New product allows you to explore record-setting extreme weather

By: Angela Fritz , 6:14 PM GMT on February 23, 2012

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We've launched a new extreme weather product this week: Record Extremes. Recent, globally record-setting years have demanded a product that combines U.S. and international record extremes into one, easy to use interface. The Record Extremes page will give you the option to see U.S. and international records on a map and table. You can select any combination of record types at once, which, combined with the map, provides a interesting visual way to investigate record-setting events. The product uses data from three sources: (1) NOAA's National Climate Data Center, (2) Wunderground's U.S. records, and (3) Wunderground's International records.

The NCDC records begin in 1850 and include official NOAA record extreme events for ASOS and COOP weather stations in all 50 U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands. In this database you can find records for maximum high temps, minimum high temps, maximum low temps, minimum high temps, snow, and precipitation on daily, monthly, and all-time scales.

The Wunderground extremes were compiled by our weather historian Christopher C. Burt. Chris monitors 300 stations across the U.S. for Record Extremes in maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation, and snow events. Most of these U.S. records go back to the end of the 19th century, though the oldest site in this database is Charleston, SC, where precipitation records started in 1737! Internationally, Chris monitors 150 countries worldwide for all-time record high temperatures and all-time record low temperatures. If you're interested in diving deeper into extreme weather in the U.S. and abroad, Chris's book Extreme Weather is an excellent resource.



Figure 1. All-time snow records broken during the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011. These records were found by selecting NCDC as the source, a start date of 2011-01-31, an end date of 2011-02-02, "maximum snowfall," and "all-time."


We built the Record Extremes product to make it easy to find specific records you're looking for, or just browse the records in general.

Check records that were set on a specific date
You can check on records that were set yesterday, for example, by setting the calendar to yesterday's date, and selecting all the record variables and types that you're interested in.

Explore all records set in a certain time range
2011 was a record-setting year for the U.S., and most of the records were high maximum temp and high minimum temps. To see all of these warm records that were set last year, select "NCDC" as the source, 2011-01-01 as the start date and 2011-12-31 as the end date. Select Maximum High Temp and Maximum Low Temp in weather variables, and select all-time in the record type.

View current standing international records in the Wunderground database
Select either the Wunderground International records, and instead of choosing a date range, select "Show current standing records." This will bring up all standing records in the database for whatever record variable and type you select. Whereas we've collected every record ever set or broken from NCDC, the Wunderground records are always the current, standing record, whenever it was set. As you move your map around the globe, you'll see each country's all-time maximum high temp and all-time maximum low temp.

Filter your table results
Looking for a specific location or record within your search results? Use the "Filter Results" option in the table to narrow down your search.

Let us know what you think!

Angela

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971. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)


The system should make landfall on the northeastern part of Madagascar tomorrow morning..
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And here we have the Link to my new blog concerning Invest 92S and a future system....if your interested:)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

That's a funky looking color table, you know you can change it and a lot of other stuff by going here and registering?

View of the April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado via GR2Analyst:


That storm was a beast...
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Quoting WDEmobmet:
since its slow im going to try and add pictures....



if this works it is the one of the tornado's from April 28 2011 roaring through Alabama via GRLEVEL 3. Debris ball and all

That's a funky looking color table, you know you can change it and a lot of other stuff by going here and registering?

View of the April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa tornado via GR2Analyst:

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since its slow im going to try and add pictures....



if this works it is the one of the tornado's from April 28 2011 roaring through Alabama via GRLEVEL 3. Debris ball and all
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Wiki -Hurricane Iniki / ee-nee-kee; Hawaiian:Biniki meaning "strong and piercing wind")[1] was the most powerful hurricane to strike the U.S. state of Hawaii in recorded history. Forming on September 5 during the strong El Nino of 1991, Iniki was one of eleven Central Pacific tropical cyclones during the 1992 season. It attained tropical storm status on September 8 and further intensified into a hurricane the next day. After turning to the north, Iniki struck the island of Kauai on September 11 at peak intensity; it had winds of 145 mph (235 km/h), and was a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. It was the first hurricane to hit the state since Hurricane Iwa in the 1982 season, and the first major hurricane since Hurricane Dot in 1959. Iniki dissipated on September 13 about halfway between Hawaii and Alaska.
Quoting reedzone:
Interesting disturbance next to Hawaii

I remember this didtubance next to Hawaii very well..Some irony with the name also..
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Quoting SPLbeater:


hey pat...what are you expectin in march?


Do you even get those storms you were looking for?
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Quoting Patrap:
Hang on to your faculties as we go into March.

The Sun

Purim

Iran

False Flags



hey pat...what are you expectin in march?
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Quoting Patrap:
Hang on to your faculties as we go into March.

The Sun

Purim

Iran

False Flags



What now... Why do we have to be scared of the Jews?
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I know I shouldn't ask but I notice Grothar has not been on here for a long time. His mail is blocked. Would any body know about him.
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Hang on to your faculties as we go into March.

