So, somehow, an extra 0.2F of warming has appeared in this year's figures. To make matters worse still, when a similar comparison is made with 1934, the extra warming jumps to 0.5F.
But it does not end there. Previous analysis of the actual temperature data at stations in Alabama and Virginia has already suggested that the state data has been overstating warming by 0.6F and 0.8F. Add this onto the 0.5F discrepancy mentioned above, and we are looking at a figure of a degree or more, by which warming is being overstated nationally.
If NCDC move the goal posts anymore, they will end up in the stands!