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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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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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
we got a 3 week heat wave coming up for august

and it will be the hottest of all time
Why do you say that?
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Quoting StormTracker2K:




the models don't are very accurate, with the predicction of the enso
Right now everything is pointing El NINO.

But We Don't KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPENS


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Death Valley will truly be deserving of its name soon. The normal precipitous temperature drops by night in these desert regions allow sufficient condensation for certain adapted species. Without the dew the desert will eventually become a truly dead zone.
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632. yoboi
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.

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what is that green stuff that planes release in the sky???
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630. Skyepony (Mod)
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.

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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?
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625. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting Barefootontherocks:
This kinda got my brain rolling, along with your earlier comment with N Pole cams. Thinking of air traffic more than ships.

I know Anchorage International (aka Ted Stevens airport) is well used for passengers and goods on a "over the pole" air route for a shorter trip from continent to continent. Probably other airports are also. Might be hard to separate out axis change, but wonder if a study's been done that looks at effects of the presence and increase in the past few decades of air traffic going over the North Pole in terms of its capability to warm the atmosphere near and above the Pole.


There is some thing here about it. Looks like money awards have been handed out for cleaner fuels & specific routes are utilized to reduce impact. Some talk of taxes to Arctic States to mitigate the effects of Arctic travel & tourism..
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hey Patrap..did you see any of these around your area?.....................TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS POSSIBLE THIS MORNING INTO EARLY
AFTERNOON...

AT 935 AM...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS RECEIVED A REPORT OF
FUNNEL CLOUDS DEVELOPING NORTHWEST OF SULPHUR. THE LAKE CHARLES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR SHOWS ISOLATED SHOWERS AND A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS BEGINNING TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA.

A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE TROPICAL AIRMASS IS IN PLACE ACROSS THE
AREA. MEANWHILE...THE VERTICAL WIND PROFILE OVER THE AREA IS LIGHT
AND VARIABLE. THESE CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT
OF TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS...ESPECIALLY WHERE RAIN COOLED
BOUNDARIES...KNOWN AS OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES...AND THE SEABREEZE
COLLIDE.

THESE TROPICAL FUNNEL CLOUDS ARE USUALLY SHORT-LIVED AND DO NOT
REACH THE GROUND. IF THE FUNNEL CLOUD BECOMES MORE SEVERE AND
REACHES THE GROUND...MINOR DAMAGE MAY OCCUR...AND A TORNADO
WARNING WILL LIKELY BE ISSUED.

STAY TUNED FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND UPDATES ON THIS WEATHER
SITUATION.
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Quoting spathy:


But isnt that interesting,that there is nothing interesting?


that similiar to the proof that all numbers are interesting.

1 is the first odd number
2 is the first even number
3 is the 1st odd prime number
4 is the first integer square
.
.
and so on.
But when we come to the 1st number that is not interesting, wouldnt that make it interesting?

Therefore all numbers are interesting
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Quoting BahaHurican:
REPOST:

It's not quite raining here yet, but I gotta go out, so I'm getting off in a few. HOWever, I'd like to leave the blog w/ a hypothetical...

I'm planning on getting a wx station and hooking it up to the 'net... eventually.

So, say another hurricane like Irene comes along, and makes a beeline for New Providence, cat 3 winds and all. Should I leave up the station until the wind blows it away, so as to collect as much data as possible, or should I take it down and save myself the several hundred $$ it would cost me???

You could get people / local company to sponsor your station to keep it up for as long as possible. That way get data and you can replace it in case it gets destroyed.

/edit you could even have them sponsor your web traffic or site (with links back to their company / organization's web page. :P
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Quoting Waltanater:
Has there ever been any record of a tropical cyclone hitting Antarctica? Anyone know?
maybe 750,000 years ago during the last tropical rein over the north and south poles
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
318 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

FLZ025-161945-
DUVAL-
318 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

...A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR NORTHERN DUVAL
COUNTY FOR STRONG WINDS AND EXCESSIVE LIGHTNING VALID UNTIL 345 PM
EDT...

AT 319 PM EDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM CENTERED OVER OCEANWAY...OR 4 MILES EAST OF
JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...MOVING SOUTH AT 5 MPH. THIS
STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL ALSO AFFECT AREAS AROUND OCEANWAY AND
JACKSONVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THROUGH 345 PM EDT. EXCESSIVE
CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH CAN BE
EXPECTED ALONG WITH POSSIBLE MINOR DAMAGE. HEAVY RAINFALL WILL
PRODUCE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS AND MINOR FLOODING OF LOW-LYING
AREAS.

