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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.

Yesterday's U.S. Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Death Valley, CA KNJK 99 °F
El Centro, CA KNJK 95 °F
Yuma MCAS, AZ KNYL 94 °F
Imperial, CA KIPL 93 °F
Palm Springs, CA KPSP 92 °F
Thermal, CA KTRM 92 °F
Needles, CA KEED 91 °F
Bullhead City, AZ KIFP 91 °F
Blythe, CA KBLH 91 °F
Phoenix, AZ KPHX 90 °F
City Station ID Temp.
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 10 °F
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 10 °F
West Yellowstone, MT KWYS 17 °F
Big Piney, WY KBPI 23 °F
Jackson, WY KJAC 24 °F
Yellowstone, WY KP60 24 °F
Pinedale, WY KPNA 24 °F
Stanley, ID KSNT 24 °F
Langdon, ND KD55 24 °F
Saranac Lake, NY KSLK 24 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 66 mph
Deadhorse, AK PASC 56 mph
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 56 mph
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 53 mph
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP 51 mph
St. George, AK PAPB 50 mph
Barter Island, AK PABA 50 mph
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 48 mph
Sand Island, Henderson Fie, HI PMDY 41 mph
Wainwright, AK PAWI 41 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Corpus Christi, TX KCRP 1.68 in
Kendall, FL KTMB 1.66 in
Portage Glacier, AK PATO 1.32 in
Quillayute, WA KUIL 1.27 in
Brookings, OR KBOK 1.10 in
Port Aransas, TX KRAS 1.09 in
Marathon, FL KMTH 1.08 in
Crescent City, CA KCEC 1.03 in
Ingleside, TX KTFP 0.98 in
Arcata, CA KACV 0.93 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Sand Island, Henderson Fie, HI PMDY 94 °F
Kahului, HI PHOG 94 °F
Key West NAF, FL KNQX 93 °F
Keahole Point, HI PHKO 92 °F
Harlingen, TX KHRL 92 °F
Key West, FL KEYW 92 °F
Molokai, HI PHMK 91 °F
Kalaeloa, HI PHJR 91 °F
Tampa Macdill AFB, FL KMCF 91 °F
Lahaina, HI PHJH 90 °F
  • Verified at 09:36 pm ET on October 20, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN -17 °F
Barrow, AK PABR -7 °F
Togiak, AK PATG 3 °F
Gulkana, AK PAGK 5 °F
Kuparuk, AK PAKU 5 °F
Deadhorse, AK PASC 7 °F
Deadhorse Alpine Airstrip, AK PALP 8 °F
Cape Lisburne, AK PALU 8 °F
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 8 °F
Quinhagak, AK PAQH 8 °F
  • Verified at 09:36 pm ET on October 20, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Yesterday's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Koolan Island, Australia 94206 106 °F
Linguere, Senegal GOOG 106 °F
Akjoujt, Mauritania GQNJ 105 °F
Aioun El Atrouss, Mauritania GQNA 105 °F
Podor, Senegal GOSP 105 °F
Chhor, Pakistan 41768 104 °F
Kintore (Wulungurru), Australia 94321 104 °F
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia OEDR 104 °F
Atar, Mauritania GQPA 104 °F
Twee Rivieren, South Africa 68322 104 °F
  • Verified at 09:36 pm ET on October 20, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Dome A, Antarctica 89577 -76 °F
University of Wisconsin I, Antarctica 89734 -66 °F
Concordia, Antarctica 89625 -65 °F
Dome Plateau Eagle, Antarctica 89578 -52 °F
Kohnen Ep9, Antarctica 89507 -51 °F
Mid Point, Antarctica 89648 -48 °F
Baldrick Aws, Antarctica 89013 -48 °F
Priestley Glacier, Antarctica 89659 -48 °F
Univ. Wi Id 8918, Antarctica 89744 -47 °F
Ago-4, Antarctica 89598 -43 °F
  • Verified at 09:36 pm ET on October 20, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
What is the Wettest Month of the Year in the U.S.?
By Christopher C. Burt

Brian Brettshneider of Borealis Scientific has done some impressive research concerning what the wettest calendar month of the year might be by employing data from 8,535 official NCDC sites from across the U.S. utilizing the latest 30 years of record (1981-2010). His conclusion is that June is, overall, most frequently the wettest month in the U.S. with 2,053 of the 8,535 sites reporting such. April, at the other end of the spectrum, reports only 76 sites of the 8,535 as their wettest month. This is a guest blog by Brian and below are the results of his research (both text and maps are his).

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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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