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May 2019 continues the global warm streak

June 23, 2019 0 Comments
May 2019 continues the global warm streak

Even though Europe, North America, and the Caribbean had their coolest May in the past 10 to 15 years the world as a whole was still much warmer than normal.  In fact according to NOAA, May 2019 had a global land / sea temperature average 1.53 degrees above the 20th century average.  That makes it […]

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April 2019, 2nd warmest April on record for our planet

May 21, 2019 1 Comment
April 2019, 2nd warmest April on record for our planet

Even though we have been having cool weather this Spring in the Upper Midwest and much of Central Canada, most of the world has been running warmer than normal.  In fact in the latest report from NOAA, the global land and ocean temperature average for April 2019 was 1.67 degrees F above the 20th century […]

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This Weather Event Will Be “The Most Destructive Ever!”

December 6, 2018 0 Comments
This Weather Event Will Be “The Most Destructive Ever!”

My lifelong dream is to get back to nature. I would particularly like to own a large ranch in the mountains out west or a huge tract of forest land in northern Wisconsin, maybe the UP of Michigan or northern Minnesota. I am talking about well in excess of 1,000 acres. I like to roam […]

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February was the coolest February globally since 2014

March 26, 2018 0 Comments
February was the coolest February globally since 2014

The numbers are in, and this past February was the coldest February around the globe since the brutal winter of 2014. However, it was still 1.2° warmer than the 20th century average of 53.9°, making this the 398th consecutive month above average. Globally, the meteorological winter season (Dec-Jan-Feb) was 1.3° above normal, even with La […]

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January was still warm across the globe despite La Nina

February 20, 2018 0 Comments
January was still warm across the globe despite La Nina

  Even though North America didn’t have a remarkably warm January 2018 (24th warmest on record) since 1880 according to NOAA, the planet as a whole had its 5th warmest on record.   However Oceania, had its warmest January on record, while Europe had its 2nd warmest. The average global temperature in January 2018 was 1.28 […]

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Is the climate getting “worse”?

December 13, 2017 0 Comments
Is the climate getting “worse”?

Subjective experience is so…subjective. What is great for one person or group can be horrible for another. I asked a subjective question in a blog entry last year “What is a good climate?“. Related to this is the question “Is the climate getting worse”? This is very difficult to answer, because “worse” and “better” are […]

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October global recap, one of the warmest on record

November 21, 2017 0 Comments
October global recap, one of the warmest on record

  Even with a La Nina pattern in place in the Pacific Ocean, 2017 is running much warmer than normal across the globe.  That was also the case for October 2017.  NOAA’s review of the temperature data places October 2017 as the 4th warmest on record.  Meanwhile NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) places […]

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Sunniest Cities on Earth

May 24, 2017 0 Comments
Sunniest Cities on Earth

    After enduring a rather cloudy and dreary May in Wisconsin, perhaps you are wondering how nice it must be to live in a sunnier climate?  According to data from the World Meteorological Organization, the world average for sunshine is 2334 hours per year (based on 1961-1990 reference).  That amounts to an average of […]

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12 “New” Clouds Types Added To The International Cloud Atlas

March 30, 2017 0 Comments
12 “New” Clouds Types Added To The International Cloud Atlas

For the first time in three decades, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has added twelve “new” cloud classifications into the International Cloud Atlas. The atlas itself dates back to 1896, with the most recent previous revisions made in 1987. Also, for the first time in it’s existence, the International Cloud Atlas is now available online. In […]

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Another Record Warm Month Globally

September 14, 2016 0 Comments
Another Record Warm Month Globally

  According to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies August 2016 was the warmest on August on record globally since reliable records began in 1880.  It was 0.16 degrees C above the previous warmest August, which was in 2014.  August 2016 was 0.98 degrees C above the mean surface temperature from the 1951-1980 period. This […]

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