The Sun

Purim

Iran

False Flags

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
358 PM CST SAT FEB 25 2012

.SHORT TERM [TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY]...LARGE SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
REMAINS SITUATED ACROSS THE EASTERN CONUS AND ALONG THE NORTHERN
GULF COAST REGION ALL THE WAY DOWN TO BROWNSVILLE TX. THE AIRMASS
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA REMAINS DRY FOR THE MOMENT WITH SURFACE
DEWPOINTS THIS AFTERNOON FALLING INTO THE UPPER TEENS/LOWER 20S. LOW
LEVEL MOISTURE WILL THEN GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK
AS THE SURFACE HIGH MOVES EAST OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC.

THE LIGHT TO MODERATE PRECIPITATION ONGOING ACROSS THE NORTHWEST
GULF OF MEXICO...SOUTHEAST TEXAS AND SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA IS
ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE. THE AXIS OF SHORTWAVE...
CURRENTLY OVER SOUTHEAST TEXAS...WILL MOVE EAST OVER THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLY BY DAYBREAK. OVER-RUNNING IN THE MID/UPPER
LEVELS AHEAD OF THE SHORTWAVE WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA
OVERNIGHT...WITH LIGHT PRECIPITATION MOVING IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST.

ABUNDANT MOISTURE AND MODERATE LIFTING BETWEEN 700 AND 400MB (OR
10,000 AND 25,000 FEET) WILL MOVE OVER THE FORECAST AREA LATE THIS
EVENING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. TEMPERATURES NEAR THE CENTER OF
STRONGEST LIFT ARE NEARLY IDEAL (-6 TO -14C) FOR ICE CRYSTAL/SNOW
FORMATION. ONCE THE FROZEN PRECIPITATION BEGINS TO FALL...IT WILL
ENCOUNTER ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES AROUND 8000 FEET. ALTHOUGH
EVAPORATIVE COOLING COULD LOWER THIS LEVEL AS LOW AS 6500 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT (NOT PICKED UP BY THE MODELS). PARTIAL MELTING OR COMPLETE
MELTING SHOULD OCCUR BEFORE REACHING 5000 FEET...BUT THE LOWEST
LEVEL OF SUB-FREEZING WET BULB TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN FAIRLY
CONSTANT OVERNIGHT AT AROUND 3000 FEET. RE-FREEZING ABOVE THIS LEVEL
IN THE FORM OF VERY LIGHT ICE PELLETS COULD OCCUR...WITH SOME
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959. wxmod
From "Soot climate forcing via snow and ice albedos"
by James Hansen and Larissa Nazarenko

"Soot may affect regional climate, as well as global climate (22, 43). It has been suggested that the heavy concentration of soot over China and India may be responsible for a trend toward increased flooding in the south and drought in the north (43)."

I posted a photo earlier of a cloud whitening project in the Atlantic. Whitening low clouds changes the density of the atmosphere and albedo and can change global weather patterns, just as soot can change global patterns. This IS being done, right under your noses. In a civilization of laws, geoengineering is illegal.
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Updated 2/24/2012 @ 21:10 UTC

Coronal Mass Ejections Part II and III

A pair of explosions can be viewed in the latest STEREO Behind COR2 images. The latest events were the result of a filament eruption. This first blast appears to be headed north and is not Earth directed. The second event may be Earth directed, however more images will be needed to confirm this.

Watch the movie presentation below.


UPDATE: As per the latest WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction, a glancing blow CME impact will be possible late on February 26th.

Click HERE to watch the latest model run.
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92S up to a medium chance of development
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Quoting Patrap:


Indeed, I missed it here, as I was inside.


forcasted to fall between 2 and 4, I probably will as well
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Quoting Tazmanian:



chome 18 is comeing soon


Do not forget to include this:

Google Chrome's Do Not Track Option

Here is the link to get it:

Link
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Quoting WDEmobmet:


Right, no i understand that. I just thought it was humorous thats all.


Indeed, I missed it here, as I was inside.
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Quoting Patrap:
Sleet forms aloft in the Atmosphere, not at the surface, thus the no accumulation.

We had it here last night in SE Louisiana..

..from post # 864





Right, no i understand that. I just thought it was humorous thats all.
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Quoting Tazmanian:



chome 18 is comeing soon


how do i upgrade im stuck on 16
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Heartland Must Release Identity of $14 Million Anonymous Donor!

Link
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Sleet forms aloft in the Atmosphere, not at the surface, thus the no accumulation.

We had it here last night in SE Louisiana..

..from post # 864



Quoting DocNDswamp:
Good day all,



Doug (and nwFLstorm), had same over SE LA last night with the overrunning bands of mid level moisture - mostly light rain drops, but with the ocassional "tink, tink" of sleet mixed in, as evidenced with bright banding on radar in the N-most fringe of precip near coastal locations... and lol, with sfc temps in 50's... Both local tv met Bob Breck and KLIX NWS mentioned reports, however KLIX referred to the novelty frz precip as being graupel more than sleet - although from what I saw, they seemed more of the latter, truly more ice pellets than resembling snow pellets or soft hail... But who knows, LOL, they sure didn't survive long enough to analyze... Jeff Haby's site offers good explanations of various precipitation types / formation processes...

