Bolivia ties its all-time heat record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:25 PM GMT on November 23, 2010

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Bolivia tied its all-time hottest temperature mark on October 29, when the mercury hit 46.7°C (116.1°F) at Villamontes. This ties the record set in Villamontes on three other dates: November 9, 2007, November 1980, and December 1980.

The year 2010 now has the most national extreme heat records for a single year--nineteen, plus one island territory, the UK's Ascension Island. These nations comprise 20% of the total land area of Earth. This is the largest area of Earth's surface to experience all-time record high temperatures in any single year in the historical record. Looking back at the past decade, which was the hottest decade in the historical record, seventy-five counties set extreme hottest temperature records (33% of all countries.) For comparison, fifteen countries set extreme coldest temperature records over the past ten years (6% of all countries). My source for extreme weather records is the excellent book Extreme Weather by Chris Burt. His new updates (not yet published) remove a number of old disputed records. Keep in mind that the matter of determining extreme records is very difficult, and it is often a judgment call as to whether an old record is reliable or not. The World Meteorological Organization is currently in the process of contacting all nineteen of the nations I list here to see if the records can be officially verified. So far, the records in Finland and Pakistan have been officially verified, and it appears likely that the records in Belarus and Ukraine will also have official sanction.


Figure 1. Climate Central put together a nice graphic showing the nations that have set new extreme heat records in 2010, which I've updated to include Bolivia.

Other national all-time extreme heat records set in 2010
Zambia recorded its hottest temperature in history Wednesday, October 13, when the mercury hit 42.4°C (108.3°F) in Mfuwe. The previous record was 42.3°C (108.1°F) set on November 17, 2005 in Mfuwe.

Belarus recorded its hottest temperature in its history on August 6, 2010, when the mercury hit 38.9°C (102.0°F) in Gorky. The previous record was 38.0°C (100.4°F) set at Vasiliyevichy on Aug. 20, 1946.

Ukraine recorded its hottest temperature in its history when the mercury hit 42.0°C (107.6°F) at Lukhansk on August 12, 2010. The previous record was set at the same location on August 1, 2010--41.3°C (106.3°F). Ukraine also reached 41.3°C on July 20 and 21, 2007, at Voznesensk.

Cyprus recorded its hottest temperature in its history on August 1, 2010 when the mercury hit 46.6°C (115.9°F) at Lefconica. The old record for Cyprus was 44.4°C (111.9°F) at Lefkosia in August 1956. An older record of 46.6°C from July 1888 was reported from Nicosia, but is of questionable reliability.

Finland recorded its hottest temperature on July 29, 2010, when the mercury hit 37.2°C (99°F) at Joensuu. The old (undisputed) record was 95°F (35°C) at Jyvaskyla on July 9, 1914. The previous official record was 35.9°C at Turku in July 1914, but this reading has been disputed by weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera as being unreliable due improper siting of the instrument too close to tall buildings.

Qatar had its hottest temperature in history on July 14, 2010, when the mercury hit 50.4°C (122.7°F) at Doha Airport. The previous record was 49.6°C in July 2000 at the same location. There are other stations in Qatar,but only the Doha International Airport has reliable data.

Russia had its hottest temperature in history on July 12, when the mercury rose to 45.4°C (113.7°F) at the Utta hydrological station in the Kalmykia Republic, in the European portion of Russia near the Kazakhstan border. This station is not under control of the Russian meteorological service, and may not be 100% reliable. A reading of 44.0°C (111.2°F) was also recorded in Yashkul, Kalmykia Republic, on July 11. The previous hottest temperature in Russia (not including the former Soviet republics) at a non-automated station was the 43.8°C (110.8°F) reading measured at Alexander Gaj, Kalmykia Republic, on August 6, 1940. The previous hottest temperature at an automated station was 45.0°C recorded in August 1940 at El'ton. The remarkable heat in Russia this year has not been limited just to the European portion of the country--the Asian portion of Russia also recorded its hottest temperature in history this year, a 42.7°C (108.9°F) reading at Ust Kara, in the Chita Republic on June 27. The 42.3°C (108.1°F) reading on June 25 at Belogorsk, near the Amur River border with China, also beat the old record for the Asian portion of Russia. The previous record for the Asian portion of Russia was 41.7°C (107.1°F) at Aksha on July 21, 2004.

