Cold summer: US daily record minimums outnumbering record maximums 3 to 1 in the last 30 days

Plus, there have been new snowfall records, almost unheard of in summer.

See the table:



Daily records  Tmax=368  Tmin =1072

Monthly records Tmax=6 Tmin= 17

3 new snow records.

I had noted earlier this year that the data feed from NCDC that allowed independent plotting of high/low temperature records has suddenly disappeared.

HAMweather has been running this map of record events for several years, and I have used it frequently in WUWT reports.


Yet, mysteriously, since February NCDC appear to have yanked the data feed, as they been showing no new records for several months.


Paul Homewood points out that even PBS is affected by this outage:


It was not long ago that we were bombarded with claims of record high temperatures in the US. For instance, PBS introduced their new widget in 2011, shown above, to track daily records.

As they pointed out:

We’ve built this widget so our viewers can understand the significance of the heat, not only in terms of raw degrees, but in a format that compares today’s temperatures to previous record highs.

As of last September, it was still running. (Not that they cared to show record daily lows as well!)


With cold records outnumbering high records this year, it makes you wonder if NOAA’s NCDC might want to keep the reporting of these things close to home. I’ve seen no explanation as to why the data feed of high/low/precip and snow records stopped this year.

If anyone knows of it, leave a note in comments.


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Freezing to death is not incosistent with glabal warming!
Cold is the new warm

Otter (ClimateOtter on Twitter)

Would not the number of ‘Low Max’ days be more important than the number of ‘high max’ days? It would suggest that there are a lot more below-normal days going on.


…business as usual

In the UK the Met Office is forecasting that tonight could see record low temperatures for August.

Village Idiot

The ‘Great Cooling’ cometh.
“I had noted earlier this year that the data feed from NCDC that allowed independent plotting of high/low temperature records has suddenly disappeared.”
“ makes you wonder if NOAA’s NCDC might want to keep the reporting of these things close to home. I’ve seen no explanation as to why the data feed of high/low/precip and snow records stopped this year.”
Let’s just let those mischievous innuendos hang to give the conspiracy zealots time to tune in


Excellent analysis. It’s cooooling……


“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
― George Orwell, 1984


“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.”
― George Orwell, 1984

John Robertson

Anthony, I hate to inquire, but have you tried asking NOAA for the reason why the NDCC updates reports are missing? I’ve seen you ask these sorts of questions before and getting responsible answers.
This sort of report is incomplete until that is done.

My local “concerned citizens” have fallen strangely silent about CAGW, CC or whatever these last few months.
We have had the wood stove going here , north of 60, these last few nights.
Leaves are turning on some trees, feels like late September.
But I am sure the talking head from Environment Canada will be back soon, assuring us all that its the warmest year ever.


this post of Anthony’s made the DrudgeReport.
That exponentially increases the public exposure of this information about NCDC’s “data stewardship” activities.
In a quaint, by-gone era, NCDC could adhere to it’s mission statement:
“A Trusted Authority on Weather and Climate Information —
The Nation needs a trusted authority on weather and climate information. Every day, governments, businesses, and individuals make long-term decisions—affecting lives and livelihoods—that require an accurate understanding of the natural environment. NCDC is well positioned to respond to this need by building upon sixty-one years of data and customer-focused science, service, and stewardship.”
– Apparently now that it is cooling, other political needs trump being a “trusted authority”.


If you need more proof of manmade global warming climate disruption change here it is!
Everyone knows that warming all over the entire globe makes record cold temperatures, and that the weather never changed before Al Gore had to change the name of global warming to climate change….


Bigger picture on global winds and temp on this site. Just click on the earth on the bottom left and pick your favorites.


Whenever something disappears, suspect cold or no warming. Why can’t they understand that we just want the facts?

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something if his salary depends upon his not understanding it”.
Upton Sinclair


Is there or has there been a report on “streaks”? Here in Texas in August we are accustomed to the nightly news telling us we have had, for example, 11 days of temperatures with highs above 100 — or whatever, and that the “last time we had such as streak was” whatever year during the Dust Bowl or something. This year, we haven’t had such news ledes. I’m curious about how likely or unlikely it is for a metro area to break a “streak” record — however such a streak is recorded.
Though, to be honest, the whole concept seems like a TV sportscaster’s analysis of weather than any kind of science or statistics. Still…


Declining summer snowpack in Montana.

