Picked up from: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/graphs/HadCET_graph_ylybars_uptodate.gifThis looks like the inverse of the 1880s, which was rapid cooling followed by rapid warming.
via this page: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/
About 1/3 to 1/4 C from the “normal” line and dropping like a stone. Looks like the “modern optimum” is rapidly headed back to “typical English weather” with the potential to overshoot into “Damn Cold” Real Soon Now. The recent ‘warm lobe’ is not significant in size or duration compared to the past ‘cold lobes’. All in all, normal random walk ranges, IMHO.
Gonna be a damn PITA for the Global Warming folks to explain why after all that warming, the CET is ‘normal’ and plunging. Couldn’t happen to a nicer set of folks…
Monday, January 27, 2014
230 years of climate data: sometimes it gets warmer, sometimes it gets colder