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U.S. experiences second warmest summer on record Texas has warmest summer on record of any state
NOAA ^ | Sep 8 2011 | NOAA

Posted on 09/08/2011 9:14:35 PM PDT by worst-case scenario

Texas has warmest summer on record of any state

The blistering heat experienced by the nation during August, as well as the June through August months, marks the second warmest summer on record according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, N.C. The persistent heat, combined with below-average precipitation across the southern U.S. during August and the three summer months, continued a record-breaking drought across the region.

The average U.S. temperature in August was 75.7 degrees F, which is 3.0 degrees above the long-term (1901-2000) average, while the summertime temperature was 74.5 degrees F, which is 2.4 degrees above average. The warmest August on record for the contiguous United States was 75.8 degrees F in 1983, while its warmest summer on record at 74.6 degrees F occurred in 1936. Precipitation across the nation during August averaged 2.31 inches, 0.29 inches below the long-term average. The nationwide summer precipitation was 1.0 inch below average.

This monthly analysis, based on records dating back to 1895, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides.

Excessive heat in six states – Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana – resulted in their warmest August on record. This year ranked in the top ten warmest August for five other states: Florida (3rd), Georgia (4th), Utah (5th), Wyoming (8th), and South Carolina (9th).The Southwest and South also had their warmest August on record

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: agw; globalwarming; heat; prayforrain; summer; texas; weather
Damn I *knew* it was hot. But Texas! Your average temperature was 86! No wonder you caught on fire- just horrible. I hope you get some rain and cooler temps soon.
1 posted on 09/08/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT by worst-case scenario
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To: worst-case scenario

But then, it was in the mid-hundreds in the Fifth century in the US but nobody was here to write it down.


2 posted on 09/08/2011 9:16:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Am The Person Whom I've Been Waiting For.)
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To: worst-case scenario

The prior record was 75 yrs ago? No trend there. Chicago had some heat this summer but it wasn’t bad. We have had plenty of rain for all that corn, too.


3 posted on 09/08/2011 9:17:53 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: worst-case scenario

The summer has been amazingly cool here in San Jose.


4 posted on 09/08/2011 9:18:18 PM PDT by RussP
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To: worst-case scenario

I live in the Houston area and the heat was only really bad for about two weeks. The real problem has been the lack of rain ALL YEAR LONG.


5 posted on 09/08/2011 9:20:19 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: worst-case scenario

Until the past week or two, I can’t remember a cooler summer in southern California.


6 posted on 09/08/2011 9:22:04 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: worst-case scenario

It felt quite a bit cooler the other day so I decided I would go out for a long bike ride. When I checked the temp it was only 97.


7 posted on 09/08/2011 9:23:21 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: worst-case scenario

2nd? Who cares then?


8 posted on 09/08/2011 9:24:51 PM PDT by MNDude (Congratulations Jimmy Carter, you are no longer the worst President in History!)
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To: MNDude

Because the first is probably one of the dust bowl years.


9 posted on 09/08/2011 9:26:10 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: worst-case scenario

NW Washington, coldest June and July on record and August wasn’t exactly balmy, either. This week we are having nice weather.


10 posted on 09/08/2011 9:30:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: worst-case scenario

When I was a child growing up in Chico, CA, I recall summer days of 115+ in the shade as being normal. I haven’t seen summer temps that high on a regular basis for years.


11 posted on 09/08/2011 9:30:42 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: RussP

The Bay area has been very mild this summer. Certainly not the 2nd warmest summer on record here.


12 posted on 09/08/2011 9:33:09 PM PDT by A message
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To: worst-case scenario

Man made drought and man made heat....barry hates the productive Texas and Perry...so with his childish mentality he uses this to attack Texas.


13 posted on 09/08/2011 9:33:53 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

How did he do that? With a weather machine?


14 posted on 09/08/2011 9:48:34 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

Just wait! Only 6000 years ago, Nebraska was so dry and hot that there were SAND DUNES deposited there!


15 posted on 09/08/2011 9:49:19 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: worst-case scenario

Oh. We noticed.

16 posted on 09/08/2011 9:49:46 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: A message

Most people have been complaining this summer has been too cold.

Fine by me, until this week when it reached the 90’s.

Can’t complain about a completely mild summer though. Luv it.


17 posted on 09/08/2011 9:52:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: worst-case scenario

Obligatory D@mn Warmal Globing remark!!

Signed,
Sweaty Texan


18 posted on 09/08/2011 9:54:02 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: worst-case scenario

http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Just check map, this will give you fair idea.


19 posted on 09/08/2011 9:56:00 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: worst-case scenario
Texas has warmest summer on record of any state
Fires will do that.
20 posted on 09/08/2011 10:00:56 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: SoldierDad

YEP. My grandparents lived in Venice CA, when we were kids it was hot enough that “they” were warning not to let kids go out side and play. I live in Santa Barbara now, it was a cool summer this year.


21 posted on 09/08/2011 10:02:57 PM PDT by svcw (iphone 5 release date late October - rats)
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To: worst-case scenario

Survived the heat wave of 1980 working outdoors, and survived the heat wave of 2011 working outdoors.
You deal with what you get. If you live in Texas, you know to expect heat. If you don’t, you are one of the multitude of recent transplants who come here, see the can do attitude of the people, say “Man, They got it going on down here!”, and then revert to standard whining when it isn’t Kalifornia pretty.
NOAA is a valuable site, but the .gov is inherently tainted as of late.
As an erstwhile meteorologist I would vigorously stress that which is unsaid in our headline driven media world. WEATHER is nothing but a series of extremes!
There is no such creature as NORMAL weather, NORMAL temperature, NORMAL rainfall. Only averages.
The rain will return, and when it does, it will probably be too much, too soon. That’s the way it is. We will deal with it.


