USHCN makes a huge TOBS adjustment in Ohio between 1979 and 1988, as seen below.
The justification for this is that they claim people in Ohio switched from reading temperatures in the afternoon, to reading them in the morning. That would theoretically push measured temperatures progressively down from 1979 to 1988.
The Ohio raw data does not provide any support for the TOBS theory. In the middle of a long term cooling trend, measured temperatures rose very quickly from 1979 to 1988 – shown in red below. In fact, the thermometers reported the steepest temperature rise in Ohio history.
But it gets worse. The final adjustments are almost three degrees
By the time USHCN is done adjusting, they have created a warming trend – which 127 years of Ohio thermometers never saw.