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Friday, March 14, 2014
NCDC Winter data - CONUS and all 9 climate regions down the last 20 years

The winter was a cold one. NCDC updated their climate divisions and released the February and winter data Thursday.

This is what the NCEP CFSv2 based reanalysis told us for the winter.

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It was a top ten coldest winter in the north central, coldest ever in spots.

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Here is the CONUS trend for the last 20 years, down 2.26F (1.13F per decade). This is the trend from NCDC for the period 1995-2014. The base period is the conventional last 3 complete decades -1981-2010.

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They have 9 climate regions as shown here.

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They are all in a downtrend. Not all obviously statistically significant but no region had warming.

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This cool down was proposed in the 2000s in this paper that eventually was published in E&E and Elsevier’s Evidence Based Climate Change in an updated form. 

Posted on 03/14 at 09:29 AM
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