Winter temperatures finally arrived this week in Cleveland, with daytime highs hovering around the freezing mark. This follows the warmest December on record. The snowfall was the third lowest on record with pretty much no snow at all, just three-tenths of an inch, very much below the average of 14.1 inches.
Cleveland’s average temperature was 44.3 degrees in December, surpassing the previous record high of 42 set in 1889, Walker said. The normal average temperature for the month in Cleveland is 32.5 degrees.
Three record high daily temperatures were set in Cleveland during the month: 70 degrees on Dec. 12, 65 degrees on Dec. 14, and 65 degrees on Dec. 23. The 70-degree day was the warmest-ever in Cleveland in December.
This anomalous behavior is explained as being due to a powerful El Nino building upon global warming, so it is likely that the next few years will see colder winters than this year, until the next El Nino comes along. What that means is that the global warming deniers will haul out their favorite trick of using the highest recent temperatures as the base to argue that temperatures are either stable or even declining. They did that for some time with another El Nino year 1998 but this year blasted that out of the water.
They will now take this year’s winter as the starting point for their charts and thus ‘show’ that the Earth is actually cooling over the next couple of years. See, global warming is not happening!