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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.
Bullhead City, AZ NONE 95 °F
Palm Springs, CA KPSP 95 °F
Palm Springs, CA PSP 95 °F
Bullhead City, AZ BULA3 95 °F
Thermal, CA KTRM 94 °F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 94 °F
Imperial, CA KIPL 93 °F
El Centro, CA KNJK 93 °F
Bullhead City, AZ KIFP 91 °F
Phoenix, AZ KPHX 91 °F
City Station ID Temp.
Mount Washington, NH NONE 22 °F
Truckee-Tahoe, CA KTRK 23 °F
Presque Isle, ME KPQI 24 °F
Houlton, ME KHUL 24 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 24 °F
Lava Mountain, Dubois, WY, WY KAJL 25 °F
Clayton Lake, ME K40B 26 °F
Frenchville, ME KFVE 26 °F
Black River Falls, WI KBCK 26 °F
Longville, MN KXVG 26 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Livingston, MT KLVM 56 mph
Jerome, ID KJER 54 mph
Riverton, WY KRIW 51 mph
Burley, ID KBYI 51 mph
Helena, MT KHLN 50 mph
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 48 mph
Deadhorse, AK PASC 48 mph
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 47 mph
Dubois Muni, Dubois, WY, WY KDUB 46 mph
Dutch Harbor, AK PADU 46 mph
City Station ID Precip.
West Palm Beach, FL KPBI 2.64 in
West Palm Beach, FL KPBI 2.64 in
Hilton Head Island, SC KHXD 1.91 in
Key West, FL KEYW 1.64 in
Vero Beach, FL KVRB 1.56 in
Nasa Shuttle, FL KTTS 1.16 in
Marfa, TX KMRF 1.11 in
Akron Canton, OH KCAK 1.00 in
Quillayute, WA KUIL 0.95 in
Franklin, PA KFKL 0.78 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Lanai City, HI PHNY 99 °F
Lanai City, HI PHNY 99 °F
Sand Island, Henderson Fie, HI PMDY 96 °F
Kahului, HI PHOG 96 °F
Honolulu, HI PHNL 93 °F
Kaneohe MCBH, HI PHNG 93 °F
Keahole Point, HI PHKO 93 °F
Barking Sands, HI PHBK 93 °F
Tampa Macdill AFB, FL KMCF 92 °F
Kalaeloa, HI PHJR 92 °F
  • Verified at 09:33 pm ET on October 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Wainwright, AK PAWI -5 °F
Quinhagak, AK PAQH -4 °F
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK PAKP 1 °F
Point Hope, AK PAPO 2 °F
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 2 °F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 4 °F
Red Dog Mine, AK PADG 6 °F
Koliganek New Airport (New, AK PAJZ 6 °F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP 6 °F
Deadhorse, AK PASC 7 °F
  • Verified at 09:33 pm ET on October 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Yesterday's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Mandora, Australia 94200 110 °F
Koolan Island, Australia 94206 108 °F
RAAF Base Curtin, Australia YCIN 108 °F
Curtin, Australia YCIN 108 °F
Podor, Senegal GOSP 107 °F
Rosso, Mauritania GQNR 106 °F
Nema, Mauritania GQNI 106 °F
Akjoujt, Mauritania GQNJ 106 °F
Atar, Mauritania GQPA 105 °F
Derby Airport, Australia YDBY 105 °F
  • Verified at 09:33 pm ET on October 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -79 °F
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -77 °F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -76 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -67 °F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -63 °F
Mid Point, Antarctica 89648 -53 °F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -52 °F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -48 °F
Holman Cs, Canada CXHI -47 °F
Baldrick Aws, Antarctica 89013 -42 °F
  • Verified at 09:33 pm ET on October 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
What is the Wettest Month of the Year in the U.S.?
By Christopher C. Burt

Brian Brettshneider of Borealis Scientific has done some impressive research concerning what the wettest calendar month of the year might be by employing data from 8,535 official NCDC sites from across the U.S. utilizing the latest 30 years of record (1981-2010). His conclusion is that June is, overall, most frequently the wettest month in the U.S. with 2,053 of the 8,535 sites reporting such. April, at the other end of the spectrum, reports only 76 sites of the 8,535 as their wettest month. This is a guest blog by Brian and below are the results of his research (both text and maps are his).

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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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