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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 100 °F
Thermal, CA KTRM 100 °F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 98 °F
Quincy Muni, Quincy, FL, FL K2J9 98 °F
Edinburg, TX KEBG 98 °F
Blythe, CA KBLH 97 °F
Imperial, CA KIPL 97 °F
McAllen, TX KMFE 97 °F
Falfurrias, TX KBKS 97 °F
Alice, TX KALI 97 °F
City Station ID Temp.
West Yellowstone, MT KWYS 30 °F
Yellowstone, WY KP60 33 °F
Stanley, ID KSNT 35 °F
Wolf Creek Pass, CO KCPW 35 °F
Crane Lake, MN KCDD 35 °F
Truckee-Tahoe, CA KTRK 35 °F
MCMWTC BRIDGEPORT, CA, CA KBAN 36 °F
International Falls, MN KINL 36 °F
Cook, MN KCQM 37 °F
Orr, MN KORB 37 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 54 mph
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 54 mph
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 50 mph
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 40 mph
Adak, AK PADK 40 mph
McCook, NE KMCK 39 mph
East Cameron 278, LA KEHC 39 mph
South Marsh 268, LA KSCF 37 mph
Mustang Island A85A, TX KMZG 37 mph
Kremmling, CO K20V 36 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Clarinda, IA KICL 2.01 in
Clarinda, IA KICL 2.01 in
McCook, NE KMCK 1.96 in
Omaha, NE KOMA 1.41 in
Omaha Millard, NE KMLE 1.29 in
Omaha Offutt, NE KOFF 1.26 in
Lamoni, IA KLWD 1.25 in
Harlan, IA KHNR 1.17 in
North Platte, NE KLBF 1.17 in
Perryton, TX KPYX 1.13 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Mount Carmel, IL KAJG 105 °F
Mount Carmel, IL KAJG 105 °F
West Delta, MS KDLP 105 °F
Key West NAF, FL KNQX 104 °F
Shawnee, OK KSNL 104 °F
Brownsville, TX KBRO 104 °F
Salem, IL KSLO 103 °F
Chandler, OK KCQB 103 °F
Belleville, IL KBLV 103 °F
Olney-Noble, IL KOLY 102 °F
  • Verified at 02:58 pm ET on August 27, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Deadhorse, AK PASC 23 °F
Atqasuk Edward Burnell Sr, AK PATQ 25 °F
Wolf Creek Pass, CO KCPW 25 °F
Monarch Pass, CO KMYP 26 °F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 28 °F
Barter Island, AK PABA 28 °F
Barrow, AK PABR 28 °F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 29 °F
Yellowstone, WY KP60 31 °F
Wainwright, AK PAWI 31 °F
  • Verified at 02:58 pm ET on August 27, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Today's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Mitribah, Kuwait 40551 122 °F
Mitribah, Kuwait 40551 122 °F
Kanaqin, Iraq 40637 121 °F
Baghdad, Iraq KQTZ 120 °F
Najaf, Iraq 40670 120 °F
Kut-Al-Hai, Iraq 40665 120 °F
Nasiriya, Iraq 40676 120 °F
Abdaly, Kuwait 40550 120 °F
Basrah, Iraq ORMM 120 °F
Sabriyah, Kuwait 40553 119 °F
  • Verified at 02:58 pm ET on August 27, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -80 °F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -79 °F
Priestley Glacier, Antarctica 89659 -70 °F
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -69 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -61 °F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -55 °F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -45 °F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -39 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8917, Antarctica 89272 -35 °F
Marilyn (Byrd Glacier), Antarctica 89869 -34 °F
  • Verified at 02:58 pm ET on August 27, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
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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