 13         0 F
 4 SE PAXTON (3420 FT)(APRSWXNET)           719 AM JAN 13         0 F
 QUINCY (ROAD) RAWS (3652 FT)(RAWS)         715 AM JAN 13         3 F
 2 NW QUINCY (3422 FT)(MESOWEST)            500 AM JAN 13         5 F
 PRATTVILLE - PGE (4520 FT)(GOES)           400 AM JAN 13         6 F
 4 NNE QUINCY (3455 FT)(MESOWEST)           800 AM JAN 13         6 F
 1 ESE TWAIN (2957 FT)(MESOWEST)            700 AM JAN 13         9 F
 5 SW CARIBOU (2500 FT)(RAWS)               759 AM JAN 13        13 F
 BUCKS CREEK PH - PGE (1760 FT)(GOES)       700 AM JAN 13        23 F

 ...SACRAMENTO COUNTY...
 FOLSOM LAKE DYKE 8 (550 FT)(MESOWEST)      535 AM JAN 13        16 F
 MATHER FIELD, SACRAMENTO (96 FT)(AWOS)     745 AM JAN 13        19 F
 2 NE CAL EXPO (45 FT)(APRSWXNET)           745 AM JAN 13        22 F
 BRANCH CENTER (75 FT)(MESOWEST)            710 AM JAN 13        22 F
 2 E FLORIN (52 FT)(APRSWXNET)              741 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 W ELVERTA (29 FT)(MESOWEST)              715 AM JAN 13        23 F
 FRANKLIN (20 FT)(MESOWEST)                 630 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 W ANTELOPE (154 FT)(APRSWXNET)           718 AM JAN 13        23 F
 2 E CITRUS HEIGHTS (202 FT)(APRSWXNET)     749 AM JAN 13        23 F
 2 NW WILTON (95 FT)(APRSWXNET)             748 AM JAN 13        23 F
 2 NW CARMICHAEL (88 FT)(APRSWXNET)         750 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 NNE ELK GROVE (49 FT)(APRSWXNET)         710 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 NW CITRUS HEIGHTS (153 FT)(AWS)          635 AM JAN 13        24 F
 2 ESE ARDEN-ARCADE (55 FT)(APRSWXNET)      739 AM JAN 13        24 F
 1 W LAGUNA (167 FT)(APRSWXNET)             742 AM JAN 13        24 F
 MCCLELLAN AFB (AWOS)                       410 AM JAN 13        25 F
 4 N RANCHO SECO PARK (APRSWXNET)           713 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 WNW FAIR OAKS (216 FT)(APRSWXNET)        718 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 NE ARDEN-ARCADE (83 FT)(AIRNOW)          800 AM JAN 13        25 F
 2 E NATOMAS (347 FT)(APRSWXNET)            613 AM JAN 13        25 F
 3 W ROSEMONT (42 FT)(APRSWXNET)            548 AM JAN 13        25 F
 SACRAMENTO AP (15 FT)(ASOS)                753 AM JAN 13        25 F
 3 SSW SACRAMENTO ZOO (13 FT)(APRSWXNET)    644 AM JAN 13        26 F
 1 ESE FAIR OAKS (219 FT)(APRSWXNET)        740 AM JAN 13        26 F
 SACRAMENTO (6 FT)(HADS)                    700 AM JAN 13        26 F
 SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIRPORT (ASOS)     353 AM JAN 13        27 F
 1 NNE ARDEN-ARCADE (125 FT)(MESOWEST)      700 AM JAN 13        27 F
 1 WNW SACRAMENTO (18 FT)(APRSWXNET)        752 AM JAN 13        27 F
 2 S BRUCEVILLE (22 FT)(MESOWEST)           800 AM JAN 13        28 F
 1 WNW FOLSOM (321 FT)(MESOWEST)            700 AM JAN 13        28 F
 2 S BRUCEVILLE (22 FT)(AIRNOW)             800 AM JAN 13        28 F
 1 WNW FOLSOM (321 FT)(AIRNOW)              700 AM JAN 13        28 F
 2 NNW FRANKLIN (45 FT)(APRSWXNET)          754 AM JAN 13        29 F
 3 SSE ELK GROVE (40 FT)(MESOWEST)          705 AM JAN 13        29 F
 1 SSW NORTH HIGHLANDS (76 FT)(MESOWEST)    730 AM JAN 13        29 F
 5 E COLLINSVILLE (23 FT)(WXFLOW)           732 AM JAN 13        30 F
 1 E ARCO ARENA (13 FT)(AIRNOW)             500 AM JAN 13        31 F
 1 E ARCO ARENA (13 FT)(MESOWEST)           200 AM JAN 13        32 F
 1 NNE FLORIN (41 FT)(MESOWEST)             600 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY...
 1 E VICTOR (79 FT)(WXFORYOU)               700 AM JAN 13        22 F
 2 ENE LINDEN (82 FT)(APRSWXNET)            723 AM JAN 13        23 F
 4 W WOODBRIDGE (23 FT)(MESOWEST)           715 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 N ESCALON (120 FT)(APRSWXNET)            713 AM JAN 13        25 F
 3 NNW ACAMPO (50 FT)(MESOWEST)             630 AM JAN 13        25 F
 STOCKTON AP (26 FT)(ASOS)                  655 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 NW RIPON (56 FT)(MESOWEST)               735 AM JAN 13        26 F
 2 E LODI (90 FT)(AWS)                      735 AM JAN 13        27 F
 1 NE RIVERBANK (101 FT)(APRSWXNET)         433 AM JAN 13        27 F
 2 W MORADA (32 FT)(MESOWEST)               740 AM JAN 13        27 F
 2 NW KENNEDY (13 FT)(MESOWEST)             800 AM JAN 13        28 F
 2 NW KENNEDY (13 FT)(AIRNOW)               800 AM JAN 13        28 F
 1 SE COUNTRY CLUB (10 FT)(APRSWXNET)       754 AM JAN 13        28 F
 2 W LATHROP (32 FT)(APRSWXNET)             559 AM JAN 13        29 F
 1 W TRACY (8 FT)(AWS)                      545 AM JAN 13        29 F
 2 NNW LINCOLN VILLAGE (APRSWXNET)          756 AM JAN 13        29 F
 3 ESE TRACY (46 FT)(AWS)                   110 AM JAN 13        30 F
 1 WSW MANTECA (28 FT)(MESOWEST)            800 AM JAN 13        30 F
 4 S TRACY (198 FT)(MESOWEST)               700 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...SHASTA COUNTY...
 1 S BURNEY (3156 FT)(APRSWXNET)            751 AM JAN 13        -8 F
 MANZANITA LAKE RAWS (5750 FT)(GOES)       1152 PM JAN 12         1 F
 5 WSW BURNEY (4366 FT)(MESOWEST)           555 AM JAN 13         3 F
 1 WNW MANZANITA LAKE (5764 FT)(AIRNOW)     600 AM JAN 13         4 F
 SOLDIER MOUNTAIN RAWS (3704 FT)(RAWS)      713 AM JAN 13         4 F
 PIT PH #3 (2100 FT)(GOES)                  700 AM JAN 13         6 F
 1 W MANZANITA LAKE (5876 FT)(MESOWEST)     400 AM JAN 13         7 F
 MC CLOUD D (PG&E) (2690 FT)(GOES)          700 AM JAN 13        11 F
 OAK MOUNTAIN RAWS (2670 FT)(RAWS)          626 AM JAN 13        16 F
 OGO RANGER STATION (1300 FT)(GOES)         700 AM JAN 13        17 F
 SLATE CREEK (5700 FT)(GOES)                400 AM JAN 13        17 F
 HIRZ (3200 FT)(GOES)                       700 AM JAN 13        19 F
 TRINITY GUARD STN (3870 FT)(GOES)          200 AM JAN 13        20 F
 CLEAR CRK (3300 FT)(GOES)                  700 AM JAN 13        20 F
 4 SW INWOOD (2122 FT)(APRSWXNET)           756 AM JAN 13        20 F
 SUGARLOAF RAWS  (SHF) (3214 FT)(RAWS)      619 AM JAN 13        20 F
 SIMS RAWS (2580 FT)(GOES)                  432 AM JAN 13        21 F
 BRANDY CRK (1300 FT)(GOES)                 600 AM JAN 13        22 F
 COW CREEK (2840 FT)(GOES)                  700 AM JAN 13        23 F
 2 WSW KESWICK (974 FT)(APRSWXNET)          743 AM JAN 13        23 F
 WHITMORE RAWS (2450 FT)(GOES)              725 AM JAN 13        23 F
 SHINGLETOWN (3630 FT)(GOES)                600 AM JAN 13        24 F
 3 E ANDERSON (429 FT)(APRSWXNET)           628 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 NE FISHER (1564 FT)(MESOWEST)            500 AM JAN 13        25 F
 SOUTH FORK MTN (3450 FT)(GOES)             700 AM JAN 13        26 F
 LAKESHORE (1100 FT)(GOES)                  600 AM JAN 13        26 F
 1 SSW LAKEHEAD (1080 FT)(MESOWEST)         700 AM JAN 13        26 F
 WHISKEYTOWN HQ #2 FORMERLY OAK BOTTOM R    600 AM JAN 13        27 F
 1 NE CASTELLA (2004 FT)(MESOWEST)         1145 PM JAN 12        27 F
 4 NNW CENTERVILLE (2044 FT)(RAWS)          600 AM JAN 13        28 F
 2 S REDDING (528 FT)(APRSWXNET)            359 AM JAN 13        28 F
 3 NNW REDDING (665 FT)(APRSWXNET)         1138 PM JAN 12        28 F
 ARBUCKLE BASIN RAWS (2452 FT)(GOES)        554 AM JAN 13        29 F
 1 E COTTONWOOD (424 FT)(MESOWEST)          310 AM JAN 13        30 F
 2 SW REDDING (488 FT)(MESOWEST)            800 AM JAN 13        31 F
 REDDING AIRPORT CDF RAWS (499 FT)(GOES)    424 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...SIERRA COUNTY...
 SIERRA CITY (4700 FT)(GOES)                800 AM JAN 13        12 F
 SADDLEBACK RAWS (6690 FT)(GOES)           1118 PM JAN 12        14 F

