44th Coldest March in USA

The NOAA said it was 44th coldest March in the USA .

(1 would be the coldest – 125 would be the warmest)



NOAA February 2019 in Montana Was -15.6°F Below The Mean

According to the NOAA, Montana was -15.6F below the 1901-2000 mean

Norht Dakota was -14.8 below. South Dakota was -13.5F below.

Coldest February ever in Montana , South Dakota and North Dakota and 5 other states was 1936.

Feb 1936 looks very much like Feb 2019. I hope the summer of 2019 is not the same as the summer of 1936. That would be bad!!!!

National Post Tries to Scare Canadians – And Fails If you Look Carefully

National Post has published some maps claiming Canada is going to suffer from “scorching summers”.

I’ve hit my online paper article limit so I’ll post the tweet.

The animated gif starts with a scary January, lots of red. And article/tweet predicts “warm winters, scorching summers”.

Note that they are using “mean temperatures”, not maximums.

But if you capture the monthly images , when do you notice about the summer months?

June/July/Aug are not scary and all red. They are pretty high up on the scale (which means the lowest change)


And I repeat. This is mean temperatures. Not max. And having looked at the data I know many of the BC cities have a very low rate of maximum change versus minimum.

It is the minimums that are climbing in a lot of cities and the max isn’t.

Here is my original hometown of Kelowna. Tmax has barely changed since 1900 (and in fact dropped from 1900 to 1950 and then climbed a bit since then.

The ratio of Tmin change to Tmax change is 10.8 to 1. Look at the Tmin climb. Huge. 7C warmer.