Death Valley records a low of 107°F (41.7°C): a world record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:31 AM GMT on July 16, 2012

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On Thursday morning, July 12, 2012 the low temperature at Death Valley, California dropped to just 107°F (41.7°C), after hitting a high of 128° (53.3°C) the previous day. Not only does the morning low temperature tie a record for the world's warmest low temperature ever recorded, the average temperature of 117.5°F is the world's warmest 24-hour temperature on record. According to weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera, the only other place in the world to record a 107°F low temperature was Khasab Airport in the desert nation of Oman on June 27, 2012. The previous U.S. record high minimum temperature may be a 103°F (39.4°C) observed in Death Valley, California in 1970. The NWS lists a July 5, 1918 low temperature of 110°F as the official highest minimum temperature recorded in Death Valley. This temperature is disputed by Mr. Herrera, who says the temperature that night was not monitored and passed from 60°F to 110°F then to 60°F again.


Figure 1. Badwater, Death Valley, California. Wide open spaces, infinite views. What's not to love about this place? Image credit: Wunderphotographer SonomaCountyRAF.

Wednesday's high of 128°F (53.3°C) was the 10th hottest temperature in U.S. history, and the hottest temperature measured in the U.S. since July 18, 2009, when Death Valley recorded another 128° reading. The only hotter temperatures in U.S. history were all measured at Death Valley, the most recent one being the 129° measured on July 6, 2007. The all-time high for Death Valley is the 134° reading of July 10, 1913.

Temperatures have cooled considerably at Death Valley over the weekend, and the forecast for Monday calls for for a downright chilly high of just 110°. That's sure to be a disappointment for the ultramarathoners in the grueling Badwater Ultramarathon, which begins Monday in Death Valley. Covering 135 miles (217km) non-stop from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA, it is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. I'm sure they would have liked to have had the distinction of running their race last Wednesday and Thursday, during the hottest 24-hour period ever recorded on the planet!

Jeff Masters

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Quoting spathy:


Just put a tether on it. Replacement parts are usually inexpensive if you got it from a good company.
Quoting spathy:


Now if a roof falls on it just click your heels a repeat.

The info I gathered was worth it.
The info I gathered was worth it....
So this sounds like

Cat 1-2, good to go...
Cat 3-5, take 'em down...

Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


if your roof falls you have worse problems
Could be somebody else's roof...

Quoting Waltanater:
Has there ever been any record of a tropical cyclone hitting Antarctica? Anyone know?
SERIOUSLY doubt this. Though I'm sure some of the post-tropical storms have entered the area, isn't there some kind of circumpolar jet down there that would disrupt just about anything making a run for landfall?

Quoting FLWeatherFreak91:
What a storm that was! I have thus far received 2.46" since 2:00pm and it's still sprinkling. My entire neighborhood is flooded and actually flowing which I have never seen before in the 20 years I have lived here.

This month has to be one of the wettest for my immediate area on record. Too bad I just got my PWS going last week or I'd be able to know exactly how much has fallen. How are the storms coming on your side of the state tracker?
Ohhh... I'm SOOOO jealous.... I'm prolly going to have to wait until 2013 to get it together with anything here... but glad u have one at last...

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Quoting Civicane49:
Fabio:


It almost looks to be making a comeback... Convection has once again wrapped all the way around that eye feature after leaving the west side open earlier today... Not out if the question it gets upgraded to a hurricane again at 11 if the trend continues... Of course any restrengthening would be brief due to the cool waters and drier air.
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Quoting fmhurricane2009:
Link


For those of you that care to look, this is some information on me. My passion for weather burns through and trumps all of my troubles. I hope I can inspire you to power through what adversity comes at you. Don't Ever give up!

Have a nice evening,
FM


(This is a pic of a waterspout off of Sanibel Island this morning at 9:30)
..cool pic there, a couple of years ago i looked out towards clearwater beach and there were two, side by side waterspouts, dark and menacing, good thing they did not come ashore
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Well, gotta sign off. See ya'll tomorrow.
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Fabio:

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Khanun:

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680. JLPR2
Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


i dont get why people love jacuzzis, sitting it hot bubbling water.

