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#1426230 - 18/06/2017 15:38 Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017
pete28 Offline
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Looks to be some record breaking heat coming up on Monday and Tuesday for Southwest US - with 850hpa temps hovering around 35C places such as Phoenix and Las Vegas could break their all time records with Phoenix forecast for 121F, Las Vegas 117F on Tuesday. Death Valley also forecast at 129F on Tuesday which would equal their all-time hottest reliably recorded temperature!

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#1426234 - 18/06/2017 17:45 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
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LOL Vegas 97/19 at midnight. Hmmm yuck
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#1426388 - 21/06/2017 07:46 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
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Phoenix currently 119F and Las Vegas 115F, both only 3 F off their all-time records! Needles on 125F (52C) at 2pm, pretty impressive considering it's 300m above sea-level!

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#1426407 - 21/06/2017 10:10 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
pete28 Offline
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Interesting that Badwater in Death Valley currently sits at 129F though it isn't recognized anywhere as an official temperature by the looks of it, only Furnace Creek Visitor Centre is recognized...

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#1426421 - 21/06/2017 13:44 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
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Hello Folks:

The Wikipedia article about Needles, California lists their elevation at 495FT/150.9M ASL.
The highest official temperature there has been 125F/51.66C reached on July 17, 2005, June 20, 2016 & June 19, 2017.

As an interesting aside: On August 13, 2012, Needles experienced a thunderstorm that deposited rain at a temperature of 115F/46.1C starting at 3:56PM, setting a new record for the hottest rain in world history. The air temperature was 118F/47.7C, tying Needles' record high for the date. Since the humidity was only 11%, the rain evaporated so that "only a trace was recorded in the rain gauge." Weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera reported that this was the lowest humidity at which rain has occurred on Earth in recorded history.

Kind Wishes & Take Care~~~Wet Snow
P.S. Looks like my area may cop some rain from this Tropical System (now Tropical Cyclone Cindy).

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#1426451 - 21/06/2017 20:13 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
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Loc: Albany Creek , QLD
11% this and raining? Does me head in. Pretty warm in that region

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#1426921 - 29/06/2017 21:07 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
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Extreme heat in Middle East. Kuwait Airport approx. 2pm local time
51.3C !!!!

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#1427005 - 30/06/2017 19:00 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
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Just to expand on the extreme weather in the Middle East atm it looks like Iran has just had a new record set for their highest temp.
Read the full story here

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#1427067 - 01/07/2017 12:11 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
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Wow those temps are just scary 53.7C .
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#1427077 - 01/07/2017 14:07 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
pete28 Offline
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With 850hpa temps of 36C forecast for a number of days next week as well around that Kuwait/Abadan/Basrah area I think we will give that world record of 53.9C a shake as well...

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#1429725 - 04/08/2017 08:44 Re: Northern Hemisphere Summer 2017 [Re: pete28]
KevD Offline
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Registered: 23/09/2001
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Loc: Bellingen NSW 2454
Sometimes out of interest I check out how much rain is forecast for one of the wettest places in the world. Looking like another wet spell coming up for Cherrapunjee shocked
Have read reports about the rain from there, would love to experience it one day.

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