Tag Archives: National Climatic Data Center

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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Claim: November 2013 is the ‘warmest ever’ – but will the real November 2013 temperature please stand up?

Lots of clima-hullaballo this week in the media thanks NOAA and this announcement in NOAA’s “State of the Climate” report seen here: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/ They state: The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2013 was record … Continue reading

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NASA predicts 8 degrees of warming in the US by 2100

For the National Climate Assessment NASA has produced a model-based prediction of eight degrees Fahrenheit for the continental US by 2100 as the most likely scenario Story submitted by Ben Bakker NASA scientists have created a video showing predicted dramatic … Continue reading

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Will the real The Death Valley 134F high temperature record please stand up? NWS says one on file at NCDC is a ‘fake’

“…someone made this fake form off the original and even forged Oscar Denton’s name on it.” Readers may recall that last week I noticed differences in the two “official” paper records presented by NOAA/NWS and the National Park Service in … Continue reading

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Central Park in USHCNv2.5 (October 2012) magically becomes cooler in July in the Dust Bowl years

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM Remember this story long ago on New York’s Central Park multiple very different data sets to which Steve McIntyre responded here. McIntyre wrote then: …has the temperature of New York City increased in the past 50 … Continue reading

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The Australian Bureau of Meteorology Gets it Wrong

Guest essay by Ed Thurstan Abstract The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) released a new temperature dataset – the “Australian Climate Observations Reference Network – Surface Air Temperature“ (ACORN-SAT) in early 2012, with data to the end of 2011. It … Continue reading

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Hot weather and climate change – a mountain from a molehill?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times On Sunday, Death Valley temperatures reached 129oF, a new June record high for the United States, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures at McCarran International Airport in Las … Continue reading

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NCDC’s irreconcilable temperatures in the May 2013 State of the Climate Report

NOAA/NCDC just published their State of the Climate Report for May 2013, and in it, are some claims about global temperature that look just plain wrong when compared to other global data sets. They claim: The combined average temperature over … Continue reading

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An analysis of night time cooling based on NCDC station record data

Guest post by Mike Crow Figure 1 Night time temperature profile of a clear sky night in NE Ohio. 8:28pm Sunset/6:16am Sunrise Climate science is all about surface temperature trends. The problem with this is that the CAGW is a … Continue reading

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NOAA decadal scale rainfall trends found to be ‘wildly wrong’

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS Guest post by Craig Loehle, Ph.D. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that USA rainfall is, according to NOAA, rising at 6.5 inches per century. The bad news is that … Continue reading

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Over 650 snow records set in USA this week – another wonky surface station located

UPDATE : The NWS responds about the station issue, see below. – Anthony Almost 60% of the contiguous USA covered in snow. While pundits spin attempts at linking snowfall in the Northeast USA to AGW, much like they do in … Continue reading

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The monthly report NOAA never produces – from the Climate Reference Network

Here is the latest monthly value from the state of the art Climate Reference Network, (CRN) which never seems to make it into NOAA’s monthly and yearly climate reports. But, I produce these maps now monthly since NOAA doesn’t. You … Continue reading

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Japan’s ‘Cool Hand Luke’ moment for surface temperature

At NASA’s Climate 365, there is an interesting story posted with this statement and a graph: Some say scientists can’t agree on Earth’s temperature changes Each year, four international science institutions compile temperature data from thousands of stations around the … Continue reading

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A question for Zeke Hausfather

Zeke is upset that I made this statement in a story at Fox news: Is history malleable? Can temperature data of the past be molded to fit a purpose? It certainly seems to be the case here, where the temperature … Continue reading

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2012 ranks as 54th in ‘extreme weather’ events

Paul Homewood ranks the data from NOAA/NCDC in a pragmatic way, and comes up with this graph. Figure 8

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Meanwhile, Hansen and Karl go on about certainty

There’s a press conference going on right now with NCDC’s Tom Karl and NASA GISS Dr. James Hansen. They want us to believe them, about the certainty of their conclusions from data. I just checked the “State of the Climate … Continue reading

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Hansen and Karl to put on a “worse than we thought” event

From a press release, apparently the writer has no clue that the NASA GISS data is a derivative of the NOAA data, and thus the claim of “NASA and NOAA each independently produce a record of Earth’s surface temperatures…” is … Continue reading

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Announcing the first ever CONUS yearly average temperature from the Climate Reference Network

UPDATE: NOAA plans to release SOTC at 1PM EST today. Look for updates soon and a special report on today’s release. The map below will automatically update when we have the new December COOP Tavg value, probably later today. I’ll … Continue reading

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Does NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) keep two separate sets of climate books for the USA?

UPDATE: See the first ever CONUS Tavg value for the year from the NCDC State of the Art Climate Reference Network here and compare its value for July 2012. There’s another surprise. Glaring inconsistencies found between State of the Climate … Continue reading

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Notes on calendars, travel, and two important upcoming stories

CALENDARS: First, I want to thank everyone who ordered the 2013 Josh Skeptic Calendar. I especially want to thank Dr. Michael Mann, whose hilarious conspiracy theory outburst sold more calendars than Josh or I ever could have hoped to. Like … Continue reading

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