22 posted on 09/08/2011 10:06:36 PM PDT by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: worst-case scenario
It isn't a machine...HAARP is used to change weather patterns...today, it is much more advanced. Back in the early 80's the south had an unusual drought and heat. An American Scientist knew the Russians were causing this with some type of signals. He worked until he could block what they were doing. And puff the drought stopped. This one scientist became ill and had to go into the hospital...immediately the heat and the drought started all over again.

It has been obvious to me what this creep living in our WH has ordered this to be done to Texas...

23 posted on 09/08/2011 10:15:24 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Vendome

Fine by me, too. We used the floor fan yesterday for I think the second or third time all summer. Didn’t use it today.


24 posted on 09/08/2011 10:17:45 PM PDT by A message
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To: shield

OKAY?


25 posted on 09/08/2011 10:24:10 PM PDT by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: worst-case scenario

Our last week of August here in mid Tennessee was 15-20 degrees above average.

Then tropical storm Lee brought three days of rain and very cool temps. Now were are 15-20 degrees below normal.

It hasn’t hit 70 in five days.


26 posted on 09/08/2011 10:28:42 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is preferable to this CRAP!)
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To: RussP

“The summer has been amazingly cool here in San Jose.”

Sacramento weather has been fantastic for the third straight year.


27 posted on 09/08/2011 10:28:56 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: Fledermaus

We’ve relished temps in the mid to high 80’s here for 4 days now. Lot’s of smiling faces. Upper 90’s to triple figures next week. Fall starts in October down these ways.
Rain is welcome when it arrives.


28 posted on 09/08/2011 10:34:22 PM PDT by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: worst-case scenario

It hasn’t rained in Seattle all week, and the temps are in the 80s. I think we have finally hit SUMMER!


29 posted on 09/08/2011 10:34:36 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: worst-case scenario

This summer was atypically cool here in the front range of the Rockies.


30 posted on 09/08/2011 10:55:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: irishtenor

We beat the all-time record for latest date to hit 80 degrees this summer in Eastern Washington by almost a week.


31 posted on 09/08/2011 11:04:48 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Liberty Valance

They have PA under drought. LOL. They are so compromised. I want to throw up on the floor.


32 posted on 09/08/2011 11:07:10 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom. Freddd is Gay)
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To: RussP

We had a very warm July here in No. VA, but August was very cool. There were tons of reports about the heat, but nothing about the temps in August. It feels like October here now after all the rains.


33 posted on 09/08/2011 11:33:41 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: worst-case scenario

Nothing the NOAA says can be taken at face value.

They’ve fudged their data before.


34 posted on 09/08/2011 11:43:49 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: worst-case scenario

So, it happened before, and is there a record date before that one?

I guess there are some who miss that mile thick icecap over most of the continent.


35 posted on 09/09/2011 1:22:25 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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36 posted on 09/09/2011 4:54:59 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: worst-case scenario
NOAA has been fudging temperature data for a while now. There are far more thermometers recording temperature data than are used for calculating these so-called "average" temperatures. The data they get is solely dependent on which thermometers they select. Don't believe any summaries they publish until they make ALL of the actual temperature data available.

Have you ever seen the "Texas thermometer"? Where is it? Have you ever seen the "US Thermometer"? Where is it? Of course, there isn't any. The data are all calculated, from data that is not made available to you and me.

I know, I know. The old joke, during the automobile hay day, was that if you needed to give the US an enema, you would place the tube in Akron, Ohio. I suppose you could put the thermometer there, too.

37 posted on 09/09/2011 5:43:29 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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Not only is it a shame that many had to suffer through this heat, it's a even bigger shame that the gullible will be more likely to listen to madman Al “millions of degrees” Gore and his horrific AGW nightmare fantasy scam.
38 posted on 09/09/2011 6:53:20 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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In CA, however, it has been one of the coolest summers ever. You don't hear about that do you? Also, what about Ireland and their coolest(almost cold)summer since 1850 and the fact their winter is predicted to be colder than last year.

Only report stuff that can be used to tout global warming(er..climate change)is the motto of the MSM.

39 posted on 09/09/2011 8:49:00 AM PDT by calex59
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To: norwaypinesavage

Do you have a site that you regard as more accurate than NOAA?


40 posted on 09/09/2011 12:00:06 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario
I go to individual weather stations on Weatherunderground. Whattsupwiththat has good summaries.
41 posted on 09/09/2011 1:33:48 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: worst-case scenario

No h in wattsupwiththat, and only one t between with and that


42 posted on 09/09/2011 1:35:45 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: volunbeer

I was in Winthrop last weekend. Loved the weather.


43 posted on 09/09/2011 4:36:18 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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44 posted on 09/09/2011 9:13:53 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: SkyDancer

It was over 1,000 degrees on day 2 of the Earth’s existence over 4 billion years ago. In reality, we’re on a long-term cooling trend.


45 posted on 09/10/2011 5:09:22 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: shield

Righhhht.


46 posted on 09/10/2011 6:44:50 AM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

“NOAA has been fudging temperature data for a while now.”

do you have any more information on this? I had always thought of NOAA as a fairly reputable source when it came to this type of information. Where did you find out they are “fudging” the numbers?


47 posted on 07/09/2012 10:18:43 AM PDT by robrose68 (undecided)
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To: robrose68

Wow, that’s an old post.
Here are a couple of references:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/06/05/more-data-fiddling-this-time-in-noaas-enso-data/
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/04/13/warming-in-the-ushcn-is-mainly-an-artifact-of-adjustments/


48 posted on 07/09/2012 11:32:28 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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Summer’s over already and all the data is in and tallied up? My, how time flies.


49 posted on 07/09/2012 11:38:40 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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