Analysis of weather station data

For those of you that want to see a detailed analysis of the data the weather stations mentioned here have produced, please take a look at Climate Audit at www.climateaudit.org…

June 19th, a busy day at Watts Up

Today was a record setting day, not only for this blog, but for any blog sponsored by the Enterprise Record. And to think I used to be excited when I…

How not to measure temperature, part 10

Russ Steele, a blogger in Nevada County at NCWatch is volunteering to do weather station site surveys as I’ve been doing. Yesterday Russ visited Petaluma California to see the USHCN…

How not to measure temperature, part 9

The picture above comes to me courtesy of Gary Kobes, of the US Coast Guard. It is the temperature sensor at the climate station of record in Aberdeen, WA It…

My Solar Anniversary

Last week the Chico News and Review published an editorial (A smoked Red Herring) with my name right at the top, lambasting me for my investigations into climate change. That’s…

New Element Discovered: Governmentium

The discovery of the heaviest chemical element yet known to science. The new element has been tentatively named Governmentium. Governmentium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and…

How not to measure temperature, part 8

The picture below is from Radio station KQEN in Roseburg, OR. It is the official climate observing site for Roseburg. This picture is courtesy of Oregon State University Climatologist, George…

How not to measure temperature, part 7

I found this when I visited the old Army Airfield (Derby Field) in Lovelock, Nevada. The official airport for the city also has a NOAA weather station that has been…

Snow in June

Yesterday I had to drive up California State highway 88 doing another series of weather station surveys. I ran into a snowstorm between 6500 and 8000 feet. Big flakes, with…

My summer project – a national weather station audit

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I got sideswiped by Ms, Sherri Quammen, who in a letter to the editor called me a “weapon of mass destruction” because…

The Junk Science Life Cycle

I found this very interesting, so I decided to repost it here. Below is the life cycle of junk science, from the web blog Daily Dollop It shows the history…

How not to measure temperature, part 6

Ok folks, just when you think I could not possibly post any worse pictures of official climate stations, I yet again have more. I’d like to point out that I’ve…

How not to measure temperature, part 5

Today I visited the City of Lodi, California, since they have a USHCN weather station that produces data used in the climate record and also in climate change computer modeling.…

How not to measure temperature, part 4, at the Royal Observatory

This is a Google Earth satellite photo of the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh. The weather station, at 55°55′22.71″N 3°11′17.69″W is the white box in the middle of the grass circle.…

How not to measure temperature, part 3

The picture below is from Oregon State Climatologist George Taylor. You may have heard of him, the Governor of Oregon tried to get him fired for not jumping on to…

Draw your own conclusion from this map

Today I visited my friend Jim Goodridge, former California State Climatologist and the man with a garage full of data going back to before the Gold Rush. He’s been quietly…

Restaurant Inspections tell a different story

Tuesday on page 7A of the Enterprise Record there was a full page ad for the Oriental Buffet at the corner of East Avenue and Esplande that touted a copy…

How not to measure temperature, part 2

I decided I’d drop some more fun with entropy your way. Here is the USHCN station of climate record in Redding, CA GISS number # 425725920010 and used in the…

Memorial Day

This morning, I took my children out front, and we placed three flags in our front yard. Each child got one little flag on a wooden stick to plant in…

The Meriam Park Cell Pickle – SOLVED

There’s an interesting thorn in the side of the recent planning commission approval of Meriam Park that nobody seems to have brought up or discussed. Maybe there are plans I’m…

How not to measure temperature

I’m surveying climate stations of record around California and documenting their condition as part of a larger project I’m doing. You’ll see more about it here in the near future.…

Dihydrogen Monoxide

It appears that in the quest to save our planet from dangerous chemicals, people will blindly sign anything. Read more about this dangerous chemical here: http://www.dhmo.org/ It’s “an odorless, tasteless…

Fine Me

My friends at coffee this morning got a huge laugh out of Chico Peace and Justice Center member Sherri Quammen’s claim in a vitriol filled letter to the editor that…

Gravel Mine proponents take different approach

I found the full page color advertisement on page 5E of the Sunday Enterprise Record quite interesting. It lists a number of environmental reasons why the M&T Baldwin Gravel mine…