A couple of graphs to show an absence of global warming locally

I decided to do a little comparison graphing.

The first one  uses COOP data — Gillette 9 ese — from here:

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?wy3855

which is data from 1902 thru 2013.

I compared that data to data gotten from Weather Underground for the years 2013 and 2014 (up through August).

(If you use the WU weather history feature, set your custom dates [up to a year at a time], Get History, scroll to the very bottom where you can get a CSV file.  Select that, then copy and paste  into excel.  Easy as peasy.)

Comparison Data COOP average and WU data

(If you right click and open in a new tab, you can see the graph full size.)

Some places are making a great big deal about how this year was so much warmer than normal.  It sure does not look that way to me.  It looks like last year and so far this year is pretty close to normal.  If there is such a thing as normal.

Now this is data that I think NOAA has not gotten their cotton pickin’ mitts on.  So I would think it is pretty fair to say that global warming around here is a bunch of BS.

 

This second graph is one that compares weekly average temps for 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008 and 2013 (the last full year for data here.)  Again data is taken from Weather Underground.

screen decadal comp lrg

(If you right click and open in a new tab, you can see the graph full size.)

As you can clearly see, there is yearly variations but there certainly is no trend of any kind that jumps out at a person.  Each year is a little different, but there sure is not a lot of increased temperatures shown.

Just for the record, there is some data missing for 1978.  Rather than infill or develop some numbers from somewhere else, I just let the line go blank where there is no data.  So this is is as close to raw data as I can get.  Now, it is from the local airport, which is fine for me since I live less than 1/2 mile away.  I know the history of the area. There could be some UHI, but when you look to the first graph, it is not really showing up if there is. And I don’t expect it to affect things a lot.

The weekly average is simply excel’s averaging of the seven daily temps put into a column and then graphed.  Nothing fancy.  Just a simple look at data that has not been manipulated half to death.

 

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2 thoughts on “A couple of graphs to show an absence of global warming locally

  1. Thanks for your detective work. Modern scientists would do well to ponder ancient teachings like this:

    “To know that you do not know is best. To pretend to know what you do not know is a disease.”
    – Lao Tzu (604 BC – 531 BC)

    The above teaching is the key to sanity as our currently diseased society crumbles instead of asking: “Who Corrupted Western Astronomy, Climatology, Cosmology, Astro- and Nuclear Physics?

    1. The UN?
    2. The Jews?
    3. The Hindu’s?
    4. The Christians?
    5. The Capitalists?
    6. The Communists?
    7. The USA/UK alliance?
    8. The USSR/China alliance?

    It doesn’t matter who thinks they control mankind. The empirical fact is just this: The Sun’s pulsar core is the Creator, Destroyer and Sustainer of every atom, life and world in the Solar System – a volume of space greater than the combined volumes of ten billion, billion Earths!

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/Solar_Energy.pdf

    The Sun is an ordinary star, one of the seemingly limitless number of stars that fills our seemingly infinite Universe.

    It is absurd to suggest that science conflicts with religions or spirituality:

    The neutron-rich core of each star is like the nucleus in each living cell of God – Great Spirit of the Universe.

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