Skip to comments.Another warmer than normal winter reported (barf)
Posted on 03/26/2010 1:15:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It will probably come as a surprise to most Americans, but the winter just finished was the fifth warmest on record, worldwide.
Oh, sure, nearly two-thirds of the country can dispute that from personal experience of a colder-than-normal season.
But while much of the United States was colder than usual, December-February - climatological winter - continued the long string of unusual warmth on a global basis.
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If you're going to tell a bald face lie, make it a whopper.
No, it doesn't come as a "surprise" to me. With the world economy teetering on the brink of collapse, funding for the enviromorons is going to become tougher and tougher to get. These lowlifes need to do something to keep the bucks rolling in. If they lose this gig, they're going to find it rough getting another cushy gig like the one they've got.
“But while much of the United States was colder than usual,”
and the UK; Europe; the Middle East; SW Asia; Russia; India; China; but apart from those places, the Northern Hemisphere was quite warm this Winter!
Steve McIntyre or Watts will debunk these numbers soon. NOAA is as corrupt as EPA.
Bull$hit! The US, Canada, and Europe were all cold this winter. It required the data-keepers to move the Russian stations kept in the averages from cold latitudes to warmer regions, to get this result.
In Berlin the ground was covered with snow for two months straight.
When the windchill is 45 degrees below 0, an average temperature of 1.08 degrees F above other years doesn’t amount to much warmth here in MN. It’s still COLD!!! BTW...what is the temperature supposed to be?
Their carefully placed (near heat sources) thermometers will tell them whatever they want to hear.
It's actually not a whopper of a lie. January...globally...was very warm. The problem people have with the warming issue (on both sides of the debate) is keeping perspective. All people tend to think what is happening to them is happening to everyone.
Did you watch the Olympics? See all the concern for the lack of snow? It's because it was very warm in the northwest. It was also EXTREMELY warm in the arctic (and that is a really large area). The reason most of us were so cold was because of the blocking pattern over the pole dumping all the arctic air southward into North American, Asia and Europe. Greenland, OTOH, was very warm. There were days where it was 45-50 degrees in the heart of Greenland...in JANUARY! That was because of the blocking. The Southern Hemisphere was also warm...due to the El Nino.
So...globally...it really was warmer than normal. That warming has nothing to do with AGW...but with the natural cycle of a positive NAO combined with an El Nino and extreme blocking over the poles.
One consequence of the polar blocking: The ice sheet really grew over the winter (http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_stddev_timeseries.png)
It is way above the low tide mark and back to within 2 standard deviations. I do suspect a lot of that will melt though given its 1 yr ice and that doesn't have a tendency to hang around....but its a start. It won't be ice free this summer...hehe...
Not according to my propane bills.
How do we know? All the data is routinely cooked.
Caused, no doubt, by copious amounts of hot air coming from Al Gore and his fellow Democrats.
Meanwhile, it’s snowing in SLC, Utah.
Fifth warmest in 100yrs out of several billion years to pick from.
Is that a hockey stick graph or a shovel of BS?
It’s so hot that even the data was cooked!
Seriously, no one believes this crap anymore.
Record low temperatures this winter were set all over the Northern Hemisphere - North America, Euope and Eurasia, including both Russia and China.
It's impossible to say "it was very warm" anywhere, if the historical data you're using to measure relative warmth is flawed. And in this case, not only may it be flawed, it may be intentionally manipulated.
One thing we KNOW about global warming scientists....they NEVER lie!!!
‘Warmer than normal’ winter??? Where? Certainly NOT in North Texas. I think they misplaced the data that showed Dallas has a WHITE Christmas AND received over a FOOT of snow in February. My father is 80+ years old and even he has never seen it snow this much before.
It’s always some obscure location, far, far away where the record setting temperatures are claimed to have occurred and where verification is tough to come by.
Which planet are they talking about?
The last three months were the 18th coldest on record!!!
Where do they get this stuff?
Meanwhile, its snowing in SLC, Utah.
IIRC, it snowed a goodly bit in Denver a couple of days ago.
And in Cincinnati, OH in the last day or two.
Some of these meterologists/climatologists should be forced to
pee in a cup (drug tests) on a random basis as a condition to their
government grant contracts.
