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When weather observation stations are moved, they typically take on a new name and new identification. This is necessary for ensuring the accuracy and validity of historical records. However, it also can make it difficult to find records for your location, since each city could have multiple stations with different periods of record, in different locations. Record Extremes contains all historical records from the National Climatic Data Center, and are shown on a "station ID" basis. A missing record means that in that station's lifetime, it didn't have the opportunity to record the location's record extreme.

Today's Contiguous U.S. Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
El Centro, CA KNJK 98 °F
Altus, OK KAXS 97 °F
Thermal, CA KTRM 97 °F
Lawton, OK KLAW 97 °F
Nakika, MS KIKT 96 °F
Perryton, TX KPYX 96 °F
Blythe, CA KBLH 96 °F
Liberal, KS KLBL 96 °F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 96 °F
Frederick, OK KFDR 96 °F
City Station ID Temp.
Grayling, MI KGOV 37 °F
Land O' Lakes, WI KLNL 37 °F
Manistique, MI KISQ 39 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 39 °F
Pellston, MI KPLN 39 °F
Leadville, CO KLXV 39 °F
Tomahawk, WI KTKV 39 °F
Eagle River, WI KEGV 39 °F
Cadillac, MI KCAD 40 °F
Newberry, MI KERY 40 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Enid, OK KWDG 56 mph
Enid, OK KWDG 56 mph
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 56 mph
Portage Glacier, AK PATO 53 mph
Great Bend, KS KGBD 53 mph
Ponca City, OK KPNC 52 mph
Medicine Lodge, KS KP28 51 mph
Hays, KS KHYS 51 mph
Mustang Island A85A, TX KMZG 48 mph
Hutchinson, KS KHUT 47 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Great Bend, KS KGBD 3.13 in
Fort Myers, FL KFMY 2.59 in
Pratt, KS KPTT 1.59 in
Port Aransas, TX KRAS 1.57 in
Portage Glacier, AK PATO 1.52 in
Sand Springs William R. Po, OK KOWP 1.48 in
Medicine Lodge, KS KP28 1.37 in
Tulsa, OK KTUL 1.30 in
Kendall, FL KTMB 1.28 in
Ponca City, OK KPNC 1.26 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Ellington Field, TX KEFD 107 °F
Ellington Field, TX KEFD 107 °F
Moncks Corner, SC KMKS 105 °F
Immokalee Regional Airport, FL KIMM 105 °F
Marshall, TX KASL 104 °F
Hearne, TX KLHB 104 °F
Beaumont, TX KBPT 103 °F
Piney Island, NC KNBT 103 °F
Ft Lauderdale, FL KFLL 102 °F
Amelia, LA K7R3 102 °F
  • Verified at 02:59 pm ET on July 10, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Barrow, AK PABR 20 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 25 °F
Deadhorse, AK PASC 29 °F
Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr, AK PATQ 29 °F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 30 °F
Barter Island, AK PABA 30 °F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP 31 °F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 31 °F
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 34 °F
Wainwright, AK PAWI 34 °F
  • Verified at 02:59 pm ET on July 10, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Today's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Hafr Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia OEKK 123 °F
In Salah, Algeria 60630 119 °F
Rhourd Nouss, Algeria 60603 118 °F
Timimoun, Algeria DAUT 118 °F
El Borma, Tunisia DTTR 118 °F
Mitribah, Kuwait 40551 117 °F
Kuwait, Kuwait OKBK 116 °F
Fahud, Oman OOFD 116 °F
Jahra, Kuwait 40586 116 °F
Abadan, Iran OIAA 116 °F
  • Verified at 02:59 pm ET on July 10, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -110 °F
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -104 °F
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -96 °F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -95 °F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -76 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -72 °F
Amundsen-Scott, Antarctica NZSP -66 °F
Gill, Antarctica 89376 -65 °F
Lettau, Antarctica 89377 -58 °F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -55 °F
  • Verified at 02:59 pm ET on July 10, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
Warmest Days of the Year for the U.S.
By Christopher C. Burt

NOAA recently produced an interesting map showing when the hottest day of the year is likely to occur in the contiguous U.S. Complimenting this map is one produced by Brian Brettschneider of Borealis Scientific, LLC, which illustrates the date of summer’s midpoint (peak of summer average temperatures) which was reproduced in my blog posted last August. Brian has also produced maps of such for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons. There is also some other great material from Brian herein.

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California Drought/Polar Vortex Jet Stream Pattern Linked to Global Warming
By Dr. Jeff Masters

From November 2013 - January 2014, a remarkably extreme jet stream pattern set up over North America, bringing the infamous "Polar Vortex" of cold air to the Midwest and Eastern U.S., and a "Ridiculously Resilient Ridge" of high pressure over California, which brought the worst winter drought conditions ever recorded to that state. A new study by Utah State scientist S.-Y. Simon Wang found that this jet stream pattern was the most extreme on record, and likely could not have grown so extreme without the influence of human-caused global warming.

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