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Old 01-08-2018, 07:28 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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My family's farm journal from the 19th century showed no maple sap runs for sugaring until March if they were lucky. Ever. Now the same area where the farm was sap is being collected in January or February almost every year. Just one example for you. 1933 holds the record low temperature for New England. -50 air temperature in Bloomfield, VT that year.
In the late 1800s, we were still coming out of the Little Ice Age, plus the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 gave us red sunsets & noticeably colder weather around the whole world for several years.

Here in WI, we just set the record for the coldest 2 week period since 1896. That doesn't mean the climate is changing, only that weather varies irregularly over time, but centers over a "basin of strange attraction" as those who study the mathematics of chaos would call it: we never get too far away from the average and always return to it.

In regards tampering with the data, here's one example of an exposure written by the guy who runs the UAH satellite program https://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/06/...ing-past-data/

Everyone should do their homework before blindly accepting the "scientific" opinions they read in The New York Times or National Enquirer.

Back to the original topic: as I said in my first post-- why should the zones based on divisions of 5-10 degrees be changed when the average temps have only changed by 0.13* per decade?--In 100 years, that's only 1.3 degrees.
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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Back to the original topic: as I said in my first post-- why should the zones based on divisions of 5-10 degrees be changed when the average temps have only changed by 0.13* per decade?--In 100 years, that's only 1.3 degrees.
They shouldn't, and they won't be anytime soon. Except perhaps in Alaska, where the warming is happening more rapidly.

A few stations here saw the average temperature in December of 2017 12 degrees higher than normal.
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