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

LAT...LON 3033 8175 3049 8180 3054 8159 3040 8149
TIME...MOT...LOC 1919Z 014DEG 4KT 3046 8164
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Has there ever been any record of a tropical cyclone hitting Antarctica? Anyone know?
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
257 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

NCC153-165-162030-
/O.NEW.KRAH.FA.Y.0082.120716T1857Z-120716T2030Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
RICHMOND NC-SCOTLAND NC-
257 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR
FLOODING IN...
EASTERN RICHMOND COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...
NORTH CENTRAL SCOTLAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...

* UNTIL 430 PM EDT

* AT 257 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY RAINFALL OVER NORTH CENTRAL SCOTLAND
AND EASTERN RICHMOND COUNTIES. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED ONE TO TWO
INCHES OF RAIN HAS FALLEN SINCE 200 PM. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
AMOUNTS OF UP TO AN INCH WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 430 PM.

* RUNOFF FROM THIS HEAVY RAINFALL WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING TO
OCCUR...ESPECIALLY ALONG SMALL STREAMS...IN LOW LYING AREAS...AND
AREAS OF POOR DRAINAGE. SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE MINOR
FLOODING INCLUDE...HOFFMAN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF SMALL
CREEKS AND STREAMS...COUNTRY ROADS...AS WELL AS FARMLAND ALONG THE
BANKS OF CREEKS AND STREAMS.

PLEASE REPORT FLOODING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING...
1...8 7 7...6 3 3...6 7 7 2 OR NOTIFY YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY.

&&

LAT...LON 3489 7972 3512 7972 3512 7958 3509 7958
3506 7957 3506 7950 3506 7948 3505 7947
3488 7944

$$

VINCENT
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


no.....but we can argue about it if you'd like :)


LOL TOUCHE!
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nothing interesting:


Just another southeast heat wave
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.............................hey NC you have storms coming also
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Quoting HurricaneGroupie:
God I hope it stays away from the East Coast!!!!


staying more eastern:

shortwave troughs keep cycling through and troughs on the east coast (never-ending omega block):



extending into eastern US
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................................................. seems like they have been watching much the same area's for the last 2 weeks now huh
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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....


if your roof falls you have worse problems
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God I hope it stays away from the East Coast!!!!
Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


dont know about 3 weeks, but the heat wave seems to be more westerly, models cant give a clear indication of where it will move past 2 weeks
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Quoting jeffs713:

How much is due to El Nino's lack of progression, and how much is due to it being winter in the southern hemisphere? Anyone have a similar anomaly map?
i did not think winter occured at the 0 degree mark of the tropics

0 and 10 degrees south
is quite the ways from that region

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REPOST:

It's not quite raining here yet, but I gotta go out, so I'm getting off in a few. HOWever, I'd like to leave the blog w/ a hypothetical...

I'm planning on getting a wx station and hooking it up to the 'net... eventually.

So, say another hurricane like Irene comes along, and makes a beeline for New Providence, cat 3+ winds and all. Should I leave up the station until the wind blows it away, so as to collect as much data as possible, or should I take it down and save myself the several hundred $$ it would cost me???

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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
we got a 3 week heat wave coming up for august

and it will be the hottest of all time


dont know about 3 weeks, but the heat wave seems to be more westerly, models cant give a clear indication of where it will move past 2 weeks
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


How much is due to El Nino's lack of progression, and how much is due to it being winter in the southern hemisphere? Anyone have a similar anomaly map?
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
314 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

FLC017-053-162015-
/O.NEW.KTBW.FA.Y.0049.120716T1914Z-120716T2015Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
HERNANDO FL-CITRUS FL-
314 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
CENTRAL CITRUS COUNTY IN FLORIDA.
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HOMOSASSA SPRINGS

NORTHWESTERN HERNANDO COUNTY IN FLORIDA.

* UNTIL 415 PM EDT

* AT 315 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
RAINFALL RATES OF TWO INCHES PER HOUR ASSOCIATED WITH THUNDERSTORMS
OVER THE ADVISED AREA...LOCALIZED FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

KEEP CHILDREN FROM BEING SWEPT AWAY IN FLOODED DITCHES AND DRAINS.
FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR AND MAY STALL YOUR
VEHICLE. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL ENOUGH TO SWEEP
VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 2886 8265 2886 8244 2868 8244 2868 8265
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Quoting BahaHurican:
It's not quite raining here yet, but I gotta go out, so I'm getting off in a few. HOWever, I'd like to leave the blog w/ a hypothetical...

