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Hummm I doubt it s down much and exspect it to become hotter as Aug., comes into view. And we had what a week of spring if that long. Then it got hot here. But this is for those more to the east of me.

Anyone have some thoughts about this?

..First half of year: hottest on record

By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Lookout – 1 hr 23 mins ago... 9 July 2012 .................................................. .................................................. .

Frank Moralez sells cold beverages to motorists in Philadelphia, July 7, 2012. (Joseph Kaczmarek/AP)Click image to view more photos.

In what should come as no surprise to many people living in the United States in the last month or so, the first half of 2012 was officially the hottest ever recorded.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the period from January through June was "the warmest first half of any year on record for the contiguous United States."

The average temperature was 52.9 degrees Fahrenheit, or 4.5 degrees above average, the NOAA said on Monday. Twenty-eight states east of the Rockies set temperature records for the six-month period. The 12 months ending on June 30 was the warmest 12-month period of any 12 months on record, according to the NOAA.

[Slideshow: Beating the heat]

Record-breaking temperatures blistered most of the United States in June, with more than 170 all-time temperature records broken or tied during the month. On June 28 in Norton, Kansas, for instance, the temperature reached 118 degrees, an all-time high. On June 26, Red Willow, Nebraska, set a temperature record of 115 degrees, eclipsing the 114-degree mark set in 1932.

The first six months of the year were also drier than most, with precipitation totals 1.62 inches below average. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than half of the country (56 percent) experienced drought conditions--the largest percentage in the 12-year history of the service.

[Also read: More Americans convinced of climate change after extreme weather]

The NOAA report comes on the heels of a heat wave that's been blamed for at least 30 deaths and shattered more than 3,000 temperature records in July alone.

Not all states have experienced the record-breaking heat, however. Washington had its seventh coolest June on record, the NOAA said.
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It didn't snow in Chicago...

Study: Climate Change Goosed Odds of Freakishly Hot February in US
March 08, 2017 | WASHINGTON — A freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States, but it didn't quite beat 1954 for the warmest February on record, climate scientists said.
The average temperature last month was 41.2 degrees - 7.3 degrees warmer than normal but three-tenths a degree behind the record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported Wednesday. It was unseasonably toasty for most of the country east of the Rockies, but a cool Pacific Northwest kept the national record from falling, said NOAA climate scientist Jake Crouch. Chicago had no snow. Oklahoma hit 99 degrees. Texas and Louisiana had their hottest February. NOAA said local weather stations broke or tied warm temperature records 11,743 times but set cold records only 418 times.

An international science team's computer analysis of causes of extreme weather calculated that man-made global warming tripled the likelihood for the nation's unusually warm February. The mostly private team of researchers, called World Weather Attribution, uses accepted scientific techniques to figure if climate change plays a role in extreme events based on computer simulations of real world conditions and those without heat-trapping gases. “I don't recall ever seeing a February like this,” said Princeton University climate scientist Gabe Vecchi, who was part of the quick attribution study that was not peer reviewed. “We expect this to happen with more and more frequency over time.”

‘The new climate normal’

Several outside scientists praised the quick study, including Pennsylvania State University meteorology professor David Titley, who was on a National Academy of Sciences panel that certified the accuracy of climate change attribution science. “This is the new climate normal that we all need to come to grips with,” Titley said. “And it's stunning how quickly our climate has changed.” Natural random weather variations and climate change combined to make it a weird February, meteorologists said. Overall, NOAA said it was the sixth warmest U.S. winter on record, about 3.7 degrees warmer than the 20th century average. “You definitely do feel that this is going to be something that you get to enjoy now and you pay for after the fact,” said Vecchi, who was biking in short-sleeves in New Jersey last month.

Daffodils bloom in New York's Central Park, Feb. 28, 2017. Meteorologists say a freakishly warm February broke more than 11,700 local daily records but not a 1954 record for the nation’s warmest.

Oklahoma University meteorology professor Jason Furtado said he worries that the lack of deep Arctic cold plunges in February means the Gulf of Mexico never cooled down. And when severe weather season in the spring starts, the moisture coming north from warmer Gulf waters will goose outbreaks and increase the probability of nasty spring storms and tornadoes. Massachusetts already had an unprecedented February tornado. A March frost could kill early blooming trees and flowers and the lack of a proper winter could lead to more mosquitoes and ticks this year, Vecchi said. “What is lurking behind the corner while we're outside throwing a Frisbee might be looking to make our lives less pleasant,” he said.

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I have daffodils blooming here is St Louis. Along with fruit trees and Hydrangeas. They will all be frozen come Saturday.

We have had a good many warmer than usual days this last February. Only one of them broke a record (barely) from way back in 1920 something.

It's not the end of the world. Heat and cold records get broken all the time. After all, recorded climate history is less than 1% of the earth's life time.

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And 1954 was fallowed by some very cold and snowy winters for the next 10 years.

A lot of hub bub about nothing, imho.

Of course we were smarter back in 1954. We were not being led by the nose by those who wish to tax and control our very lives.

And the global elite are trying to do this to enrich themselves.

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