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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Quoting uncwhurricane85:


its for sure there along hwy 74 just east of whiteville........it should have a tornado warning...i dont knwo why it doesnt !!!!!!!!!! heading toward northern burbs of wilm/castle hayne/rockypoint area

Nothing but heavy rain??

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Afternoon, all. TGIF....

Hmmmm.... 33 plusses already.... wonder how many plusses are for Angela just 'cause she's angelic?

LOL

I have to check out the new feature before I can add my own plus at the top there.... but good to see the site is not "resting on its laurels", so to speak.

I would also like to comment on the really warm and sunny weather we've had all week, but particularly noticeable today. The sunny part is not so unusual for February, but the temps have been anywhere from 5 to 12 degrees above average this week. I'm going to be very interested to see how things turn out this summer, especially with a potential el nino on the way.
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The western line is developing the same way as the storms on April 16th did... except it's not as strong. But still impressive.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I don't?


its for sure there along hwy 74 just east of whiteville........it should have a tornado warning...i dont knwo why it doesnt !!!!!!!!!! heading toward northern burbs of wilm/castle hayne/rockypoint area
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WFUS51 KRNK 242107
TORRNK
NCC033-242130-
/O.NEW.KRNK.TO.W.0001.120224T2107Z-120224T2130Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
407 PM EST FRI FEB 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BLACKSBURG HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL CASWELL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 430 PM EST.

* AT 403 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
YANCEYVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
YANCEYVILLE...
TOPNOT...
LEASBURG...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION TO THE TORNADO...THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
STURDY SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE NEAREST
DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO...PLEASE RELAY YOUR SEVERE WEATHER REPORTS
TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE AT...1...8 6
6...2 1 5...4 3 2 4.
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Quoting uncwhurricane85:
major hook in that storm cell west of wilmington, nc!!!!! anybody else see that???
I'm not seeing anything there other than possible srtaight line winds.
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Quoting WxGeekVA:


Possible tornado near Culpeper, recently uploaded by a poster on AmericanWX....


Radar images at that time... TDWR from Dulles...

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Quoting uncwhurricane85:
major hook in that storm cell west of wilmington, nc!!!!! anybody else see that???

I don't?
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major hook in that storm cell west of wilmington, nc!!!!! anybody else see that???
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Possible tornado near Culpeper, recently uploaded by a poster on AmericanWX....
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Just love them 2, 3, 4...9 degree record breaks. Nothing screwed up about this year! Nothing at all!

*Ahem*

How many standard deviations outside of norm is that for tucumcari, NM?

Would need to see the whole data set, but man. 9 degree high record break...it's like off by a whole season.
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WSA-Enlil Solar Wind Prediction

Description: Latest CME-based model run
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Quoting weatherh98:


Is there north in space


The Sun has a N and S pole.

www.solarham.com
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Quoting WxGeekVA:
Speaking of severe weather, after today there looks like another outbreak possible next week....


Yes, I've been monitoring this. It looks like this current system will prohibit moisture return somewhat with this upcoming system though.
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Quoting SPLbeater:
geez. i go to take a nap, and wake up to weather radio goin off.

i been sleepin since about 2 PM, so did i miss somethin?
Your bow echo storm was just warned for in Randolph Co.
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Quoting Patrap:
Coronal Mass Ejection 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.



Is there north in space
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Shes so pretty
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geez. i go to take a nap, and wake up to weather radio goin off.

i been sleepin since about 2 PM, so did i miss somethin?
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Speaking of severe weather, after today there looks like another outbreak possible next week....

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Another view:

That's the base of Cumulus congestus. Are you watching the cell that is in the break of the line in W cen NC?
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Clouds above me are moving VERY fast. The storm line that was developed in the mountains is marching toward the coast, and maybe will come over me.
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Hey press, the Carolina's are sure getting rocked today aren't they!
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Coronal Mass Ejection 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.

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Another view:

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the sun is a little convective congested
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Ok, here is the situation. For those of us currently experiencing this first line in southeastern North Carolina, let me just get it out there that this IS NOT the Severe Weather threat...at least, not the primary one. The main line is forming back in western North Carolina, where Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are already going out.

Got some mammatus clouds here.