 ...SOLANO COUNTY...
 TRAVIS AFB (62 FT)(AWOS)                   358 AM JAN 13        25 F
 3 S CORDELIA (21 FT)(APRSWXNET)            744 AM JAN 13        25 F
 3 SW FAIRFIELD (33 FT)(MESOWEST)           700 AM JAN 13        25 F
 4 ESE CORDELIA (7 FT)(MESOWEST)            620 AM JAN 13        25 F
 NUT TREE AIRPORT (114 FT)(ASOS)            353 AM JAN 13        25 F
 1 ESE VACAVILLE (107 FT)(MESOWEST)         700 AM JAN 13        26 F
 1 SSE VACAVILLE (146 FT)(AIRNOW)           500 AM JAN 13        27 F
 1 NNW BENICIA (348 FT)(URBANET)            654 AM JAN 13        27 F
 4 SW DIXON (62 FT)(MESOWEST)              1015 PM JAN 12        27 F
 1 S VACAVILLE (175 FT)(AWS)                735 AM JAN 13        28 F
 2 SW SUISUN CITY (NERRS)                   745 AM JAN 13        28 F
 VALLEJO (98 FT)(MESOWEST)                  700 AM JAN 13        29 F
 2 NNW RIO VISTA (36 FT)(MESOWEST)          500 AM JAN 13        29 F

 ...STANISLAUS COUNTY...
 9 WSW PATTERSON (1003 FT)(APRSWXNET)       801 AM JAN 13        23 F
 1 S MODESTO (88 FT)(MESOWEST)              800 AM JAN 13        27 F
 MODESTO (78 FT)(AIRNOW)                    800 AM JAN 13        27 F
 2 NNE MODESTO (95 FT)(APRSWXNET)           645 AM JAN 13        27 F
 TURLOCK (103 FT)(AWS)                      535 AM JAN 13        28 F
 DENAIR (111 FT)(AWS)                       355 AM JAN 13        28 F
 DIABLO GRANDE (1850 FT)(GOES)              600 AM JAN 13        30 F
 1 SSE KEYES (98 FT)(MESOWEST)              545 AM JAN 13        30 F
 8 WSW KEYSTONE (370 FT)(MAP)               500 AM JAN 13        31 F

