Anthony Watts did a story about a long time weather observer :
When Richard G. Hendrickson (seen at right) logged his first weather observation for the U.S. Weather Bureau, the precursor to NOAA’s National Weather Service, Herbert Hoover occupied the White House. Since then the Bridgehampton, New York, farmer has filed twice daily reports, tallying more than 150,000 individual weather observations – playing a critical role in building our nation’s climate history.
Here is some more detail about the bizarro adjustments being done by USHCN.
The station has daily data going back to August 1930, yet USHCN has adjusted data going back to 1893. They have fabricated non-existent data for 37 years.
Anthony shows this GISS graph, and wonders why Gavin hasn’t updated the data for two years.
Anthony is right to be concerned – the temperature has plummeted to close to the mean since NASA quit updating. After the 2014 data is registered, it will show one of the coldest years on record.
But it gets much worse – USHCN is massively cooling the past, and warming the present in Bridgehampton, NY – by a total of 2 degrees.
Richard G. Hendrickson has been taking twice daily readings, yet USHCN is doing a TOBS adjustment of 0.4-0.8 degrees cooling the past. This adjustment is nonsensical given that he was reading the thermometer twice a day – which eliminates any chance of TOBS issues.
Anthony is right to wonder about the adjustments on this station. They are complete garbage and just one example of how NOAA and NASA massively corrupt the US temperature record to create the appearance of non-existent warming.
Bridgehampton is currently having their eighth coldest year on record, and coldest in 22 years.
The data looks nothing like the GISS graph. Other than a temporary spike after the mid-1990s – there has been very little warming in Bridgehampton.