Something Rotten At NCEP

Joe Bastardi tweeted this NCEP analysis to me, and alarm bells immediately went off in my head. The 1953 NCEP map is nonsense.

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September, 1953 was an incredibly hot month in the eastern US, from start to finish. Most of Illinois and Indiana were over 100 degrees on this date in 1953.

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Maximum temperatures during September 1953 averaged six degrees warmer than this September. Yet NCEP says this year is hotter.

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September, 1953 was much hotter than this September.


What is going on?

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2 Responses to Something Rotten At NCEP

  1. gw says:

    Covering their tracks. Too many loose ends around, being exposed.

  2. KTM says:

    If you look at the maps, you see that it’s not an “analysis”, it’s a “reanalysis”. Big difference.

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