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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.
Death Valley, CA NONE 109 ° F
Needles, CA EED 101 ° F
Bullhead City, AZ KIFP 100 ° F
Bouse, AZ BONA3 100 ° F
Needles, CA KEED 100 ° F
Thermal, CA KTRM 99 ° F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 99 ° F
Palm Springs, CA KPSP 99 ° F
Blythe, CA KBLH 99 ° F
Glendale, AZ KGEU 98 ° F
City Station ID Temp.
Leadville, CO KLXV 28 ° F
Leadville, CO KLXV 28 ° F
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 30 ° F
MCMWTC BRIDGEPORT, CA, CA KBAN 30 ° F
Truckee-Tahoe, CA KTRK 30 ° F
Big Bear City, CA KL35 32 ° F
Wilkerson Pass, CO K4BM 33 ° F
Sunlight Mountain, CO K5SM 33 ° F
Copper Mountain, CO KCCU 33 ° F
Grants-Milan, NM KGNT 33 ° F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 77 mph
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 77 mph
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 62 mph
Buena Vista, CO KAEJ 60 mph
Adak, AK PADK 58 mph
Oklahoma City Wiley Post, OK KPWA 56 mph
Lamar, CO KLAA 56 mph
Salida, CO KANK 55 mph
Fargo, ND KFAR 53 mph
San Angelo, TX KSJT 53 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Fort Sill, OK KFSI 3.60 in
Lubbock, TX KLBB 3.21 in
Peachtree City, GA KFFC 3.18 in
Gulf Shores, AL KJKA 2.10 in
Wichita Falls, TX KSPS 2.10 in
Gainesville, TX KGLE 1.66 in
Wichita Falls, TX KCWC 1.65 in
Athens, GA KAHN 1.64 in
Lawton, OK KLAW 1.52 in
Tulsa, OK KTUL 1.43 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Kingsville, TX KNQI 105 ° F
Kingsville NAS, TX KNQI 105 ° F
Alice, TX KALI 104 ° F
Del Rio Laughlin AFB, TX KDLF 103 ° F
Laredo, TX KLRD 102 ° F
Harlingen, TX KHRL 102 ° F
Falfurrias, TX KBKS 101 ° F
ORANGE GROVE, NALF, TX KNOG 100 ° F
Cotulla, TX KCOT 99 ° F
Brookhaven, MS K1R7 99 ° F
  • Verified at 09:41 pm ET on May 28, 2015.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Barrow, AK PABR 16 ° F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP 20 ° F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 20 ° F
Deadhorse, AK PASC 21 ° F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 21 ° F
Barter Island, AK PABA 21 ° F
Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr, AK PATQ 22 ° F
Shemya, AK PASY 24 ° F
Point Hope, AK PAPO 25 ° F
Leadville, CO KLXV 25 ° F
  • Verified at 09:41 pm ET on May 28, 2015.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Yesterday's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Kharga, Egypt 62435 118 ° F
Kharga, Egypt 62435 118 ° F
Luxor, Egypt HELX 117 ° F
Aswan, Egypt HESN 116 ° F
Suhag Intl, Egypt HESG 116 ° F
Bilma, Niger DRRI 116 ° F
Abu Hamed, Sudan 62640 115 ° F
Pbo Raipur, India 42874 115 ° F
Nawabshah, Pakistan OPNH 115 ° F
Kayes, Mali GAKY 115 ° F
  • Verified at 09:41 pm ET on May 28, 2015.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -110 ° F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -107 ° F
Amundsen-Scott, Antarctica NZSP -101 ° F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -69 ° F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -55 ° F
Priestley Glacier, Antarctica 89659 -43 ° F
Neumayer, Antarctica 89002 -35 ° F
Casey Haupt Nunatak, Antarctica 89815 -29 ° F
Casey 66.28S 110.52E, Antarctica 89611 -27 ° F
Amery Ice Shelf, Antarctica 89767 -27 ° F
  • Verified at 09:41 pm ET on May 28, 2015.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
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