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Global High and Low Temperatures

Posted by feww on July 7, 2017

Today’s hottest recorded temperature was 51.6°C (124.9°F)  in Mitribah (Kuwait) 

Max Temp Last 24h

Mitribah (Kuwait), 51.6°C
Basrah-Hussen (Iraq), 51.4°C
Sabriyah (Kuwait), 51.2°C
Omidieh (Iran), 51°C
Ahwaz (Iran), 50.8°C
Badrah (Iraq), 50.8°C
Abadan (Iran), 50.7°C

Death Valley, CA (USA), 50.6°C  (123°F)

Min Temp Last 24h
Dome A (Antarctica), -75.3°C (-103.5°F)

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51ºC – Hottest Day Ever in India

Posted by feww on May 20, 2016

Life-threatening heat breaks temperature record in India 

City of Phalodi in Rajasthan state has broken the country’s temperature record after registering 51°C (123.8°F), the highest in India since records began, said the weather office.

The new record surpasses the previous record for the hottest temperature set at 50.6°C in 1956.

Much of northern India has been plagued by a lingering heatwave with temperatures exceeding 40°C for several weeks, while dozens, more likely hundreds, of people have died from extreme heat in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

The record [contested] for the highest air temperature in the world, 56.7°C (134°F), was  set on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley, California.

 

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Major Heatwave Plagues Europe

Posted by feww on July 1, 2015

Temperatures exceed 40°C in parts of Europe

Heat warnings and alerts are in effect throughout  Spain and Portugal after temperatures soared to as high as 44ºC (111ºF).

The hot weather has also impacted Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands, while UK had its hottest day in nearly a decade.

  • England had its hottest July day on record, with temperatures reaching 36.7ºC (98ºF).
  • Paris saw temperatures of up to 40ºC.
  • Red Alert was issued for the southern city of Cordoba in Spain.

Heatwaves across Europe

In 2003, a heatwave resulted in excess mortality, causing  70,000 more deaths than usual across Europe, including up to 20,000 in France.

In 2010, the daytime temperatures in Moscow climbed over 38ºC (100°F) for the first time since record-keeping began in 1879. A total of about 56,000 more deaths were reported nationwide during July and August 2010, compared with the same period previous year.

U.S. High Temperature for Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the US high temperature of 52ºC (125ºF) was registered at Death Valley (CA), while the lowest temperature for Wednesday, July 1, 2015 was 0.6ºC (33ºF) at Tomahawk, WI

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Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Mojave Desert Areas

Posted by feww on June 8, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
SCENARIO 777
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Excessive Heat Forecast for Sunday through Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Excessive Heat Warnings for Mojave Desert areas.

Those areas include Lake Havasu, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Death Valley National Park, Desert Hills, Topock, Kingman, Golden Valley, Dolan Springs, Valentine, Wikieup, Yucca, Bullhead City, Mohave Valley, Furnace Creek, Shoshone, Barstow, Daggett, Fort Irwin, Baker, Mountain Pass, Mitchell Caverns, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, Vidal Junction, Needles, Mesquite, Overton,  Moapa, Pahrump, Indian Springs, Desert Rock, Amargosa Valley, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Summerlin, Nellis, Mountains Edge, Seven Hills, Blue Diamond, Hoover Dam, Laughlin, Primm, Searchlight, and Cal-Nev-Ari.

Other areas covered by the NWS Warning include Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Northwest Deserts, Western Mojave Desert, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin-Cadiz Basin, San Bernardino County, Upper Colorado River Valley, Northeast Clark County, Western Clark And Southern Nye County, Las Vegas Valley and Southern Clark County.

Forecast Temperatures

  • Death Valley: 118 to 122 (~ 48°C to 50°C)
  • Colorado River Valley: 108 to 114 (~ 42°C to 46°C)
  • Mojave Desert Areas including Las Vegas: 105 to 111 (~ 41°C to 44°C)
  • Kingman: 99 to 102 (~ 37°C to 39°C)

Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect from 11 am PDT to 9 pm PDT Monday.

Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for elevations below 4000 feet in the Mojave Desert from 11 am to 9 pm Monday.

Monday is expected to be the hottest day, with Unseasonably Hot Temperatures also forecast for Sunday and Tuesday.

An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when temperatures are forecast
to reach dangerous levels…

National High and Low Temperatures (for the contiguous United States)

High and Low Temperatures for Saturday, June 7, 2014, issued 2 am EDT Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • High Temperature: 118 degrees (48°C) at Death Valley, CA
  • Low Temperature:  25 degrees (-4°C) at Stanley, ID

[Source: NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD]

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HOTTEST June on record for Tucson, AZ

Posted by feww on July 10, 2013

HOTTEST June and first month on record with triple digit highs each day

Tucson also saw Warmest March thru June period on record: NWS

One year after recording the 5th hottest June on record, Tucsonans’ lived through the HOTTEST June on record where for the first time on record, every day recorded a triple digit high. The closest a month came to achieving this feat was August 1994 when 30 days recorded triple digit highs.

