The Ch9 TV weather lady for Sydney mentioned this last night – and I see this article in USAToday – A double scorcher: June joins May with heat record – Of course NOAA is quoting weather station data assembled by the GHCN latest effort where most sites are in urban heat islands and then they [...]
On the 5th I posted – Southwest Queensland heat wave 2 July 2014 – pointing out the 10 degree error for the Bedourie max on 2 July. After a couple more days the 30 was fixed to a 20 here. But I see this morning 14th July after another week passes – that the 10 [...]
Brisbane records coldest morning in 103 years – despite the ever growing urban heat island – records falling in several other towns. I am sure sure there will be more to say about this – too busy now.
I noticed this aberration in BoM max anomaly maps – on checking I see that Bedourie on 2 July recorded 19° at 3pm. Yet they have 30° recorded here. So we are expected to believe that the temperature rocketed 11 degrees quicktime It just amazes me that such an obvious outlier can get through BoM [...]
This article from Stuff reporting NIWA-talk mentions “A persistent lack of southerlies had a profound impact on the monthly temperatures.” Or you could say northerly winds brought a flow of warm tropical air over the New Zealand region during June – as shown by this BoM map. The NZ Herald says – The winter of [...]
In 1986 the Jones et al team published papers for both hemispheres compiling temperature data from weather stations into long term trends. Northern Hemisphere Surface Air Temperature Variations: 1851-1984 P.D. Jones, S.C.B. Raper, P.M. Kelly, and T.M.L. Wigley, R.S. Bradley and H.F. Diaz; Journal of Applied Meteorology: Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 161-179. and Southern [...]
I have just been pulled up by George Bailley for comparing Ceduna temperatures to Fowlers Bay (western South Australia) which he said were 118km apart. This comment from GB was at my earlier post – The BoM ACORN SAT dataset disaster rolls on – fatal minimum>maximum errors can not be repaired until “second half of [...]
Remember the Climate Council was birthed by ex staffers from the Climate Commission which was disbanded by the Australian LNP Government elected Sept 2013. Climate Council Seasonal Update: Abnormal Autumn – Looks to me as if their cherry picked warm period 8 to 26 May is borrowed from the BoM – Special Climate Statement 49 [...]
The media have been hyperventilating over the Indian Summer in Sydney – but this story took the cake – Sydney to register hottest May day in 95 years with temps tipped to hit 28C as May ‘heatwave’ lingers – In fact Wednesday the 27th saw Sydney reach 24°C – a 4 degree fail for the [...]
Had to cable up some old HDD’s and made a few interesting discoveries – GISS around 2000 made an attempt to adjust for UHI contamination using a long tapered adjustment – which in retrospect was probably one of the better attempts by any of the big IPCC climate groups to deal with UHI.
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