 ...SUTTER COUNTY...
 3 E NICOLAUS (49 FT)(MESOWEST)             730 AM JAN 13        25 F
 5 W PENNINGTON (54 FT)(AWS)                740 AM JAN 13        29 F
 1 S LIVE OAK (70 FT)(MESOWEST)             430 AM JAN 13        29 F

 ...TEHAMA COUNTY...
 MINERAL (DWR) (4957 FT)(GOES)              500 AM JAN 13         2 F
 5 SSW LYONSVILLE (3341 FT)(RAWS)           521 AM JAN 13        13 F
 DAVIS RANCH (550 FT)(GOES)                 600 AM JAN 13        19 F
 LASSEN LODGE RAWS (4159 FT)(GOES)          250 AM JAN 13        21 F
 2 WNW FLOURNOY (MESOWEST)                  600 AM JAN 13        24 F
 SADDLE CAMP (3850 FT)(GOES)                500 AM JAN 13        24 F
 BATTLE RIDGE (3400 FT)(GOES)               700 AM JAN 13        25 F
 RED BLUFF MUNI AP (353 FT)(ASOS)           354 AM JAN 13        26 F
 3 NNW VINA (210 FT)(MESOWEST)              600 AM JAN 13        26 F
 CORNING RAWS (CDF) (289 FT)(GOES)          455 AM JAN 13        27 F
 SACRAMENTO RIVER BLO RED BLUFF DIVERSIO    500 AM JAN 13        27 F
 2 NNW RED BLUFF (332 FT)(MESOWEST)         710 AM JAN 13        27 F
 PATTY MOCUS NEAR PLATINA (GOES)            735 PM JAN 12        27 F
 EAGLE PEAK RAWS (3712 FT)(GOES)            303 AM JAN 13        28 F
 COTTONWOOD CREEK (3400 FT)(GOES)           300 AM JAN 13        29 F
 THOMES CREEK RAWS (1029 FT)(GOES)          628 AM JAN 13        32 F
 4 ENE BLOSSOM (702 FT)(APRSWXNET)          718 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...TUOLUMNE COUNTY...
 5 ENE JUPITER (6601 FT)(MAP)               800 AM JAN 13       -16 F
 HORSE MEADOWS (8400 FT)(GOES)              700 AM JAN 13       -14 F
 DEADMAN CK - SONORA PASS (GOES)            500 AM JAN 13        -8 F
 LOWER RELIEF VALLEY (8100 FT)(GOES)       1000 PM JAN 12         0 F
 PINECREST (5600 FT)(GOES)                  500 AM JAN 13         3 F
 1 S STRAWBERRY (5700 FT)(RAWS)             557 AM JAN 13         5 F
 1 WSW STRAWBERRY (5348 FT)(APRSWXNET)     1209 AM JAN 13        11 F
 COLUMBIA (AWOS)                            715 AM JAN 13        19 F
 MOUNT ELIZABETH RAWS (4938 FT)(GOES)       402 AM JAN 13        19 F
 1 SSW SONORA (1873 FT)(MESOWEST)           700 AM JAN 13        21 F
 SONORA (1908 FT)(AIRNOW)                   700 AM JAN 13        21 F
 2 NE GROVELAND-BIG OAK (APRSWXNET)        1204 AM JAN 13        22 F
 1 NW GROVELAND-BIG OAK (APRSWXNET)         739 AM JAN 13        23 F
 4 SW TUOLUMNE CITY (2401 FT)(APRSWXNET)    746 AM JAN 13        25 F
 STANISLAUS POWER HOUSE (1060 FT)(GOES)     300 AM JAN 13        27 F
 GREEN SPRINGS (1100 FT)(GOES)              303 AM JAN 13        29 F
 3 NE LA GRANGE (857 FT)(AWS)               700 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...YOLO COUNTY...
 BROOKS RAWS (354 FT)(RAWS)                 159 AM JAN 13        26 F
 WOODLAND (70 FT)(MESOWEST)                 720 AM JAN 13        27 F
 1 SSW WOODLAND (68 FT)(APRSWXNET)          755 AM JAN 13        27 F
 2 ESE WOODLAND (36 FT)(MESOWEST)           700 AM JAN 13        28 F
 1 NE EL MACERO (32 FT)(MESOWEST)           750 AM JAN 13        28 F
 UNIVERSITY AIRPORT (2 WSW DAVIS) (AWOS)    635 AM JAN 13        28 F
 FINCH FARMS - HMT (7 FT)(MAP)              700 AM JAN 13        28 F
 1 WSW WOODLAND (24 FT)(APRSWXNET)          749 AM JAN 13        28 F
 1 SSE EL MACERO (59 FT)(APRSWXNET)         652 AM JAN 13        29 F
 1 ENE DAVIS (41 FT)(APRSWXNET)             250 AM JAN 13        29 F
 2 ESE WOODLAND (36 FT)(AIRNOW)             300 AM JAN 13        32 F
 1 WNW WEST SACRAMENTO (25 FT)(WXFLOW)      705 AM JAN 13        32 F

 ...YUBA COUNTY...
 BEALE AFB (111 FT)(AWOS)                   358 AM JAN 13        23 F
 PIKE COUNTY LOOKOUT RAWS (RAWS)            510 AM JAN 13        23 F
 COLGATE POWER HOUSE (595 FT)(GOES)         700 AM JAN 13        23 F
 WHEATLAND (85 FT)(APRSWXNET)               559 AM JAN 13        24 F
 MARYSVILLE AIRPORT (ASOS) (62 FT)(ASOS)    353 AM JAN 13        25 F
 5 ESE LIVE OAK (77 FT)(MESOWEST)           545 AM JAN 13        29 F
 4 S STANFIELD HILL (1309 FT)(APRSWXNET)    819 AM JAN 13        30 F
 1 NE OLIVEHURST (63 FT)(MESOWEST)          140 AM JAN 13        32 F

 OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
 EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL. THE
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS ITS PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PARTNERS FOR
 PROVIDING US WITH THIS DATA.

