This second week of the surface temperature field campaign has seem probably the warmest temperatures that we have seen in any field campaign in the eastern United States. I was at Ida Middle School in Michigan yesterday and the kids were outside in short sleeve shirts. The student was a little cold but it wasn’t terrible. Some years there is 200 mm of snow on the ground.
We have had 26 schools, 8 countries and 9 US states enter 414 observations. Roswell-Kent Middle School is leading the pack with 83 observations. Main Street School in Ohio and Crestwood High School in Michigan are keeping up.
Here are the schools that have submitted data so far in the campaign.
2nd Arsakeio-Tositseio lyceum Ekalis, Greece
As-Siddiq Secondary School at Rejal Alma'a, Saudi Arabia
Barboursville Middle School, West Virgina, USA
Birchwood School, Ohio, USA
Brazil Secondary School, Trinidad and Tobago
Chartiers-Houston Jr./Sr. High School, Pennsylvania, USA
Crestwood High School, Michigan, USA
David Wooster Middle School, Connecticut, USA
GPM Satellite Mission (NASA), Maryland, USA
Hills Home School
Ida Middle School, Michigan, USA
Innoko River School, Alaska, USA
John Marshall High School, West Virginia, USA
Kilingi-Nomme Gymnasium, Estonia
Lakewood Catholic Academy, Ohio, USA
Main Street Intermediate School, Ohio, USA
Moamar Bin Rashed Intermediate School at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Mohican School In The Out-of-Doors Inc., Ohio, USA
Montague Elementary School, New Jersey, USA
Nasokol Girls Secondary School, Kenya
Navarre Elementary School, Ohio, USA
Omega Academic Grammar School, Nigeria
Roswell Kent Middle School, Ohio, USA
Shumate Middle School, Michigan, USA
The University Of Toledo, Ohio, USA
Wyomissing Area Jr./Sr. High School, Pennsylvania, USA
Here is a map of the observations entered since December 1. If you haven’t entered your data yet, don’t worry. We will still take your observations.
Here is a map from December 2, 2015 showing the surface temperature observations. I did not take the time or land cover type of the observations into account. The time of day can affect the temperature as can the type of land cover. Amazingly, as you can see, the temperatures are surprisingly similar with only a difference of 10 C across the entire area.