NCDC has been losing station data at an impressive rate since 1990. Undaunted by the need for actual thermometer data, they simply make up temperatures for the missing stations. As of today, 31% of USHCN “final” station data is fake.
If they continue to lose data at the current rate, it will be almost 100% fake by the year 2020 – and no doubt they will continue to report to a precision of 0.01 degrees.
As unbelievable as this seems, it is not a joke.