In the continental USA, there were 137 high temperature type records versus 857 low temperature type records this past week , a 6-1 difference. Last week there were 1154 low temperature type records putting the two week total for October at 2011. There were also 24 new snowfall records set this week in the upper plains.
Once again, if this had been summer, and the numbers reversed, you’d see Seth Borenstein writing articles for AP telling us this is ‘what global warming looks like’. So far not a peep out of Seth on this cold wave and what it is supposed to mean.
(Added) Here’s all the October lows plotted by week 1 and week 2 and composited on the US map:
Here’s just the lows for the past week plotted on the map:
And here are the total record numbers for this week:
Total number of high temperature type records: 39+98= 137
Total number of low temperature type records: 345+512= 857
|Record Events for Mon Oct 8, 2012 through Sat Oct 13, 2012|
|Lowest Max Temperatures:||512|
|Highest Min Temperatures:||90|
And here are all the temperature records since last Monday plus snowfall records on the map:
Source: NOAA data via HW Records Center here