The monthly average temperature of 89.4° made it the HOTTEST June on record, breaking the previous monthly record of 89.2° from 1994. Temperature extremes for the month ranged from a high of 112° on the 29th to a low of 68° on the 6th.

On June 28, 2013, the maximum temperature in Maricopa County reached 118.9 degrees breaking the previous record by  2.8 degrees.

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June 2013 Daily High and Low Temperature Departures from Normal for Tucson, Arizona. Source: NWS

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The historical progression of the record for number of consecutive days that Tucson has hit 100 degrees or greater since 1895. Source: NWS

Death Valley: The Hottest Place on Earth

One hundred years ago today, on July 10th, 1913 the weather observer at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California recorded a high temperature of 134°F (56.7°C). This is the highest reliably recorded air temperature on Earth.

National High and Low Temperature (for the contiguous United States) NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD Issued 8 pm EDT Tuesday, July 9, 2013

High Temperature for Tuesday, July 9, 2013
(as received by 8 pm EDT July 9)
123ºF recorded  at Death Valley, CA

Low Temperature for Tuesday, July 9, 2013
(as received by 8 pm EDT July 9)
34ºF recorded at Stanley, ID

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Mega Heat Wave Continues in Western U.S.

Posted by feww on July 1, 2013

Death Valley Temperatures ranged from 128 to 132 Sunday

The National Weather Service (NWS) reported  a peak temperature of 128 degrees in Death Valley National Park at 4 pm on Sunday, which ties the record for the hottest June day anywhere in the U.S.

However, informal reading showed temperatures of up to 4 degrees higher, recorded at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in Death Valley, the Los Angeles Times reported.

A large digital model at the entrance of the headquarters showed a peak temperature of 132 degrees. “That thermometer was showing off temperatures above 130 degrees for much of Sunday afternoon,” LAT said.

If confirmed, the reading of 132ºF would shatter the record for June temperatures in the U.S.

The highest recorded temperature on earth was set at 134 degrees in Death Valley almost exactly a century ago on July 10, 1913.

On June 5, 2013, the blog posted the following forecast:

FIRE-EARTH Models show the world record high temperature of 134ºF set 100 years ago cold be broken this year with a probability of about 78 percent.

Meantime, NOAA released the U.S. Daily Highest Max Temperature Records set on June 29, 2013.

U.S. Daily Highest Max Temperature Records set on June 29, 2013

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U.S. Daily Highest Max Temperature Records set on June 29, 2013. A total of 69 records were broken or tied: 47 broken; 22  tied. NOAA/NCDC.

The Western United States will continue to experience high temperatures of up to 20 degrees above average, according to NWS.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said it has experienced a  surge of more than 61% in wildfire responses (2,900 fires) in the first half of 2013, compared with the same period in average year (1,800 fires).

The impact of heat would be exacerbated by smoke from hundreds of wildfire burning in the region, FIRE-EARTH believes.

Where there is fire…

smoke from wildfires envelops most of the us
Current HMS Fire and Smoke Analysis. Source NOAA/SSD

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Michigan Declared Major Disaster Area

Posted by feww on June 19, 2013

16 Michigan Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas Following Devastating Floods

The Whit House has declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan in the areas affected by flooding during the period of April 16 to May 14, 2013.

The counties covered by the declaration are Allegan, Baraga, Barry, Gogebic, Houghton, Ionia, Kent, Keweenaw, Marquette, Midland, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ontonagon, Osceola, Ottawa, and Saginaw.

Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

SNAFU at Fukushima

Trust TEPCO, the operators of Japan’s disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, turning a disaster into a farce… And, that’s exactly what they have been doing since March 2011 Mega Quake and tsunami, which crippled the reactors causing multiple meltdowns.

TEPCO  has revealed that high levels of a toxic radioactive Strontium-90 was present in the groundwater at 30 times the legal limit.  The plant operators also found Tritium eight times the legal limit.

To compound the problem, experts say that Fukushima plant is running out of storage space for contaminated water, while large amounts of water is needed each day to cool the reactors.

Strontium-90 has a half life of 29 years, and is believed to cause bone cancer if ingested.

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Uttarakhand, N. India: Death toll tops 150, as flooding and landslide devastate a vast region

The Mega Deluge and massive landslides, caused by extreme monsoon rains, have devastated hundreds of towns and villages, destroying thousands of homes and other buildings,  and leaving more than 150 dead, with at least as many reported missing.

The death toll may swell substantially once the exact count of bodies scattered across the ravaged towns is known.  Right now, large parts of the region remain deluged and hundreds of homes  and businesses lay in ruins, the report said.

