- Mar 20, 2013
David you need to chill dude, you will have a stress related heart attack way before the smoke takes you out.OMG the deniers are lining up to show their intelligence.
No matter where you put the 24 hour period you can get 2 peaks a long way apart and 2 peaks close together, if we measure daily temperatures over a 24 hour period this is inevitable. Since a day is 24 hours it is logical to measure it over a 24 hour period.
Let me outline this in a way even you lot may understand:
In the not too distant future the following occurs:
It is January 15 2021, the BOM announces that it will now alter the way daily temperatures are measured, they will no longer use the traditional meteorological day which was 9am to 9am, they will now measure temperatures from midnight to midnight starting in Feb 2021.
In Melbourne on Feb 3 2021 it is extreme, the temperature reaches a maximum of 46C.
In the late afternoon clouds appear locking the heat in as the wind drops.
At 12.01am the temperature remains 35C.
During the night a light Southerly appears and blows the cloud and some of the heat away, the following day is mild, the temperature drops to around 20 degrees by 8.59am and only rises to 21C by 6pm, dropping to around 19C by 9pm.
BOM Maximum for Feb 4 2021: 35C.
This is immediately seized upon by Roy Spencer. He writes an outraged blog post: the BOM change has led to a 0.5C increase in the average maximum for the month of February for Melbourne, all caused by a change in the definition of a day by the BOM. The blog post appears on WUWT within hours and Breitbart points to a conspiracy to inflate temperature readings by the BOM, emails are rumoured to have been sent and Judith Curry is demanding they be released.