‘Hidden’ NOAA temperature data reveals that 6 of the last 9 months were below normal in the USA – and NOAA can’t even get June right

A review of state-of-the-art climate data tells a different story than what NOAA tells the public. While media outlets scream “hottest ever” for the world in June and July (it’s summer) and opportunistic climate crusaders use those headlines to push the idea of a “climate crisis” the reality is for USA is that so far…

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USHCN Monthly Temperature Adjustments

Guest Essay By Walter Dnes There have been a number of posts on USHCN temperature adjustments, including 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. They have focused primarily on annual adjustments. Whilst looking into the USHCN adjustments, I noticed that each of the 12 months is adjusted differently. Here is a plot of average USHCN temperature adjustments, for each month…

NCDC's new USHCN hockey stick trick

Yesterday, NCDC released Version 2.5 of the USHCN data set. For those who don’t know, this is the U.S. Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) which NCDC considers a “gold standard” for US temperature measurements. Problem is, the reality of the old network is that it is fraught with all sort of inconsistencies throughout its record such…

Watts et al paper 2nd discussion thread

The first press release announcement thread is getting big and unwieldy, and some commenters can’t finish loading the thread, so I’m providing this one with some updates. 1. Thanks to everyone who has provided widespread review of our draft paper. There have been hundreds of suggestions and corrections, and for that I am very grateful. …

New paper on the quality of USHCN station siting

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. draws attention today to a new study that cites Fall et al. 2011 aka the “Surfacestations Paper” that I co-authored, which was a follow up to my original surveys published in Watts 2009. The new paper is: Martinez, C.J., Maleski, J.J., Miller, M.F, 2012: Trends in precipitation and temperature in Florida,…