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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Still some rain over Daytona Beach. They should see a small break, but there is still a lot more rain to come.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Mmmmm this may seem random but I'm not to sure why they discontinued selling the nestle crunch caramel bars.They were goood.Damn I want some.I looked on amazon to buy some and they didn't have none in stock.Nooooo!!.

They still sell them here, last i checked.

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Back in the morning, Stay safe, fingers crossed for the Daytona 500.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

What do you mean? They've always drove around in oval/circles at nearly 200 mph.


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im talking about all the crap they thrown into it. it ISNT just racing. just like football. money and greed disrupting it.

my family use dto watch the race each sunday, now we purposely avoid it.
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Quoting bell32ndst:
The record extremes app seems to have some errors. Ask for record low highs, and record high mins for the last few days, and you will see there are some, not all, where the new record low high is above the previous record low high, and the new record high min is below the previous record high min.

Great idea though, thanks for putting it out there.

I wish I could see about Australia. This summer or lack of summer would be interesting.

My suburb in Sydney till 02/21/2012...
2012 rainfall: 327.7mm (12.9in)

2011 rainfall: 70.2mm (2.76in)

Max temp: -4.0F below average
Min temp: -1.8F below average

lowest temperature: 51.8F on Jan 12
highest temperature: 97.0F on Jan 4.
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The record extremes app seems to have some errors. Ask for record low highs, and record high mins for the last few days, and you will see there are some, not all, where the new record low high is above the previous record low high, and the new record high min is below the previous record high min.

Great idea though, thanks for putting it out there.
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Quoting SPLbeater:
i say screw daytona 500 racing sure aint what it used to be :D

What do you mean? They've always drove around in oval/circles at nearly 200 mph.
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Quoting reedzone:
For all who say there isn't going to be a Daytona 500, I live 30 minutes north of the speedway and I see skies clearing..

You may be north of the track but the rain is coming from the SW.
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i say screw daytona 500 racing sure aint what it used to be :D
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Yes, Daytona 500 is delayed.

If it's delayed again, then I don't see it getting any better.
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Southern Indian ocean system is getting it's act together. I feel sorry for Madagascar, Mother nature has not been kind to them this season



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Yes, Daytona 500 is delayed.
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1208. wxmod
Mid atlantic a thousand miles east of England. MODIS today
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1207. Patrap
Quoting reedzone:
For all who say there isn't going to be a Daytona 500, I live 30 minutes north of the speedway and I see skies clearing..


For all those in "Daytona denial", see post #1204

: )

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Quoting ScottLincoln:



No, that means that one station in the Atlanta, GA, market bought the exclusive license to on air use. Meaning, they bought an "on-air" license for each TV station in the market, so no competitors could buy it and use it on air.

People can still use it, including tv mets as far as I know, they just cannot use it for broadcast tv purposes in that market.


The one i think has it is channel 2(the ABC affiliate)

Also what is a polling station
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Quoting reedzone:
For all who say there isn't going to be a Daytona 500, I live 30 minutes north of the speedway and I see skies clearing..

Well.....north for long, there's another heavy batch of rain on the way.
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Re: Daytona 500
"We are prepared to turn on the lights if we have to," said Joie Chitwood, president of Daytona International Speedway.

"Once we go through our standard pre-race schedule, we will make a call if weather is still an issue, which looks likely."

The race was officially supposed to start at 1:29 pm., but since it takes two hours to dry the track and rain was still falling hard at start time, it is unlikely the race will start before 3:30 p.m.


Chicago Tribune: Breaking sports

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For all who say there isn't going to be a Daytona 500, I live 30 minutes north of the speedway and I see skies clearing..
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Quoting Chicklit:

excuse me? they are scheduled to start at 1:30.

Done as in they won't start because of rain
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WWE John Cena sould be at the Daytona 500 not sure if hes driveing at the Daytona 500 or this being there for the fans
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Daytona's done...

excuse me? they are scheduled to start at 1:30.
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Daytona's done...
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Depends on how long it'll take that GOM mass to make it over to Daytona. Sure will be cutting it close!
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Daytona 500 may not happen this year. There is a big slug of rain with embedded thunderstorms heading for the west coast of FL.


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1196. Patrap
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

They won't race, it's pouring down rain.


It's only overcast with intermittent drops.
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Quoting Patrap:
There are now 299 Days until the Winter Solstice.

Enjoy your "Daytona" Sunday.


What are the New Age people going to come up with to replace 2012 when this end of the world thing passes over?
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1193. LargoFl
Quoting LargoFl:
SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1215 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2012

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053- 054 -058-059-064-141-
144-147-262000-
COASTAL VOLUSIA-FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE OUT TO 20 NM-INDIAN RIVER-INLAND VOLUSIA-MARTIN-
NORTHERN BREVARD-NORTHERN LAKE-OKEECHOBEE-ORANGE-OSCEOLA-
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT TO 20 NM-SEMINOLE-
SOUTHERN BREVARD-SOUTHERN LAKE-ST. LUCIE-VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET OUT TO 20 NM-
1215 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2012

.NOW...
INTERMITTENT LIGHT RAIN OR SPRINKLES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN SECTIONS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY FROM METRO
ORLANDO AND PORT CANAVERAL NORTHWARD. SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY CLOUDY IN
THESE AREAS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES REMAINING IN THE 60S. AREAS TO THE
SOUTH WILL ALSO HAVE MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES BUT PASSING LIGHT RAIN WILL
BE MORE SPOTTY IN COVERAGE...WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. IT
WILL BE BREEZY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE EAST COAST.

&&

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...INCLUDING GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MLB/BLOG.PHP

$$

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The green flag will wave at 1:29 p.m. - or maybe not.