Snow, hypothermia advisory issued for Glacier Park, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Global warming hits Scotland hard.

Brace yourself for freezing temperatures and an early winter, Met office issues severe weather warnings


It’s not just the US. Brrrrrr.

22, 2014
For U.K., Europe, It’s One of the Chilliest Augusts in Decades; Snow Possible in Scottish Highlands

As Dr. David Viner of CRU said in 2004…….
“Unfortunately, it’s just getting too hot for the Scottish ski industry.”

the truth

I am more concerned about man made pollution .Stop being slobs pick up youre garbage .Stop throwing it out car windows.You are more likely to die from disease swimming in the filth we created in or waters then Global warming.Nobody wants to swim with illegally dumped needles and feces when we visit our Ocean Beaches during the summer time.

See no snow feel no cold.

Mike Mangan

What does a Drudge link do to your stats, Anthony?
[Reply: So far, not much. ~mod.]

Like posted prior got a buddy who goes to Glacier Nat Park to cool off every year he called early today snow on his pop up camper near “goat haunt” area there, so I thought it would be cool to see it via the web cam at the site.
Surprise that one web cam is down.

JJM Gommers

It really starts to become scary, august is far below normal, appr. 3 oC. If this winter will be colder than normal I have to make my plans effective the coming year.

Frank K.

Jimbo says:
August 23, 2014 at 11:52 am
But, Jimbo! I’m sure that the arctic is running at least 20 C above normal! (Well, we really don’t know because we don’t have any temperature stations up there[LOL]…but it IS possible.) Trenberth’s Missing Heat(tm) !! Catastrophic ice melting!!! Aiieeegghhhghghhghgh….

This is obviously because all the heat is stuck in a hole in the Bermuda Triangle.

I hope that this “outage” is caused by some sort of equipment failure. If scientists and people in authority are intentionally hiding this information, it is clear evidence of the sort of conspiracy that I don’t want to believe exists.
I’m much more comfortable believing in well-intentioned people that are simply unwilling to give up on long held beliefs, than active conspirators that seek to deceive us on things as basic as the weather.


Yep, control the data, keep the propaganda bombardment going. Most of the sheeple won’t know any different.

Old England

In the UK I suspect we are heading for the coldest August in a very long time – the last 10 days have been more like late September temperatures, and no sign of it improving.
The swallows which always nest in one of the barns usually gather and head South around the first week of September but they all left a couple of weeks ago – nearly a month early. Last year as I topped the grass in the fields at the beginning of September, as a final cut before autumn, I was surrounded by a few hundred swallows swooping within feet of my head (open cab) taking the insects coming out of the grass around the tractor. I will miss that this year, and from all the signs it is shaping up to be along cold autumn and winter.
Still I suppose if there is another Icelandic volcanic eruption as looks very likely I suspect the warmists will ‘backdate’ that to account for the cold August.

Well, darn it all, the honeymoon is over. The homestead is ready for the ice age. I have to go back to work. But there is something very interesting to keep me warm…

Snow even in July has always been a commom occurrence in the US Rockies. More important would be the elevation at which this snowfall occurred.


Village Idiot says:
August 23, 2014 at 11:01 am
VI, this is a blog dedicated to critically analyzing data and climate claims from “establishment” scientists. Many of those government grant funded scientists have a vested reputational interest in the orthodoxy they helped create. Now when the recent claims begin to fall on hard times as the data rolling in doesn’t stop, the one response that is historically universal by governments is to remove the data from public viewing.
So when data streams once promised to public customers disappears with no reason given, and in the background of what is happening big picture with the current US administration’s various agencies and departments, one must be suspicious. It is healthy in a democracy and it is heathy in science to demand accountability and the truth.
You are indeed your screen name if you are naive enough to believe that the Obama Administrations has not taken generous liberties with both accountability and truth.
I for one am not into inuendos. I call the BS from John Holdren, the current EPA, and now leadership within NOAA for what they are… liars engaged in sophicated sophistry well mixed with tidbits of truth to obscure the deception now that nature isn’t cooperating with their preconceived agenda.


