Monday, February 1, 2010

USA Cities HadCRUT3 Temperatures

This blog article is a supplement to SLB's Cold Winters Created Global Warming, and contains the graphs of temperature records from Hadley Climatic Research Center's hadCRUT3 files that were voluntarily released onto the internet, in late 2009, following the Climategate scandal. These records were supposedly released to show there was nothing to hide and that global warming is indeed occurring. The Cold Winters article shows that there was and is no global warming, but there was selection of 1975 as the starting point for a temperature trend that exploits a statistical quirk of low initial temperatures showing an upward trend in the data. The selection of 1975 coincides with a series of cold winters that skewed the data, nothing more.

These files are for the United States, folder "72" in the data. There are 87 files in the folder, with cities from 42 states. These are posted alphabetically by state, starting from Alabama at the top and ending with Wyoming. One can find a particular state by using a search function. These plots were created by copying the data into Microsoft Excel (TM) spreadsheet, making a chart, and adding a linear least-squares fit trend. The equation of the linear trend line is shown in the upper right on each chart. The wiggly white line is a 12-month moving average of the data. Each chart may be enlarged by clicking on that chart. -- Roger E. Sowell, Esq.

Montgomery, Alabama

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

Tucson, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona (note upward trend starting about 1955 from Urban Heat Island effect)

Eureka, California (note the rapid decline starting about 1996)

Fresno, California

Los Angeles, California (note the decline starting in 1984)

San Diego, California

Sacramento, California

San Francisco, California

Grand Junction, Colorado

Washington, D.C.

West Palm Beach, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Key West, Florida

Miami, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Des Moines, Iowa

Boise, Idaho

Pocatello, Idaho

Peoria, Illinois

Evansville, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana

South Bend, Indiana

Concordia, Kansas

Dodge City, Kansas

New Orleans, Louisiana

Shreveport, Louisiana

Boston, Massachusetts (note the gradual warming from Urban Heat Island effect)

Caribou, MaineMarquette, Michigan

Duluth, Minnesota (gradual warming since 1904)

International Falls, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Columbia, Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri

Meridian, Mississippi

Helena, Montana

Asheville, North Carolina

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Bismarck, North Dakota

Norfolk, Nebraska

North Platte, Nebraska

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Clayton, New Mexico

Ely, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada (note the Urban Heat Island effect since 1970)

Reno, Nevada (note the Urban Heat Island effect from 1960)

Winnemucca, Nevada

Buffalo, New York

New York City, New York

Syracuse, New York

Columbus, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Medford, Oregon

Pendleton, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Providence, Rhode Island

Charleston, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

Aberdeen, South Dakota

Huron, South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Abilene, Texas

Brownsville, Texas

Del Rio, Texas

El Paso, Texas

San Angelo, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Richmond, Virginia

Burlington, Vermont

Olympia, Washington

Quillayute, Washington

Spokane, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

Casper, Wyoming

Lander, Wyoming
Sheridan, Wyoming

1 comment:

grzenjik said...

So where is the hockey stick?