  • “Very heavy casualties are feared and I cannot give the exact number without a proper survey,” said Uttarakhand Chief Minister, who described the flood ravage as unprecedented caused by a “Himalayan tsunami.”

Meantime, India’s Meteorological Center reported that the state of Kerala had received an average of 57 cm of rain between June 1 and 17, some 69 percent more than the normal level.

  • “The highest rainfall was recorded in Kannur district at 85 cm. This was 105 per ent more than the expected rainfall,” said a report.

Thousands of people have died in floods and landslides in Uttarakhand: BJP

Indian People’s Party (BJP), which is the country’s second largest political party, has claimed that “thousands of people have died [in floods and landslides in Uttarakhand] and [that] there is no rescue operation,” said a report.

  • “We demand that urgent steps be taken to describe this disaster as a national calamity. Adequate attention on war footing be given for rehabilitation and rescue operations,” a BJP spokesperson told reporters in Delhi.

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“Super heat wave hits many parts of China”

A “super heat wave” has hit many parts of China, according to the official media. Many areas have reported temperature highs of 37ºC (98.6 degrees F).

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U.S. High and Low Temperatures (F)

High Temperature for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 (received by 8 am EDT June 19)

  • 114 degrees (45.6ºC), recorded at Death Valley, CA

Low Temperature for Wednesday, June 19, 2013 (received by 8 am EDT June 19)

  • 27 degrees,  recorded at Spincich Lake, MI

Global High and Low Temperatures

  • 116.3 degrees (46.8ºC), Algeria
  • -86.8 degrees (-66ºC), Antarctica

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – June 8, 2013

Posted by feww on June 8, 2013

Excessive Heat Warning issued for parts of 3 states

National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Southern Nevada, Southeastern California and Northwestern Arizona. 

NWS has warned that high temperatures will remain at potentially dangerous levels
through Sunday.

Very hot weather is expected across the region through the weekend. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Sunday evening for elevations below 4000 feet in the Mojave Desert.

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Very hot weather is expected across the region through the weekend. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Sunday evening for elevations below 4000 feet in the Mojave Desert. Forecast high is represented by the orange bars while record values are denoted in red. Source: NWS

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Severe Sandstorm Hits NW China (Again)

Sandstorm NW China 8jun2013
A severe sandstorm enveloped Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 8, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Peng). More images …

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Three major wildfires burning in N.M.

The largest of the three fires is the Thompson Ridge Fire which broke out in the Jemez Mountains just over a week ago.

Thompson Ridge Fire

  • Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Started: May 31, 2013
  • Personnel: 1,015
  • Cause: Downed power line
  • Size: 14,430 acres
  • Containment: 10 percent, as of Friday 8:30 a.m.
  • Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine

Evacuations:  An evacuation order remains in effect for Thompson Ridge, Rancho de la Cueva and Elk Valley.

Tres Lagunas Fire

  • Location: 10 miles north of Pecos
  • Started: May 30
  • Personnel: 1,011
  • Cause: Downed power line
  • Size: 10,048 acres
  • Containment: 34 percent, as of Friday 8:00 a.m.
  • Fuels: Timber

Evacuations: Some evacuation orders remain in effect; residents north of Windy Bridge are still evacuated.

Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of N. Calif., W. Colorado,  N. Central and Western New Mexico.

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Lubbock, Texas Declares a State of Emergency

City and County of Lubbock have declared a state of emergency due the damage caused by severe thunderstorms Wednesday.

“The storm’s 80-plus mph winds caused severe damage to infrastructure throughout the entire service territory, which led to more than 19,000 reported outages at its peak,” said a report citing LP&L.

Continued…

DISASTER CALENDARJune 8, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,008 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,008 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History

GLOBAL WARNINGS

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World Record High Temperature Could Be Broken This Year

Posted by feww on June 5, 2013

Death Valley World Record High Temperature of 134ºF Could Be Shattered in 2013

FIRE-EARTH Models show the world record high temperature of 134ºF set 100 years ago cold be broken this year with a probability of  about 78 percent [probability revised up after running additional simulations – June 5, 2013.]  

The world’s highest reliably recorded air temperature was 134°F (56.7°C) set at Furnace Creek Ranch (formerly Greenland Ranch) in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913.

Excessive Heat Watch for Mojave Desert

Meantime, NWS issued an Excessive Heat Watch for SE Calif., S Nevada and NW Arizona.

  • HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB TO POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LEVELS FOR
    THIS TIME OF YEAR FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY
  • Very hot weather is expected across the region this weekend as high pressure builds overhead. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect starting Friday afternoon and continuing through Sunday evening for elevations in the Mojave Desert below 4000 feet.
  • Expected Temperatures: HIGHS ranging from 105 to 110 for much of the MOJAVE DESERT region including Las Vegas Valley, 110 to 114 along the Colorado river Valley and from  119 to 123 degrees at Furnace creek in   DEATH VALLEY national Park

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