UPDATE: Tony Heller reminds us (and Bernie Sanders) how warm it was back in 1951 on New Years Eve: https://twitter.com/Goddardde
At his always interesting Saturday Summary at Weatherbell Analytics here, veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi confirms what Tony Heller’s Real Science posted a couple of days ago: December 24, 1955 was warmer than the impressively warm December 24, 2015.
It goes to show that you simply cannot judge climate based on a single weather event.
Europe too has seen a record warm November-December period. And that too was due to a weather pattern that saw persistent southerly winds throughout the entire period. Of course southern winds are going to warm up an area.
At the mark, Joe compares December 24 of 1955 to 2015:
Images cropped from Weatherbell Saturday Summary video December 16, 2015.
Clearly USA December 24, 1955 was much warmer than in 2015. And Joe reacted harshly to all the media hype of the recent days, calling it “ridiculous” and “propaganda”. He accuses the alarmist side of being “disingenuous”, using “lies and deception” and pushing “false missives”.
Joe reminds that the current El Niño warmth will soon give way to cool conditions – thanks to the upcoming La Niña .
2015 only the globe’s 6th warmest on record
At the 9:57 mark Joe debunks the claims that 2015 has been a globally record warm year. Charts based on NCEP data by Dr. Ryan Maue show that 2015 is in fact not even in the top 5 warm years. Joe tells his viewers that clearly 2002, 2003 2005, 2006 and 2007 were warmer.
I’ve spliced together the three charts Joe showed to provide an overall impression of the trend of the last 37 years, 1978 – 2016 (sorry for the poor quality – but you get the idea).
NCEP global temperature data.
Here we see that the last decade was warmer than the current one so far. Moreover the upcoming La Niña will act to markedly dampen global temperatures by late 2016. Joe suspects they will fall well below the zero line of the above chart. By then we can expect the climate activists to start chasing droughts, floods, tornadoes, plankton or whatever.
For the upcoming weeks, the forecasts show that the weather patterns are set to shift over both North America and Europe, which are about to get a taste of winter – just as Joe predicted months ago.