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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 U.S. Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Edinburg, TX NONE 79 °F
West Palm Beach, FL KPBI 79 °F
Hollywood, FL KHWO 79 °F
Edinburg, TX KEBG 79 °F
Ft Lauderdale, FL KFLL 79 °F
Tucson, AZ KRYN 78 °F
Kendall, FL KTMB 78 °F
Miami, FL KMIA 78 °F
Immokalee Regional Airport, FL KIMM 78 °F
Fort Worth NAS, TX KNFW 78 °F
City Station ID Temp.
Fosston, MN NONE -11 °F
International Falls, MN KINL -11 °F
Ely, MN KELO -7 °F
Cook, MN KCQM -7 °F
Crane Lake, MN KCDD -7 °F
Paynesville, MN KPEX -7 °F
Phillips, WI KPBH -7 °F
Hibbing, MN KHIB -6 °F
Langdon, ND KD55 -5 °F
Bigfork, MN KFOZ -5 °F
City Station ID Wind Gust
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN 61 mph
Deadhorse, AK PASC 58 mph
Drone Runway, Panama City,, FL KTDR 56 mph
Akhiok AP, Akhiok, AK, AK PAKH 56 mph
Nuiqsut, AK PAQT 54 mph
Igiugig AP, Igiugig, AK, AK PAIG 53 mph
Dillingham, AK PADL 52 mph
Manokotak AP, Manokotak, A, AK PAMB 51 mph
Clarks Point AP, Clarks Po, AK PFCL 50 mph
Portage Glacier, AK PATO 48 mph
City Station ID Precip.
Portage Glacier, AK PATO 1.87 in
Tampa Macdill AFB, FL KMCF 13.63 in
Portage Glacier, AK PATO 1.87 in
Hilo, HI PHTO 0.97 in
Annette Island, AK PANT 0.89 in
Chignik, AK PAJC 0.87 in
Ketchikan, AK PAKT 0.79 in
Victoria, TX KVCT 0.78 in
Ukiah, CA KUKI 0.65 in
Seldovia, AK PASO 0.64 in
City Station ID Heat Index
Honolulu, HI PHNL 90 °F
Honolulu, HI PHNL 90 °F
Kalaeloa, HI PHJR 90 °F
Kahului, HI PHOG 89 °F
Lanai City, HI PHNY 88 °F
Molokai, HI PHMK 88 °F
Keahole Point, HI PHKO 88 °F
Kaneohe MCBH, HI PHNG 86 °F
Lihue, HI PHLI 86 °F
Barking Sands, HI PHBK 86 °F
  • Verified at 09:54 pm ET on November 20, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Wind Chill
Mt. Washington, NH KMWN -30 °F
Langdon, ND KD55 -19 °F
Baudette, MN KBDE -17 °F
Minot AFB, ND KMIB -16 °F
Park Rapids, MN KPKD -16 °F
International Falls, MN KINL -16 °F
Paynesville, MN KPEX -15 °F
Estherville, IA KEST -14 °F
Brainerd, MN KBRD -14 °F
Grand Forks, ND KGFK -13 °F
  • Verified at 09:54 pm ET on November 20, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Today's World Extremes
City Station ID Temp.
Mount Isa, Australia YBMA 110 °F
Mayiwane Met Stn., Swaziland FDMY 115 °F
Camooweal Post Office, Australia 94255 110 °F
Mount Isa, Australia YBMA 110 °F
Cloncurry Airport, Australia YCCY 109 °F
Century Mine, Australia 94261 109 °F
Phosphate Hill Airport, Australia 94336 109 °F
Winton Airport, Australia 94342 109 °F
Marble Bar, Australia 95317 108 °F
Cloncurry, Australia 94335 108 °F
  • Verified at 09:54 pm ET on November 20, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
City Station ID Temp.
Tutonchany, Russia 23589 -49 °F
Tutonchany, Russia 23589 -49 °F
Verhojansk, Russia 24266 -47 °F
Yekyuchchyu, Russia 24361 -46 °F
Agata, Russia 23383 -45 °F
Agayakan, Russia 24684 -44 °F
Batagay-in-Yakut, Russia 24263 -44 °F
Ikki-Ambar, Russia 24588 -44 °F
Kujga, Russia 21937 -44 °F
Delinde, Russia 24477 -44 °F
  • Verified at 09:54 pm ET on November 20, 2014.
  • These reports are observations, and are not record events.
Extreme Weather Blogs
Greatest 24-hour Snowfall on Record for the U.S.?
By Christopher C. Burt

This past week some exceptional snowfall amounts were reported in northern Wisconsin (50.1” at Gile) and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (42.5” at Ishpeming 7 NNW) largely the result of some intense lake-effect snow squalls coming off Lake Superior. The accumulations occurred over approximately a 96-hour period from November 11-14. Amazing as these totals were they couldn’t compare to the official U.S. record of 75.8” at Silver Lake, Colorado in 24 hours on April 14-15, 1921, or another contender for such: the 78” at Mile 47 Camp in Alaska on February 7, 1963.UPDATE: An amazing 65" of snow, almost all, if not all, of this occurred between 10 p.m. Nov. 17 and 10 p.m. Nov. 18 at a site(s) just south and east of Buffalo. These snow depth reports are not 'official' but are obviously accurate given the video and photographic evidence.

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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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