(EDIT / ADD - I see Scott has offered additional details, thanks!)

Yesterday's cold front came thru dry here, with rain aloft evaporating before hit the ground, didn't measure any precip until last night's sprinkling - whopping .02" amt...

AND - lol, okay I'm officially sick of this repetitive SWLY flow aloft, induced by Mid-ULL's dropping over Baja / MX and wrapping around the W and N perimeter of our warm Caribbean ridge along with multiple hard-to-forecast short wave disturbances rolling one after another... Even though, my complaining aside, this Winter pattern has been a blessing relieving some of the long-term drought woes over TX-LA... I just miss the "clean" cold frontal passages we had in Nov-Dec!
;)

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Interesting disturbance next to Hawaii

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I find it questionable that NWS has the northern gulf coast forecasted for the potential for wintry mix tonight..

Mobile-
Tonight: A slight chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain showers and sleet between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of rain showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Pensacola-
Tonight: A slight chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain showers and sleet between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of rain showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


Look at the forecasted LOWs, crazy weather
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Real low tide on the Carolina Coast today... lowest it has been in at least two years !!!!
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I did not make this image..

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Yes, I use it.



chome 18 is comeing soon
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Quoting Tazmanian:
Chrome 17 is vary fast

Yes, I use it.
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Chrome 17 is vary fast
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holy we cows



has any one try out Chrome 17 yet?


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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


GASP! ... I have T-shirts older than you!


I think I still wear some older than that too. Lol.
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


My eyes are getting old. (Thank God the rest of me is still young!) ;-) Do I detect some upper level circulation in the clouds just north of the Yucatan? ... Where is recon? ;-)
thats a rtn flow
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Quoting gordydunnot:
I know it's on the forecast maps, but the low moving of central Mexico into the Gulf looks very interesting on the RGB in motion at NHC site. Hope season isn't itching to get early start.
we here along the gulf coast are watching this one closely
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Quoting SPLbeater:


where do you make those at?

I use powerpoint.
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Quoting Ameister12:
It's been a long time since Cincy has had a tornado hit the area. I wonder if our luck is going to run out soon.

The last big tornado that hit near the Cincinnati area was on April 9, 1999. The F4 devastated parts of Hamilton and Warren counties and past only about a mile from my house (I was only 2 years old at the time). The tornado hit at night and killed four people and destroyed dozens of structures. A large amount of debris fell in our yard from the tornado.


GASP! ... I have T-shirts older than you!
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932. wxmod
Quoting Xyrus2000:


Are you trying to imply the UK will be performing weather modification capable of affecting synoptic scale weather patterns?

I find this extremely unlikely.


You are going to have to adjust your idea of 'possible', if not tomorrow, then soon.
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Quoting Patrap:
GOM RGB Loop

..click image for Loop



My eyes are getting old. (Thank God the rest of me is still young!) ;-) Do I detect some upper level circulation in the clouds just north of the Yucatan? ... Where is recon? ;-)
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Quoting aspectre:
882 Neapolitan "Speaking of Europe: there's much more warmth over there again today, as early February's cold spell fades into memory. There are lots of near-record and record high temperatures throughout the area..."

Gotta wonder how the ski resort operators and the associated tourism industry are faring what with the extremely late arrival of winter and the extremely early arrival of spring.


I just read a piece on Southern California ski resorts.

At least one operation didn't even open this year. The ones that get more snow are able to operate with about half the normal snowfall and snow machines, but their business is down significantly. People seem to be heading to the beach due to warmer weather, apparently it doesn't feel like winter and time to ski.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


where do you make those at?


remember if simlar too an official weather warning product to use infeqently as to not cause confusion more so during forecasted events
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

:P



where do you make those at?
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Quoting Patrap:
GOM RGB Loop

..click image for Loop



Gulf must be a full degree above average by now. Monday's reynolds product will be interesting.

HAM weather shows so many ridiculous high temperature breaks along coastal cities.

2 to 8 degree breaks on coastal cities

Normally, water is supposed to moderate temperatures. I guess 2012 is anything, except normal, elsewhere, so why not...
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It's been a long time since Cincy has had a tornado hit the area. I wonder if our luck is going to run out soon.

The last big tornado that hit near the Cincinnati area was on April 9, 1999. The F4 devastated parts of Hamilton and Warren counties and past only about a mile from my house (I was only 2 years old at the time). The tornado hit at night and killed four people and destroyed dozens of structures. A large amount of debris fell in our yard from the tornado.
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GOM RGB Loop

..click image for Loop

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

:P



Im on the black line....
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Quoting SPLbeater:


thats nice right there...how about for the wind outlook, you put me in a high risk. :D

lol

:P

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I hope the rain holds off so i can fish!
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