Monday, May 29, 2017

UPDATE. The year in global weather: March 2017 takes 2nd place behind a record-setting March 2016

Source:  NOAA

Global Analysis - March 2017.   (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
March 2017 was characterized by warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions across much of Earth's surface. The most notable warm temperature departures from the 1981–2010 average were recorded across the contiguous U.S., Europe, Russia, Mongolia, and Australia, where temperature departures were +3.0°C (+5.4°F) or greater. 4/12/2017 update starts here.

Global Analysis - February 2017.   (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Warmer- to much-warmer-than-average conditions were present across much of the world's land surfaces, with the most notable warm temperature departures from average (3°C–5°C above the 1981–2010 average) across much of the contiguous U.S., southeastern Canada, and across much of central and eastern Russia. 

2/25/2017 post starts here.

Global Analysis - January 2017.   (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
For the oceans, the globally-averaged temperature departure of +0.65°C (+1.17°F) from the 20th century average was the second highest on record for January, behind 2016.

Related post:
When it comes to 'unusual warmth', Morning Consult prefers to keep the blinders on.  (1/11/2017)

Sharron Lord Rose (1941-2017) Warren High School class of 1959

1959 Dragon yearbook

1967 Warren City Directory
  • Lord Raymond L (Jean) [ ] retd h407 W 5th av
  • [county section] Rose Jas F 308 College [Youngsville]
  • [county section] Rose Sharon [sic] L 308 College
1967 Warren City Directory
  • [county section] Rose Jas F r308 College
  • [county section] Rose Scott r308 College
  • [county section] Rose Sharon [sic] L r308 College
  • [county section] Rose Wm r308 College

The popularity of the variant spelling 'Sharron' echoes that of 'Sharon', which was a top 10 name during the 1940s.  'Sharon' is still around, although at #928, close to falling off the chart.

Other members of the class of '59
Helen Long Sykes.  (5/24/2017)
William Sweigert.  (4/23/2017)
Raymond Kane.  (1/7/2017)
Suzanne Spattifor Carlson.  (6/27/2016)
David Valone.  (3/7/2015)
Daniel Otterbein.  (9/20/2014)
Jeanne Williams.  (5/25/2014)
Clara Swanson Carlson.  (5/22/2014)

Corporate fat cats in a payroll race to the top

Illustration credit:  Sky Dancing
(emphasis added within text)

Reported in As C.E.O. Pay Packages Grow, TopExecutives Have the President’s Ear.  (The New York Times, 5/26/2017)