US Winter Temperatures Plummeting Over The Last 15 Years

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Huffington Post calls this sharp cooling trend a warming trend

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U.S. Temperature Trends Show That Winters Are Warming

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10 Responses to US Winter Temperatures Plummeting Over The Last 15 Years

  1. Jimmy Haigh says:

    Beautiful! Turn the chart upside down and you’ll be made an honorary member of the climate fraudsters club.

  2. Gary H says:

    Huff Post’s beginning point in their “warming trend,” is 1970. Yes, it warmed (during the winters, also) from the 1970’s until the mid-late 1990’s. However, then we’ve cooled.

    Using Pachuari’s agreed to 17 yrs now of no additional global warming, as the guide, pull the plot and trend line at NOAA’s (new revised web site, BTW), from 1995-2012 for the winter months (Dec-Feb) and we have a cooling trend.

    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series

    For the past 17 years, NOAA’s current data shows a cooling trend for the lower 48.
    What a bogus post at Huffpo (well, no big surprise there).

    • Dave N says:

      Actually, it’s been declining since 1990, so nearly 23 years. I guess Huff Poo should be congratulated on actually providing data; a shame they missed out the fact that more than the last half of the period winter temps in the 48 have been in decline.

  3. John Turmel says:

    Jct: And I made a bet with Green Party of Canada candidate Adriana Magnutto that the hockey stick blade of exponential growth had broken off in 1998 and she bet it’s still rising even as we now keep reading that it stopped rising in 1998, 15 years ago. Looks pretty good for my bet.

    • Blade says:

      Next time you see her, ask her what trend she was hoping to see since the post-1970’s freeze? Flat? Cooling further?

      Or just do what I like to do, ask her if we should still be the same as the 1960’s-1970’s.

      For some reason they always duck that direct question, like Mosher does.

  4. kevin says:

    Don’t do this. I’m as big of a skeptic as anyone. But that regression line is completely bogus. Almost “hockey stick” bogus. Please don’t become as silly as the alarmists.

    • Andy Oz says:

      I think that is Steve’s point. Alarmists are silly.
      Mathematically however it looks valid.

      • kevin says:

        But he’s making the point in a way that is silly. We don’t need to be silly to win the global warming argument. It’s probably not as bad as the hockey stick argument, but I don’t want my side to use bogus science at all. Guess I’m selfish like that.

        And assuming that you are into math or science, you should quickly be able to see that there is no trend in that chart at all. At least not a linear one. Correlation <.5. That's about the same as no correlation.

      • Doug says:

        to the guy above me .5 correlation is HUGE

  5. Eliza Lynch says:

    It may be sign that slowly but surely the Solar Lower Flux and SSN is beginning to induce those slightly cooler temps during winters. I wonder what the situation is in Europe and Russia Asia etc?
    I have the impressionthat winter in Russi/Siberia seem to be slightly warmer from the COLA pages anyway,

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