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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.
Kendall, FL KTMB 89 °F
Hollywood, FL KHWO 87 °F
Miami, FL KMIA 87 °F
Ft Lauderdale, FL KFLL 87 °F
Opa Locka, FL KOPF 87 °F
West Palm Beach, FL KPBI 86 °F
Pompano Beach, FL KPMP 86 °F
Homestead AFB, FL KHST 86 °F
Fort Lauderdale, FL KFXE 84 °F
Marathon, FL KMTH 84 °F
City Station ID Temp.
Stanley, ID KSNT 17 °F
Yellowstone, WY KP60 18 °F
Grayling, MI KGOV 18 °F
Gwinn, MI KSAW 18 °F
Butte, MT KBTM 19 °F
Big Piney, WY KBPI 19 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 19 °F
Newberry, MI KERY 20 °F
Kalispell, MT KGPI 21 °F
Bozeman, MT KBZN 21 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 72 mph
Fargo, ND KFAR 55 mph
Rapid City, SD KRAP 50 mph
Mandan, ND KY19 48 mph
Cooperstown, ND KS32 48 mph
Faith, SD KD07 48 mph
Moorhead, MN KJKJ 48 mph
Salina, KS KSLN 46 mph
Russell, KS KRSL 46 mph
Fergus Falls, MN KFFM 45 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Camden, SC KCDN 3.42 in
Kendall, FL KTMB 2.64 in
Wilmington, NC KILM 2.42 in
New River MCAS, NC KNCA 1.84 in
Cherry Point, NC KNKT 1.83 in
Swansboro, NC KNJM 1.76 in
Beaufort, NC KMRH 1.58 in
Marco Island Airport, FL KMKY 1.48 in
Wadesboro, NC KAFP 1.42 in
New Bern, NC KEWN 1.41 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Kendall, FL KTMB 93 °F
Homestead AFB, FL KHST 92 °F
Ft Lauderdale, FL KFLL 91 °F
Miami, FL KMIA 91 °F
West Palm Beach, FL KPBI 90 °F
Opa Locka, FL KOPF 90 °F
Pompano Beach, FL KPMP 89 °F
Stuart, FL KSUA 85 °F
Key West NAF, FL KNQX 84 °F
Ft Pierce, FL KFPR 84 °F
  • Verified at 02:52 pm ET on April 19, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Wainwright, AK PAWI -32 °F
Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr, AK PATQ -31 °F
Barrow, AK PABR -25 °F
Point Lay, AK PPIZ -22 °F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT -21 °F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP -8 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN -5 °F
Anaktuvuk Pass, AK PAKP -1 °F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU -1 °F
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 1 °F
  • Verified at 02:52 pm ET on April 19, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Today's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Aswan, Egypt HESN 113 °F
Aswan, Egypt HESN 113 °F
Saint Louis, Senegal GOSS 111 °F
Yenbo, Saudi Arabia OEYN 111 °F
Linguere, Senegal GOOG 111 °F
Bournemouth, United Kingdom EGHH 111 °F
Kaedi, Mauritania GQNK 110 °F
Kayes, Mali GAKY 110 °F
Rosso, Mauritania GQNR 110 °F
Selibaby, Mauritania 61510 110 °F
  • Verified at 02:52 pm ET on April 19, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -86 °F
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -83 °F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -82 °F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -77 °F
Amundsen-Scott, Antarctica NZSP -72 °F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -71 °F
Baldrick Aws, Antarctica 89013 -69 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -59 °F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -51 °F
Thiel Mountains Aws, Antarctica 89087 -42 °F
  • Verified at 02:52 pm ET on April 19, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
March 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary
By Christopher C. Burt

March featured a number of anomalous extreme weather events such as the floods in portions of Egypt and New Zealand, a freak hailstorm in Asmara, Eritrea, record warmth in much of Europe, severe cold and snow in the eastern half of the U.S. and heavy rainfall in the Pacific Northwest that culminated in a deadly landslide in Washington. Preliminary data from NASA indicates that globally (land-ocean temperature index), it was the 4th warmest March on record (since 1880).

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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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