Of course as we all know, weather is only climate when it makes warm or hot records. /sarc

1-13-13_CONUS_records_Capture

http://mapcenter.hamweather.com/records/yesterday/us.html

Of course, the perennial worry-warts will be quick to point out that there are more record highs than record lows on that map. What they won’t tell you about is how there are many more weather stations east of the Rockies with a higher spatial density to experience that weather.

COOP and USHCN stations in USA - Image: NOAA

COOP and USHCN stations in USA – Image: NOAA

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78 Responses to Peter Gleick misses chilly cook-off in California

  1. Mark Nutley says:

    I thought cooling was consistent with CAGW >/sarc>

  2. tom s says:

    Gleick is sick. I mean, really what an utter smug, caught-in-the-act….ass!!

  3. Stephana says:

    We had 64 here were I live on the north coast, not a record by any means. If the arctic front comes this way it will be 5 or so in a few days. Nothing strange about that either.

  4. We’re having a very similar media-battle here in Australia. Desperate to pump their ‘bushfire’ narrative the ABC finds itself in the bizarre position of talking to an audience which in the main is experiencing cool, cloudy and yes…showery weather.
    Cognitive Dissonance?
    I’ll say!

  5. john robertson says:

    By UN decree there are no low temperature records, AGW will cause warmer winters.
    Did we miss the memo.Evidence does not matter.Models are reality.
    Selective blindness is the required state of mind to belong in Gleick’s; “World of mann”.

  6. Espen says:

    Ryan Maue twittered this forecast some hours ago – if that blast of cold materializes, Gleick et al will probably blame “climate change” for that, too… https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/290359265191931904/photo/1

  7. Theo Goodwin says:

    Oh my goodness! It is 71 F in Tennessee in January! Truly Armageddon is upon us. Just like it is several times annually, as all of us know who grew up in that part of the country.

    To be an Alarmist, you had to grow up in a metropolis and, like many who did, you had to be oblivious to weather and climate. In addition, it helps to suffer from a powerful form of hysteria.

  8. WillR says:

    I think Gleick meant to say:
    The chickens are coming home to rust.

    I mean, that’s the really puzzling part? Chickens? Rusting?

  9. tgmccoy says:

    Been below freezing for several days in NE Oregon with a short warm up that turned the snow to ice. now back in the low 20f high to 5f or so for the lows…
    I’d take some of that 50f weather…

  10. Chuck L says:

    That’s why the preferred terms for alarmists are “extreme weather” or “climate change;” equivalent to “heads I win, tails you lose.”

  11. TerryMN says:

    I can’t put it anymore charitably than this: Peter Gleick is an out and out liar whenever it may benefit him and/or his cause. I would not buy a used car from him.

  12. TerryMN says:

    And – here’s what I hate about the alarmists lying with impunity, and the seeming inability for some people to use common sense. This is a facebook post from a friend yesterday:

    Attended the MN Orgic [sic] Conference in St Cloud yesterday….feeling renewed and re-energized about planting, but learned that MN is climbing 3 degrees warmer each year for the last decade- that is an exponential vertical climb when you look at 210 years of weather….

    How could ANYONE not do the math to see that what they claimed would represent a 30 degree (and I don’t really care if that’s in F or C) rise in annual temps in the last 10 years? It amazes me… I kind of wish I had been at that conference….

  13. philincalifornia says:

    The Huffington post even reported it. I thought they might want to hide it. Polar bears having problems though, ha ha, but I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt on that one.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/13/california-cold-weather_n_2468378.html

  14. GlynnMhor says:

    It’s a lot of feathers, but no chicken in that roost.

  15. ntesdorf says:

    In Australia hot weather in summer is sparking wide Green-hysteria. Jo Nova has an excellent article on the prosecution of a man who tried to protect his property from fire threats in Western Australia.
    http://joannenova.com.au/2013/01/in-australia-if-you-try-to-clear-a-firebreak-on-your-land-you-could-go-to-gaol/#comment-1223094

  16. aharris says:

    The joker in TN obviously has no memory or powers of observation. It’s not at all unusual to have some kind of warm snap in January. It’s usually short-lived, but I seem to recall that we almost always have one out here in the KS/MO area. Truly, people who live in the city for all their lives are completely oblivious to the weather and how it works just like they are to the wildlife.

  17. ZootCadillac says:

    Perhaps Chicken Little could explain to me why it’s 32f / 0c here and i’m looking at snow for the last 4 hours. Oh yeah, it’s winter and that’s the weather we have. Just like it’s summer in Australia where they seem to be concerned that it’s warm and just as in the rest of the world in summer some fires started ( And most likely as a result of bored kids and arson, as usual )

    I do twitter a lot, I’d try and engage but i know the formula now. Ask a question about a statement that appears to be untrue and blammo, find yourself blocked and often followed by an insulting comment that you can no longer respond to. ( followed by the rest of the tribe chiming in )

    Funny how climate change appears to be an issue when a fraction of the world is hot for a fraction of the year. Come live in Europe, we do cold. We do it so well we even do it in the summer.

  18. knr says:

    To be fair to Gleick do we know he wrote this or did someone pretending to be him write it and try to pass it off has Gleick’s work in a dirty , low down, dishonest, cowardly, lying , attempt to smear him .In a way that only a person that is so low down that worms could not crawl under , would do ?

  19. Andrew says:

    Chickens? Which chickens? Would they be the forged chickens coming home to roost?

  20. Tom in delightfully warm Florida says:

    I noticed the record H was 76 in 1920. Perhaps the chickens are 93 years old.

  21. Loch says:

    TeryMN, did you ask your friend to clarify the 3 degrees increase issue? Obviously what he/she wrote was incorrect and I wonder what he/she was talking about.

    I saw a similar Facebook entry from a friend of mine who stated that Earth’s temperature was increasing, and I queried it after all every one can see that the last 12 years, although the hottest on record are pretty flat line.

