Cold October (and now November) in perspective

Reblogged from

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM

Starting in January 2019, unusual and at times record cold has been locked in over the north central states.


Though there was heat in late summer in the southeast and eastern Gulf to the Mid-Atlantic, the cold held in the north central. After a very cold spring with late snows, which significantly delayed or prevented grain planting, a cool summer followed and gave way to a very early cold shot in late September that brought early deep freezes and even record snows in the north central leading to significant crop losses.

There have been 90 all-time record lows versus just 44 all-time record highs this year. That included the all time state record low of -38F in Mount Carroll in Illinois on January 31st.

The cold central deepened in October and pushed to the east bringing very early snow into the Midwest. October saw 3680 record daily lows, 32 all time record lows for the month and no all time record monthly highs (NOAA NCEI).


After bringing heavy snows to the Rockies and high plains the cold rolled south with temperatures 30 to 50 degrees below normal.


Temperatures dropped to a record of -35F at Logan County Sink in Utah and -46F in Peter’s sink, record coldest for the U.S. for the month of October.

The temperatures the first 9 months have tracked the last 120 years well with multidecadal cycles in the ocean.


The cold also follows the solar activity. We are currently in a century or more quiet sun.  In the period in and following the last 11 year cycle low (2007-2011), we had brutal cold and snow here in the U.S. and Europe.

December in 2010, the Central England Temperature (longest continuous record going back to 1659), was the second coldest December.  Snow, which was forecast to be a thing of the past, instead buried the UK for long periods reminiscent of the Dalton solar Minimum of the early 1800s as evidenced by Dicken’s novels.


In the US, record cold and snow in the Snowmageddon Mid-Atlantic winter of 2009/10, was eclipsed with the record winters of 2013/14 and 2014/15. Which brought the coldest and snowiest winter and modern day peaks of Great Lake ice.




The snow in the hemisphere is increasing very rapidly and is above normal, which should expand and enhance the cold. Note how the fall record for snow extent was at record levels last fall.



Given the projection by Russian scientists and many in the west including some at NASA, we could be heading into a deep and long solar minimum like the Maunder Minimum with a major cooling. Whether it is a several decade Dalton like period or a Maunder, this is no time to abandon cheap, available energy.



Even in the warmer interlude we have enjoyed, cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study analyzing over 74 million deaths in 384 locations across 13 countries.



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Utah sees record cold of -43.6 ºF – ‘Perhaps the lowest October temperature ever recorded’ in the Continental U.S.

Meteorologist Paul Dorian:  “Perhaps the most amazing temperature recorded in this unusual cold spell for the western US took place earlier today in the remote observing station of Peter Sinks, Utah…the unofficial overnight low temperature thereof -43.6 ºF is pretty amazing for this time of year and perhaps the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Lower 48 during the month of October. Nearby Salt Lake City, Utah provided some supporting evidence of the extreme cold as it set a low-temperature record of 14 ºF for the date and records there go all the way back to 1874. 


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WSJ: Fires and Blackouts Made in Sacramento


Newsom tries to deflect blame, but PG&E is the agent of his policies.

After again shutting power to hundreds of thousands this week, California’s utility PG&E disclosed Thursday that it had discovered a broken jumper cable by the ignition site of a wildfire blazing across Sonoma County. The company has warned of more blackouts this weekend and perhaps for the next decade as it refurbishes its aging grid.

Gov. Gavin Newsom is trying to deflect political blame. “It’s about dog-eat-dog capitalism meeting climate change. It’s about corporate greed meeting climate change. It’s about decades of mismanagement,” Mr. Newsom declared. But Democrats for years have treated PG&E as their de facto political subsidiary. The wildfires and blackouts are the direct result of their mismanagement.

The state Public Utilities Commission is in charge of enforcing state safety laws and regulations, which can carry penalties of up to $50,000 per violation per day. Yet PG&E received no safety fines related to its power-grid management over the last several years. The commission has instead focused on enforcing the Legislature’s climate mandates.

State law mandates that utilities obtain 33% of electric generation from renewables such as wind and solar by 2020 and 60% by 2030. Utilities must spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year to reduce the cost of green energy for low-income households. PG&E has prioritized political obeisance over safety.

In 2018 PG&E spent $509 million on electric discounts for low-income customers in addition to $125 million for no-cost weatherization and efficiency upgrades for disadvantaged communities. Utilities also receive allowances from the state’s cap-and-trade program—$7.5 billion since 2012—to pay for other “ratepayer benefits” that reduce emissions.

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CA: No Global Warming Last 5 Years

The Climate Reference Network (CRN) was established by NOAA to provide climate measurements free from urban influences; thus, they are located in remote rural locations. Specific information is HERE. The data set used in this analysis came from this NOAA CRN website.

Here are two siting example:

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The CRN was established in 2004 to counter the urban influence that was distorting temperatures of the existing networks of weather stations. The CRN network has 143 stations in the United States, A station map is HERE. California hosts seven CRN sites, all located in remote areas well away for urban influences.

    • Bodega Bay
    • Redding
    • Merced
    • Santa Barbara
    • Yosemite
    • Fallbrook
    • Stovepipe Wells

A Sacramento TV station (CBS News) has been reporting on climate change impacts in California. These scary reports indicate temperatures are continuing to rise and will soon exceed the two degrees Celsius threshold established by the UN in the Paris Accord. How accurate are these news reports? Is California continuing to warm?

The most accurate source of surface measurement data is the CRN.  I downloaded the California CRN data set in Excel format. After cleaning up the data I loaded it into a Python program to visualize the data. Below are the results of my analysis.

Let’s start with Redding at the upper end of the Sacramento Valley, which shows slight warming after 2012.


Then I plotted just the last five years, and I cannot see any significant warming.


Next, let’s look at Bodega Bay, one of my favorite places to visit on the California Coast. The graphic shows some significant warming:


But, what about the last five years at Bodega Bay? The graphic shows some significant cooling over the previous five years.


Next up is Merced in the Central Valley. Use to live near Merced in the 1960s, and it was hot in the summer. Only a slight increase in temperature.


And, in the last five years not much warming if any at all:


Now to the Southern CA Coast at Santa Barbara where the CRN observed about two degrees of warming.


That Santa Barbara warming declined by a degree in the last five years.


How about in the mountains? The Yosemite CRN shows some warming over the last ten years.


No Yosemite warming in the last five years:


Fallbrook is in Southern California and has experience about one degree of warming in ten years.


However, it has cooled in the last five years.


Finally, let’s check the warmest place in California Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells is only slight warming than ten years ago.


And, in the last five years, only slight warming.


In the previous five years, California has not had any significant warming or a slight cooling according to the Climate Reference Network.  It appears the local Sacramento TV stations are promoting a climate change agenda that cannot be supported by the facts. More fake news?


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What if there is no Climate Emergency?

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What if there is no Catastrophic Risk from Man-made Global Warming?

What if Man-made Climate Change really is a non-problem?

But what if there is a Global Cooling Catastrophe in the offing?

via What if there is no Climate Emergency ?

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Death of American Citizenship

Tribalism, the erosion of the middle class, and de facto open borders are turning Americans into mere residents of a particular North American region between Mexico and Canada.

Heritage Foundation

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Climate Fraud Exposed

Tony Heller in this video exposes the climate fraud in the US Climate Assessment.

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