Category Archives: NOAA

NOAA issues spring outlook, predicts flooding in the usual places, more drought for Cali and the Southwest

NOAA predicts moderate flood potential in Midwest, elevated risk of ice jams; California and Southwest stuck with drought March 20, 2014 According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook released today, rivers in half of the continental United States are at minor or … Continue reading

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GISS LOTI & NCDC Global Temperature Data Drop in February 2014

This post will serve as February 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update First GISS: Global surface temperatures, as represented by the GISS Land-Ocean Temperature Index (LOTI) data, dropped about 0.25 deg C from January to February 2014. See Figure … Continue reading

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NOAA’s odd way of presenting February temperatures

Harold Ambler writes: NOAA’s map of February temperatures across the United States got New England all wrong. It wasn’t “near normal,” at all, as the people of the region can well attest. Oh, and the data, too: Hartford, CT, as … Continue reading

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NOAA: US Cold records outnumber warm records 66 to 1 in the last 7 days

And nearly 3 to 1 in the last 30 days, and over 2 to 1 in 2014 From NOAA/NCDC:  U.S. Records Summary The summaries below list the number of records broken for several recent periods is summarized in this table … Continue reading

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January 2014 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

Initial Notes: This post contains graphs of running trends in global surface temperature anomalies for periods of 13+ and 16+ years using GISS global (land+ocean) surface temperature data. They indicate that we have not seen a warming halt and slowdown … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t Global Surface Temperature Data Produced in Absolute Form?

The title question often appears during discussions of global surface temperatures. That is, GISS, Hadley Centre and NCDC only present their global land+ocean surface temperatures products as anomalies. The questions is: why don’t they produce the global surface temperature products … Continue reading

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Also-Rans: NCDC and GISS Global Surface Temperatures Finish 4th and 7th for 2013

Not a win, place or show between them. In other words, global surface temperatures are still stalled in the post-1997/98-El-Niño era. They are patiently waiting for another strong El Niño to release a batch of sunlight-created warm water from below … Continue reading

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November 2013 Russian “Hotspot” – Alarmists Are Overlooking Something

UPDATE: Corrected the typo in Figure 3. 1988 now correctly reads 1989. # # # There’s lots of blogosphere chatter about the warm temperatures in Russia in November 2013. In their global State of the Climate Report this month, NOAA … Continue reading

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November 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

In addition to their monthly global land-ocean temperature index (LOTI) data, GISS also lists quarterly and two annual (December to November and January to December) data. (Source here.) The annual GISS December to November LOTI data for 1998 to 2013 … Continue reading

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Over half the USA covered in snow, the most in 11 years

Paging Dr. David Viner, white courtesy phone please Here is the map from NOAA’s  National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center showing the snow coverage at 53%, the most in 11 years for this date. December 15, 2013   Area Covered … Continue reading

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October 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

The following graph is of annual global surface temperature anomalies, including year-to-date 2013 values. The base years for anomalies are 1981-2010. The GISS and NCDC data run through October 2013, and HADCRUT4 runs through September. Annual Through Year-To-Date 2013 It … Continue reading

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September 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

Sorry this is so late. The NCDC and GISS updates were delayed by the government shutdown. Because it is so late, it includes the September 2013 HADCRUT4 data from the UKMO. It’s so late I’ve already published the Preliminary October … Continue reading

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NOAA sends hidden messages in forecast discussion

The desperation is the message… 

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August 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

I figured today would be a good day to post this, with David Rose’s article in the “Sunday Mail” Met Office proof that global warming is still ‘on pause’ as climate summit confirms global temperature has stopped rising. This post … Continue reading

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A Curious Climate Analogy – Badly Reported by the NYT

Guest essay by Kip Hansen, St Thomas, USVI The AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY just published a Special Supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society titled: EXPLAINING EXTREME EVENTS OF 2012 FROM A CLIMATE PERSPECTIVE edited by Thomas C. Peterson, … Continue reading

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July 2013 Global Surface (Land+Ocean) Temperature Anomaly Update

My apologies for the delay. I was waiting for the NCDC to update their data webpage here. As of this morning, the NCDC has not updated it, so I used the 0.61 deg C anomaly for July 2013 published in … Continue reading

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NOAA: Atlantic hurricane season on track to be above-normal

NOAA issued its updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook today saying the season is shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active. The season has already produced four named storms, with the peak of … Continue reading

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Climate Hash Rehashed

Guest essay by Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger Yesterday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a press release announcing the publication of its “State of the Climate 2012” report. The global media, predictably, are all … Continue reading

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