    She replied that it depended on how you looked at the data and over what period. Something to do with taking a long enough time line to get a statistically significant result. I think she said you had to look at about 30 years of data to get a trend as that period would account for the background variation due to the complexity of the climate system. Well that’s news to me!

  22. _Jim says:

    WillR says January 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I think Gleick meant to say:
    The chickens are coming home to rust.

    I mean, that’s the really puzzling part? Chickens? Rusting?

    In the Midwest, with the application of salt to the roads (quite literally: ‘road salt’, actual NaCl) I imagine they (the chickens) rust too (everything else does!)

    .(Raison d’être the term ‘Rust-belt states’ e.g. Michigan, Ohio, Illinois etc. was coined ???)

    .

  23. Gunga Din says:

    …at my personal weather station, we logged a new record low this morning, 21°F, breaking the old one set in 1963:

    ==========================================
    TWC channel seems to be a bit selective in reporting records. They’ve gone on about Chicago having a record for the number of days without snow yet failed to mention, as far as I saw, that Columbus set a record for the amount of snow for a particular day back in December.
    I also noticed that they aren’t reporting the areas record highs and lows like they used to, unless the record high was recent. If the record high was a tie, they don’t use the year the record was set but rather the most recent year it was tied, without saying it was a tie.
    I must admit these observations are just my impression. But isn’t that the point, to leave the impression that climate and/or weather are somehow “different” than they used to be?

  24. Theo Goodwin says:

    knr says:
    January 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Interesting question which raises another one. How did this impostor, if there is an impostor, manage to reach down into Gleick’s psyche and do such a perfect impersonation? It is nothing less than artistic genius – or it is Gleick.

  25. Theo Goodwin says:

    TerryMN says:
    January 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    “How could ANYONE not do the math to see that what they claimed would represent a 30 degree (and I don’t really care if that’s in F or C) rise in annual temps in the last 10 years? It amazes me… I kind of wish I had been at that conference….”

    Setting aside the professional liars and the other alarmists, it is the people who grew up in a metropolis and never had a practical reason to observe weather or climate. I have two life long friends who grew up in Manhattan and Philadelphia, respectively, and moved to St. Louis. Both were shocked to see a bug in a house. Neither had enjoyed that experience in the metropolis.

  26. Goldie says:

    Those colds would balance out the “record” highs here in Australia. Though I haven’t heard anybody say which record was broken though.
    Gotta say – its summer in Australia and its hot. Ummmmmmm?!

  27. TerryMN says:

    Loch: TeryMN, did you ask your friend to clarify the 3 degrees increase issue? Obviously what he/she wrote was incorrect and I wonder what he/she was talking about.

    Loch – I gently told her (and explained why) that what she was told was nonsense… :)

  28. theduke says:

    It was in the low 20s 25 miles from the coast here in North San Diego County. Tonight it’s supposed to warm up to 29. Citrus and avocado growers are not pleased.

  29. Romain says:

    Paul homewood, the link you provide says the opposite…unless you wanted to write 70F ?

  30. john robertson says:

    @ Paul Homewood, see there you go , in enviro-speak, 80F in Tennessee in January is unprecedented for sure. The graph is “Proof”.
    Farther up post, Forged chickens coming home to rust, great image.

  31. Berényi Péter says:

    “…at my personal weather station, we logged a new record low this morning, 21°F, breaking the old one set in 1963″

    You could report 267K. Sounds much hotter, almost scary.

  32. AndyG55 says:

    I notice the record high for your area was set in 1920,..

    Darn that’s a long. long time ago ..

    And you haven’t had anything hotter since, in a supposedly warming climate..

    That truly is amazing !!!!

  33. BradProp1 says:

    Gee, I can remember skiing the north slopes in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in February 1981…it was 71F. Hmmm, what caused that Mr. Gleick?

  34. DaveG says:

    Peter Gleick has mastered the art of Chicken Cherry Picking- and been paid handsomely for it ‘ why would he give up on a good money making gig. Does he mean the taxpayer hard earned money come home to roost -In his POCKET!

  35. Chad Jessup says:

    Anthony, if you would have shown Modoc County, you would probably have seen a -20° F listing.

  36. Everyman says:

    People who live in glass houses should not muck with chickens.

  37. King of Cool says:

    To add to how the Australian heatwave is going, I can speak for Sydney.

    These are the daily maximum air temperatures in deg C so far for 2013 which is nominally recorded at 9 am local clock time. It is the highest temperature for the 24 hours leading up to the observation, and is recorded as the maximum temperature for the previous day.

    1st 26.2
    2nd 22.9
    3rd 24.8
    4th 26.6
    5th 28.3
    6th 28.0
    7th 27.5
    8th 42.3
    9th 25.0
    10th 25.4
    11th 29.6
    12th 31.2
    13th 23.8

    Yes, for a couple of days it was hot but it certainly never reached the heights that it was hyped up to reach when on the 8th it was predicted by most of the media that the 1939 max record of 45.3 deg C would be broken.

    The BOM were also way off the mark when they forecast 45 deg C for Western Sydney on Sat the 12th when the Rosehill races were put back a few hours to avoid the heat of the day and await a cooler change. Unfortunately the BOM did not allow for the unexpected cloud cover and the max temperature never reached anywhere near that (max temp I saw was 38 deg).

    Yes, if Al Gore had put out his video in 1939 I reckon that he would have scared Aussies more than Hitler did as the Jan max temp in Sydney was above 40 deg for 3 out of 4 consecutive years which I do not think any cherry pickers can do yet for this century.

    For the record we have had glorious overnight rain and around here the bush is sparkling green and the 10 day forecast looks extremely excellent. Yep, could be long way to go yet before we reach the new norm of Thermageddon.

  38. Katherine says:

    Mods, that last image is in CMYK. It should be saved in RGB for it to display properly.

  39. Philip Peake says:

    The reality of weather in the USA:

    Raining in NY: USA suffers record floods!
    Snowing in NY: USA suffers arctic blast!
    Sunny in NY: USA sweltering under record heat!
    Breezy in NY: USA swept by tornadoes!