Much rather go to sleep or something


Gasp!
Blasphemy! XD
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Quoting fmhurricane2009:
Link


For those of you that care to look, this is some information on me. My passion for weather burns through and trumps all of my troubles. I hope I can inspire you to power through what adversity comes at you. Don't Ever give up!

Have a nice evening,
FM


(This is a pic of a waterspout off of Sanibel Island this morning at 9:30)
Hey, Tyler. I live right down the road in Naples. Did you take that waterspout photo? I saw a couple of candidate clouds--tall, with a flat, rain-free base--over the water this morning (and the Glades this afternoon), but no funnels emerged.

Welcome, and good to have you here...
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678. JLPR2
Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


Agree. I also want to track if not a storm or hurricane,a strong wave that can bring squally weather to the Eastern Caribbean islands. In fact,some of the islands need badly rain as a drought is with them.


At least my area in Puerto Rico seems to be back to normal in rainfall, in fact today is the first day in 8days without at least .15inches of rainfall. But with August getting closer tropical waves should start to roll off Africa stronger and might finally bring moisture to the NE Caribbean.
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We havent even mentioned tropics much today,
Fabio is 70mph and on the decline.

Everything else is empty.
Im so attached to weather that in calm spells there is nothing to do.

Not as bad as July 2007 though, for a while when there wasnt a storm, we didnt even have rain to track for the whole month.
(guess i could have tracked the exceptional drought)
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
139 PM MST MON JUL 16 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL COCONINO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...

* UNTIL 215 PM MST

* AT 136 PM MST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO OVER EAST
CENTRAL COCONINO COUNTY...OR 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF WUPATKI VISOTOR
CENTER...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
RURAL EASTERN COCONINO COUNTY AT 150 PM MST

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WHEN A TORNADO WARNING IS ISSUED BASED ON DOPPLER RADAR...IT MEANS
THAT STRONG ROTATION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN THE STORM. A TORNADO MAY
ALREADY BE ON THE GROUND...OR IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SHORTLY.

THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS IN A BASEMENT. GET UNDER A
WORKBENCH OR OTHER PIECE OF STURDY FURNITURE. IF NO BASEMENT IS
AVAILABLE...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.

H YOUR HANDS.

&&

LAT...LON 3574 11113 3561 11106 3557 11128 3562 11130
TIME...MOT...LOC 2038Z 243DEG 11KT 3561 11121

$$

DB
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Quoting SouthTampa:


A good early season arctic blast could cause a tremendous lake-effect blizzard.
I and a handful of others have mentioned this a few times. The Great Lakes are storing up a tremendous amount of heat energy (and will be doing so for another two or three months), energy that could be released explosively under the right conditions. The fabled "Gales of November" may turn very interesting this year. Too, the lakes should be slower to freeze up as well, which means a longer lake effect season.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
I've never really enjoyed it that much.All ways reminded me of a bath but with chlorine in it.


water with chlorine is the best, just not hot and bubbly
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Quoting CaribBoy:


OMG 2012 is much drier than 2011 and 2010!! I want SOME good wet waves over the N islands of the Lesser Antilles :)


Agree. I also want to track if not a storm or hurricane,a strong wave that can bring squally weather to the Eastern Caribbean islands. In fact,some of the islands need badly rain as a drought is with them.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


2 guys got struck in GA after getting out of a boat and standing under a tree here in GA, one died.



