[UPDATE : I found the current data in a different directory. They must have some sort of software problem keeping the hcn directory from being updated properly]
I tried doing some analysis of October US temperature data this morning, and discovered that NCDC has not updated their daily data since the end of September! This used to be done every day. The files are being written every day, but there is no climate data after September, 2014.
Apparently they don’t want people like me exposing their spectacular Grubering of the US temperature record. The lack of daily data makes it impossible for me to do a lot of the most important analysis.
I was particularly interested in October, 1900 – which (based on monthly data) was about 2.5 degrees warmer than October, 2014. NCDC has massively tampered with the data to make October 2014 warmer than 1900.
They knocked a huge amount off the October, 1900 temperatures to make this happen.
The map below shows all of the stations which hit 90 degrees during October, 1900.
I can’t generate the equivalent map for 2014, because they are now hiding the raw data. This story gets uglier every day.