Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:

By Paul Homewood

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/2012/13/supplemental/page-6

It seems that NOAA’s State of the Climate Report for 2012 is turning into a real campaign of disinformation. We have seen already their attempts to sell the year as the second “most extreme” on record, with blatantly misleading maps, a rigged “Climate Extremes Index” and deception over the number of days over 100F.

Not happy with that lot, they have also written a section regarding “all time temperature records” that have been broken, (i.e. not records for that particular day of the year, but the highest ever recorded at a particular station).

They claim:-

Many stations broke or tied all-time records during heat waves of 2012. The state of South Carolina also observed its warmest temperature on record, at any station, in late June. The following tables present the all-time records known to have been tied or broken during the year…

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5 Responses to

  1. slimething says:

    It is exactly this type of analysis that goes right over the heads of people like chris, respectfully.

  2. Bob Koss says:

    Here is a graphic I created from NOAA data which shows established state records by decade. Only 18 high temperature records have been set or tied since 1951. While 24 low temperature records have been set or tied over the same length of time. Hell will freeze over before NOAA will put up a graphic showing this distribution.

    • tckev says:

      Wow, thanks I’ve save a copy.

      • Bob Koss says:

        Saving a copy to your machine would be the way to go. I don’t know how long tinypic keeps links available. It does seem to be quite awhile though. Feel free to use the graphics for your own purposes.

        Here are a couple graphics I made of the NOAA data a few years ago which shows state records for individual months. Last year shown is 2008.

        US highs http://i40.tinypic.com/2qcdf.gif
        US lows http://i41.tinypic.com/mk7ih.gif

        Since I only show the most recent record in the case of ties, many of the records shown were actually first established early in the 20th century. e.g. The year 2000 shows 17 high records, but 12 of those records were first established prior to that year.

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