Sudan recorded its hottest temperature in its history on June 22 when the mercury rose to 49.7°C (121.5°F) at Dongola. The previous record was 49.5°C (121.1°F) set in July 1987 in Aba Hamed.

Niger tied its record for hottest day in history on June 22, 2010, when the temperature reached 47.1°C (116.8°F) at Bilma. That record stood for just one day, as Bilma broke the record again on June 23, when the mercury topped out at 48.2°C (118.8°F). The previous record was 47.1°C on May 24, 1998, also at Bilma.

Saudi Arabia had its hottest temperature ever on June 22, 2010, with a reading of 52.0°C (125.6°F) in Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. The previous record was 51.7°C (125.1°F), at Abqaiq, date unknown. The record heat was accompanied by a sandstorm, which caused eight power plants to go offline, resulting in blackouts to several Saudi cities.

Chad had its hottest day in history on June 22, 2010, when the temperature reached 47.6°C (117.7°F) at Faya. The previous record was 47.4°C (117.3°F) at Faya on June 3 and June 9, 1961, but old readings at this station, particularly in the 1950s, were affected by over-exposure of the instrument to sun.

Kuwait recorded its hottest temperature in history on June 15 in Abdaly, according to the Kuwait Met office. The mercury hit 52.6°C (126.7°F). Kuwait's previous all-time hottest temperature was 51.9°C (125.4°F), on July 27,2007, at Abdaly. Temperatures reached 51°C (123.8°F) in the capital of Kuwait City on June 15, 2010. There were some readings as high as 54°C at Mitribah this summer, but the intrument there was found to be out of calibration.

Iraq had its hottest day in history on June 14, 2010, when the mercury hit 52.0°C (125.6°F) in Basra. Iraq's previous record was 51.7°C (125.1°F) set August 8, 1937, in Ash Shu'aybah.

Pakistan had its hottest temperature in history on May 26, when the mercury hit an astonishing 53.5°C (128.3°F) at the town of MohenjuDaro, according to the Pakistani Meteorological Department. While this temperature reading must be reviewed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for authenticity, not only is the 128.3°F reading the hottest temperature ever recorded in Pakistan, it is the hottest reliably measured temperature ever recorded on the continent of Asia. The old Pakistani record was 52.8°C (127°F) at Jacobabad in 1919.

Myanmar (Burma) had its hottest temperature in its recorded history on May 14, when the mercury hit 47.2°C (117.0°F) in Myinmu. This broke the record of 47.0°C set at the same location two days previous (May 12.) Myanmar's previous hottest temperature was 46.0°C (114.4°F) at Magwe in May, 1980. According to Chris Burt, author of the authoritative weather records book Extreme Weather, the 47.2°C measured this year is the hottest temperature in Southeast Asia history.

Nigeria had its hottest temperature in history on April 3, 2010, when the mercury hit 46.4°C (115.6°F) at Yola..

Ascension Island (St. Helena, a U.K. Territory) had its hottest temperature in history on March 25, 2010, when the mercury hit 34.9°C (94.8°F) at Georgetown. The previous record was 34.0°C (93.2°F) at Georgetown in April 2003, exact day unknown.

The Solomon Islands had their hottest temperature in history on February 1, 2010, when the mercury hit 36.1°C (97°F) at Honiara Henderson. The previous record for the Solomon Islands was 35.6°C (96.0°F) at Honaiara, date unknown.

Colombia had its hottest reliably measured temperature in history on January 24, 2010, when Puerto Salgar hit 42.3°C (108°F). The previous record was 42.0°C (107.6°F) at El Salto in March 1988 and April 1998 (exact day unknown.)

Also Notable
China set its all-time heat record for an inhabited place on June 20, 2010, when the mercury hit 48.7°C (119.7°F) at Toyoq. The all-time heat record for China is 49.7°C (121.5°F) on August 3, 2008 at the Aydingkol automatic weather station at the uninhabited Ading Lake in the Turfan Depression in Northwest China.

