SEARCH BLOG: WEATHER
The "Polar Express" has moved on eastward with the last U.S. vestige departing northern Maine. Around southeastern Michigan, we will see temperatures about 20° higher than the last few days... still below normal, but higher. By mid-week temperatures are projected to reach about normal highs. It's a good bet, however, that there is no way for this to be anything more than much colder than normal for the month. That would put it... on a Hansen database adjusted level... at about normal, I guess.
Tomorrow, another update to the "Where's The Global Warming" post. Both a summary and downloadable files of record high and low temperatures from 1880-2008 will be available for monthly, statewide extremes. You may or may not be surprised at the latest information.
I didn't realize that it got so cold in Hawaii until last year when my son and his wife sent pictures from the top of Mauna Kea so I wasn't so surprised to see the minimum temperature records for that state. It's a little short of the mid-troposphere, so I guess all of the warming didn't quite get to the mountain top. It's about -3°C there right now... not warm, but not as cold as it has gotten. Still, you can't grow pineapples there. It may not be representative of the islands, but it is a consistent reference point.Meanwhile, I'll have about 5" of snow to clear from the drive and walkways. It really was too cold and windy to bother yesterday.