Skip to comments.So far in 2014, record low temperatures outpace record highs nearly 2-1 in the USA
Posted on 07/31/2014 8:59:55 PM PDT by Signalman
Numbers released today by NOAAs National Climatic Data Center show that not only has July been abnormally cool in the USA, but so has 2014 in general. For the last 30 days, there have been 574 record highest temperatures in the USA, and 1,726 record lowest. A ratio of 3 to 1, indicating that July was very cool. But, the year so far has also been cool.
So far for the USA year to date, the numbers of record lows outpace the highs two to one.
This year, here have been been 12,644 daily record lowest temperatures versus 6,615 record highest temperatures in the USA, a ratio of 1.91 to 1.0.
For all types of high and low daily records for the year to date, there were 29,372 cold records versus 16,761 warm records, a ratio of 1.75 to 1.0
If all high and low daily record types are considered for the last 365 days, cold still outpaces warm. There are 46,712 cold records versus 36,650 warm records.
The ratios for monthly all time records also see cold records outpacing warm ones.
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So what if every single global warming prediction in the past 20 years has been wrong? It’s just weather.
But this is badly biased because most of the measurement stations are in areas that have been cooler. The stations are not evenly spread out over the country, tending to be in areas with greater populations, which have been cooler. In some areas of the west that have been hot this year there are relatively few stations. I am not arguing for GW — just pointing out the bias.
It was the coolest, nicest July here in Iowa that I can remember.
I had the heater on in the car on my commute to and from work the last couple of days. Yeah, in July. Been one of, if not the wettest spring and summer here in the past couple of decades. Warming and drought my lily white backside.
Not sure about bias here.
From my vantage point it seems right on the money.
I live in Wichita Falls, TX, and the summer of 2011 we had over a 100 days in a row with highs above 100 degrees.
This July we have seen several days with highs in the 70s, and we have had very few days over a 100.
I know that’s just one city, but we were declared by the Weather Channel to have had the most brutal summer in the country in 2011.
The article says the cool records outpace the heat records 2-1, so there are obviously some places with record heat.
I’m definitely not trying to argue with a fellow FReeper about the weather.
I’m just saying that from where I sit I can see a tangible relief from years past.
As an aside (and I think funny), we have been in stage 5 drought for a good while. That’s not funny, but the government has been “cloud seeding” and we didn’t get a drop of rain from it.
They have been spending $40,000 a month trying to make it rain.
They took off July and August because those months we just never get rain for the most part.
Well, in July we have had three significant rain events totaling around 8 inches of rain. That is huge for us any month, let alone July.
Maybe if the local officials will take a permanent break from playing god we will actually get out of the drought.
For several days Ive been tempted to turn on the heat. At least my electric bill will be low.
You see? They were right! The climate is changing! Told you so! Stop driving your cars!!! Stop using electricity! The WEATHER IS CHANGING!!! OH MY GOD!!!
“But this is badly biased because most of the measurement stations are in areas that have been cooler. The stations are not evenly spread out over the country, tending to be in areas with greater populations, which have been cooler. In some areas of the west that have been hot this year there are relatively few stations. I am not arguing for GW just pointing out the bias.”
The same argument was made years ago by some people who disputed evidence that temperatures appeared to be rising at the time. Metro areas were said to be warmer, the stations were disproportionately located in areas that had experienced the largest increases in temperature, etc. The bias argument doesn’t hold if the station locations are fixed or at least are not systematically relocated to areas experiencing disproportionately large changes in temperature.