Martinique, an island in the Caribbean that is a French territory, set what may be its hottest reliably measured temperature record in September, when the mercury hit 36.2°C (97.2°F) at Francois Chopotte. The current all-time record is 36.5°C (97.7°F) in April 1983 at St. Pierre Observatory, but this measurement was taken with older equipment that may not be reliable.

The occupied west bank of Palestine, the portion of Israel that declared independence in 1988 but is not recognized by all nations as a sovereign country, recorded its hottest temperature in history on August 7, 2010, when the temperature hit 51.4°C (124.5°F) at Kibbutz Almog (also called Qalya or Kalya) in the Jordan Valley. The previous record for this portion of Israel was set on June 22, 1942, at the same location.

All-time national heat records were missed by 1°C or less in many other nations this summer, including the Azores, Morocco, Estonia, and Latvia.

National cold records set in 2010
No nations set record for their coldest temperature in history in 2010. I regret reporting earlier this year that Guinea had done so. Guinea actually had its coldest temperature in history last year, on January 9, 2009, when the mercury hit 1.4°C (34.5°F) at Mali-ville in the Labe region.

Extensive credit for researching these records goes to weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera, who maintains a comprehensive set of extreme temperature records on his web site. I also thank I thank Christopher C. Burt and Howard Rainford for their assistance identifying this year's new extreme temperature records.

Commentary
The period January - October was the warmest such 10-month period in the planet's history, and temperatures over Earth's land regions were at record highs in May, June, and July, according to the National Climatic Data Center. It is not a surprise that many all-time extreme heat records are being shattered when the planet as a whole is so warm. Global warming "loads the dice" to favor extreme heat events unprecedented in recorded history. In fact, it may be more appropriate to say that global warming adds more spots on the dice--it used to be possible to roll no higher than double sixes, and now it is possible to roll a thirteen.

I'll have a new post on Wednesday, when I plan to discuss how La Niña may affect the coming winter in North America.

Jeff Masters

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363. astromac
10:40 AM GMT on December 02, 2010
Quoting from top post:
1. "These nations comprise 20% of the total land area of Earth."
2. "This is the largest area of Earth's surface to experience all-time record high temperatures in any single year in the historical record."

Comment to no. 1: Yes
Comment to no. 2: No!

You cannot say that 20% of Earth's surface has experienced all-time records. I find that misleading.

Just one example: Russia is by far the world's largest country. It makes up about half of the 20%. But has all of Russia experienced all-time highs? Certainly not. If you were to divide Russia into smaller pieces, you would find that not all of these pieces have set new records. Maybe 10% did, maybe even 20% did, who knows? Even if it was hot in many different parts of Russia, there were certainly a lot of Russia that did not experience abnormal heat in 2010.

Despite this, the total area of Russia is counted in, making up a major part of the 20%. I think that sort of mathematics is more folklore than science.
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362. HurricaneDean07
11:36 PM GMT on November 25, 2010
Well, I'm going to say it now, the season is shut down and its ready to hibernate for the rest of fall, winter, and most of spring. So i'll be popping in here and there during offseason, but i wont be back for good until late May.
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361. Thundercloud01221991
7:58 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Well lets hope that this time the storm system moves across central NY so I am on the cold side
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360. hydrus
7:54 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
ECMWF...............Link
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359. hydrus
7:51 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Thundercloud01221991:


I know I am inland areas near the lakes... but I have got <1 inch of snow so far this year... and only expecting 75-100 inches and I am supposed to get 150-200 inches a year
The GFS has the Arctic air surging far to the south as well...Link
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358. hydrus
7:48 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting hydrus:
Of course you can. Your area gets slammed with snow regularly. I am surprised you requested it. Unless you are near the coast, the inland areas near the lakes get fricken pummeled.
Bordonaro was right to mention the next surge of Arctic air after this one. The second cold blast dwarfLinks the first on the CMC...
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357. Thundercloud01221991
7:46 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting hydrus:
Of course you can. Your area gets slammed with snow regularly. I am surprised you requested it. Unless you are near the coast, the inland areas near the lakes get fricken pummeled.


