The Sacramento Valley had the coolest October in 15 years, according to the KCRA Weather Man. Right, while the world is going crazy over global warming, the region experienced the coolest October in 15 years. Oh, by the way August and September were cooler than average too. Yes, and the Pacific off the coast of California has been cooling since 2003. Same in the Atlantic? Tasmania, in the Southern Hemisphere, just experience record cold temperatures, setting records in some cities. Have you ever wondered why many of the global warming studies cut off at 2003? Me to.
UPDATE: I have been collecting data on local temperatures to see how much global warming we have experienced locally. Linda S. Quinn, City of Grass Valley, Water/Wastewater Department was kind enough to share her digital records for 2005 and 2006, with monthly updates in the future. I have not had time to go through all the Excel files yet, but thought I would check October since it was an exceptionally cool month in the valley, about 4 degrees cooler according to the KCRA Weatherman. I also checked the Western Region Climate Center for Grass Valley. The WRCC's records for Grass Valley are incomplete, but they do have a complete data set from 1961 to 1990 in one location, and from 1966 to 2005 in a different location.
Avg. October Temperature 1961 to 1990 61.00 F (1966 to 2005 57.65 F)
Avg. October Temperature 2005 56.90 F
Avg. October Temperature 2006 55.24 F
A single month does not make an annual trend, but October is not helping a local global warming trend.