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U.S. completes warmest 12-month period in 117 years
Washington Post ^ | 5-8-12 | Jason Samenow

Posted on 05/08/2012 11:51:14 AM PDT by raulgomez05

Dating back to 1895, never has the U.S. strung together 12 straight months warmer than May 2011 to April 2012 according to new data released today by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

The record-setting 12-month period edged out November 1999-October 2000, the 2nd warmest 12-month period, by 0.1°F. The average temperature was 2.8 degrees F above the 20th century average.

In the last year, the U.S. has experienced its second hottest summer, fourth warmest winter (December through February) and warmest March on record. And NCDC announced April 2012 was third warmest on record.

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1 posted on 05/08/2012 11:51:25 AM PDT by raulgomez05
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To: raulgomez05

How the hell are they measuring temperatures to come to this conclusion? I’ve paid attention to the weather, both in my home state, and across the nation, and I don’t see where 2011-2012 was any warmer than any year in the past 10+ years. In fact, I’d say this was a cooler period. In fact, I have not seen a summer in the past 10 years that was warmer than summers I recall from my youth.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 11:55:01 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: raulgomez05

It’s not about the actual temperature...it’s about the propaganda headline...most younguns don’t bother to read all of it, just skim the headline.

Being manipulated, of course. But it is them who will pay that tax for breathing, because they believe the earth is gettin hot from mankind!


3 posted on 05/08/2012 11:56:54 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: SoldierDad

As yourself I’m in California. Southern California.

I’ll be happy to send copies of my heating bills to the author should he desire to know why I call BS on his article.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 11:58:34 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: raulgomez05

Well, it is an election year. There’s bound to be a ton of hot air expelled.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 12:00:45 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: raulgomez05
Whatever, to be shortly followed by the COLDEST period in perhaps 400 years...


6 posted on 05/08/2012 12:02:10 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: raulgomez05

The methods used by researchers to determine overall warming/cooling are as follows (as described by my Historical Geology Professor):

1) They have different points all over the earth that record temps (easily manipulated aka parking lots)

2) Ice Core recordings

3) Fossil evidence of plants

4) Mathematical models where all of the natural variation is taken into account and the residual (error) is all attributed to anthropogenic sources

5) Level of 0-18 and 0-16 in oceans

We are currently living in an inter-glacial period that comes after an ice age. So, it’s naturally getting warmer (supposedly) but humans are making it warmer faster.

After all, we know and take into account every little variable that has an effect o9n climate and its interaction with every other variable /sarc


7 posted on 05/08/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: raulgomez05

I live in NW Washington and we had the coldest summer on record last year. I am kind of hoping for a little global warming up our way.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 12:05:12 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: raulgomez05

And I loved every bit of it!

Going to go throw some more tires on the fire now!


9 posted on 05/08/2012 12:05:31 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Eastern Washington state here, 26 degrees here yesterday morning and 15 feet of snow on the mountains around us. I’ve read that the weather stations are on parking lots, assuring the temps they want.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: raulgomez05

for me...

last summer was very cool
last winter was very warm
this spring has been very warm
I’m expecting(hoping) for a very cool summer this year.

The previous 2 years before that were very cool.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: raulgomez05

While the winter was virtually snow-free and warm in large parts (but not all) of the US, it was super-snowy and bitter cold in Europe!! It was just the reverse the previous winter.

If enviro-Nazis want to use the warm winter this past season as a spur for “cap and trade”, etc., they’re barking up the wrong tree!!!!


12 posted on 05/08/2012 12:09:01 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: raulgomez05
It was cold as heck in Atlanta GA for the longest time.

The author's name: Jason Samenow. Shouldn't that be Jason SameNowAsItEverWas?

13 posted on 05/08/2012 12:09:28 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: raulgomez05

Oh my, the sky is falling! I must run and tell the king!


14 posted on 05/08/2012 12:12:16 PM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: raulgomez05

The obvious cause of this instance of global warming is that Jason Samenow has been eating too many beans, and that he refuses to stop farting.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 12:12:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: raulgomez05

So why weren’t we all dead after 1895?


16 posted on 05/08/2012 12:18:23 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: SoldierDad

Here is a web page of interest. It shows just how hot the 1930s were before air conditioning. This is for July. August was even hotter.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/health/fitness/wxclimatology/daily/USOK0537?climoMonth=7

Thee 1950s were also very hot!


17 posted on 05/08/2012 12:21:23 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: SoldierDad

In Oklahoma, last summer was blazing hot and winter was very mild. I think my sister in MN reported the same (definitely a mild winter, I’m not positive about the summer).

I didn’t watch the entire country too closely because I think the global warming hysteria is a bunch of BS, but it doesn’t strike me as odd that the data says the past year was warm.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 12:21:59 PM PDT by Gil4 (Sometimes it's not low self-esteem - it's just accurate self-assessment.)
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To: raulgomez05
Do they include Alaska in that US “average”? It is part of the US... And in particular, do they include it as its proportional land area of the US? Alaska has had a bitter cold winter and it is a huge area.

Or is the author picking and choosing what defines the "US average"?