I know I am inland areas near the lakes... but I have got <1 inch of snow so far this year... and only expecting 75-100 inches and I am supposed to get 150-200 inches a year
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356. hydrus
7:35 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Thundercloud01221991:


Can I put in a request for it to move much further east then forecast too... I want more snow in NY...
Of course you can. Your area gets slammed with snow regularly. I am surprised you requested it. Unless you are near the coast, the inland areas near the lakes get fricken pummeled.
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355. Thundercloud01221991
7:29 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting hydrus:
I believe that this storm will be stronger than forecast...


Can I put in a request for it to move much further east then forecast too... I want more snow in NY...
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354. hydrus
6:31 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting XLR8:


Oh I just cant even imagine.
People here are use to it. Does not phase them a bit.
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353. hydrus
6:29 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
I believe that this storm will be stronger than forecast...
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352. XLR8
6:28 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting hydrus:
I was out in -2 one time a couple years ago..I did not take it well..Born and raised in South Florida. Lungs were hurting after half an hour..


Oh I just cant even imagine.
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351. hydrus
6:20 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting XLR8:


I dont mind a little snow, I just dont do 20 degrees well at all not to mention o for a low and for 2 days yuck.
I was out in -2 one time a couple years ago..I did not take it well..Born and raised in South Florida. Lungs were hurting after half an hour..
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350. XLR8
6:03 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting hydrus:
Saw snow at work that night...in s.w.Fl..


I dont mind a little snow, I just dont do 20 degrees well at all not to mention o for a low and for 2 days yuck.
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349. hydrus
5:45 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:
XLR8, remember the Dec 24, 1989 Polar Outbreak?? It was -1F at the Dallas-Ft Worth International AP..An instant replay of this is being set up for 12-9 through 12-10-10 for North TX, IF the GFS model run is correct!!
Saw snow at work that night...in s.w.Fl..
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348. CybrTeddy
5:43 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Hurricane Richard has been re-assessed as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph per KMZ file.

So now, our list of Category 2 hurricanes includes:

Alex
Paula
Richard
Tomas


KMZ files also say Igor was a Category 5 briefly.
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347. Beachfoxx
5:29 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
On my knees - praying!
Quoting XLR8:


Well that just bites!! Lets pray it's wrong!


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346. XLR8
5:28 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:

Lows near -0-, high near 20F for 2 days..


Well that just bites!! Lets pray it's wrong!


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345. Beachfoxx
5:25 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
LOL --- I will be happy as long as it does not get as cold for a long stretch like last year. The Bayou froze last year!
That's too danged cold for FL
and I like the odds of it NOT Snowing! : )

Quoting PensacolaDoug:
HEy BF! Odds are on your side that it'll never happen.
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344. Bordonaro
5:21 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting XLR8:



I do remember it being very cold here in central MS that Dec. If I remember correctly our reservoir froze that year.
So how cold would it be here in central MS if it is correct?

Lows near -0-, high near 20F for 2 days..
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343. XLR8
5:20 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:
XLR8, remember the Dec 24, 1989 Polar Outbreak?? It was -1F at the Dallas-Ft Worth International AP..An instant replay of this is being set up for 12-9 through 12-10-10 for North TX, IF the GFS model run is correct!!



I do remember it being very cold here in central MS that Dec. If I remember correctly our reservoir froze that year.
So how cold would it be here in central MS if it is correct?
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342. TropicalAnalystwx13
5:14 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Hurricane Richard has been re-assessed as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph per KMZ file.

