NOAA Adjustments Add 1.1F To Warming In Oklahoma


By Paul Homewood




Steve Goddard ran another post yesterday showing how NOAA temperature adjustments have added to warming in the US. So I thought I would take a more detailed look at one state, Oklahoma, to highlight how this works in practice.

According to the official NOAA data, last year was the hottest on record in Oklahoma, with a mean of 63.1F. In comparison, 1934 was only fourth warmest at 61.9F, more than a degree cooler.

This immediately set the alarm bells ringing, because the official state temperature for 1934, as published at the time, was 63.0F. Somewhere along the line, the past had been cooled by 1.1F.




Now, of course, it may be that the mix of stations has changed over the years, (although it is stretching the imagination to believe that the adjustments nearly always go in the same direction, as they…

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Three Ways Your Body Battles the Cold


By Kristen Rodman

With winter right around the corner, temperatures are dropping and portions of the nation have already or will soon experience their first snowfall. Lower temperatures bring forth new hurdles for the human body to conquer.

Similar to how the body reacts to heat during the summer months, the body naturally reacts and attempts to acclimate itself to cold.

The most important factor in effectively battling and surviving in the cold is the body’s ability to maintain its internal core temperature around 98.6 degrees.

A cold and wet environment is the most dangerous because this scenario causes the most heat to escape the body and makes it more difficult for the body to replace lost heat.

Regardless of weather conditions, the body will first exert its three major defense mechanisms in order to battle the cold.

How the Body Adjusts to the Cold:

1. Your Energy Expenditure Decreases

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