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  1. Near-term forecast of global temperatures based on surface temperature patterns i.e. ENSO, PDO etc. Dots show how method has performed. Website will be updated monthly - site has links to a paper describing method.
  2. GISS at record levels for April edging 2016. Keeps a record possible this year; depends on ENSO and spring/summer fall off.
  3. Stations observing a record mean temperature for the month of March. Consistent with warm GOM. Severe/tropical dice have an extra snake eye.
  4. This year staying within striking distance of 2016
  5. Here is UAH6 - RSS. Almost a decade of cooling in UAH6 relative to RSS after the MSU to AMSU transition in 1998. Recently introduction of satellites with limited diurnal drift has reduced the trend differences between RSS+UAH (see link above).
  6. Will need to see more evidence re; smoke/volcano. Spencer is missing the two obvious factors for UAH warmth: GHG and improved satellites with no diurnal drift. Evidence for the last point is the UAH trace - the period after the 2016 nino is much warmer relative to the super nino peak than the period after the 1998 nino. What happened in 1998? the MSU to AMSU transition. Scientists still don't know which satellite was right NOAA-14 or NOAA-15. UAH picked the colder satellite, of course, which looks like the wrong choice when compared against other series. Meanwhile per the article below, recent satellites have essentially no diurnal drift, with very stable performance for climate detection.
  7. Unfortunately, we have been running above the trend-line used for the prediction the past 4 or 5 years.
  8. Winter temps From Karsten Haustein's twitter.
  9. Summit station is a research site, uninhabited, 10500', Jan avg temp is around -40C, short record (roughly 30 years, with gaps), apparently not an all-time site record (colder temp in March 2011 below), during an extreme strat polar vortex event when mid and upper troposphere was very cold. With no background on technical aspects of the record in the article, looks more like an opportunity to cherry pick and whine about the media.
  10. Meanwhile in Antarctica, the recent record wasn't an isolated event. Temperatures have been well above normal all summer (4th from top). Surface melting has been off the charts (2nd from top), causing below average surface mass balance (top) despite average snowfall ( link).
  11. Thanks, the article made me chuckle: "Rarely, for the times we’re in (where historically low solar activity is weakening the jet stream, reverting it’s usual tight zonal flow to a wavy meridional one), the cold air has actually remained locked in the Arctic Circle, and the results have been punishing for the region. Though skipping forward 7-or-so-days, another violent buckling of the jet stream looks due to arrive by mid-January, and should once-again funnel dangerously cold polar air masses to the lower-latitudes. Watch out North America, as according to latest GFS runs, a pulse of brutal Arctic air will have engulfed practically all of Canada by Jan 09, and should have swept the Central & Western U.S. by Jan 17: This could be big. Prepare. The cold times are returning, in line with historically low solar activity. The jet stream is weakening, diverting brutal polar cold to the lower-latitudes:"
  12. The PSU link for supporting materials and data is listed at the end of paper: The nature paper is here (unpaywall ap):