Skip to comments.Start of 2012, March shatter US heat records
Posted on 04/10/2012 12:30:55 PM PDT by wolfcreek
It has been so warm in the United States this year, especially in March, that national records were not just broken, they were deep-fried.
Temperatures in the lower 48 states were 8.6 degrees (4.8 degrees Celsius) above normal for March and 6 degrees (3.3 degrees Celsius) higher than average for the first three months of the year, according to calculations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That far exceeds the old records.
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I’m not shoveling the six feet of snow we had this time last year. How that is bad news escapes me.
Today is the hottest Tuesday I can remember in years. Except for when the Sun goes behind the clouds. That wind makes it a little chilly. All weather is local.
There has been no global warming for 15 years, but you wouldn’t know it if you only follow the MSM.
“Weather is not climate!”
(Except when it supports AGW pseudo science)
Colder than normal - not news.
Warmer than normal - headlines.
Remember the motto of liberals: “We don’t know science, we don’t know economics, we don’t know philosophy, and we don’t know people...but we know better than you.”
I’m actually enjoying my gorebull worming very much!
SE Texas is like a couple of years ago. Not too hot and not too cold. Unlike last year when it started out horribly dry and hot and just got worse all the way until about November.
The Grand Junction station I listen to keeps going on about snow pack missing and hot.
Maybe our heat of last summer is just moving west? That is consistent with my theory that seasonal weather patterns migrate from east to west.
North America has an unusually warm spring, how does this compare with, say, central and northern Europe, or central Asia? And what does this portend for the approaching winter in the SOUTHERN half of the planet?
Just because a firecracker has gone off under your own @$$ does not mean the whole world is blowing up.
What we have is a unusual shift in the weather patterns which circulate around the WHOLE world, not just in Denver, Colorado. Total overall warming and/or cooling over the entire earth’s surface will be little affected, and tends to be self-regulating over the course of the year, and the cycles of many years taken together.
Trees, grass and buildings will not spontaneously burst into flame. There will be an outbreak of mass hysteria in certain parts of “blue America”, however.
It’s freezing in Southeast MI today.
Alaska Most Sea Ice in Recorded History
April 6, 2012
April blizzards close roads in Romania
April 9, 2012
Heavy ice forces ferry to abandon Strait crossing
April 9, 2012
Anchorage makes history with a record snowfall season
April 8, 2012
First glaciers in Japan recognized
April 8, 2012
Blizzard warning for Montana
April 5, 2012
Right now here in sw Ohio the temp is about 50 with a rather stiff breeze. Jacket weather in mid April.
One thing I’ve learned in watching the weather for 60+ years: two weeks, or even a month, of above “average” temps will always, always be followed by two weeks of below average temps. It never fails. If we have April weather in March, we will have March’s weather in April. It’s how we get’averages’ in the first place.
We had a record (and drought) Summer last year.
I work outside so I’m wondering what the highs will be this Summer.
In the article:
“It is important to note that this unusual winter heat is mostly a North America phenomenon. Much of the rest of the Northern Hemisphere has been cold, said NOAA meteorologist Martin Hoerling”
Our mildd winter in most of North America has nothing to due with any kind of climate change whatsoever. This warmth has been the result of the fact that the Jet Stream never dipped south through the central and eastern US, like it usually does. The Artic and Atlantic Oscillations kept the Jet Stream far North over North America and above the Jet Stream in NA it was frigid...Alaska had a bitter winter, evn by their standards. The Jet Stream did dip south...over the Atlantic, and gave Europe and North Africa one of their coldest winters ever. They even had 6” of snow in the Tunisian Sahara.
While Europe had an unusually severe winter, they have also had a sudden spring warming which they say has threatened a lot of flooding. One explanation I read said that less Arctic ice was affecting wind patterns in a way the caused the severe Eurasian winter.
Fact: More snow is likely to fall at 20 to 30 degrees f, than at 0 to 15 degrees, so don’t judge temperature by the snowfall.
Fact in the late 1950’s in Iowa I experienced a winter with a week of nightime temperatures from 25 to 27 degrees f below zero with daytime temperature no higher than 21 below. I also experienced a week in summer of 105 to 107 degrees with no night time temperature below 93 degrees (no AC either). I wonder what the recent records are in Iowa?
Fact: After 50 years living near Washington DC, this year the cherry blossoms bloomed about 10 days earlier than average. They have been somewhat early for the past 10 years, but never this much. I just hope this heat doesn’t carry over into the summer wherever we are living.