Both hemispheres have recorded cold winters and, now, cold summers. Seems to be a trend.
Cold summers are potential harbingers of glacial ice growth, because the winter accumulation adds to an ice base that was preserved through the prior summer
The Sun is sliding toward the prolonged 24/25 minimum, bringing reduced solar magnetic field and solar wind, allowing more galactic cosmic rays to penetrate Earth’s atmosphere, leading to more cloud-condensation nucleii. More cloud cover means more reflection of solar radiation, reduced solar heating of oceans, less sublimation and melting of snow-cover and glacial ice, and increased polar-equatorial thermal gradients, which will increase tornadic and hurricane storm frequency and intensity.
Not a good forecast for billions of hungry people, especially when Western elitists want to reduce their access to cheap, reliable energy and plentiful food available through genetically modified food sources, fertilization, and other agronomic improvements.
People starving and shivering in the dark will justifiably detest – and rebel against – Leftist environmentalists.

Archy Don

Further proof of global warming. Plus, the Bears lost recently against the Sea Hawks. Just more evidence.


I keep seeing weather predictions here of temp’s approaching 100 deg. then when the day is over the temp. never gets anywhere near that high. as a matter of fact, this is the first time I can remember morning lows in the low 60’s in August. the prediction from the ‘Farmer’s Almanac’ is for a very cold winter. guess they aren’t counting on getting any government funding.

Jeff L

Does anyone know where / when the 3 snowfall records were?

@Steele 8/23 12:51 pm
I hope that this “outage” is caused by some sort of equipment failure. If scientists and people in authority are intentionally hiding this information, it is clear evidence of the sort of conspiracy that I don’t want to believe exists.
“equipment failure” like a crashed hard drive without backup?
Yeah, I’d like to see NOAA use THAT excuse!

CC Squid

geologyjim +100


I saw on the NBC news Saturday tonight that a few of their main stories centered on weather. First the drought out west followed by Midwest highs ending with a tropical storm around the Turks and Caicos Islands. If I didn’t know better I’d think they were pushing Obama’s global warming agenda; which they were obviously because I do know better.

Winter is coming


We have yellow wasps digging their nest underground in our west side of garden, this year.
It’s under the over hang window of the house. Tunneled right in. Just starting to get them out of there as it’s by the window needed to bring in the firewood and near where we get it delivered.
When it’s a frozen crisp fall day, hopefully not too soon, we’ll have to dig it up and see how deep they went, right now using the flooding method, 15 mins of full hose couple of times today as a start since hitting it with wasp spray 2 days ago didn’t work.
Been quite unseasonably cool here this summer, windows shut tight at nights in our local, when usually can leave them slightly if not all the way open.

Problem is the “red shift..” of the msm


Anthony: Just curious. With temperatures falling and it’s looking like August this year may actually be the beginning of fall time rather than this coming September, has there been a significant number of more hits to your site. I’m wondering if all of the warmistas may be beginning to wonder about Global Warming / Climate change and are starting to look beyond the nonsense that they bought into for the past number of years.
REPLY: Summer has been busier traffic than in past years – Anthony

David in Michigan

For what it’s worth, just saw the “Old Farmers Almanac” forecast for this winter. They are calling for a “very cold winter” in the U.S. pretty much from east of the Rocky Mountains. Rain in the west except for Southern California. There are of course more details than I’ve covered. They claim 80% accuracy. We shall see………..

Global warming (aka climate change) is the religion of the stupid.

Luke Warmist

I live in the Southeast valley in Phoenix, surrounded by a golf course with a number of lakes. Already this year we’ve seen several large flights of geese come in for an overnight stop. It sure seems early this year, and it makes me wonder what they know, that we don’t.

Reblogged this on gottadobetterthanthis and commented:
Real world data. Snow in summer. Obviously due to global warming.
Remember, cold kills; warmer is better.


I guess its time for everyone to sell their Prius’s and get back to their hummers!
In all seriousness we are having a very mild August in the Valley of the Sun, I think we are about three weeks ahead of time to end summer.

Gary Pearse

We’ve had 17 to 22C when it should have been 25-30C in Eastern Ontario and the Intelliweather map in the right margin has been fairly blue for the whole continent this summer.

Jack R

Instead of sun block, studded snow tires.


you can always come down to South Texas. I’ve lost count of how many 100+ days we’ve had so far lately.

Richard G

August 23, 2014 @ 1:45 pm.
The forecast is for 1″-3″ above 6,500 ft. and 2″-5″ above 7,000 ft. in Montana.