  40. Sally says:

    One record low for every three record highs these days. Guess which ones are reported here. and which ones aren’t. The chickens are here in spades :(

  41. Sean says:

    Did Gleick ever actually graduate from a science program or did he purchase his degree over the internet?

  42. David Ross says:

    Gleick – the Ward Churchill of global warming.

  43. Loch says:

    TerryMN, I knew your friend had to be a female, mine too. I normally don’t like to talk technical stuff with them as they don’t understand basic stuff. I said how can the graph be flat and yet she insists the temperature is increasing. She said, and get this, it had something to do with the sun. She said it goes through stages of being hot and cold and we have just gone through a cold spell and it will heat up good and proper when it turns hot again. Can you believe that? Here we have a planet a million times bigger than earth with a zillion hydrogen bombs going off every second and someone put a dimmer switch on it.

    I told her to look out the window, it is freezing out there, and this will probably be the worlds coldest year this century. She bet me it wouldn’t be. Well normally I don’t like to take money of stupid people, but this time I had to make an exception. I figured it was my civic duty to educate these stupid people on how stupid they are. And they ain’t going to learn with out a little pain. It will be the easiest $1000 I’ll ever make.

  44. michael sweet says:

    I am amazed that you can post a summary report showing many more record high temperatures than record low temperatures and claim that it is not getting warmer. While there are more reporting stations in the East, there are way more warm records than cold records. We will see in a week how many cold temps get set nation wide as the cold front moves east.

    Last year there were man, many more hot records set than cold records. Just because it is cold where you live today does not mean that is evidence that the globe is not warmer.

  45. beesaman says:

    Gently snowing here (SE England) but then it usually does in January. However, we must find a way to blame this on CAGW, I know let’s discover something called sudden stratospheric warming and blame it and the snow on CAGW. There that’s better, can’t have nature messing with the narrative!

  46. It has been truly Siberian cold (-27degC in the morning!) during the last three weeks. We live here in South Colorado more than 20 years but I’ve never seen such a prolonged, steady cold as this winter.

    Usually at our latitude and altitude snow would quickly melt, at least partially, during the sunny day, even if at night it was very cold.

    Not this year! Snow accumulates without melting; the external drain tube of our water treatment system has frozen, which plays havoc with the pressure and makes the whole system dysfunctional.

    Solar minimum is upon us. How many years it will be this cold? Why did I ever leave Siberia?

  47. Jeff Alberts says:

    michael sweet says:
    January 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Last year there were man, many more hot records set than cold records. Just because it is cold where you live today does not mean that is evidence that the globe is not warmer.

    Just because it is warm where you are today does not mean that is evidence the globe is warmer.

    Wow, that was easy. Gratuitous assertion just as gratuitously debunked.

    NEXT!

  48. Dr. John M. Ware says:

    It is irritating to watch a weathercast which bills a little warm spell in winter as a record-breaker but whose expected high temps are not borne out in reality. A few days ago we here in central Virginia were promised at least three days well into the 70s, with yesterday expected to top out at 72, today at 75, and tomorrow (Monday) at 73; the 75 today, had it come, would have tied or set a record. In fact, yesterday rose only to 53, today to 63 (64 at the airport), and tomorrow is now predicted to reach 62; so the heat wave is gone, though all three days have exceeded or are expected to exceed the average high of 46 by a good margin. The actual temps for the three days will average (if tomorrow’s new forecast is accurate) 14 degrees below the predicted highs. Obviously, prediction is still far from an exact science; but I often get the feeling that the predictors hedge their bets in favor of warmer temps (i.e., when a prospective warmup could reach the upper 60s to the low 70s, the latter is chosen for the prediction). Does anyone else notice this?

    In fairness, I must add that some of our local weathermen are more restrained than TWC and can be trusted more. Also, as a gardener with work to do, I could really have used three sunny days in the 70s as opposed to the chilly drizzle, clouds, and rain that actually came.

  49. LamontT says:

    Hey Anthony remember the days of yore back in the 70′s and very early 80′s when the Sacramento Valley would be filled with a low layer of clouds keeping it dark and cool but not cold for 2 or 3 weeks. While up on the ridges above it around 1500′ elevation or so the tops of the clouds ended and it was a glorious 70 – 75 degree day all day for that same period?

    I wish we had that back. for the last few weeks having it plunge into the 30′s or 20′s every night isn’t what I’m used to nor is it what my house was built for. Thankfully I have a nice wood stove that is going right now to keep me toasty but still. I remember the warm and balmy temperatures of my teens when it was glorious in the hills and dark in the valley.

  50. Keith W. says:

    I’m from Tennessee, and yes temperatures were in the 70′s on Friday and Saturday. Today is Sunday and the temperatures have fallen back to the 30′s now that the cold front has moved through. We always joke here that if you don’t like the weather, wait thirty minutes and it will change.

  51. anarchist hate machine says:

    “The cows are coming home to roost” is probably more his style.

  52. markx says:

    knr says: January 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    To be fair to Gleick do we know he wrote this or did someone pretending to be him write it and try to pass it off has Gleick’s work in a dirty , low down, dishonest, cowardly, lying , attempt to smear him .In a way that only a person that is so low down that worms could not crawl under , would do ?

    Ha ha! Love it knr.

    You might have created anew saying: “Lower than a Gleick’s belly.”

  53. Jeremy says:

    Surely that tweet is too stupid to possibly be Gleick. What kind of complete moron would tweet that?

    You never know these days – perhaps that isn’t Gleick’s tweet at all!

    It could be someone perpetrating wire fraud by pretending to be Gleick and with the ultimate goal of stealing board meeting documents from the Pacific Institute?

    Perhaps there will soon be a whistle blower report to the effect that the EPA have actually been funding the Pacific Institute all along!

  54. Jeremy says:

    Sally says:
    January 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    One record low for every three record highs these days. Guess which ones are reported here. and which ones aren’t. The chickens are here in spades :(

    Sally,

    How would you describe the person who wrote this review?

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R3DB7LHRMJ14G5

    Keep in mind, that whoever wrote that review might not necessarily have been the President of the Pacific Institute – it could have been someone trying to impersonate him.

