First Six Months of 2014 No Warmer Than Historical Average in Contiguous USA
The contiguous U.S. temperature over the past 12 months has also been no warmer than the 20th-century average, with no significant trend during the last 30 years, either.
And the precipitation over the first six months of 2014 in the contiguous U.S. was exactly equal to the 20th-century average, and there has been absolutely no significant trend in this variable since records began in 1895.
Sure is some unchanging climate we are seeing in the USA. By the way, the latest U.S. field production of crude oil numbers are out, and production is now up to 8.4 million barrels per day in April 2014 – an increase of 202,000 barrels per day from just the month before. Thus, the USA is still on track to surpass the November 1970 all-time monthly record of 10.0 million barrels/day by very early in 2016 – perhaps even by late 2015 or before, if the federal government will get out of the industry's way.