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The Latest Climate Kerfuffle
« on: August 20, 2015, 02:08:17 PM »
Interesting . . .

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The Latest Climate Kerfuffle

August 20, 2015

By Patrick Michaels

Are political considerations superseding scientific ones at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?
 
When confronted with an obviously broken weather station that was reading way too hot, they replaced the faulty sensor — but refused to adjust the bad readings it had already taken. And when dealing with "the pause" in global surface temperatures that is in its 19th year, the agency threw away satellite-sensed sea-surface temperatures, substituting questionable data that showed no pause.

The latest kerfuffle is local, not global, but happens to involve probably the most politically important weather station in the nation, the one at Washington's Reagan National Airport.
 
I'll take credit for this one. I casually noticed that the monthly average temperatures at National were departing from their 1981-2010 averages a couple of degrees relative to those at Dulles — in the warm direction.
 
Temperatures at National are almost always higher than those at Dulles, 19 miles away. That's because of the well-known urban warming effect, as well as an elevation difference of 300 feet. But the weather systems that determine monthly average temperature are, in general, far too large for there to be any significant difference in the departure from average at two stations as close together as Reagan and Dulles. Monthly data from recent decades bear this out — until, all at once, in January 2014 and every month thereafter, the departure from average at National was greater than that at Dulles.

The rest is here . . . http://www.realclearpolicy.com/blog/2015/08/20/the_latest_climate_kerfuffle_1397.html

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Re: The Latest Climate Kerfuffle
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2015, 08:55:23 PM »
I heard it reported today that this year is shaping up to be the hottest year on record by .16 degrees.
The year isn't even over yet.
How could they possibly know ?
They are probably using some sleight of hand along fiscal year lines.
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Re: The Latest Climate Kerfuffle
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2015, 11:09:39 AM »
If this is global warming, bring it on, here in the MO Ozarks, it's been an extraordinarily cool, wet summer, following a remarkably mild winter.   :yahoo:
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Re: The Latest Climate Kerfuffle
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 11:45:34 AM »
If this is global warming, bring it on, here in the MO Ozarks, it's been an extraordinarily cool, wet summer, following a remarkably mild winter.   :yahoo:

The last few summers have been cooler and wetter here in central Illinois, along with more moderate, drier winters.

This week we are having nighttime lows in the 50's and barely hitting the 80's in the day.

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Re: The Latest Climate Kerfuffle
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 07:25:56 PM »
The last few summers have been cooler and wetter here in central Illinois, along with more moderate, drier winters.

This week we are having nighttime lows in the 50's and barely hitting the 80's in the day.
About the same in the Hoosier state. Unseasonably mild weather.
It should be the dog days of summer(mid to late August), and it feels like mid to late fall temperature and weather wise.
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Re: The Latest Climate Kerfuffle
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 10:32:43 AM »
You Conservative idiots, it's localized glowballs warming.


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Re: The Latest Climate Kerfuffle
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2015, 01:08:31 PM »
TWC, the weather channel is making all kinds of noise about glow bull warming, ocean rise etc.
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