  55. TerryMN says:

    Loch, I completely and vehemently disagree that the fairer gender is not or cannot be technical and/or “doesn’t understand basic stuff.” I’m a computer scientist (I work for Oracle) and am privileged to work with a great number of women of whom I wish I were even half as smart. If you need a practical lesson in this, and/or are living a life absent smart women, I encourage you to visit Lucia’s Blackboard. Cheers, Terry.

  56. Caleb says:

    My post vanished. Sorry if it reappears and this is repetetive.

    I recall sunbathing on a warm January day, up near sixty degrees, in the suburbs of Boston in the 1960′s. That was followed by a very snowy February.

    When I was moaning and gtoaning about the lack of snow that January and Old-timer explained that usually there was a cold spell after Christmas, because,

    “When the days begin to lengthen
    Then the cold begins to strengthen.”

    This would be followed by a January Thaw, which in turn would be followed by a return to wintery conditions until mid-February, when “winter’s back was broken,” and it was time to start tapping the Sugar Maples.

    His general rule-of-thumb was “The warmer the January Thaw the worse the following spell of wintery conditions.”

    The Old-timer made no big deal about his knowledge, and did not expect to be paid six figures like a climate scientist, nor go to meetings in Bali. However, unlike climate scientists, the Old-timer was right, most years.

    Now I’m the Old-timer. This year we had a cold spell after Christmas, with over 60% of the nation snow-covered and sub-zero readings as far south as the suburbs northwest of Boston. This was followed by a January Thaw, Therefore, to the youth moaning and groaning about the lack of snow like I once moaned and groaned, I say, “Don’t worry, you’ll get your snow…..and then I’ll be the one moaning and groaning, because I’m not so fond of the stuff any more.”

  57. philincalifornia says:

    Jeremy says:
    January 13, 2013 at 7:03 pm
    Surely that tweet is too stupid to possibly be Gleick. What kind of complete moron would tweet that?
    ———————————–
    Oh just a Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

    There’s some serious cognitive dissonance for him. How can he look in the mirror, see a NAS Member and not believe that the whole thing is a huge scam?

    History will not be kind to this “useful” idiot.

  58. frimley7 says:

    Warm weather in January? It’s called a January Thaw!

    We do this quite often here in the east US. In 1970, it was so warm for two weeks that the cherry trees blossomed along the Schuylkill River in Philladelphia. Then, winter returned and killed all the blossoms. Fortunately, trees also know of this January-thaw phenomenon and have secondary blossoms that can be used in the real Spring. And that’s exactly what happened then and what will happen now.

  59. Sally says:

    Jeremy asks me:
    Sally, How would you describe the person who wrote this review?

    Jeremy, I’m happy to respond in this case. I’d describe Peter Gleick as considerably more informed about the IPCC and climate science than the author of the book being reviewed (as is almost everyone who’s ever looked into the subject, present company excepted).

  60. george e. smith says:

    My idea of extreme weather, as regards (local) Temperatures, would be any measured Temperature reading (earth surface) below -90 deg C (-130 deg F), or above +60 deg C (+140 deg F), those being in the neighborhood of actual Temperatures measured on earth. And since the former low (about -128 F) occurred during the Antarctic winter night, while the latter occurred during an African Desert summer day, so they could possibly (but didn’t) have occurred at the same time.

    So with a 150 deg C Extreme Temperature range possibility on earth surface, I don’t pay attention to these ho hum numbers. I do remember once back around 1995, when the Temperature at my house in the CA central valley, between Fresno, and Visalia, got down to 14 deg F and the galvanized iron pipes in my garage froze and burst. Golly, I do believe that 1995 was the peak of the latter 20th century warming episode (sans 1998 el nino).

  61. george e. smith says:

    And that desert high was actually circa 136 deg F . I discount the near +90 deg C measured blacktop temperatures that can fry eggs; those are clearly anthrogenic anomalies.

  62. Nick Kermode says:

    King of Cool, Jan 13 @ 4:08

    It is incredibly irrelevant but those temps add up to nearly 2C above average. Both max and min. So what is your point?

  63. adam says:

    We had a toasty -21F near Truckee this AM. Good day for a ski race at Sugarbowl. Kids fine. Adults frozen solid.

  64. John F. Hultquist says:

    Eastern North America is about to freeze. Pay attention.

  65. Coke says:

    Just woke up to about 2 inches of snowfall here in Cambridge, England. Damn that global warming! If only my taxes would lower atmospheric temp…. wait… never mind!

  66. Karl W. Braun says:

    I think the real bad time here in California was on or about the winter solstice of 1990. Many parts of the Bay Area had suffered record lows in the 20′s resulting in pipes bursting and the like. Prior to that was a cold spell which I believe occurred in 1972, also during December.

  67. Loch says:

    Thanks everyone for reporting your very low temperatures. My $1000 is looking better by the minute. I can’t wait to see her face when she hands over the money. She may as well hand it over now instead of waiting for the end of the year. In fact, I’ll suggest that to her. That should get her riled up! I honestly don’t know what she is thinking as the evidence is staring her in the face and she can’t see it.

    Terry, how many of those smart chicks you work with believe the earth is warming up?

  68. Wes M. says:

    Ugh, the hypocrisy of the mainstream news weathermen and their overblown coverage of only warm temperatures is absolutely appalling.

    I live in the Northeastern US and we’ve heard for a week straight about how Sunday was going to be a warmer than average day and how warm it would get, close to 60 F, and then the day comes and wouldn’t you know it, it didn’t even hit 55. That didn’t stop the hyperactive weatherman from proudly displaying that it was 52 degrees right now on a pre-prepared graphic.

    The only issue with that was the bottom of the screen showing the current weather only it read 47. Damn, reality just keeps screwing up the narrative!

    By the way, this is the same weather team that got an entire day wrong by EIGHTEEN DEGREES when they went too high with the temperature and then proceeded to ignore all the colder than average days for the last four months. But, wow, that less than ten degree warm-up for two days is really something to panic about isn’t it? *Eyeroll* I can’t wait until this is finally proven false for good and these people find a job doing something they are good at: Peddling manure.

  69. David L says:

    And who are happier right now; the ones with 71 F weather or those with 21 F?