Those warmists crack me up!
The National Hurricane Center has predicted one massive hurricane this year that will hit Washington in November.
Sent this to a paper in NH last Friday.
Some people outright deny there is global warming. That is silly for we are not in The Mini-Ice Age anymore or the Ice Age.
On the other hand, not all agree on the cause and affect and the other category of global warming deniers think the truth is not being told to the public via media, schools and colleges.
The bottom line on global cooling at this time, based on our orbit and axis tilt, is sunspot activity. There are nine cycles per century and they vary.
From 1878 to 1933, the cycles were cooler than the ones from 1944 to 1964. During the early period, Niagara Falls froze in 1911 and there was one tropical storm in 1914.
Science shows the latter cycles to be warmer and the sunspot activity was the highest known to man. The sun looked torn opened and falling apart like the Star Wars’ Death Star due to so many sunspots.
From 1965 to 1976 was a cycle if graphed, lacked a peak. in Medical Terms, it rose a bit and flattened out, allowing the earth to cool to 1980.
Many mistake this for a possible ice age and fooled many. This was mentioned in your staff story as many others.
From 1976 to 2007 we had three warm cycles that recaptured the lost global heat and gave us our warmest decade on record from
1996 to 2006.
We are presently in a solar minimum and there is no structure to the cycle yet. It is bouncing along the floor on the graphs.
We don’t know how cold it will get.
We have now learned that Himilayan major glaciers are not melting on schedule and that is due to “global cooling”. Others would say “cold winter”,”that’s bad weather” and other global cooling denying jargon.
If one were to use this source, they would find the USA winters are getting colder. We have dropped six degrees since the year 2000.
It seems we are not getting a clear picture of the Himilayan glaciers situation per the main street media. It appears global cooling has hit the higher altitudes in the lower latitudes such as Pakistan.
When sunspot activity drops below 100 sunspot mean per year for a long period of time, green house gases follow. That is, global cooling sets in and global cooling should accelerate.
Sunspot activity dropped below sunspot average mean of 100 in 2003. Now, we are averaging about 1.3 to 1.8. Sunspot mean per month for this year in the 3rd year of this cycle.
This shows the historical pattern of a solar minimum. There are no signs that this will get higher than a 50 sunspot mean in years 4 to 6.
As stated, previous warm sunspot cycles (1934 to 1963 and 1975 to 2007) are normally hitting around 100 sunspot mean or higher by the 4th and 6th year of a sunspot cycle.
Also mentioned in the Himilayan glacier article are the drought conditions. The same is happening near there in China threatening the survival of some 50 million Chinese.
Sir Richard Gregory discovered that low sunspot activity equaled low water levels in Lake Victoria, Africa. He made note of that about 80 years ago.
In the Popular Science Magazine, January 1878, the author noted, less sunspots, less hurricanes. If that holds true and historical data supports that, there will be quite less that what Accuweather predicted.
My data supports 4 to 7 named storms of 50/50 mix. If there is major volcanic activity, cut that to 3.
The floating variable is what is the earth’s true warmth. Can it support 16 storms in the Atlantic.
We only had nine last year and we just had the coldest winter in 25 years. Now we have volcanic activity in Iceland releasing sun blocking dust and melting glacier water into the Atlantic.
Those two features added to a cold winter could delay the start of the Hurricane season to mid-August.
I appreciate your time.
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Under my name.
Gee, in his recent interview Phil Jones (of CRU fame) admitted there’d been no significant warming over the last 10 years.
How’s about you climate guys get your stories straight?
It just happens that the models show that it was much warmer in those places where there are few or no thermometers.../S.
Record WARM temps were also recorded all over North America and in the southern hemisphere. Its a globe. Not even all of North America had record cold. MUCH of North America...like the western US...and Canada...and Alaska...had above normal temps and records warmth. Over a big part of Canada (which is a big country) is was 16 - 20 degrees above normal for most of the winter. That more than makes for the 6 degrees below normal for a smaller area in the lower 48.
Yes, but from what database, GISS? GISS extrapolates temperatures as far as 1200 miles from existing stations, and this is particularly common in places such as northern Canada where there are not many recording stations.