The pain in Maine

I don’t know if any of you readers have ever experienced temperatures that are down to -50°F, but it is painful to endure. From the NWS WFSO in Caribou, Maine, a report of a new statewide low record event.  (h/t to Joe Bastardi via Jeff L). Unlike the WSFO in Chicago, which wants to throw…

Misguided thinking: All time low temperature record for Illinois called into question by NWS citing lack of confidence in equipment. "ASOS better than AWOS"

ASOS (left) AWOS (right) – both at airports click for larger images People send me stuff. Last night I got an email from reader Andrew Schut that said: See public information statement below.  I’m perplexed. ASOS was put in for “aviation purposes” given its tolerances, yet we use it for climate purposes, why should AWOS…

Divergence Between GISS and UAH since 1980

Guest post by Steven Goddard The GISS website shows the graph below, which indicates a steady, steep warming trend over the last 30 years.  The monthly average anomaly for 2008 (0.44) is 0.26 degrees warmer than the monthly average anomaly for 1980 (0.18.)  Data obtained from here: http://www.woodfortrees.org/data/gistemp/from:1980/plot/uah/from:1980 http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/2008/Fig1.gif By contrast, the UAH monthly average anomaly for…