Lighting caused this 4 alarm fire at a Apartment building in Bucks County PA, injuring 5 Firefighters and one police officer and also leaving thirty people homeless. This occurred within five miles of my house, too close for comfort

Link
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Eastern Atlantic:

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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:



cold winter for the US or for the keys?
a keys cold winter would really onlly be 5 degrees colder than summer anyway right?
NO SA, but a cold winter in the keys will Definitely mean a cold winter for the rest of the US. It has to get past them to come here. And we actually get down to 40 degrees with higher humidity than you are used to. Also it usually blows 30 knots when there is a cold front moving through. So it can get cold. Two years ago we were so cold here we had a large fish kill. The turtle hospital in Marathon received 150 sea turtles who were stunned by the cold.
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How hot has it been in Indy in 2012? Answer: Nearly as warm as the 1961-1990 normal for Tulsa, Oklahoma.

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/ClimateChange/co mment.html?entrynum=2
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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM FABIO ADVISORY NUMBER 20
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP062012
200 PM PDT MON JUL 16 2012

...FABIO WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM...


SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...19.7N 120.2W
ABOUT 700 MI...1125 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...992 MB...29.29 INCHES
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


i dont get why people love jacuzzis, sitting it hot bubbling water.

Much rather go to sleep or something
I've never really enjoyed it that much.All ways reminded me of a bath but with chlorine in it.
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Quoting LargoFl:
Rita..just saw on the news, 3 people in houston got hit by lightning while huddled under a tree during a sudden storm, 2 died the third is in critical condition


Yea, I was posting about it last night
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Quoting kwgirl:
Does anyone know this little Conchism? My friend says that a wet summer here in the Keys means a cold winter. I remember wet summers growing up here and I remember cold winters, but I am now too old to remember if the cold winter followed the wet summer.



cold winter for the US or for the keys?
a keys cold winter would really onlly be 5 degrees colder than summer anyway right?
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For those of you that care to look, this is some information on me. My passion for weather burns through and trumps all of my troubles. I hope I can inspire you to power through what adversity comes at you. Don't Ever give up!

Have a nice evening,
FM


(This is a pic of a waterspout off of Sanibel Island this morning at 9:30)
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Gulf is like a big jacuzzi.


i dont get why people love jacuzzis, sitting it hot bubbling water.

Much rather go to sleep or something
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Does anyone know this little Conchism? My friend says that a wet summer here in the Keys means a cold winter. I remember wet summers growing up here and I remember cold winters, but I am now too old to remember if the cold winter followed the wet summer.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
From this afternoon's AFD of San Juan:

FOR WEDNESDAY...GFS BRINGS AN INDUCED TROUGH AND ITS
ASSOCIATED MOISTURE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. THIS TROUGH WILL BE
SUPPORTED BY THE AFOREMENTIONED TUTT...WHICH WILL HELP TO INCREASE
THE INSTABILITY OVER THE ISLANDS. THIS TRANSLATES TO INCREASED
CHANCE FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE
FORECAST AREA. THE NEXT TROPICAL WAVE WILL PASS MAINLY SOUTH OF
THE ISLANDS ON FRIDAY.


OMG 2012 is much drier than 2011 and 2010!! I want SOME good wet waves over the N islands of the Lesser Antilles :)
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FML the DP is 81.... ewww

I was just in Maine for 2 weeks and had to come back for this.

There is so much standing water all around that whenever the temp heats up the DP goes up too.

Winter is only..... 4.5 months away
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...............................................an d in Florida..its the number one killer
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Quoting WxGeekVA:


It's warm up in the lakes for sure.
Gulf is like a big jacuzzi.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


2 guys got struck in GA after getting out of a boat and standing under a tree here in GA, one died.
i think the news said 13 people in 10 states got hit this week..we take lightning for granted,hardly thinking at all about it huh..but damn its dangerous and a killer for sure
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Quoting Neapolitan:
This:

water

...Plus this:

hot

...And this:

hot

...Equals this:

hot

DISCLAIMER: the water in Lake Michigan will not actually reach a rolling boil regardless of how warm the weather in the area is over the next few weeks. The image is intended to illustrate in a humorous way that the lake will, however, be far warmer then normal.


A good early season arctic blast could cause a tremendous lake-effect blizzard.
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All this talk about the Lakes!

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Quoting spathy:


Did you have some power outages?
I hate that!

