SEARCH BLOG: NOAA
NOAA reports the following monthly high temperature records:
Total Number of Records for March 2008By my calculations, that is 0.0052% of the stations... not much happening. And no all-time monthly statewide records.
(out of 172,736 stations with at least 30 years of data)
New: 3 + Tied: 6 = Total: 9
Likewise, the monthly low temperature records:
Total Number of Records for March 2008That's 1/3 of 0.0052% or 0.0017%. And no all-time record lows.
(out of 172,685 stations with at least 30 years of data)
New: 1 + Tied: 2 = Total: 3
So, based on those statistics, it seems that warming is outpacing cooling 3:1... or maybe it's just even at 0:0.
Should we be worried?Not likely. Even NOAA summarizes the month as pretty much blah.
Mainly a lot of snow.
The fact that much of the north central and northwestern states [okay, maybe even New England] are shown well below normal on the following map failed to make an impression on the record cold map. It was just naggingly cold. I guess all of that snow that never went away just made March feel colder than it was.
Those 1880s and 90s were a lot colder without the large urban heat islands and poorly placed weather monitoring equipment.