I'm planning on getting a wx station and hooking it up to the 'net... eventually.

So, say another hurricane like Irene comes along, and makes a beeline for New Providence, cat 3 winds and all. Should I leave up the station until the wind blows it away, so as to collect as much data as possible, or should I take it down and save myself the several hundred $$ it would cost me???

Baha, unless you have money to burn, I would take it down. Let the NWS or whatever the Bahamian Govt. weather service is called do the official fact gathering.
But I am a former banker, current accountant and just plain frugal:)
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from the NWS discussion in Wilmington about the ULL

INTERESTING UPPER LOW EASILY VISIBLE ON WV IMAGERY TODAY WILL MOVE
WESTWARD INTO FL/GA AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD BEFORE DRIFTING
NORTHEAST AND WEAKENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY. EVEN AS UPPER RIDGE
BUILDS EAST FROM THE PLAINS STATES...THIS UPPER LOW WILL KEEP
RELATIVELY LOWER HEIGHTS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST AND HENCE UPPER
RIDGING WILL NOT HAVE THE CONVECTION-SQUELCHING EFFECT IT USUALLY
DOES. AT THE SURFACE...BERMUDA HIGH PRESSURE WILL SIT OFFSHORE WHILE
THERMAL PIEDMONT TROUGH DEVELOPS AND STRENGTHENS EACH DAY. THESE
TOGETHER KEEP THE CAROLINAS IN A LOW-LEVEL SW RETURN FLOW REGIME
WHICH WILL TRANSPORT WARMTH AND MOISTURE INTO THE AREA. THIS ALL
TOGETHER MEANS WARMING TEMPS AND DECENT AFTN CONVECTION CHANCES EACH
DAY DURING THE SHORT TERM.
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
239 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

FLZ067-068-072-161930-
INLAND PALM BEACH COUNTY FL METRO BROWARD COUNTY FL METRO PALM BEACH
COUNTY FL
239 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A

* SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR...
EXTREME NORTHEASTERN BROWARD COUNTY
SOUTH CENTRAL PALM BEACH COUNTY

* UNTIL 330 PM EDT

* AT 234 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 5 MILES WEST OF MISSION BAY...AND MOVING EAST
AT 5 MPH.

* THE STORM WILL AFFECT...
RURAL SOUTHERN PALM BEACH COUNTY
RURAL SOUTHEASTERN PALM BEACH COUNTY
AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.

THE PRIMARY IMPACTS WILL BE GUSTY WINDS OF 45 TO 55 MPH. THESE WINDS
CAN DOWN SMALL TREE LIMBS AND BRANCHES...AND BLOW AROUND UNSECURED
SMALL OBJECTS. SEEK SHELTER IN A SAFE BUILDING UNTIL THE STORM
PASSES. TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS HAVE REPORTED GENERAL ROTATION
WITH THIS STORM.

ALSO...DEVELOPING IN AN ENVIRONMENT FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS.

STAY TUNED FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE WARNINGS.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
It's not quite raining here yet, but I gotta go out, so I'm getting off in a few. HOWever, I'd like to leave the blog w/ a hypothetical...

I'm planning on getting a wx station and hooking it up to the 'net... eventually.

So, say another hurricane like Irene comes along, and makes a beeline for New Providence, cat 3 winds and all. Should I leave up the station until the wind blows it away, so as to collect as much data as possible, or should I take it down and save myself the several hundred $$ it would cost me???


Depends on what you mount it to, how you mount it, and how important a few hundred bucks is to you.

http://www.rainmanweather.com/
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we got a 3 week heat wave coming up for august

and it will be the hottest of all time
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It's not quite raining here yet, but I gotta go out, so I'm getting off in a few. HOWever, I'd like to leave the blog w/ a hypothetical...

I'm planning on getting a wx station and hooking it up to the 'net... eventually.

So, say another hurricane like Irene comes along, and makes a beeline for New Providence, cat 3+ winds and all. Should I leave up the station until the wind blows it away, so as to collect as much data as possible, or should I take it down and save myself the several hundred $$ it would cost me???

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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:


no.....but we can argue about it if you'd like :)


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........................................winds picking up around your area stormtracker
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Quoting OldLeatherneck:


It's winter in Australia. Happens every year.
every 9 months
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