This is a video from 3 years ago where Tony Heller (Steve Goddard) presents a detailed analysis of the USHCN data set and how the data are diddled.
He also gets in a few “digs” at Hansen, Gore, and others over their outrageous and outrageously wrong predictions of doom in our time…
He has many graphs and some of them are remarkably simple and effective. Things like plotting the number or percentage of days over 100 F and 110 F for a given site. Pretty well shows where the hot years are, and they are around 1936 +/- not recently. 53 minutes.
There are two things in particular that make this video useful to me. First off, it says I don’t need to do all those things with USHCN (unless, of course, I wish to do it as a confirmation study). Second, I like the effect / impact of some of his graphs, so may use some of those ideas myself.
It’s always good to see what someone else has done to pick up ideas and avoid duplication without cause.