USA NOAA May 2016 Tmax – 49th Coldest out of 122 (-0.42F Colder Than 1901-2000)

According to the NOAA, May 2016 was ranked 49th coldest out of 122.

That is essentially a tie with May 2015.  The warmest May Tmax’s were 1934, 1936, 2012 and and 1939.


The following map shows state rankings. 122 = warmest. 1 would be coldest.

Note the states ranked 7th and 8th coldest. Wow. Not much El Nino effects …





  1. The US is about 7% of the Earth’s surface. According to the same NOAA report, if you look globally rather than at a cherry-picked 7%, May of 2016 was the hottest May ever, easily beating out the previous hottest May, which was May of 2015.

    May of 2016 globally was the 13th record-setting hottest month in a row. (May of 2015 used to be the hottest May; June of 2015 was the hottest June; July of 2015 was the hottest July; and so on.) This means June of 2015 to May of 2016 was, by far, the hottest 12-month stretch in at least the last 7000 years, probably far longer.


    1. That depends on which AlGoreithms you use to Mannipulate the temperature data, of course.

      In fact, the hottest period in recent history was in the 1930s.


      1. “In fact, the hottest period in recent history was in the 1930s.”

        That may be true for the continental United States (although the 1930s records were broken in the last few years). The continental US accounts for only about 7% of the Earth’s surface. Due to regional effects of land masses, mountains, prevailing winds, rainfall patterns, and so on, not all parts of the surface are warming at the same rate. Some warm faster than the global average, some slower. Globally, the world is warmer than it has been in at least 7000 years.

      2. “Globally, the world is warmer than it has been in at least 7000 years.”

        Except for when it wasn’t, of course.

        Such as during the Minoan, Roman and Medieval Warm Periods.

    1. All of the global surface temperature data sets (NASA, NOAA, Met Office, Japan Meteorological Agency, and so on) take urban heat islands into account, and adjust urban-cited readings to compensate. The effects of UHI are considered and are eliminated from the data sets. UHI is not the cause of the increased global temperatures we’ve seen in the last few decades.


      1. Credulous little chap, aren’t you?

        And disingenuous with it.

        Not to mention patronising.

      2. “Carbon Brief and GWPF are both propaganda outfits who lie.”

        Oops, nice bit of Blue on Blue there, dear!

        Carbon Brief are as hardcore a Warmist outfit as they come, you silly girl!

        You really haven’t a clue, stick to science fantasy, that’s your limit.

  2. “The idea though that the level of aerosols is the only factor in recent warming is disproved by two centuries of physics.”

    Two centuries of physics…

    Utter drivel.

    Stop making stuff up.


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