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June 15, 2016

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

Filed under: Cold Kills,NOAA,USA — sunshinehours1 @ 12:26 PM
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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.

Noaa_May_2016_max

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 …

NOAA_May_2016_Map_Tmax

 

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13 Comments »

  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.

    Comment by dcpetterson — June 17, 2016 @ 12:47 PM | Reply

    • 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.

      Comment by catweazle666 — June 17, 2016 @ 2:10 PM | Reply

      • “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.

        Comment by dcpetterson — June 21, 2016 @ 5:58 AM

      • “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.

        Comment by catweazle666 — June 21, 2016 @ 7:55 AM

  2. Possibly (with much manipulation) the hottest stretch since 1934 consider UHI and population growth.

    Comment by sunshinehours1 — June 17, 2016 @ 1:19 PM | Reply

    • 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.

      Comment by dcpetterson — June 21, 2016 @ 6:04 AM | Reply

  3. “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.

    Comment by catweazle666 — June 21, 2016 @ 4:29 PM | Reply

  4. Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

    Comment by Hifast — July 10, 2016 @ 4:24 PM | Reply


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