  70. Caleb says:

    Blast. I hate it when Alarmists get any ammunition, however here in New Hampshire the coldest place is usually the top of Mount Washington (6000+ feet) and yesterday it was warmer up there (48 degrees F) than down in my town (43 degrees.) This broke the old record for the warmest-January-temperature-atop-the-mountain, (47 in 1995.)

    So you’d expect a lot of hoopla about the warm mountain, and total silence about the cold in California. However, perhaps by accident, they did mention it was warmer atop Mount Washington than it was in San Diego and Phoenix.

    http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-north/Record-warmth-reported-at-NH-s-Mount-Washington/-/11984708/18114360/-/lmsvohz/-/index.html

    Turn around is fair play. Just say it is colder in Phoenix and San Diego than atop Mount Washington.

  71. techgm says:

    Being particularly observant of what goes on around the date of my birthday, I have noticed since junior high that there was/is almost invariably a ~ 1-week warm spell in mid-January every year in SC and GA (warm spell = 60-70° F highs). Got it this year, too. January 15 is my birthday, and I watched the 1st moon landing live.

  72. TimC says:

    Sally said (January 13 at 4:33 pm): “One record low for every three record highs these days. Guess which ones are reported here…”

    I caught the smiley and don’t necessarily disagree but (just to make the point) this is all just hand-waving over weather. For climate, we must all come back here in about 15 years’ time, to see if the running average has actually moved – see:
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

    And the fact that some 30 year (or longer) weather record is broken – or broken in successive days over some period – says nothing about the 30 year running average. These records are pretty much broken constantly somewhere in the world: Tasmania is in the headlines at present (where I am sure that Aussie resilience will ultimately prevail – but am desperately sorry to read of the fires). Next week it will probably be Moscow again, this time going down to record lows …

  73. Mr Lynn says:

    Caleb says:
    January 13, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    . . . When I was moaning and gtoaning about the lack of snow that January and Old-timer explained that usually there was a cold spell after Christmas, because,

    “When the days begin to lengthen
    Then the cold begins to strengthen.”

    This would be followed by a January Thaw, which in turn would be followed by a return to wintery conditions until mid-February, when “winter’s back was broken,” and it was time to start tapping the Sugar Maples.

    His general rule-of-thumb was “The warmer the January Thaw the worse the following spell of wintery conditions.”

    I’m enjoying the January Thaw here in eastern Massachusetts, between Boston and Worcester, up to 54.5º F so far this morning. It’s melted all the snow from the late December storm (we got 7.5″). The older I get, the less I like the cold, but the grandkids from Virginia are coming up here mid-February, so I hope the Old-timer is right and we get some snow for them.

    /Mr Lynn

  74. Loch says:

    Calendar and Mr Lynn, I am not liking what you are writing. I have money riding on this and I don’t want here that places are breaking warming records. Please refrain from doing so in future.

    TimC, your comments make sense, but it doesn’t help my bet to look at long term results. I’m betting that this year will be the coldest this century.

  75. mpainter says:

    Sally says: January 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Jeremy asks me:
    Sally, How would you describe the person who wrote this review?

    Jeremy, I’m happy to respond in this case. I’d describe Peter Gleick as considerably more informed about the IPCC and climate science than the author of the book being reviewed (as is almost everyone who’s ever looked into the subject, present company excepted).
    ============================
    What do you mean by “present company excepted”?

  76. King of Cool says:

    Nick Kermode says:
    January 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    King of Cool, Jan 13 @ 4:08
    It is incredibly irrelevant but those temps add up to nearly 2C above average. Both max and min. So what is your point?

    I thought my point was obvious but let me try and spell it out:

    Notwithstanding some devastating bushfires and prolonged very high temperatures this year in Australia, I believe most of the media has hyped this up out of all proportion inferring that heat waves with record temperatures will now be the norm.

    I do not wish readers of this forum who perhaps derive all their Australian information from sources like the ABC which only give one side of the argument, to gain the impression that Australia is soon to disappear off the globe in a puff of smoke.

    I simply therefore attempted to calm any hysteria and put things into perspective about the Sydney Region where I reside and inform them that things are utterly and hunky dorily normal to what I have been used to here for the last 38 years.

    Yes, it has been hot for a couple of days so far this year and yes we have had bush fires which are a part of Australian life. My house was saved by Elvis the water bomber a few years ago. But most of the temperatures forecast by the BOM did not materialise and the pattern of weather that caused the worst heat seems to have disappeared.

    And as far as being unprecedented I see there is now a new post Global Warming? It was warmer in Sydney in 1790 on the WUWT blog which explains it far better than I could. Perhaps you could have another two penny’s worth there if you are looking for an argument.

    But what is YOUR point? If it is incredibly irrelevant why make it?
    I listed the maximum Sydney temperatures so far in 2013 purely to show that it was not hot every day as some people might have falsely thought.

    Yes, it would be incredibly irrelevant to try and do a statistical analysis out of 13 days of records. BTW we have now had 14 days and 7 of these days have been BELOW the January maximum mean of 25.9 deg C. Is that incredibly irrelevant? And in January 2012 it was only 0.2 deg C above the mean. Is that incredibly irrelevant?

    Look, I do not think any-one on this site will argue that the annual mean anomaly has risen since 1910. You cannot really argue with the BOM Chart can you?

    http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/climate/change/timeseries.cgi

    It is a question of the root cause and whether the curve is linear or sinoidal. How do you explain the downward trend from 1937 to 1956 for example? And why the stasis from 1998? CO2 as a driver simply does not gel. I’m a non scientist and willing to change my mind. I know you haven’t had much to crow about for quite a while and can understand all the excitement but if the mean anomaly does not start going up again in the next three years I reckon the CO2 CAGW theory is in deep trouble.

  77. Brian H says:

    Espen says:
    January 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Ryan Maue twittered this forecast some hours ago – if that blast of cold materializes, Gleick et al will probably blame “climate change” for that, too… https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/290359265191931904/photo/1

    Yow! The chickens coming home to roost will be frozen solid. The weathermen will need to be up on their cannonball ballistics, or people will be pulverized!

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