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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 100 °F
Death Valley, CA DEVC1 100 °F
Palm Springs, CA KPSP 92 °F
Bullhead City, AZ BULA3 92 °F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 91 °F
Thermal, CA KTRM 91 °F
Kendall, FL KTMB 90 °F
Ft Lauderdale, FL KFLL 90 °F
Needles, CA KEED 90 °F
Presidio Lely Intl, Presid, TX KPRS 90 °F
City Station ID Temp.
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 15 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 15 °F
Stanley, ID KSNT 16 °F
Yellowstone, WY KP60 16 °F
Big Piney, WY KBPI 17 °F
Gwinn, MI KSAW 18 °F
Grayling, MI KGOV 18 °F
Bozeman, MT KBZN 19 °F
Butte, MT KBTM 19 °F
Newberry, MI KERY 20 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 74 mph
Fort Huachuca, AZ KALK 67 mph
Rapid City, SD KRAP 50 mph
Faith, SD KD07 48 mph
Cooperstown, ND KS32 48 mph
Moorhead, MN KJKJ 48 mph
Mandan, ND KY19 48 mph
Clarion, IA KCAV 47 mph
Russell, KS KRSL 46 mph
Salina, KS KSLN 46 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Wilmington, NC KILM 3.14 in
Camden, SC KCDN 3.48 in
Wilmington, NC KILM 2.86 in
Kendall, FL KTMB 2.64 in
New River MCAS, NC KNCA 2.00 in
Cherry Point, NC KNKT 1.93 in
Swansboro, NC KNJM 1.93 in
Wadesboro, NC KAFP 1.82 in
Cheraw, SC KCQW 1.72 in
Beaufort, NC KMRH 1.64 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Pompano Beach, FL KPMP 91 °F
Ft Lauderdale, FL KFLL 91 °F
Opa Locka, FL KOPF 91 °F
Miami, FL KMIA 91 °F
West Palm Beach, FL KPBI 90 °F
Kalaeloa, HI PHJR 87 °F
Keahole Point, HI PHKO 86 °F
Stuart, FL KSUA 85 °F
Honolulu, HI PHNL 84 °F
Vero Beach, FL KVRB 84 °F
  • Verified at 09:36 pm ET on April 19, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Wainwright, AK PAWI -32 °F
Barrow, AK PABR -25 °F
Point Lay, AK PPIZ -22 °F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT -21 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN -9 °F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP -8 °F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU -5 °F
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU -1 °F
Point Hope, AK PAPO 2 °F
Kivalina, AK PAVL 3 °F
  • Verified at 09:36 pm ET on April 19, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Yesterday's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Linguere, Senegal GOOG 113 °F
Linguere, Senegal GOOG 113 °F
Podor, Senegal GOSP 111 °F
Saint Louis, Senegal GOSS 111 °F
Bilma, Niger DRRI 111 °F
N'Guigmi, Niger 61049 111 °F
Yenbo, Saudi Arabia OEYN 111 °F
Luxor, Egypt HELX 110 °F
Kaolack, Senegal GOOK 110 °F
Kayes, Mali GAKY 110 °F
  • Verified at 09:36 pm ET on April 19, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -86 °F
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -83 °F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -82 °F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -79 °F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -77 °F
Amundsen-Scott, Antarctica NZSP -72 °F
Baldrick Aws, Antarctica 89013 -69 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -59 °F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -51 °F
Thiel Mountains Aws, Antarctica 89087 -44 °F
  • Verified at 09:36 pm ET on April 19, 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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