US Having One Of The Coolest Years On Record

Through May 25, the frequency of 90 degree days in the US is second lowest on record. The only year that was cooler was 1983, which was cooled by the eruption of El Chichón.

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11 Responses to US Having One Of The Coolest Years On Record

  1. hunter says:

    But, but, but the science is settled. Only paid denialist scum would point out that there is any problem with the consensus.

  2. SMS says:

    1983, Isn’t that the year that both Colorado and Wyoming set all time low temperature records of -65 and -70 respectfully? I think we were in the grips of global warming then as well.

  3. DavidS says:

    Interesting data as always. Using all stations, the percent of 90+F days is inevitably going to be low as of May 25 and thus concluding on the basis of that figure alone that the year itself is cool so far is a stretch. The percent of 80+ or even 75+ days would likely deliver a stronger message. There have been years that had a large number of the very high end temperatures but which were not unusually warm taken as an average because despite the spike(s) at some time(s), the total of above average temperatures was not unusual.

    • FTOP_T says:

      The chart compares all years through the given date. It is a SLOW start to “warmest year e’ver” claims. Gavin must be warming up the data manipulator engine…lot of infilling and homogenizing to be done.

      • DavidS says:

        I know exactly what the chart contains and says. My point is that it is not a great basis on which to assess the start of the year because the number of days over 90 is very unlikely to be high by May 25 in any year be it hot, cold, “fast”, “slow” or otherwise up to that date. Using 80 or 75 as the yardstick is more likely to make the point in a stronger fashion if in fact that point is there to be made. (and if that point is there, I would like to see it driven home forcefully)

  4. darrylb says:

    —–US having one of its coolest years on record—

    Yes, and predictions are that we will have a relatively cool summer in North America in
    a wide area extending well up into central Canada and down into central Mexico.

    Weather in the U.S. has as its central cause events in the huge southern Pacific.
    Weather happens.

    Hey, we can start selling shirts with Weather Happens or perhaps Climate Happens
    on them. Could have a little creative and humorous art on it.

  5. Jason Calley says:

    (Sarcasm follows)

    Everyone knows that cold things contract and hot things expand. When the US is cold, it only occupies 2% of the Earth’s surface. When the US is hot it expands to become the only part of Earth worth talking about.

  6. Andy DC says:

    With Texas and Oklahoma so wet, air coming from that source region is going to be humid but not very hot. Sounds like another ideal growing season for the corn and soybean producing areas of the US. The “greenhouse effect” has made the US agricultural areas into one huge greenhouse. Sure sounds a lot better than the low CO2 Dust Bowl!

  7. catweazle666 says:

    Nothing that Mosh and Zeke can’t fix with a bit of homogenisation, Steve.

    They’ll have it the hottest month since records began by the end of next week.

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