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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 111 °F
Death Valley, CA DEVC1 111 °F
Laredo, TX KLRD 107 °F
Falfurrias, TX KBKS 106 °F
Opelousas St Landry Parish, LA KOPL 105 °F
Cotulla, TX KCOT 105 °F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 104 °F
Wichita Falls, TX KSPS 104 °F
Faith Ranch AP, Carrizo Sp, TX KFTN 104 °F
Austin, TX KATT 103 °F
City Station ID Temp.
Meacham, OR NONE 35 °F
Meacham, OR KMEH 36 °F
Baker, OR KBKE 37 °F
Truckee-Tahoe, CA KTRK 37 °F
Leadville, CO KLXV 37 °F
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 37 °F
Lakeview AWS, OR KLKV 39 °F
Stanley, ID KSNT 39 °F
Burns, OR KBNO 39 °F
Bryce Canyon, UT KBCE 41 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Estherville, IA KEST 63 mph
Estherville, IA KEST 63 mph
Perryton, TX KPYX 60 mph
Imperial, CA KIPL 59 mph
Blythe, CA KBLH 56 mph
Marco Island Airport, FL KMKY 55 mph
Logansport, IN KGGP 53 mph
Valdosta, GA KVAD 52 mph
El Centro, CA KNJK 50 mph
Cheyenne F E Warren, WY KFEW 50 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Rensselaer, IN KRZL 3.99 in
Washington, NC KOCW 2.87 in
Peru, IN KGUS 2.56 in
Morris, MN KMOX 2.47 in
Rockford, IL KRFD 2.24 in
Du Bois, PA KDUJ 2.22 in
Rensselaer, IN KRZL 2.14 in
DeKalb, IL KDKB 2.06 in
Montevideo, MN KMVE 1.90 in
Valparaiso, IN KVPZ 1.86 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Kingsville NAS, TX KNQI 116 °F
Kingsville NAS, TX KNQI 116 °F
St. Augustine, FL KSGJ 115 °F
Alice, TX KALI 113 °F
ORANGE GROVE, NALF, TX KNOG 113 °F
Harlingen, TX KHRL 111 °F
Tampa Macdill AFB, FL KMCF 111 °F
Crestview, FL KEGI 111 °F
Millington, TN KNQA 110 °F
Flagler County, Palm Coast, FL KXFL 110 °F
  • Verified at 09:34 pm ET on August 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 26 °F
Deadhorse, AK PASC 30 °F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 30 °F
Barter Island, AK PABA 31 °F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 32 °F
Leadville, CO KLXV 33 °F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP 35 °F
Baker, OR KBKE 35 °F
Marshall D Hunter AP, Mars, AK PADM 36 °F
Cordova, AK PACV 37 °F
  • Verified at 09:34 pm ET on August 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Yesterday's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Basrah, Iraq 40690 123 °F
Sabriyah, Kuwait 40553 120 °F
Mitribah, Kuwait 40551 120 °F
Abdaly, Kuwait 40550 120 °F
Abadan, Iran OIAA 120 °F
Basrah, Iraq ORMM 120 °F
Omidieh, Iran OIAG 120 °F
Warba, Kuwait 40552 119 °F
Jahra, Kuwait 40586 119 °F
Safi-Abad Dezful, Iran 40794 119 °F
  • Verified at 09:34 pm ET on August 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -108 °F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -98 °F
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -97 °F
Amundsen-Scott, Antarctica NZSP -89 °F
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -85 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -80 °F
Priestley Glacier, Antarctica 89659 -68 °F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -61 °F
Baldrick Aws, Antarctica 89013 -56 °F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -53 °F
  • Verified at 09:34 pm ET on August 21, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
July 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary
By Christopher C. Burt

July was the 4th warmest such since 1880 according to NOAA and the 11th warmest according to NASA data (the difference in assessments is due to several factors which I’ll discuss in a future blog). It was unusually cool in the central portion of the U.S. while record warmth was observed in parts of the U.S. Northwest, Scandinavia and the Baltic nations. Several powerful typhoons made landfall in East Asia and Hurricane Arthur took a swipe at North Carolina.

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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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