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Posted on 03/14/2008 6:58:29 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe
March 13, 2008
The average temperature across both the contiguous U.S. and the globe during climatological winter (December 2007-February 2008) was the coolest since 2001, according to scientists at NOAAs National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. In terms of winter precipitation, Pacific storms, bringing heavy precipitation to large parts of the West, produced high snowpack that will provide welcome runoff this spring.
A complete analysis is available online. U.S. Winter Temperature Highlights
2007 Statewide temperature chart.
* In the contiguous United States, the average winter temperature was 33.2°F (0.6°C), which was 0.2°F (0.1°C) above the 20th century average yet still ranks as the coolest since 2001. It was the 54th coolest winter since national records began in 1895.
* Winter temperatures were warmer than average from Texas to the Southeast and along the Eastern Seaboard, while cooler-than-average temperatures stretched from much of the upper Midwest to the West Coast.
* With higher-than-average temperatures in the Northeast and South, the contiguous U.S. winter temperature-related energy demand was approximately 1.7 percent lower than average, based on NOAAs Residential Energy Demand Temperature Index.
* Winter precipitation was much above average from the Midwest to parts of the West, notably Kansas, Colorado and Utah. Although moderate-to-strong La Niña conditions were present in the equatorial Pacific the winter was unique for the above average rain and snowfall in the Southwest, where La Niña typically brings drier-than-average conditions.
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Anyone that believes mankind can influences the climate on this planet outside of planetary scale nuclear disaster is an idiot.
Already have. It's called Global Climate Change.
Any weather that deviates from an arbitrary 'norm' can be attributed to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions.
I knew it, we’re all gonna die.
Last night on Hannity, McCain said he “believes in Global Warming” and “investing in green technology will be good for the economy.”
Coming from a “common-sense conservative,” this is lunacy. It is amazing how sheltered and out of touch the people in Washington have become. They simply ignore logic, facts and reason.
Enviro-wacko policies are driving up energy costs, food costs and stifling our economy.
No matter the circumstances, I find it hard to vote for the guy who could “define” Republicans and/or Conservatives for the next several years.
Spare me the “yeah, buts,” I’m just venting.
I’m happy to see that my carbon credits are kicking in.
Think about it. What are those selling environmentalism really selling you? NOTHING, an imaginary answer to a made up problems. Environmentalism is comparable to selling pet rocks, invisible dogs on stiff leashes, or cans of fresh air. It's essentially selling people a big nothing, other than the right to feel smug for owning a Prius, having bought those carbon offsets, etc., which amount to marketing gimmicks that have no substance behind them other than a significant price-tag.
Obviously the weather guys haven’t go their story straight as I read an AP story in my local newspaper this morning that said this winter was warmer than normal. The AWG crowd is calling in all their media shills to discount what is likely the truth...this winter has been colder than normal.
It ranked 54 out of 124...sounds more like "global same thinging"
and if the climate does not change from the norm, it will be called climatary stagnation.
“Coming from a common-sense conservative, this is lunacy.”
You think McCain has common sense?!
You think McCain is conservative???!!!
The man IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE and this kind of crap proves it.
That’s why “common sense” is in quotes. His words, not mine.
So, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Northern Florida, and South Carolina are in the Midwest? I think their red spot moved a bit too far south. NOAA needs to hire some geographers or better artists.