So now, our list of Category 2 hurricanes includes:

Alex
Paula
Richard
Tomas
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341. Bordonaro
5:14 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
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340. Bordonaro
5:12 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
HEy BF! Odds are on your side that it'll never happen.La Nina is listening. It doesn't like hearing "it will never happen"!!
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339. PensacolaDoug
5:09 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
HEy BF! Odds are on your side that it'll never happen.
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338. Bordonaro
5:08 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
This will be a distant memory tomorroe:

Arlington, Texas (Airport)
Updated: 14 min 14 sec ago
Mostly Cloudy
80 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 56%
Dew Point: 63 °F
Wind: 29 mph from the South
Wind Gust: 43 mph
Pressure: 29.78 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 82 °F
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Pollen: 3.40 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds:
Scattered Clouds 3800 ft
Mostly Cloudy 4900 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 630 ft
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337. PensacolaDoug
5:07 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:
XLR8, remember the Dec 24, 1989 Polar Outbreak?? It was -1F at the Dallas-Ft Worth International AP..An instant replay of this is being set up for 12-9 through 12-10-10 for North TX, IF the GFS model run is correct!!


I think it 9 in Pensacola with that outbreak.
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336. XLR8
5:04 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:
XLR8, remember the Dec 24, 1989 Polar Outbreak?? It was -1F at the Dallas-Ft Worth International AP..An instant replay of this is being set up for 12-9 through 12-10-10 for North TX, IF the GFS model run is correct!!


I did not really start following weather much till after our outbreak here in MS in 1992 that night scared the HECK out of me. Had one of those F4 pass with in a 1/4 mile from my house. Had been out with friends that night and was coming home and had to go through what was like a war zone. There had been no warnings sounded and had no idea that there had been a tornado in our area. This time of year all ways puts me on edge, especially when it is this warm and humid. Yall take care over there and I hope that set up does not pan out.
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335. lilElla
5:03 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
#313 HOT off the press, the 12Z GFS run and 11-26-10 map @48 HRS, 6 AM CST

That looks like a perfect setup for LOTS of Lake Snow for N WI & the UP.

Sorry Super Yooper
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334. Bordonaro
5:01 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting atmoaggie:
ohh, I remember that one...
5 F in Baton Rouge causes problems...

At least for now it is beautiful here in the Dallas-Ft Worth Metroplex:

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
Lat: 32.91 Lon: -97.03 Elev: 560
Last Update on Nov 24, 10:53 am CST

Mostly Cloudy and Windy

78 %uFFFDF
(26 %uFFFDC)
Humidity: 62 %
Wind Speed: S 30 G 39 MPH
Barometer: 29.80" (1008.2 mb)
Dewpoint: 64 %uFFFDF (18 %uFFFDC)
Heat Index: 80 %uFFFDF (27 %uFFFDC)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.
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333. atmoaggie
4:59 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:
XLR8, remember the Dec 24, 1989 Polar Outbreak?? It was -1F at the Dallas-Ft Worth International AP..An instant replay of this is being set up for 12-9 through 12-10-10 for North TX, IF the GFS model run is correct!!
ohh, I remember that one...
5 F in Baton Rouge causes problems...
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332. Bordonaro
4:50 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
XLR8, remember the Dec 24, 1989 Polar Outbreak?? It was -1F at the Dallas-Ft Worth International AP..An instant replay of this is being set up for 12-9 through 12-10-10 for North TX, IF the GFS model run is correct!!
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331. XLR8
4:47 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
000
NOUS44 KJAN 232307
PNSJAN

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
505 PM CST TUE NOV 23 2010

...TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN SIMPSON COUNTY BY NWS SURVEY TEAM...

TORNADO #1...
COUNTY/COUNTIES: SIMPSON
BEGINNING POINT: 2 MILES NW HARRISVILLE AT 1030 AM CST
ENDING POINT: 1 MILE SSW BRAXTON AT 1050 AM CST
RATING: EF1, MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 100 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 8 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 150 YD
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: THE TORNADO APPEARS TO HAVE BEGUN NEAR HIGHWAY
469 JUST NORTHWEST OF THE HARRISVILLE COMMUNITY. THE TORNADO MOVED
EAST NORTHEAST, DOWNING NUMEROUS TREES, SOME POWERLINES, AND DAMAGED
SOME FENCES. THE MOST INTENSE DAMAGE WAS ON DEER CAMP ROAD, WHERE A
LARGE NUMBER OF TREES WERE UPROOTED AND SNAPPED, POWERLINES WERE
DOWNED, AND ONE POWER POLE WAS SNAPPED. AS THE TORNADO APPROACHED
BRAXTON, IT CAUSED ROOF DAMAGE TO ONE HOME, AND DAMAGED OR DESTROYED
SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS. THE TORNADO DISSIPATED JUST SOUTH SOUTHWEST
OF BRAXTON BEFORE CROSSING HIGHWAYS 149/49.

