By Paul Homewood
According to NCDC, 2012 was the second most extreme year, weather wise, for the CONUS, the most extreme year being 1998. As previously discussed, NCDC use six indicators to build up their “US Climate Extremes Index”:-
Check out this scam from NOAA. The extreme heat and extreme cold of 1936 averaged out to be a mild year. On the other hand, 2012 was extreme because of the mild winter and spring. Enron accountants could learn a few things about fraud from NOAA climatologists.