It also cracks me up when they say the hottest since xxx years ago... Like the above 117 years... Well if it was that hot 117 years ago then it obviously within the normal range. And it doesn't at all make it some sort of anomaly proving that it is man made... So stupid on so many levels...

19 posted on 05/08/2012 12:27:48 PM PDT by DB
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Of course Europe was seeing record cold and Libya had a snowfall and Rome had a foot of snow......

Funny admitting that tgis year was warmer than 117 years ago when we were being told every year that it was the warmist on record and unprecidented warmth....

;)


20 posted on 05/08/2012 12:39:37 PM PDT by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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To: Black_Shark
parking lots

Leftists want half of us to die off. Because Democrat hives are hotter than the countryside they will die first. When the population is down to mostly conservatives, things will calm down. Earth is just baking off the parasites.

21 posted on 05/08/2012 12:42:41 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: raulgomez05

It seems to me they say this EVERY year.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 12:43:09 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: raulgomez05

This does not surprise me at all. Has anyone been watching the solar activity? Let them report this information that can be attributed to a non-man caused effect.

Somehow my tagline seems to be taking on more meaning, thanks GWB.


23 posted on 05/08/2012 12:53:42 PM PDT by Herosmith ("Hindsight alone is not wisdom, And second-guessing is not a strategy." - GWB)
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To: raulgomez05

Since the national debt is the highest it has ever been, I posit that there is a positive correlation between increasing national debt and warming temperature trends.

Therefore, all we need to do to cool things down in this country is reduce our national debt...two problems solved with a single strategy.


24 posted on 05/08/2012 1:17:09 PM PDT by Let_It_Be_So (Once you see the Truth, you cannot "unsee" it, no matter how hard you may try.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I remember when I was a child during the mid to late 60’s and early 70’s the summer time temperatures climbing to over 110, in the shade, quite often. In the past 10+ years temperatures that high have not been common in the same area that I lived in back then. At that time all we had in our home was a swamp cooler - swamp being the operative word.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 1:22:38 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: raulgomez05

The puddles of water on my deck were frozen this morning although tomorrow we will be set a record for warmth then cool back down with highs in the 50’s and lows in 30’s Helena, Mt


26 posted on 05/08/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT by jesseam
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To: Black_Shark

Historical Geology Professor

Is that the actual title? Seeing as most geology is prehistoric, I’m guessing his window of interest is fairly small!

And I really wonder about any scientist, and especially geologists, that believe in anthropogenic warming.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 2:14:39 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: raulgomez05

I don’t know what happened 117 years ago, but apparently it happened again.


28 posted on 05/08/2012 2:15:23 PM PDT by csmusaret (Obama's new slogan: "Fo Mo Mo Fo.")
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To: raulgomez05

Here’s an interesting article and discussion about how “scientists” are altering data to validate their global warming beliefs:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2881154/posts


29 posted on 05/08/2012 2:20:22 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: raulgomez05
How did we collect temperature data 117 years ago? Did we have weather data collection centers throughout each state capable of automatically recording temperature every second of every day out to two or more decimal places and then uploading the data to supercomputers using satellites orbiting the earth? Did we have weather buoys collecting data from the oceans and then uploading the information 24/7 to satellites and supercomputers? Did we have have millions of acres of heat soaking asphalt roads and parking lots and millions of heat generating buildings to artificially increase temperatures?

Think of it this way: 117 years ago the primary means of recording temperature was for a human to visually read a thermometer or crude cyclinder-like recording device that was most likely located in someones back yard in a rural area, and then manually record the information in a log book, which was passed on from time to time to the people who care about this stuff.

“Hey Pa, please check the temperature on your next rip to the outhouse.”

“OK Ma. Looks like 37 degrees or is that 36 degrees? What the heck - yesterday I rounded up, today, I'll round down.”

Pa writes down 36 degrees in his log book, but the “6” looks like a “5” and so when Pa sends his log to the Meteorology Department at Podunk University, the temperature from Pa's outhouse is officially recorded as 35 degrees. Spread the human error to weather collection points across the Country if only because "we all make mistakes," and then compund those errors over the years until the perfection of supercomputers and weather satellites, and I woould be shocked if average tempretures didn't change consideribly in 117 years.

30 posted on 05/08/2012 2:48:44 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: raulgomez05

I found it very interesting that the article (even though we’re all going to die) never mentioned globull warming.

God’s jet stream was blamed!


31 posted on 05/08/2012 2:54:47 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: 21twelve

No, she is just a plain professor that I am aware of.

The course title is Historical Geology and is the second of a 2-semester course in Geology that I have to take for my B.S. degree.

Everyone in the Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric sciences believes in anthropogenic climate change here at my university. I like to call the MEA building the building of “fruits and nuts”. All prius’s, subaru, leaf, etc.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 3:40:31 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: Let_It_Be_So

Spurious regression be damned!


33 posted on 05/08/2012 3:42:33 PM PDT by Black_Shark
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To: raulgomez05
U.S. completes warmest 12-month period in 117 years

And it's about damn time! The Left has been promising me global warming for 40 years - it was nice going through a New Jersey winter not buried in snow or freezing my ass off!

34 posted on 05/08/2012 4:26:59 PM PDT by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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