Nothing but very black clouds heading my way now. It was thundering a little bit earlier but no rain yet. Those clouds look very ominous
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685. AtHomeInTX 8:30 PM GMT on February 24, 2012 +0
Quoting Patrap:
Man the winds so High here its whining under the Front Door Threshold like a Cane does.

Spookieeeee

They've been screaming down the vent-a-hood here since yesterday. It is a creepy sound!
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SOUNDS OF SPRING
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0158
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0224 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...WRN VA...WRN NC...NWRN SC

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 36...

VALID 242024Z - 242130Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 36 CONTINUES.

CONVECTION APPEARS TO BE INCREASING ALONG THE ADVANCING COLD FRONT
AS IT APPROACHES THE ERN EDGE OF WW36. GIVEN THE SPEED/MOVEMENT OF
THIS ACTIVITY IT SHOULD QUICKLY SPREAD INTO WRN PORTIONS OF WW38
OVER THE NEXT HOUR. HOWEVER...SRN PORTION OF THE STRONGER LINE
SEGMENTS MAY LINGER ACROSS THE NC COUNTIES OF WW36 BEYOND 21Z. FOR
THIS REASON A LOCAL EXTENSION IN TIME MAY BE REQUIRED TO ACCOUNT FOR
THIS THREAT.

..DARROW.. 02/24/2012


ATTN...WFO...AKQ...LWX...RAH...RNK...RLX...GSP...M RX...FFC...

LAT...LON 34808470 37788089 37787799 34808189 34808470
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"CANYON OF FIRE: A magnetic filament snaking over the sun's northeastern limb rose up and erupted during the early hours of Feb. 24th. The eruption split the sun's atmosphere creating a "canyon of fire," shown here in a movie captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory."






From SpaceWeather.com

Link

Looks like the sun is cracking the whip!
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Quoting Patrap:
Man the winds so High here its whining under the Front Door Threshold like a Cane does.

Spookieeeee


They've been screaming down the vent-a-hood here since yesterday. It is a creepy sound!
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Quoting presslord:


What's it gonna be, dude?


We're still under the watch until 8 pm Press. Keeping an eye on the storms south of Savannah. Some broad circulation showing up on GR2. Also, the line near Aiken bears watching. We'll have to see if it holds together. The marine layer is starting to stabilize things here along the coast. Still doesn't look like a widespread event for the Lowcountry. Damaging winds will be the main threat for us.
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This really makes it sound like there's actually a tornado on the ground... Is there?

...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 345 PM EST FOR
NORTHEASTERN BACON...SOUTHERN APPLING...EXTREME NORTHERN PIERCE AND
NORTHERN WAYNE COUNTIES...

AT 318 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONTINUED TO
TRACK A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS LOCATED 11 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
SURRENCY...OR 11 MILES EAST OF ALMA...MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
SURRENCY...ODUM...JESUP AND DOCTORTOWN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEEK SHELTER ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR
HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER
YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF IN MOBILE HOMES OR VEHICLES...EVACUATE THEM AND GET INSIDE A
SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER. IF NO SHELTER IS AVAILABLE...LIE FLAT IN THE
NEAREST DITCH OR OTHER LOW SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER OR DAMAGE TO THE NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY
OR YOUR COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM EST FRIDAY EVENING FOR
SOUTHEAST GEORGIA.

&&

LAT...LON 3149 8230 3166 8246 3184 8206 3182 8201
3179 8199 3180 8196 3177 8195 3176 8191
3173 8190 3171 8187 3167 8184 3166 8181
3161 8173
TIME...MOT...LOC 2018Z 251DEG 49KT 3161 8223

$$

STRUBLE
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Quoting KeyWestSun:

In my opinion, I don't think you or the Greater Charleston Area will experience severe weather. Not to say you are out of the woods, but I think a period of heavy rain and typical spring thunderstorms for you in Folly Beach.

Girls in Bikinis today?


no...but yesterday...well....sometimes ya just can't help but notice...
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Quoting presslord:


What's it gonna be, dude?
how big an event you want
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Ok, here is the situation. For those of us currently experiencing this first line in southeastern North Carolina, let me just get it out there that this IS NOT the Severe Weather threat...at least, not the primary one. The main line is forming back in western North Carolina, where Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are already going out.