TORNADO #2...
COUNTY/COUNTIES: SIMPSON
BEGINNING POINT: 2 MILES NE MARTINSVILLE AT 1135 AM CST
ENDING POINT: 3.5 MILES ENE MARTINSVILLE AT 1140 AM CST
RATING: EF1, MAX ESTIMATED WINDS 95 MPH
PATH LENGTH: 2.5 MILES
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 75 YARDS
FATALITIES: 0
INJURIES: 0

SUMMARY OF DAMAGE: THE INITIAL DAMAGE WAS NOTED NEAR THE
INTERSECTION OF WARREN AND WARREN COOK ROADS, WHERE SEVERAL TREES
WERE DOWNED. THE TORNADO MOVED EAST AND CAUSED ITS MOST INTENSE
DAMAGE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF WARREN COOK AND COLE ROADS. A
CHICKEN HOUSE WAS NEARLY DESTROYED, TWO OTHER CHICKEN HOUSES
SUSTAINED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE, A ROOF WAS BLOWN OFF A MOBILE HOME,
A FEW OTHER HOMES SUSTAINED SOME ROOF DAMAGE, AND NUMEROUS TREES
WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. THE TORNADO THEN CAUSED ROOF DAMAGE TO
A HOUSE ON BILL COLLINS ROAD. THE TORNADO APPEARS TO HAVE
DISSIPATED JUST AFTER CROSSING HIGHWAY 540, WHERE A COUPLE OF PINE
TREES HAD THEIR TOPS BLOWN OFF AND SOME LIMBS WERE BLOWN DOWN.

THREE LARGE TREES WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN ALONG HIGHWAY 541 JUST NORTH
OF THE MARTINVILLE COMMUNITY; HOWEVER, THIS DAMAGE APPEARED TO BE
STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THANKS SIMPSON COUNTY EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AND SHERIFF DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING
THIS DAMAGE SURVEY.

$$

AEG/MVP

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330. Bordonaro
4:45 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Jeff9641:
It's been very long time since I've seen it this warm for so long this time of year. Normally we tend to get frequent cool spells this time of year.

Want a chilly and sinking feeling??? Look at the 384 HRS GFS forecast for the US on the 06Z run!!!

For now, it warm in North Texas:

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
Lat: 32.91 Lon: -97.03 Elev: 560
Last Update on Nov 24, 9:53 am CST

Mostly Cloudy and Breezy

76 F
(24 C)
Humidity: 72 %
Wind Speed: S 21 G 35 MPH
Barometer: 29.81" (1008.9 mb)
Dewpoint: 66 F (19 C)
Heat Index: 78 F (26 C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi.
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329. XLR8
4:43 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Weather History

November 22 Weather History

On this day in 1959, an F1 tornado was reported in Montgomery County. In 1961, an F1 tornado was reported in Rankin County and an F2 tornado injured one person in Jones County. In 1983, an F1 tornado injured 3 people in Rankin County. In 1989, an F2 tornado was reported in Lamar County and a 50 mile per hour wind gust was reported in Jones County. Fifteen tornadoes, including seven F4 tornadoes, were reported in Central Mississippi during the early morning hours of November 22, 1992. These followed the 10 tornadoes reported from the previous evening. The F4 tornadoes were reported in Jasper, Attala, Scott, Smith, Newton, Leake, and Choctaw Counties. Over the two day period, these storms killed 15 people and injured 267 more.
(from NWS)
that was one scary night
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328. Bordonaro
4:40 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting cat5hurricane:
321:

Upper 60 dewpoints. Uh oh!

