Skip to comments.2012 hottest year on record in contiguous U.S., NOAA says
Posted on 01/09/2013 6:45:53 AM PST by SeekAndFindEdited on 01/09/2013 6:52:15 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Temperatures in the contiguous United States last year were the hottest in more than a century of record-keeping, shattering the mark set in 1998 by a wide margin, the federal government announced Tuesday.
The average temperature in 2012 was 55.3 degrees, one degree above the previous record and 3.2 degrees higher than the 20th-century average, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. They described the data as part of a longer-term trend of hotter, drier and potentially more extreme weather.
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Turns out this is more BS. Their own temp measurements don’t match.
Wasn’t bad in PA. It’s been worse 20 years ago. All BS!
Why did it get so hot a century ago?
I don’t believe that in WI we even had a 100 degree day last summer.
But then again, facts no longer matter.
Last week was the coldest week on record for the entire year. :-)
This winter has been a bit warmer than normal. I like the lower heating bills, but we could use a cold snap to kill off some of the bugs+critters.
Of course, it's only January, still plenty of winter left. :-)
And to your comment, I've surely seen worse heat here, too. Summer of 2007 was blistering hot ....90+ temps from June to October. And there have been plenty of winters where I was prepping to mow the lawn in early February (not going to be this year, I think).
When I was growing up, they called this sort of deviation...."Weather". Truly, there is one born every minute.
An Inconvenient Untruth
Paging Al Gore.
Paging Al Gore.
I remember Summer of 1984 when it was around 114 here.
And May 5 1972 when it was 105 in downtown Tulsa, OK.
And Aug 2003 when it got up to 108 and I was working out where there was NO shade for a week.
And hot, hot nights back in the late 1950s and 1960s.
No AC back then.
They are lairs. They have more ways to fudge the results than we can count. Eliminate temp probes in all but city areas. Install fudge factors in programing. Lose inconvenient data sets. And on and on.
This is bullcrap. Here in California in the Sac, Placerville area it was not hot at all this summer. This is pure bull. I remember in the 90s in Sacramento some days were 114. I hate the lies the liars tell.
There was something up a while back showing a bunch of reporting stations that were bound to return false readings. I remember one was located very near an air conditioning unit.