Claim: November 2013 is the ‘warmest ever’ – but will the real November 2013 temperature please stand up?

I like this analysis, especially the observation about steam heating for residents. It sounds like a great idea but it may well “contaminate” official temperature recordings.

Watts Up With That?

Lots of clima-hullaballo this week in the media thanks NOAA and this announcement in NOAA’s “State of the Climate” report seen here:

They state:

The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for November 2013 was record highest for the 134-year period of record, at 0.78°C (1.40°F) above the 20th century average of 12.9°C (55.2°F).

Much of the global “record highest” claim hinges on this one point about Russia:


Note the +5C anomalies in that region in the map cited by NCDC:201311[1]


But, according to satellite temperatures, the ranking claimed by NCDC isn’t anywhere near to “record warmest”. Dr. John Christy gives these values for the satellite data sources of global temperature and their ranks:

  • UAH Nov 2013 9th warmest Nov (0.20 C cooler than warmest Nov.)
  • RSS Nov 2013 16th warmest Nov (0.22 C cooler than warmest Nov.)

And, when we look at…

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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