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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 Contiguous U.S. Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Death Valley, CA NONE 121 ° F
Death Valley, CA DEVC1 121 ° F
Thermal, CA KTRM 119 ° F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 117 ° F
Needles, CA KEED 117 ° F
Bullhead City, AZ BULA3 117 ° F
Palm Springs, CA KPSP 116 ° F
El Centro, CA KNJK 116 ° F
Imperial, CA KIPL 116 ° F
Blythe, CA KBLH 115 ° F
City Station ID Temp.
Bodie State Park, CA NONE 29 ° F
Lakeview, OR KBBP 39 ° F
Lakeview AWS, OR KLKV 39 ° F
Craig, CO KCAG 41 ° F
Walden-Jackson Cnty AP, Wa, CO K33V 41 ° F
West Yellowstone, MT KWYS 41 ° F
Pinedale, WY KPNA 41 ° F
Afton Municipal Airport, WY KAFO 42 ° F
Big Piney, WY KBPI 42 ° F
Yellowstone, WY KP60 43 ° F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Newport, AR KM19 67 mph
Bay City, TX KBYY 64 mph
Fayetteville, AR KFYV 61 mph
Siloam Springs, AR KSLG 61 mph
NW Arkansas Airport, AR KXNA 59 mph
Lewiston, ID KLWS 59 mph
De Queen, AR KDEQ 59 mph
Muskogee, OK KMKO 58 mph
Shreveport, LA KSHV 56 mph
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 55 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Georgetown, SC KGGE 2.33 in
Georgetown, SC KGGE 2.33 in
Oak Ridge, TN KOQT 2.01 in
Somerset, KY KSME 2.00 in
Russellville, AR KRUE 1.81 in
Alabaster, AL KEET 1.79 in
Bloomington, IN KBMG 1.66 in
Indianapolis, IN KIND 1.61 in
Harrison, AR KHRO 1.52 in
Massena, NY KMSS 1.38 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Mesa, AZ KFFZ 112 ° F
Mesa, AZ KFFZ 112 ° F
Ellington Field, TX KEFD 111 ° F
Chandler, AZ KCHD 110 ° F
Harrison, AR KHRO 109 ° F
Phoenix, AZ KPHX 109 ° F
Goodyear, AZ KGYR 109 ° F
Frederick, MD KFDK 109 ° F
Fort Smith, AR KFSM 108 ° F
Tampa Macdill AFB, FL KMCF 108 ° F
  • Verified at 09:52 pm ET on July 23, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Barrow, AK PABR 24 ° F
Wainwright, AK PAWI 27 ° F
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 28 ° F
Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr, AK PATQ 28 ° F
Point Lay, AK PPIZ 29 ° F
Red Dog Mine, AK PADG 29 ° F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 29 ° F
Deadhorse, AK PASC 30 ° F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 31 ° F
Deering, AK PADE 31 ° F
  • Verified at 09:52 pm ET on July 23, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Yesterday's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Qarn Alam, Oman 41275 118 ° F
Reggane Airport, Algeria 60645 118 ° F
Dal Bandin, Pakistan 41712 118 ° F
Nokkundi, Pakistan 41710 117 ° F
Beni Abbes, Algeria 60602 117 ° F
Fahud, Oman OOFD 117 ° F
In Salah, Algeria 60630 117 ° F
Tabas, Iran OIMT 117 ° F
Zabol, Iran OIZB 116 ° F
Timimoun, Algeria DAUT 116 ° F
  • Verified at 09:52 pm ET on July 23, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -102 ° F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -97 ° F
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -90 ° F
Amundsen-Scott, Antarctica NZSP -90 ° F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -83 ° F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -80 ° F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -76 ° F
Baldrick Aws, Antarctica 89013 -73 ° F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -55 ° F
Priestley Glacier, Antarctica 89659 -54 ° F
  • Verified at 09:52 pm ET on July 23, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
Warmest Days of the Year for the U.S.
By Christopher C. Burt

NOAA recently produced an interesting map showing when the hottest day of the year is likely to occur in the contiguous U.S. Complimenting this map is one produced by Brian Brettschneider of Borealis Scientific, LLC, which illustrates the date of summer’s midpoint (peak of summer average temperatures) which was reproduced in my blog posted last August. Brian has also produced maps of such for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. There is also some other great material from Brian herein.

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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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