The gubermint has declared 2012 to be the hottest year ever in the US, two months ahead of time and in direct contradiction to their own data – which show 1921 and 1934 as being warmer.
I went to the USHCN web site today to see how much they jacked October temperatures up, and discovered that they are not publishing any monthly temperatures after May, 2008. All of their published November 19, 2012 data is truncated to unknown values after May 2008. It is inconceivable that this could happen accidentally. This is a typical 2008 data line
01108432008 477 530 583 650 716 -9999 -9999 -9999 -9999 -9999 -9999 -9999 -9999
As far as I can tell, they made the decision that 2012 would be the hottest year ever – back in March.