"Bill France weather" faces a challenge from Mother Nature today as a blob of moisture from the Gulf could soak Central Florida and the track this afternoon. Rain chances are listed at 70 percent. A heavy sprinkle would put the 500 in a holding pattern. The 3,400-pound stock cars race on slick tires. They are not built for bad weather.
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1192. Patrap
There are now 299 Days until the Winter Solstice.

Enjoy your "Daytona" Sunday.
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1191. LargoFl
SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MELBOURNE FL
1215 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2012

AMZ550-552-555-570-572-575-FLZ041-044>047-053-054 -058-059-064-141-
144-147-262000-
COASTAL VOLUSIA-FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-FLAGLER BEACH TO VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE OUT TO 20 NM-INDIAN RIVER-INLAND VOLUSIA-MARTIN-
NORTHERN BREVARD-NORTHERN LAKE-OKEECHOBEE-ORANGE-OSCEOLA-
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
SEBASTIAN INLET TO JUPITER INLET OUT TO 20 NM-SEMINOLE-
SOUTHERN BREVARD-SOUTHERN LAKE-ST. LUCIE-VOLUSIA-
BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET 20 NM TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
VOLUSIA-BREVARD COUNTY LINE TO SEBASTIAN INLET OUT TO 20 NM-
1215 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2012

.NOW...
INTERMITTENT LIGHT RAIN OR SPRINKLES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
NORTHERN SECTIONS THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY FROM METRO
ORLANDO AND PORT CANAVERAL NORTHWARD. SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY CLOUDY IN
THESE AREAS WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES REMAINING IN THE 60S. AREAS TO THE
SOUTH WILL ALSO HAVE MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES BUT PASSING LIGHT RAIN WILL
BE MORE SPOTTY IN COVERAGE...WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. IT
WILL BE BREEZY AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE EAST COAST.

&&

ADDITIONAL DETAILS...INCLUDING GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT:
HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MLB/BLOG.PHP

$$

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

They just had snow and sleet the other day.


Only on the high mountains correct?
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1189. Patrap
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

What's the timeframe looking like for this? Late afternoon/evening?

Should start late afternoon Tuesday, yes.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I'd venture to say tornado outbreak with the strongly-sheared environment and supercellular storm mode.

What's the timeframe looking like for this? Late afternoon/evening?
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Quoting KeyWestSun:

The latest GFS run (12Z) is stationing a 989 MB low over in the Sioux Falls, SD vicinity by late Tuesday evening / early Wednesday morning.

This storm may have the ingredients for a pretty significant severe weather outbreak for much of Eastern Oklahoma stretching east into the Quachita Mountains and Gulf Coastal Plain regions of Arkansas.

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I'd venture to say tornado outbreak with the strongly-sheared environment and supercellular storm mode.
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Quoting Xyrus2000:


I'll adjust my idea of possible when I see some validated peer reviewed science that backs up such a wild claim. Altering synoptic scale weather patterns takes a hell of a lot more than seeding some clouds.



Geoengineering is just cloud seeding on a large scale. To say that cloud whitening over an area the size of France won't have any effect on large scale weather patterns is ludicrous. You're not going to see any peer reviewed science on this subject for a while because it's being done by private industry outside of territorial waters.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/truvu/map_specnews1 3_ ltst_4namus_enus_600x338.jpg

I'm wondering if it will reach Atlanta as a line or as a few discrete super cells. Should be interesting to see what happens. TY for image post.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The system that will cause the snowstorm across the northern plains, and the tornado outbreak across the south.



You can see the surface low being sheared by the jet stream and the ULL to the east of it ahead of that surface feature. That's a really cool sat image too.
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The system that will cause the snowstorm across the northern plains, and the tornado outbreak across the south.

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Quoting MissNadia:
Anybody have an outlook for the Race at Daytona this afternoon ?

Should start about 2 and go for some 2 hours

They won't race, it's pouring down rain.
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Anybody have an outlook for the Race at Daytona this afternoon ?

Should start about 2 and go for some 2 hours
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Quoting Articuno:

Thank you. :)
I wish her and your family well.My own Grand mother passed away this summer herself.Hope she feels better soon :).
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Quoting Articuno:
I am sad right now for a reason, my great-grandma is in the hospital with pneumonia, they think she might of had a heart attack.
If I can ask all of you one short thing, please pray for her.
This weekend has been good but hard.
Yesterday one of my aunts I never knew passed away.
Yesterday was my brother's birthday party.
Today my parents are/were supposed to come over today for my brother's birthday party at home.
So if I can ask you all one thing
I am going to ask you to pray for her.
She is in the hospital as of now and I really need these prayers for my great-grandma.
She might be old but she can recover from this troubling time with your prayers and consideration.
Thank you all for your very kind and sympathetic wishes and prayers.
~Ryan (articuno)
:-)

Hope she gets better and best wishes on a full & speedy recovery.
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Quoting Articuno:
I am sad right now for a reason, my great-grandma is in the hospital with pneumonia, they think she might of had a heart attack.
If I can ask all of you one short thing, please pray for her.
This weekend has been good but hard.
Yesterday one of my aunts I never knew passed away.
Yesterday was my brother's birthday party.
Today my parents are/were supposed to come over today for my brother's birthday party at home.
So if I can ask you all one thing
I am going to ask you to pray for her.
She is in the hospital as of now and I really need these prayers for my great-grandma.
She might be old but she can recover from this troubling time with your prayers and consideration.
Thank you all for your very kind and sympathetic wishes and prayers.
~Ryan (articuno)
:-)

I'm very sorry to hear this Ryan. Best wishes.
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1172. wxmod
Thailand1 subset MODIS today

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

They just had snow and sleet the other day.
I will be on in a couple hours if you want to talk more about these systems coming up..
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