Category Archives: records

Seattle’s climate instantly cools 1.5 degrees

This is interesting, and of course it goes hand-in-hand with what I have been saying for years. Scott Sistek, of KOMO News/Weather reports: ============================================================= For several years the thermometer at SeaTac airport has been reporting temperatures 1-3 degrees above surrounding … Continue reading

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It’s official – Chicago experienced the coldest four months ever on record

An over a century-old record falls. The average temperature for December 2013 to March 2014 period in  Chicago was only 22.0°F, 10 degrees below freezing, beating the old record set in the winter of 1903-04. It even beat the harsh … Continue reading

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Coldest U.S. winter in a century

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The circumpolar vortex has put this season into the record-books. The United States has just gone through its coldest interequinoctial winter (equinox to equinox) in a century. Hat-tip to CFACT, which has just sent me … 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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Daily Record Temperatures & UHI – Part II

By Paul Homewood I ran a post the other day on daily record temperatures in the Southeast of the USA. Just to recap: A record daily high means that temperatures were warmer on a given day than on that same … Continue reading

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Record Daily Temperatures and UHI in the USA

By Paul Homewood https://www2.ucar.edu/atmosnews/news/1036/record-high-temperatures-far-outpace-record-lows-across-us Every so often, the hoary old chestnut of record daily temperatures is wheeled out, as evidence of global warming. The above chart is from the NCAR study by Gerard Meehl in 2009, and the NCAR Press … Continue reading

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‘Record temperatures’ placed in context with station history

DayRec: An Interface for Exploring United States Record-Maximum/Minimum Daily Temperatures Essay by Greg Kent Foreword: There is a new resource for obtaining high/low temperature extremes.  The DOE released the DayRec tool that has requirements for long and complete station records.  … 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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Southern Sea Ice Area Minimum 2nd Highest on Record

By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area reached a minimum of 2.447 Million Sq km on February 23rd, 2014, which exceeded the prior 2nd highest minimum of 2.423 Million Sq km that occurred on February 22nd, 2013. … Continue reading

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Detroit not only buried under debt, but record snow too!

Paging David Viner: NWS reports snow so far in 2014 has far exceeded the worst winter in 1978. In Detroit, 6 of the last 14 years are in the top 20 snowiest winters on record. You’ve probably all hear how … Continue reading

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No New Continent ‘Hottest’ Temperature Records Since 1978

Something to consider for the SOTU address tonight where “extremes” of all kinds are likely to be discussed. If indeed we are seeing hottest ever type scenarios, or if you prefer, greater extremes, where are the continental representations of this? … Continue reading

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Watch the USA in ‘polar vortex’ deep freeze – live

Top sticky post – new posts will appear below this one. This map below updates every hour, and shows city temperatures along with temperature gradients. Can you believe 18F in Atlanta (midday) at the time of this writing? Low temperature … Continue reading

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New record low set in the coldest city in the continental USA – much of the country headed for a deep freeze

As we begin 2014, it will usher in record cold temperatures. Next week looks quite cold as this forecast for Tuesday shows. Image from Dr. Ryan Maue, WeatherBell International Falls, MN set a new record with -42ºF.

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First time in 20 years – more daily record lows than daily highs that were either tied or set in 2013

2013 was a cool year in many ways. Most interestingly, the last year this split between highs and lows happened in the USA, in 1993, we had the eruption from Mt. Pinatubo the prior year which ejected so much aerosol … Continue reading

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Over 2000 cold and snow records set in the USA this past week

Compare to 98 high temperature records, and 141 high minimum temperature records Quite an imbalance in weather records this week. Even the AGU fall meeting in San Francisco where the best and brightest global warming scientists were meeting was surrounded … Continue reading

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Coldest ever temperature recorded on Earth found in Antarctica

Press Release: Landsat 8 helps unveil the coldest place on Earth SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Scientists recently recorded the lowest temperatures on Earth at a desolate and remote ice plateau in East Antarctica, trumping a record set in 1983 and uncovering a … Continue reading

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Weather Before and After the Hurricane of 1938

This week New England is being inundated with retrospectives on the Hurricane of 1938. We have everything from a “Special Limited Edition” Weather Map Prepared by Bob Copeland, a retired Boston TV meteorologist who started an art studio in New … Continue reading

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Countdown to a hurricane lateness record

While Joe Bastardi forecasts a huricane within 72 hours… The system in the eastern atlantic should ramp up rapidly and be a hurricane within 72 hours http://t.co/svQiDidwIi— Joe Bastardi (@BigJoeBastardi) September 08, 2013 …the clock is ticking on a satellite … Continue reading

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