Tuesday March 6th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing post will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials)😊. Here is today’s main climate change related topic: (If you like these posts and my work please contribute via the PayPal widget, which has recently been added to this site. Since I am a paraplegic I can definitely use any funds for medical expenses. Thanks in advance for any support.)
New Record Count Archive and Quinn
As most of my readers know my main contribution to climate science has been cataloguing surface record counts then putting counts through some simple statistical analysis. I’ve been doing this since 1/1/2000, usually letting colleagues and friends know about results via weekly or monthly emails. I’ve finally gotten around to archiving record count data under the category “NCEI Record Count Archive” found on the right hand margin on this site for all to peruse and see trends. Perhaps you, the reader, may see a trend I haven’t picked out. Also, as you might surmise, I’ve catalogued a tremendous collection of numbers, so there probably are a few errors among the digits. Others might have suggestions for graphic changes. The new archive section is not intended to contain posts, just data which I will update as frequently as possible. Here are links to the first two compared data sets from the new archive category:
Please feel free to copy and use as many charts and graphs as you wish for discussions, research, and presentations. One can discern, for example, that the harder to be set, extreme colder monthly records are becoming more rare from the main two charts catalogued. In other words, as the planet gets warmer from carbon pollution, as would be expected, the ratio of monthly hot to cold records should be greater than more common daily hot to cold records as extreme chill slowly vanishes. Indeed this is what my data shows:
Anyway, kick the tires on this new car and give me a few comments.
The Climate Guy
And now to Quinn, but first Bob Henson and Jeff Masters have written a fascinating post on this winter season’s nor’easters in association with climate change. A Gulf Stream slowdown could pertain even more sea level rise…a point that this writer was not aware of:
Fish caught in the trees from storm surge? Indeed we saw this from Riley: