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When weather observation stations are moved, they typically take on a new name and new identification. This is necessary for ensuring the accuracy and validity of historical records. However, it also can make it difficult to find records for your location, since each city could have multiple stations with different periods of record, in different locations. Record Extremes contains all historical records from the National Climatic Data Center, and are shown on a "station ID" basis. A missing record means that in that station's lifetime, it didn't have the opportunity to record the location's record extreme.

Yesterday's U.S. Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Laredo, TX KLRD 80 ° F
Meridian, MS KMEI 87 ° F
Edinburg, TX KEBG 80 ° F
Zapata, TX KAPY 80 ° F
Laredo, TX KLRD 80 ° F
Robstown, TX KRBO 79 ° F
Brownsville, TX KBRO 79 ° F
Corpus Christi, TX KCRP 79 ° F
Kingsville NAS, TX KNQI 79 ° F
Cotulla, TX KCOT 79 ° F
City Station ID Temp.
Embarrass, MN NONE -18 ° F
Phillips, WI KPBH -14 ° F
Land O' Lakes, WI KLNL -13 ° F
Hayward, WI KHYR -13 ° F
Tomahawk, WI KTKV -13 ° F
Manitowish Waters, Manitow, WI KD25 -11 ° F
Hibbing, MN KHIB -11 ° F
Merrill, WI KRRL -11 ° F
Ely, MN KELO -11 ° F
Cook, MN KCQM -11 ° F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 89 mph
Newport Airport, OR KONP 56 mph
Indian Mountain, AK PAIM 56 mph
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 54 mph
Deadhorse, AK PASC 54 mph
Barter Island, AK PABA 52 mph
Grand Marais, MN KGNA 52 mph
Unalakleet, AK PAUN 51 mph
Astoria, OR KAST 51 mph
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 50 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Quillayute, WA KUIL 1.59 in
Quillayute, WA KUIL 1.59 in
Shelton, WA KSHN 1.56 in
Ketchikan, AK PAKT 1.42 in
Brookings, OR KBOK 1.40 in
Astoria, OR KAST 1.28 in
Hoquiam, WA KHQM 1.26 in
Crockett, TX KDKR 1.23 in
Huntsville, TX KUTS 1.03 in
Tillamook, OR KTMK 0.93 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Keahole Point, HI PHKO 89 ° F
Honolulu, HI PHNL 89 ° F
Kahului, HI PHOG 88 ° F
Lanai City, HI PHNY 87 ° F
Kalaeloa, HI PHJR 87 ° F
Barking Sands, HI PHBK 86 ° F
Lihue, HI PHLI 85 ° F
Wheeler AAF, HI PHHI 85 ° F
Lahaina, HI PHJH 84 ° F
Kaneohe MCBH, HI PHNG 84 ° F
  • Verified at 09:31 pm ET on November 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN -46 ° F
Point Lay, AK PPIZ -20 ° F
Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr, AK PATQ -18 ° F
Rochester, MN KRST -17 ° F
Hayward, WI KHYR -17 ° F
Deadhorse, AK PASC -15 ° F
St. Cloud, MN KSTC -15 ° F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT -15 ° F
Marshfield, WI KMFI -15 ° F
Volk, WI KVOK -15 ° F
  • Verified at 09:31 pm ET on November 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Yesterday's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Boulia, Australia 94333 111 ° F
Boulia, Australia 94333 111 ° F
Marble Bar, Australia 95317 110 ° F
Telfer Airport, Australia YTEF 109 ° F
Telfer, Australia YTEF 109 ° F
Julia Creek, Australia 94337 109 ° F
Zamora, Mexico 76663 109 ° F
Longreach Airport, Australia YLRE 109 ° F
Winton Airport, Australia 94342 108 ° F
Longreach, Australia YBLR 108 ° F
  • Verified at 09:31 pm ET on November 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Tutonchany, Russia 23589 -49 ° F
Tutonchany, Russia 23589 -49 ° F
Ikki-Ambar, Russia 24588 -49 ° F
Yekyuchchyu, Russia 24361 -48 ° F
Nera, Russia 24585 -48 ° F
Agayakan, Russia 24684 -48 ° F
Verhojansk, Russia 24266 -48 ° F
Agata, Russia 23383 -47 ° F
Tura, Russia 24507 -45 ° F
Batagay-in-Yakut, Russia 24263 -45 ° F
  • Verified at 09:31 pm ET on November 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
Greatest 24-hour Snowfall on Record for the U.S.?
By Christopher C. Burt

This past week some exceptional snowfall amounts were reported in northern Wisconsin (50.1” at Gile) and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (42.5” at Ishpeming 7 NNW) largely the result of some intense lake-effect snow squalls coming off Lake Superior. The accumulations occurred over approximately a 96-hour period from November 11-14. Amazing as these totals were they couldn’t compare to the official U.S. record of 75.8” at Silver Lake, Colorado in 24 hours on April 14-15, 1921, or another contender for such: the 78” at Mile 47 Camp in Alaska on February 7, 1963.UPDATE: An amazing 65" of snow, almost all, if not all, of this occurred between 10 p.m. Nov. 17 and 10 p.m. Nov. 18 at a site(s) just south and east of Buffalo. These snow depth reports are not 'official' but are obviously accurate given the video and photographic evidence.

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California Drought/Polar Vortex Jet Stream Pattern Linked to Global Warming
By Dr. Jeff Masters

From November 2013 - January 2014, a remarkably extreme jet stream pattern set up over North America, bringing the infamous "Polar Vortex" of cold air to the Midwest and Eastern U.S., and a "Ridiculously Resilient Ridge" of high pressure over California, which brought the worst winter drought conditions ever recorded to that state. A new study by Utah State scientist S.-Y. Simon Wang found that this jet stream pattern was the most extreme on record, and likely could not have grown so extreme without the influence of human-caused global warming.

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