Wednesday, June 29, 2011

NOAA posts graphic higher temperature normals; climate pattern "decoupling"

From the weather service of We the People:
According to the 1981-2010 normals to be released by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) on July 1, temperatures across the United States were on average, approximately 0.5 degree F warmer than the 1971-2000 time period. Normals serve as a 30 year baseline average of important climate variables that are used to understand average climate conditions at any location and serve as a consistent point of reference. The new normals update the 30-year averages of climatological variables, including average temperature and precipitation for more than 7,500 locations across the United States. This once-a-decade update will replace the current 1971–2000 normals.

Hat tip to MPR's weather blod.


hipneck said...

Mini-Ice Age Coming!?
JUN 17
Posted by KAWC10: Cirrus
What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem – is actually headed into a mini Ice Age.

The announcement made on 14 June (18:00 UK time) comes from scientists at the US National Solar Observatory (NSO) and US Air Force Research Laboratory. Three different analyses of the Sun’s recent behaviour all indicate that a period of unusually low solar activity may be about to begin.

hipneck said...

It's all about the sun, not us! Don't take me wrong, we are toxin' our self out but the weather changes are based mostly on the suns effects. This is the theory I find most correct. The others are to "for profit". On another note, have you noticed the huge amount of government paid weed sprayers spewing out chemicals all over the lands? This must be stopped! What will the effects be down the road. I say you must compete with the weeds by seeding or planting trees. Weeds rarely grow under canopy.

larry kurtz said...

Ozone is a greenhouse gas. NOAA says it's going to get warmer first.

hipneck said...

that is were we are now