by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
For those tracking the daily global temperature updates at the Discover website, you might have noticed the continuing drop this month in global temperatures. The mid-tropospheric AMSU channels are showing even cooler temperatures than we had at this date with the last (2008) La Nina. The following screen shot is for AMSU channel 6
The first cicada for the season was singing in my back yard last evening, though temperatures for October are still below average, and have been for 10 months now. Record early snow for the Northern hemisphere though tells the real story.