October 3, 2012: last time we saw a high temperature warmer than yesterday (78 F. at KMSP).
63 F. average high for April 27.
56 F. high on April 27, 2012.
5.14" precipitation so far this month in the cities.
2.33" average April precipitation, to date.
Photo credit: Seth Perlman / AP. "Steve Peters uses a make shift bridge to access dry land in Peoria Heights, Ill. The Illinois River crested at 29.35 feet, eclipsing a 70-year record in Peoria."
Photo credit: "A New Norris House: perhaps the most modest building in the AIA's top ten " (Photo: Ken McCown).
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hawaii residents remained the least likely in the U.S. to say they felt stressed on any given day in 2012, at 32.1%. West Virginia residents, on average, were the most likely to report feeling stress, at 47.1%.
Feeling Feverish. It seemed everyone was outside yesterday - finally. Cleaning, raking, biking, walking, admiring a phenomenal day of perfect weather, without the humidity, bugs (or allergies). Saturday highs ranged from 70 at Alexandria to 74 St. Cloud, 75 Twin Cities and 76 Redwood Falls.
Image above: AP.
Graphic credit above: 398.36 ppm. The very latest CO2 concentrations can be found at The Keeling Curve web site, operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
• Completely contrary to the popular contrarian myth, global warming has accelerated, with more overall global warming in the past 15 years than the prior 15 years. This is because about 90% of overall global warming goes into heating the oceans, and the oceans have been warming dramatically.
• As suspected, much of the 'missing heat' Kevin Trenberth previously talked about has been found in the deep oceans. Consistent with the results of Nuccitelli et al. (2012), this study finds that 30% of the ocean warming over the past decade has occurred in the deeper oceans below 700 meters, which they note is unprecedented over at least the past half century..."
Photo credit above: "The campaign suggests climate change has emerged as a serious issue for Obama to pursue in his second term." Photograph: Gideon Mendel/Corbis.