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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.

Today's Contiguous U.S. Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Bullhead City, AZ BULA3 111 ° F
Blythe, CA BLH 110 ° F
Blythe, CA KBLH 109 ° F
Gila Bend AF Aux AP, Gila, AZ KGXF 109 ° F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 109 ° F
Needles, CA KEED 109 ° F
Phoenix, AZ KPHX 109 ° F
Thermal, CA KTRM 108 ° F
Palm Springs, CA KPSP 108 ° F
El Centro, CA KNJK 108 ° F
City Station ID Temp.
Stanley, ID KSNT 26 ° F
Yellowstone, WY KP60 28 ° F
Pinedale, WY KPNA 30 ° F
Big Piney, WY KBPI 31 ° F
West Yellowstone, MT KWYS 32 ° F
Walden-Jackson Cnty AP, Wa, CO K33V 32 ° F
Jackson, WY KJAC 32 ° F
Kremmling, CO K20V 32 ° F
Columbus, NE KOLU 33 ° F
Afton Municipal Airport, WY KAFO 33 ° F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 54 mph
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 54 mph
Amarillo, TX KAMA 51 mph
Hagerstown, MD KHGR 51 mph
Sylvania, GA KJYL 50 mph
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 50 mph
Philadelphia, PA KPHL 46 mph
Binghamton, NY KBGM 45 mph
Copper Mountain, CO KCCU 45 mph
Hobart, OK KHBR 45 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Coffeyville, KS KCFV 3.01 in
Coffeyville, KS KCFV 3.01 in
Robinson, IL KRSV 2.84 in
Cushing, OK KCUH 2.83 in
Oxford, MS KUOX 2.81 in
Bartlesville, OK KBVO 2.70 in
Tahlequah, OK KTQH 2.69 in
Bloomington, IN KBMG 2.55 in
NW Arkansas Airport, AR KXNA 2.43 in
Newberry, SC KEOE 2.04 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Kingsville NAS, TX KNQI 109 ° F
Piney Island, NC KNBT 108 ° F
Victoria, TX KVCT 108 ° F
New Bern, NC KEWN 108 ° F
Tampa Macdill AFB, FL KMCF 107 ° F
ORANGE GROVE, NALF, TX KNOG 107 ° F
Goldsboro, NC KGSB 107 ° F
Newport News, VA KPHF 107 ° F
Cherry Point, NC KNKT 106 ° F
Fayetteville, NC KFAY 106 ° F
  • Verified at 09:37 pm ET on September 02, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 18 ° F
Red Dog Mine, AK PADG 19 ° F
Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr, AK PATQ 19 ° F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP 20 ° F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 22 ° F
Indian Mountain, AK PAIM 23 ° F
Shungnak AP, Shungnak, AK, AK PAGH 24 ° F
Barter Island, AK PABA 24 ° F
Stanley, ID KSNT 24 ° F
Deadhorse, AK PASC 25 ° F
  • Verified at 09:37 pm ET on September 02, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Today's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Kut-Al-Hai, Iraq 40665 117 ° F
Amarah, Iraq 40680 117 ° F
Abadan, Iran OIAA 117 ° F
Omidieh, Iran OIAG 117 ° F
Badrah, Iraq 40662 117 ° F
Mitribah, Kuwait 40551 116 ° F
Ahwaz, Iran OIAW 116 ° F
Jahra, Kuwait 40586 116 ° F
Nasiriya, Iraq 40676 116 ° F
Kanaqin, Iraq 40637 116 ° F
  • Verified at 09:37 pm ET on September 02, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Amundsen-Scott, Antarctica NZSP -90 ° F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -83 ° F
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -80 ° F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -79 ° F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -76 ° F
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -74 ° F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -73 ° F
Baldrick Aws, Antarctica 89013 -72 ° F
Puerto Angel, Mexico 76856 -67 ° F
Mid Point, Antarctica 89648 -65 ° F
  • Verified at 09:37 pm ET on September 02, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
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