Whoa you found my PWS lol

And nope, no power outages :)
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beef and chicken prices going up again the news said..and..50% of the states are in serious drought conditions, they are still watching to see if THIS drought is going to be as bad as the dust bowl drought of the 30's..man i hope not, that one was real serious and the population of the usa wasnt as large as it is now
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Quoting LargoFl:
Rita..just saw on the news, 3 people in houston got hit by lightning while huddled under a tree during a sudden storm, 2 died the third is in critical condition


2 guys got struck in GA after getting out of a boat and standing under a tree here in GA, one died.
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From this afternoon's AFD of San Juan:

FOR WEDNESDAY...GFS BRINGS AN INDUCED TROUGH AND ITS
ASSOCIATED MOISTURE ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. THIS TROUGH WILL BE
SUPPORTED BY THE AFOREMENTIONED TUTT...WHICH WILL HELP TO INCREASE
THE INSTABILITY OVER THE ISLANDS. THIS TRANSLATES TO INCREASED
CHANCE FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE
FORECAST AREA. THE NEXT TROPICAL WAVE WILL PASS MAINLY SOUTH OF
THE ISLANDS ON FRIDAY.
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Rita..just saw on the news, 3 people in houston got hit by lightning while huddled under a tree during a sudden storm, 2 died the third is in critical condition
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It's warm up in the lakes for sure.
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Quoting biff4ugo:
-moo
I tried it and I don't have the problem. The sat doesn't have as many frames as the radar, but I get six.
Is your animation slider bar set to 2 frames?
that would do it.
Nope. Was set to 15 so I slid it to 6, then 2 and still the same thing occurred.

It's odd, now that I look at it closely, there seems to be two radar layer frames actually. They both show up at the same time. Like frame one and frame 15, or frame one and six, or even frame one and two show on top of each other plus the sat layer under them. Half the map flickers out and then back and it happens no matter how far or close i zoom. It's a bit hard to explain. ;) I'll try and get some screen shots and put them up when i have a moment.

This has been happening for a while now. I'm sure it's my browser/OS/browser add-ons interfering with some script or other on the site. Want to file a bug report if there is a mechanism for that.
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Quoting ClimateChange:
Buoy 45005 on Lake Erie 30 NM northwest of Cleveland reporting a water temperature of 84.4F. Looks like Erie is primed for tropical development or lake effect snow or something.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station =45005
This:

water

...Plus this:

hot

...And this:

hot

...Equals this:

hot

DISCLAIMER: the water in Lake Michigan will not actually reach a rolling boil regardless of how warm the weather in the area is over the next few weeks. The image is intended to illustrate in a humorous way that the lake will, however, be far warmer then normal.
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-moo
I tried it and I don't have the problem. The sat doesn't have as many frames as the radar, but I get six.
Is your animation slider bar set to 2 frames?
that would do it.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
maybe 750,000 years ago during the last tropical rein over the north and south poles
What about in "recorded history?" Do ya know??
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Quoting Skyepony:
Here's a cloud seeding goof from Russia...

“A pack of cement used in creating good weather in the capital region failed to pulverize completely at high altitude and fell on the roof of a house, making a hole about 80-100 cm (2.5-3 ft).” – Naro-Fominsk Police when talking with agency RIA-Novosti.

Fortunately no one was hurt, but the Russian homeowner is less than impressed. He has shunned the Air Force’s offer of $2,100 to fix the roof and is suing for “moral suffering” damages instead. The Air Force claims this was a freak accident and unheard of in the 20 years of cloud seeding operations.

Read more


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Off topic but does anyone know who / where to report what seems to be a bug with the Wundermap? Whenever I select the Radar and Sat layers together all I see is two frames just bouncing back and forth for both layers.
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Buoy 45005 on Lake Erie 30 NM northwest of Cleveland reporting a water temperature of 84.4F. Looks like Erie is primed for tropical development or lake effect snow or something.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station =45005
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