More on the PDO shift cited by NASA

For now, we have about 1 year of significant cold phase tendency in the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), here is the last 108 years of the PDO index, plotted from monthly values: Click for larger image – source Steven Hare, University of Washington Compared to the negative magnitudes seen from 1946 to 1977, our current…

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NASA: PDO flip to cool phase confirmed – cooler times ahead for the West Coast?

La Nina and Pacific Decadal Oscillation Cool the Pacific Click here to view full image (228 kb)  “The shift in the PDO can have significant implications for global climate, affecting Pacific and Atlantic hurricane activity, droughts and flooding around the Pacific basin, the productivity of marine ecosystems, and global land temperature patterns. ” – NASA…

What the modernized USHCN will look like

USHCN-M station at Greensboro, AL While I was at NCDC, Grant Goodge showed and provided me with a PowerPoint presentation about the plan to update the USHCN manual observing network to USHCN-M or “modernized”. In a nutshell, it is a “light” version of the Climate Reference Network. The summary of benefits goes like this. More Accurate Data…