Klosed in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo State Hospital In an effort to add to the surfacestation.org survey coverage, I’ve been looking at a number of stations from the aerial vantage points available in Google Earth…

Using the Dead to Fight AGW

by John Goetz In what seems to be a script straight from a Monty Python classic, the good folks of Santa Coloma de Gramenet in Spain seem to have found…

Statistician debunks Gore's climate linkage to the collapse of the Mayan civilisation

Mayan ruins in Guatemala. This is an email I recently received from statistician Dr. Richard Mackey who writes: The following appeared on Gore’s blog of Nov 19, 2008: Looking Back…

Al Gore does Oprah – was anybody watching?

A guest post by: Russ Steele from NCWatch We can only hope the most people in the US are shopping on Black Friday and not watching the Oprah Winfrey Show…

Black Friday Humor

ASOS station in Greenville, Alabama, Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport Photo by: Howard Wiseman You’d think either the FAA or NOAA would get this cleaned up before surfcaestations.org volunteers have the…

Glaciers in Norway, Alaska, growing again

A glacial region in Norway (Source: NRK) Reposted from the DailyTech By: Mike Asher Scandinavian nation reverses trend, mirrors results in Alaska, elsewhere. After years of decline, glaciers in Norway…

How not to measure temperature, part 78 – teach the children well

Title with apologies to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. In my last post, part 77 of “How not to measure temperature” I pointed out that the National Weather Service in…

How not to measure temperature, part 77: Surveying a weather station by watching JEOPARDY!

Yes, you read the title correctly. Sometimes I feel like a strange attractor for weather station chaos. Here I am at home tonight minding my own business, in my home…

Atlantic Hurricane Season Sets Records

This NOAA press release just showed up in my inbox, it seems to be a completely different take on the Hurricane season than that of Florida State’s COAPS and Ryan…

Adjusting Temperatures for the ENSO and the AMO

NOTE: Zip file downloads of models with data have been fixed, see end of this post – Anthony Source: Mantua, 2000 The essay below has been part of a back…

How not to measure temperature, part 76

Click for the Oberlin image gallery This is the USHCN station of record for Oberlin KS. COOP # 145906 It was installed at this location in March 2008. The idea…

A note to WUWT readers

As you may have noted, the rate at which I have posted new stories in the last couple of days has tapered off, and likely will remain at a lowered…

UK brought to standstill as five inches of snow falls in an hour

Mike Ronanye writes: Photo from Sky News Story from UK Telegraph: UK brought to standstill as five inches of snow falls in an hour The press still can’t convert between…

Litigious Lunacy

This is quite something. Darn those Canucks. As we saw with his defense of eco-vandals in England, I wonder if Dr. James Hansen will rush to The Hague to testify…

Weather Channel nixes "Forecast Earth", including Cullen

UPDATE: 11/25 I now have word from a reputable source close to TWC that Cullen was indeed part of the layoff. – Anthony I’ve been following this story since yesterday,…

How not to measure temperature, part 75

Like tornados and trailer parks, USHCN temperature sensors and barbecues seem to have mutual attraction. This is the official NOAA USHCN climate station of record in Fairbury Nebraska. Click for…

Weather Channel axes staff

If you’re working for the Weather Channel, look out for the falling ax. Kristi Swartz at the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Weather Channel lays off staff The Weather Channel, which…

NOAA’s U.S. Winter Outlook Calls for "Variability"

I don’t know about you but I’m relieved that the weather won’t be “static”. – Anthony Contact:          Carmeyia Gillis                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 301-763-8000, ext 7163          Nov. 20, 2008                                                                      …

Climate models missing black carbon and resultant CO2 emission

Here’s a look at what black carbon does to radiation flux according to GISS, so it appears they are aware, but maybe not using the right numbers This is for…

How not to measure temperature, part 74

Sometimes, words fail me in describing the absolute disregard of the placement of NOAA official climate monitoring sites. For example, this one in Clarinda, Iowa submitted by surfacestations volunteer Eric…

Update on the Verhojansk Russia Meteo station and data

There’s been a lot of interest in this station from my post on “pipes”. Finding it from Google Earth has been a challenge since the lat/lon provided by meteorological agencies…

Nevada USHCN Station Surveys are done

Thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers, we continue to complete surveys of the 1221 USHCN climate stations in the USA. Last week thanks to a business trip, I was…

GISS, NOAA, GHCN and the odd Russian temperature anomaly – "It's all pipes!"

UPDATE: A good photo of one of the Russian stations has been found, see below after the “read more” link. As most readers know by now, the problematic GISTEMP global…

Questions on the evolution of the GISS temperature product

Blink comparator of GISS USA temperature anomaly – h/t to Zapruder The last time I checked, the earth does not retroactively change it’s near surface temperature.