Record highs? – NOAA staffers are beginning to doubt the accuracy of the measurement system

While Joe Romm squawks about record highs being “obscenely hot” over at Think-Climate Progress, there’s a quiet bit of questioning going on within NOAA about the veracity of the surface temperature measurements, particularly related to ASOS stations at airports, which have made up a significant number of recent record high temperatures in the USA in…

UAH global temperature, up this month to 0.31C

UAH Global Temperature Update for June, 2011: +0.31 deg. C By Dr. Roy Spencer Post-La Nina Warming Continues The global average lower tropospheric temperature anomaly for June, 2011 increased to +0.31 deg. C (click on the image for a LARGE version): The Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, and and Tropics all experienced temperature anomaly increases in…

NOAA’s new normals – a step change of 0.5 degrees F

This from NOAA, which I missed last week while I was at ICCC6. But wait, there’s more! Have a look at the maps I produced below the “Continue reading>” line using NOAA’s own tools. Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F New 1981-2010 ‘normals’ to be released this week June 29, 2011 Statewide changes…