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Mon Feb 27, 2017, 08:33 AM

All-Time Warmth for February Stretches to New England

https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/alltime-warmth-for-february-stretches-to-new-england



By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters , 5:47 PM GMT on February 24, 2017


A February remarkable for its long stretches of mildness steamed onward Thursday, with more all-time records for the month continuing to tumble across wide stretches of the U.S. The apex of the record-setting warmth expanded on Thursday from the Midwest (which we covered in our last post) into New York and New England (see below). A staggering number of daily record highs have been set in recent days, especially when juxtaposed against the sparse number of record lows this month. As of Friday morning, NOAA’s U.S. Records site had compiled 4492 daily record highs for February 2017, against a mere 29 daily record lows, for a lopsided highs-to-lows ratio of 155-to-1. With record highs expected to far outpace record lows through the end of the month, February has a very good chance of smashing the highest ratio in modern records: 44-to-1, from November 2016, as reported by longtime records tracker Guy Walton (@climateguyw) in his new Guy on Climate blog. Brian Kahn (Climate Central) puts it this way: “The U.S. is poised to set a record-setting record.”

Another astounding tidbit: the NOAA site shows 248 monthly record highs for February, but no monthly record lows at all. This is the first time that Walton recalls seeing such a skewed ratio of monthly records. It almost goes without saying that this onslaught of February records is entirely consistent with the warming of national and global climate being generated by human-produced greenhouse gases, as noted by Andrew Freedman (Mashable).

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Response to NotAWineSnob (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 08:35 AM

1. I'm gonna start selling global warming pepper kits. I'll make a fortune off the rubes.

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Response to Shkreli (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 08:42 AM

4. I believe the word is prepper

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Response to Shkreli (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 08:44 AM

5. Gonna sell muslims are coming prepper kits, you will buy one I am sure

"OMG I saw some guy with a towel on his head at walmart, to the bunker edith!"

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Response to Strange Luck (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 08:46 AM

6. Na, we will keep those folks out at the border. Dems are our internal security problem.

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Response to Shkreli (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 08:59 AM

7. Cause your forgot airplanes and boats exist and canadian border. LOL

Damn, that's some funny shit.

"Hey skeeter, won't be no terrorists coming here. We is a building a wall. Hell, member how them 9/11 fellers snuck in here from Mexico on a taco truck? Trump ain't gonna let that happen. maga baby, maga!"

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Response to Strange Luck (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 09:19 AM

9. You are going to eat your words some day Strange

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Response to oflguy (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:41 AM

11. You think they are gonna take over the country?



Now, might some McVeigh like muslims blow up things, do a terror attack? Sure, they're fucking nuts. But I don't see some all out invasion force on rafts coming here from Iran to take down our country.

Cons see fear everywhere. But just like with the russians today compared how the cons were about them in the 80's - you will get a leader some day who sucks up to them, has hidden relations with them, and you will again abandon your fears and morals/etc and change your minds.

All it is takes is one man to make you do it. Again.

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Response to Strange Luck (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:55 AM

12. Did you talk this way before September 11, 2001?

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Response to NotAWineSnob (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 08:37 AM

2. Cons:

Today: "Meh this means nothing, there ain't no evidence"

Later today: "Some muslim killed someone over in some other country. It means every muslims hates us and wants to come here to kill us. It's proof. Let's jack up taxes for more wars and military to be safe!"

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Response to Strange Luck (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 08:41 AM

3. As ridiculous as what you typed is, it's the complete truth

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Response to NotAWineSnob (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 09:13 AM

8. Many record lows were set two years ago

When the country experienced bitter cold in February 2015.

Also, many locations have not had data recorded for long. For instance, the place you referenced in Oklahoma recently, Magnum Oklahoma, has only had data recorded since 2005, so records come easily.

If record highs this year in some parts of the US is an indication of GLOBAL warming, were multiple lows set two years ago an indication of GLOBAL cooling?

Also, has NOAA cleaned up their poor sensor locations at their reporting stations as per their own study?

Just one other question: Is an all-time record different from a record?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 11:55 AM

13. I always wondered how it worked the first week they started recording temperatures.

Every day would be a new record

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Response to NotAWineSnob (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:19 AM

10. In my neck of the woods, our temps have been above average for 20 days

so far this month and the last two days are forecast to be above average as well. Two days set new record high temps.

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Response to NotAWineSnob (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 09:16 PM

14. I saw bluebonnets in Texas in February this weekend

The poor flowers are confused

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