BloombergBusinessWeek is reporting:
Surprised by how tough this winter has been? You’re in good company: Last fall the Climate Prediction Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that temperatures would be above normal from November through January across much of the Lower 48 states. The graphic at the linked article shows just how wrong the official forecast of the U.S. government was.The article just gets better and better. Halpert just keeps digging his hole deeper and the manure keeps filling in:
The techniques that go into three-month climate forecasts are completely different from the ones used for daily weather forecasting. The daily stuff, says Halpert, is based on “initial conditions”—i.e., measuring as precisely as possible the current state of the atmosphere and predicting how it will evolve over the coming few days. Regardless of what Siri might say, weather forecasts have very little accuracy past a week.But global warming forecasts, I guess, are accurate to within a degree over a century. LOL.
Not one word about global warming in the article. Not even mentioned. Wow.
I mentioned this to my wife who has an advanced degree from UCLA who then asked, "But how do you account for all those melting icebergs?"
It's a losing battle. LOL.