Monday, November 16, 2009

Oct third coldest on record, but its been a hot decade

According to NOAA, October 2009 was the third coldest on record in the United States (average temp was 50.8F). (Watts up with that) Before you declare global warming over, or a hoax. or whatever. Consider this recent release from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. In a nutshell, "Daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade across the continental United States." (Climate Progress)

So what? Sound normal to you? Check out the link. You'll see that we had more record highs this decade than any decade since the 50s (as far back as the chart goes). Oh, and we had fewer record lows than any other decade, too.

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