December 5, 2012
CSI: Climate Study Investigation Into Hot Or Not 2012 – Looking At Austin, Texas
The saying on the street is that 2012 is the hottest on record and that everything is going downhill fast, but once again I bring my “Earth’s Cycles” Operation to you. I am bringing you the true weather data from the station in Austin Texas for the year of 2012 the months of January through October.
January 2012: The month was recorded as having 68% of the month above average for temperatures, while 26% of the month was below average and even 6% of the month was at average.
February 2012: The month of February found the area with 52% of the month being warmer than average while 45% of the month was below average and 3% of the month was at average so the warmer air was decreased over the month of February compared to January which gives us a Climate Change Indicator of CCI=16% down.
March 2012: The temps for the month came in with 81% above average, while there was 16% below average and then 3% of the month was at average. March’s CCI value is 29% up.
April 2012: April was another climate speaking warm month with temps rising to around 87% of the month being above average while only 13% was below average and 0% came in at average. This allowed the month to get a CCI= 6% up.
May 2012: The weather for the month took a small drop back to being a colder as the above average days fell to around 71%, while the below average days increased to around 29% and again 0% for average days. This makes May have a CCI=16% down.
June 2012: Another spike in a warm month as temps began to rise as the month saw the above average days return to about 83% of the month while below average days was at 17% and 0% for average days. The month saw the CCI value rise to 12% up.
July 2012: A really big shift occurred for the month as the area saw the above average days fall to 42% of the month and the below average days rise to 48% of the month and even 10% of the days were at average. This has been noted as a below average month on the year for the region. The CCI value is at 41% down.
August 2012: The month saw a slight warm up as the above average percent rose back to 58%, while the below average days fell to around 29% of the month along with 13% of the month being right at average. The CCI value for August is at 16% up.
September 2012: The month had a slight drop in the warm days as the month finished with 57% of the month being above average along with 37% of the month being below average and also 6% of the month being right at average. The month had a CCI value of 1% down for the month.
October 2012: The month again dropped as the days with above average fell to 48% of the month while the below average days rose to 52% and the average days fell to 0%. This indicates that October again was a below average month for the region. The CCI value for the month was 9% down.
2012 January-October Summary: From the findings above we can note that March through June the region did see above average temps greater than 70% of the months, while also we need to note that July and October these two months saw above 50% for below average temps meaning the two months were colder than average. A big finding for this region is the month of July and why did it get so below average for the month, one indication is that we did see an increase in Southern moisture bands over this region which would be one aspect of why the month of July was colder than average. July and August also seen the highest amounts of days with the temps being at average compared to the rest of the months.
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