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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly April 2009 May 24, 2009

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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly April 2009

(April 2008 to April 2009 )

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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly March 2009 April 18, 2009

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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly March 2009

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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly February 2009 March 14, 2009

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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly February 2009

(February 2008 to February 2009 )

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Final Score For The Met Office Winter Forecast March 7, 2009

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Final Score For The Met Office Winter Forecast

Posted on Watts Up With That, March 3, 2009

Guest post by Steven Goddard

DART - Digital Advanced Reckoning Technology

The UK Met Office famously forecast this past winter to be “milder than average.

25 September 2008
The Met Office forecast for the coming winter suggests it is, once again,
likely to be milder than average.
Seasonal forecasts from the Met Office are used by many agencies across government, private and third sectors to help their long-term planning.

The meteorological winter is over, and the official results are in :

The UK had its coldest winter for 13 years, bucking a recent trend of mild temperatures, the Met Office has said.
The average mean temperature across December, January and February was 3.1C – the lowest since the winter beginning in 1995, which averaged 2.5C.

This missed forecast falls on the heels of two consecutive incorrect summer forecasts , both of which were forecast to be warm but turned out to be complete washouts.  However, the Met Office appears undaunted by their recent high profile forecasting failures, and they continue in their quest to educate the public about the imminent threat of global warming.

Peter Stott, of the Met Office, said despite this year’s chill, the trend to milder, wetter winters would continue.
He said snow and frost would become less of a feature in the future.
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The Met Office added that global warming had prevented this winter from being even colder.

They have already warned that 2009 will be one of the five warmest years on record.

2009 is expected to be one of the top-five warmest years on record, despite continued cooling of huge areas of the tropical Pacific Ocean, a phenomenon known as La Niña.

Just as they had forecast that 2007 would be the hottest year on record, prior to temperatures plummeting by nearly a full degree.

2007 is likely to be the warmest year on record globally, beating the current record set in 1998, say climate-change experts at the Met Office.

Based on their past accuracy with seasonal and annual forecasting, you might want to bundle up and buy some new rain boots.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/03/03/final-score-for-the-met-office-winter-forecast

UK Met Office: Coldest Winter in over a decade but would have been even colder without global warming February 26, 2009

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UK Met Office: Coldest Winter in over a decade but would have been even colder without global warming

By the  blogowner, honestclimate, February 26, 2009

Extract from UK Met Office news report:

Mild weather is expected to see out what remains of winter. Despite this, it is expected to be the coldest UK winter since 1995/96, according to provisional Met Office figures.

The low temperatures have also been accompanied at times by heavy snow. During early February, the heaviest snowfall for 18 years was experienced over many areas of the UK.

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Natural variability of climate means that the UK will continue to see spells of colder weather at times. Although, if it had not been for the general warming already observed in global temperatures, this winter may well have been even colder.

Yes, thank goodness for global warming!

Read the full Met Office report here

HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly January 2009 February 19, 2009

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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly January 2009

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The UK Climate Impact Programme Forecasting Scoresheet January 27, 2009

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The UK Climate Impact Programme Forecasting Scoresheet

From Watts Up With That, January 27, 2009

Guest Post by Steven Goddard

The UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) is a government funded organization with the following scientifically neutral mission statement on their home pageThe UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change. While it’s essential to reduce future greenhouse gas emissions, the effects of past emissions will continue to be felt for decades.

On their headline messages page they have a list of global warming predictions and supporting evidence.  In this article we will examine some of their claims and evidence.

Claim: Summers will continue to get hotter and drier…

  • Evidence: Total summer precipitation has decreased in most parts of the UK, typically by between 10 and 40% since 1961.

According to the UK Met Office, the summer of 2007 was the wettest summer on record.  Summer, 2008 was the wettest on record in Northern Ireland, and broke many local rainfall records in England.  The last hot day in London (30C or 86F) was on July 27, 2006.  London is normally one of the UK’s warmest locations in summer, and it has been 915 days since London has seen any “hot” weather.

Claim: Winters will continue to get milder and wetter…

  • Evidence: Average winter temperature for all regions of the UK has risen by up to 0.7 °C since 1914..

The Met office reported last month: “Temperatures from the Met Office have revealed that the UK has had the coldest start to winter in over 30 years.

This month, the Met Office reported:The British Isles has experienced almost a fortnight of freezing conditions. Temperatures as low as -9 °C have been fairly common throughout southern areas of the UK, with temperatures struggling to rise above freezing in some places.
This winter has not only been unusually cold, but it has also been unusually dry in the UK.
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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly December 2008 January 23, 2009

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HadCrut3 Temperature Anomaly December 2008

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In the midst of a cold snap – a hot weather warning from…the UK Met Office! January 8, 2009

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In the midst of a cold snap – a hot weather warning from…the UK Met Office!

By the blogowner, honestclimate, January 8, 2009

Can the UK Met Office warming hysteria get any worse? Does anyone else have difficulty believing their predictions?

The Met Office said yesterday: “We may be going through probably the coldest spell since 1996, but it is probably a bigger medium-term problem that we are going to see some very hot summers, of the kind we saw in 2003 and 2006.”

The report was completed last year, the Met said, and was one of a number of studies undertaken, including for energy companies, so they could prepare for high summer energy demand fuelled by air conditioners.

The Met Office has argued that summers as hot as 2003 could happen every other year by 2050, as a result of climate change.

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UK Met Office Christmas wishlist December 24, 2008

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UK Met Office Christmas wishlist

By the blogowner, honestclimate, December 25, 2008