The preliminary data is in, and October 2009 came in with an average temperature of 50.8°F for the United States, 4.0°F below the average for the past 100 years.  That makes it the 3rd coolest October on record.  Several individual states (Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma) also had their coldest October on record.  Sure sounds like we’re having catastrophic global warming.

Here’s a graph of the temperatures from 1895-2009, showing brief periods ofwarmer or cooler temperatures, but overall much the same: