NOAA Precipitation Update as of Feb 2014 – Last 12 Months Were Normal

I missed this when it came out last month, but according to the NOAA Precipitation for the 12 month period ending February 2014 was normal.

It was .19 inches above the 1901-2000 mean.

Wasn’t there supposed to be a permanent “Climate Change” drought?

 

NOAA_Feb_2014_Precipitation_12 Months

 

Addendum: If you split the NOAA Climate History in two (March – February), these are the averages:

1895 – 1955 = 29.45 inches

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1896&lastbaseyear=1955

1956 – 2014 = 30.44

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1956&lastbaseyear=2014

 

One last one:

1980 – 2014 = 30.75 inches

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/us/110/00/pcp/12/02/1895-2014?base_prd=true&firstbaseyear=1980&lastbaseyear=2014

 

Climate Change … bringer of slightly more precipitation.

California February 2014 – Almost 6 Times As Much Rain Compared to January

Update: I had 2013 in the title. Sorry. (thanks justsoeguy31167)

According to the NOAA, California averaged 3.43 inches of rain in February 2014, which was only .42 inches below the 1901-2000 mean.

That is about 5.7X as much rain compared to January when California only averaged only .6 inches of rain.

One month of average rainfall won’t end a drought, but it sure helps.

NOAA_Feb_2014_California_Rainfall

Climate Change Caused Never Ending Drought in California … oops. Nevermind.

Climate Change Caused a never ending drought In California … except for the never ending part.

“The storm – the largest since 2010”

“This is no drought-buster, but it’s a nice, fat down payment” in the water bank, he said.”

“As of Saturday evening, the storm had dropped more than 4 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, 5 inches in Van Nuys and almost 12 inches at Cogswell Dam in the Angeles National Forest, according to the National Weather Service.”

Rainfall over the last month has helped facilitate the salmon’s return to their spawning grounds, said the local water district officials who track their numbers.”

“Ski resorts were delighted with fresh snow that promised to extend their season

WAIT … I thought the end of snow was here because of climate change?

But my  favorite quotation is: “The storm wasn’t all bad news, though.

Bad News!!!!!!!!!!!!  Rain in a drought is now BAD NEWS???????????

Why is rain bad news? Because it spoils the climate change con game. In a few weeks the AGW Cult will be complaining about too much rain and how climate change causes floods.

5th Wettest July in USA History – NOAA 2013

With all the claims about 2012 being the worst drought in USA history (total joke), I thought I would mention that July 2013 was the 5th wettest July ever according to the NOAA.

Only 1950, 1958, 1992 and 1915 were wetter. July 2013 was .71 inches above the 1901 – 2000 average. July 1930 was the driest.

The 1895 to 2013 trend for precipitation in July is 0. Flat. No trend at all. Perfectly average.

Year To Date precipitation for 2013 is 23rd wettest. 1.54″ above the long term average.

NOAA_July_2013_USA_Precipitation

Precipitation Canada February 2013

The data is from the monthly summaries put out by Environment Canada. The Normals are the station where the anomaly from the 1971-2000 average is calculated by EC.

Precipitation is in mm of rain equivalent. Some of it would be snow. About 25mm to the inch for the non-metric.

Boat Bluff’s 677mm is about 27 inches. In one month.  Toronto had 328% of normal. Triple.

Top 10 Wettest Stations in Canada by % of Normal. (Only stations with EC Normals)

Province Station Year Month Precipitation (mm) Precipitation % of Normal
ONT TORONTO 2013 2 165.4 328
SASK LEROY 2013 2 27 244
ONT TORONTO LESTER B. PEARSO 2013 2 92 216
SASK QUAPPELLE 1 2013 2 25.1 212
ONT WROXETER 2013 2 117.9 211
QUE GASPE A 2013 2 121.8 206
ONT FOLDENS 2013 2 98.4 192
SASK DUVAL 2013 2 20.6 186
NU RANKIN INLET A 2013 2 16.2 183
NWT FORT SIMPSON A 2013 2 31.6 181

Top 10 Wettest Stations by amount of precipitation.  Any station is eligible. NA means EC does not calculate normals.

Province Station Year Month Precipitation (mm) Precipitation % of Normal
BC BOAT BLUFF 2013 2 677.2 147
BC ZEBALLOS MURAUDE CREEK 2013 2 473.9 NA
BC TOFINO A 2013 2 469.6 NA
BC ESTEVAN POINT 2013 2 430.8 125
BC PRINCE RUPERT MONT CIRC 2013 2 430.7 NA
BC ADDENBROKE ISLAND 2013 2 425.4 NA
BC LENNARD ISLAND 2013 2 419.5 120
BC BELLA BELLA 2013 2 396 NA
BC PORT ALICE 2013 2 387.2 101
BC TAHSIS VILLAGE NORTH 2013 2 370.5 NA