Stirring the pot for an afternoon severe weather outbreak over a portion of the SE US.
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326. XLR8
4:38 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Weather History

November 24 Weather History

On this day in 2001, severe thunderstorms brought hail, wind, and tornadoes across extreme southeast Arkansas and portions of central Mississippi. Forty-two severe weather events were recorded, including 19 tornadoes ranging from F0 to F4 and 8 reports of hail ranging from 0.75 to 2.75 inches in diameter. An F3 tornado in Wilmot, AR killed 3 people and injured 11 others while an F4 tornado killed 2 people and injured 21 others in Madison, MS. Overall, these storms killed 8 people and injured 127 others. Property damages totaled over $38 million.
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324. DDR
4:37 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:

Wow, is Pottery's Calabash tree building an ark????

LOL
xD
Clouds rolling in again,laterz
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321. Bordonaro
4:32 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
HERE IS COMES AND NO, it's not the Price is Right :O)

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1009 AM CST WED NOV 24 2010

.UPDATE...
ARCTIC FRONT IS ON THE WAY AND IS CURRENTLY ENTERING NW KANSAS.
THERE WILL BE A GOOD SOUTHERN PUSH TO THE BOUNDARY TODAY AS 6 MB
PRESSURE RISES ARE NOTED IN WESTERN NEBRASKA. THINK WE WILL BE
HARD PRESSED TO SEE CONVECTION THIS AFTERNOON AS CAP REMAINS IN
PLACE ABOVE 800MB. WE MAY SEE LIGHT SHOWERS OR DRIZZLE UNDERNEATH
THE CAP...ESPECIALLY EAST OF INTERSTATE 35.

AS THE FRONT PROGRESSES THROUGH THE CWA TOMORROW MORNING...THERE
APPEARS TO BE A SMALL WINDOW AHEAD OF THE FRONT FOR THE CAP TO
WEAKEN AS STRONG FORCING OVERSPREADS THE REGION AND LIFTS THE CAP.
FOR AREAS EAST OF INTERSTATE 35...DEWPOINTS IN THE UPPER 60S
AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL EQUATE TO ABOUT 1000 J/KG OF CAPE...EVEN
WITH AN EARLY MORNING FROPA. SHEAR DEFINITELY WILL NOT BE A
PROBLEM TOMORROW AND IF ANY UPDRAFTS ARE ABLE TO SUSTAIN
THEMSELVES ALONG THE FRONT...THEY WOULD EASILY BE ABLE TO ROTATE.
GIVEN THIS...WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED TO SEE A FEW STRONG TO
MARGINALLY SEVERE STORMS OVERNIGHT AHEAD OR ALONG THE FRONTAL
BOUNDARY EAST OF INTERSTATE 35.
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319. Bordonaro
4:32 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting DDR:
Bordonaro
GFS 156hr total precip
12 Inches right over T&T.

Wow, is Pottery's Calabash tree building an ark????
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318. NRAamy
4:31 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
SQUAWK!!!!!
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317. DDR
4:30 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Bordonaro
GFS 156hr total precip
12 Inches right over T&T.
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316. DDR
4:23 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting Bordonaro:

Folks in Montana will trade with you any day..It was -15F there this morning :O)

Hey there
I doubt that,when it floods in the south of the island it usually lasts for days sometimes a week.
I've been in -15F before infact -20F
your right it isn't a pleasant experience.
laterz
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315. Bordonaro
4:18 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Quoting DDR:
Gotta love La Nina
Nothing but trouble! floods and rain storms have causes havoc since May,flood waters are rising in low lying areas in South and central Trinidad as of right now.

Folks in Montana will trade with you any day..It was -15F there this morning :O)
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314. DDR
4:17 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
Gotta love La Nina
Nothing but trouble! floods and rain storms have causes havoc since May,flood waters are rising in low lying areas in South and central Trinidad as of right now.
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313. Bordonaro
4:17 PM GMT on November 24, 2010
HOT off the press, the 12Z GFS run and 11-26-10 map @48 HRS, 6 AM CST:
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