California Did Not Just Have Its Driest January on Record

According to stories at the Christian Science Monitor, the Wall Street Journal, KQED, and other well-travelled media outlets, California just had its "driest January on record."

Wrong.

According to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center, it was only the fourth driest January on record for the state, behind 2014 (3rd), 1976 (2nd), and 1984 (1st).

Even worse for the alarmists, there are no significant trends in California's January precipitation during recent decades -- or since records began.

According to stories at the Christian Science Monitor, the Wall Street Journal, KQED, and other well-travelled media outlets, California just had its "driest January on record."

Wrong.

According to the NOAA National Climatic Data Center, it was only the fourth driest January on record for the state, behind 2014 (3rd), 1976 (2nd), and 1984 (1st).

Even worse for the alarmists, there are no significant trends in California's January precipitation during recent decades -- or since records began.