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2010 November

Update on World Heat Record (58°C/136.48F) at Al Azizia, Libya, Sept. 13, 1922

In my blog posted on Oct. 8th, I raised questions concerning the hottest officially measured temperature in the world: the 58°C (136.4°F) reading from Al Azizia, Libya on September 13, 1922. Since that post, new information has come to my attention.

weatherhistorian, • 11:20 PM GMT on November 16, 2010

Nov. 10th: A Day of Weather Infamy for the Great Lake States and the Upper Midwest

November the 10th (and the day before and after) is the anniversary of several extraordinary weather events in the Great Lakes Region and Upper Midwest and, for that matter, anywhere in the United States. No less than five incredible weather events have occurred on these dates, resulting in some of the deadliest and most ferocious storms ever to affect Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio.

weatherhistorian, • 2:10 AM GMT on November 10, 2010

Early Season Snowfalls

October is normally the month that the first measurable snowfalls of the winter season fall in the Northern Plains, Rocky Mountains, Cascades of the Pacific Northwest (above about 4000 feet), and the Sierra Nevada of California (above about 6000 feet). On occasion, snow also falls in the Northeast and Appalachians at higher elevations.Perhaps the most extraordinary early-season snowstorm in New England history occurred on Oct. 9, 1804 when a hurricane roared ashore on Long Island, New York and then encountered an arctic air mass over southeastern Canada.

weatherhistorian, • 6:16 PM GMT on November 03, 2010