Got some mammatus clouds here.
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New SPC day 1 Outlook



DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0200 PM CST FRI FEB 24 2012

VALID 242000Z - 251200Z

...THERE IS A MDT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS COASTAL PORTIONS OF NC
AND SC TO EASTERN VA...

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST
STATES/CAROLINAS TO MID-ATLANTIC STATES...

...SOUTHEAST STATES/CAROLINAS TO MID-ATLANTIC STATES...
THE PRIMARY METEOROLOGICAL SCENARIO LARGELY REMAINS UNCHANGED FROM
EARLIER /SEE 1630Z DISCUSSION BELOW AND EXISTING WATCHES/...BUT
OUTLOOK ADJUSTMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE COLD FRONT /CLEARING/ AND
OTHER CONVECTIVE TRENDS. PRIMARY SEVERE THREAT IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN
CORRIDORS OF DAMAGING WINDS ALONG WITH SOME TORNADO/HAIL POTENTIAL
AMID EXTREMELY STRONG/NEARLY UNIDIRECTIONAL DEEP LAYER SOUTHWESTERLY
FLOW. THIS WILL REMAIN THE CASE THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS
SOUTHERN/EASTERN GA INTO THE COASTAL CAROLINAS WHERE THE AIRMASS
REMAINS RELATIVELY MOIST/UNSTABLE...WHILE OTHER STORMS SHOULD STILL
INCREASE ALONG/AHEAD OF THE EASTWARD-MOVING COLD FRONT ACROSS
NORTHERN NC/EAST-CENTRAL VA AND THE NEIGHBORING DELMARVA
VICINITY/MID-ATLANTIC STATES.
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Quoting Chucktown:
CAE cancels Tornado Watch for Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter [SC] and Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond [GA]


What's it gonna be, dude?
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It's just cloudy here with 15-20 mph winds. We got spared from these storms in Eastern NC, but it's not over yet. Storms forming in Western NC.
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Thunder rumbling here...
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High Wind Warning - Frederick
Starts: 2/24/2012 3:00:00 PM
Ends: 2/25/2012 12:00:00 AM
MDZ004-005-VAZ036>040-042-501-241700- /O.UPG.KLWX.HW.A.0001.120224T1500Z-120225T0300Z/ /O.NEW.KLWX.HW.W.0001.120224T2000Z-120225T0500Z/ FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NELSON-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-RAPPAHA NNOCK- LOUDOUN-NORTHERN FAUQUIER- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FREDERICK...WESTMINSTER... CHARLOTTESVILLE...WASHINGTON...LEESBURG...WARRENTO N 353 AM EST FRI FEB 24 2012 ...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST LATE THIS AFTERNOON 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH...BECOMING WEST THIS EVENING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE. && $$
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Syracuse, NY – Winds gusting as high as 65 mph now are expected to blast the Syracuse area, the Finger Lakes region and western New York tonight and Saturday, the National Weather Service says.

Weather service forecasters late this morning upgraded a wind advisory issued earlier to a high wind warning as the threat of stiffer-than-expected winds grew. Tree damage, downed power lines and property damage are possible and residents should be prepared for blocked roads and power outages, the weather service said.

The warning period begins at 7 p.m. for Onondaga, southern Cayuga, Madison, Oneida, Yates, Seneca, Steuben and Schuyler counties and extends until 7 p.m. Saturday. West winds 25 to 35 mph could gust to 60 mph. The fiercest winds are expected tonight but gusts still could reach 40 to 50 mph on Saturday, the weather service said.

The high wind warning will be in effect from 5 p.m. today through 2 a.m. Saturday in Oswego, northern Cayuga, Livingston, Ontario and Allegany counties with winds gusting up to 65 mph, forecasters said.

Counties farther west were warned to expect gusts up to 60 mph from 3 p.m. to midnight.
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v1807 5 N WAGENER AIKEN SC 3372 8135 NWS STORM SURVEY HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN NEAER THE LEXINGTON/AIKEN COUNTY LINE NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF SAND DAM AND CLINE TAYLOR ROADS JUST SOUTH OF THE L
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