February of 1936 was the coldest in the US since the start of the twentieth century.
13 Feb 1936 – RECORD COLD IN NORTH AMERICA New York, Wednesday.
That month had the most record minimums.
It also had the coldest average temperature, at -4C.
By contrast, July of 1936 was incredibly hot.
That month blew away all other July’s for record maximum temperatures. NOAA claims that July of 2012 was the hottest in US history, but as you can see – this year isn’t even in the top ten.
July 1936 had the second hottest average min/max temperature after 1901.
The data presents two huge problems for TOBS (time of observation bias.) The NOAA theory behind TOBS is that the very stupid observers in the past used to reset their thermometers later in the day when it was warmer, and now the very stupid observers reset their thermometers earlier in the day when it is colder. This would cause average temperatures in the past to be biased upwards, and recent temperatures to be biased downwards.
So how did 1936 manage to blow away the numbers of both record maximums and record minimums? TOBS is not a very plausible theory for explaining unusual numbers of record temperatures in either direction, even at the theoretical level – much less a year which had both record numbers of record minimums and record maximums.
NOAA depends on these bogus adjustments to keep their fraudulent US warming story alive.
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