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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.
Naples, FL KAPF 88 °F
Naples, FL KAPF 88 °F
Needles, CA KEED 87 °F
Marco Island Airport, FL KMKY 87 °F
Marathon, FL KMTH 86 °F
Fort Myers Airport, FL KRSW 84 °F
Chandler, AZ KCHD 84 °F
Fort Myers, FL KFMY 84 °F
Key West NAF, FL KNQX 84 °F
Punta Gorda, FL KPGD 84 °F
City Station ID Temp.
Clayton Lake, ME K40B 7 °F
Saranac Lake, NY KSLK 10 °F
Berlin, NH KBML 10 °F
Whitefield, NH KHIE 10 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 12 °F
Houlton, ME KHUL 12 °F
Watertown, SD KATY 12 °F
Frenchville, ME KFVE 12 °F
Lyndonville, VT KCDA 13 °F
Greenville, ME KGNR 14 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Carlsbad, NM KCNM 41 mph
Artesia, NM KATS 41 mph
Roswell, NM KROW 40 mph
Gambell, AK PAGM 40 mph
East Cameron 278, LA KEHC 39 mph
Estherville, IA KEST 38 mph
Chippewa, MI KCIU 38 mph
Preston, MN KFKA 37 mph
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 37 mph
Dalhart, TX KDHT 37 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Ft Lauderdale, FL KFLL 0.96 in
Copper Harbor, MI KP59 0.77 in
Quillayute, WA KUIL 0.77 in
Tomahawk, WI KTKV 0.71 in
Annette Island, AK PANT 0.58 in
Astoria, OR KAST 0.56 in
Hilo, HI PHTO 0.52 in
Hoquiam, WA KHQM 0.47 in
Ketchikan, AK PAKT 0.47 in
Kelso-Longview, WA KKLS 0.45 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Naples, FL KAPF 96 °F
Key West NAF, FL KNQX 93 °F
Key West, FL KEYW 92 °F
Kendall, FL KTMB 90 °F
Homestead AFB, FL KHST 89 °F
Ft Lauderdale, FL KFLL 88 °F
Punta Gorda, FL KPGD 88 °F
Fort Myers Airport, FL KRSW 88 °F
Fort Myers, FL KFMY 87 °F
Pompano Beach, FL KPMP 86 °F
  • Verified at 02:35 pm ET on April 17, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN -8 °F
Point Lay, AK PPIZ -5 °F
Tin City, AK PATC -4 °F
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU -2 °F
Wainwright, AK PAWI -1 °F
Shishmaref, AK PASH 1 °F
Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr, AK PATQ 1 °F
Brevig Mission Airport, AK PFKT 1 °F
Point Hope, AK PAPO 1 °F
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 2 °F
  • Verified at 02:35 pm ET on April 17, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Today's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Dori, Burkina Faso DFEE 114 °F
Linguere, Senegal GOOG 113 °F
Selibaby, Mauritania 61510 112 °F
Kayes, Mali GAKY 112 °F
Niamey, Niger DRRN 111 °F
Dedougou, Burkina Faso DFOD 111 °F
Saint Louis, Senegal GOSS 111 °F
Tillabery, Niger DRRL 111 °F
Yelimane, Mali 61235 111 °F
Podor, Senegal GOSP 111 °F
  • Verified at 02:35 pm ET on April 17, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Marilyn (Byrd Glacier), Antarctica 89869 -110 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -70 °F
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -70 °F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -68 °F
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -67 °F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -63 °F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -59 °F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -51 °F
Baldrick Aws, Antarctica 89013 -44 °F
Priestley Glacier, Antarctica 89659 -41 °F
  • Verified at 02:35 pm ET on April 17, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
March 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary
By Christopher C. Burt

March featured a number of anomalous extreme weather events such as the floods in portions of Egypt and New Zealand, a freak hailstorm in Asmara, Eritrea, record warmth in much of Europe, severe cold and snow in the eastern half of the U.S. and heavy rainfall in the Pacific Northwest that culminated in a deadly landslide in Washington. Preliminary data from NASA indicates that globally (land-ocean temperature index), it was the 4th warmest March on record (since 1880).

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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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