Paul Homewood brought this to our attention yesterday – NOAA’s climate extreme index is a complete fraud.
They show that temperature extremes were very rare during the 1930s, and very common now.
In fact, it is the exact opposite. The graph below plots the number of all-time daily temperature records set or tied at all USHCN stations which have been continuously active since at least 1920. It is almost exactly the opposite of NOAA’s claims.
Temperature-wise, 1936 was by far the most extreme year in US history – and NOAA shows it as being one of the least extreme. Unbelievable.
February, 1936 was the coldest month in US history, and July 1936 was second hottest month in US history – after July, 1901.
Either NOAA knows nothing about US climate history, or they are intentionally deceiving the public.