West Virginia – The State Global Warming Forgot

By | July 21, 2010

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A survey of the West Virginia temperature record reveals that temperature anomalies were stable or fell from 1905 to 2009.  Raw data from a set of meteorological stations show cooling at the rate of ?0.6±0.2 ºC/century, while United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) Version 2 adjusted records for the same station set yield no change, 0.0±0.2 ºC/century.  For the 1998-2009 interval the average temperature anomalies of the station set declined at rates of ?6.8±3.6 ºC/century and ?4.8±3.6 ºC/century, respectively for the raw and USHCN Version 2 adjusted data