During the heat wave that peaked with that record, five consecutive days reached 129° F (54°C) or above. 124.6 yesterday DV was 129.9 -5.3 deg on the other 129 deg days 2005/2007/6/30/2013 since 2004 (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @ellenkschmidttt Weather.com brings you the most accurate monthly weather forecast for with average/record and high/low temperatures, precipitation and more. Death Valley holds the record for the hottest place on earth. So what, it’s probably been a lot hotter than that through “history”. More than 4,800 lightning strikes were recorded in California on Saturday alone. Burt wrote a detailed 2016 blog post at Weather Underground challenging the 1913 record at Death Valley, explaining that official readings of 134, 130, and 131 degrees Fahrenheit taken on July 10, 12, and 13, 1913 were likely the result of an inexperienced observer. It’s happening again now. I actually talked to guy a week later that was camping in the Burney area to the NE of site Cool to see what comes of it if nothing else. Also on Sunday morning 8/16/20 has some of the unusual weather ever in Northern San Francisco Forecast and Intensity Under a heat warning right now. Calibration Accuracy tends to fade as the range of sensor increases hard to be within + – 0.1-0.3 deg history of climatology, it’s obvious, you clown ! Scientists have found the intensity, duration and frequency of heat waves worldwide are increasing due to human-caused climate change. Meteorologists have warned that 2020 could become one of the hottest years on record. Another argument supporting Sunday’s 130 degrees Fahrenheit measurement at Death Valley was the unusual weather setup over California. Recent scorching temperatures in Kuwait and Pakistan confirmed as third and fourth hottest on Earth. Cool to see what comes of it if nothing else. What we are all witnissing is very measurable. you sound like a broken record…. The WMO will investigate the Furnace Creek 130-degree reading. when turned vertical (at least appear to from viewing angle). .could the unusual wx pattern in the area have contributed to a dust storm in Phoenix yesterday? For one, Death Valley holds the historical record for the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth, at 134 degrees, on July 10, 1913. And “Extreme” Climate Group? “The suspicion about yesterday is that normally… all the stations are also reporting record high temperatures at the same time, and yesterday that wasn’t the case,” he told AFP. A thermometer at Death Valley's Furnace Creek in the Southern California desert has soared to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4 Celsius), the highest global temperature in more than a century, the U.S. National Weather Service said. then, yes, this a new reliably measured global extreme heat record,” Burt wrote by email. Some climatologists consider 129-degree readings recorded in Death Valley on June 30, 2013, and in Kuwait and Pakistan in 2016 and 2017, respectively, as the highest ever reliably measured on the planet. A new world top temperature record of 54.4 degrees Celsius may have been set in California's Death Valley. Phoenix Sky Harbor airport 7:44 p.m. winds east 36 mph gusting to 59 mph, 102°F, 2.5 mile visibility, blowing dust. A temperature of 54.4C – or 129.9F – has been recorded in Death Valley, California, in what some extreme weather watchers believe could be … August 17, 2020 at 10:28 am ... Why are we concerned that the National Weather Service Las Vegas is proclaiming a new temperature record in Death Valley. There were an enormous amount of research along the way, and what had to be many hundreds of emails exchanged between the parties. Please read our Comments Policy prior to posting comments. A temperature of 134F (56.7C) was recorded in Death Valley in July 1913, and Kebili, Tunisia, is said to have hit 131F in July 1931, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Likely coming record billion dollar events is upcoming for 2020, and sadly, great human suffering. The reading was recorded at 3:41 pm at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center in the Death Valley national park by an automated observation system, which is an electronic thermometer inside a box. We know on 8/16/20 the max bulb recorded 129 deg not sure if this was 129 deg flat or whatever. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/08/16/death-valley-heat-record it’s just the exposure of the station is getting worse That would imply exposure has comprosided the station itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMeQ6moC-rk. All weather bureaus do this. © 2021 Yale Climate Connections | Created by Constructive, °F, setting a new record for the hottest month ever, and during August 1-16 averaged 100.2°F So far August 17th has been 90/115. In Australia it’s par for the course with our Bureau of Meteorology. That site, which lies in a cooler part of the valley and is 200 feet higher in elevation, is typically three to five degrees cooler than the Furnace Creek site. The depression is repoted as moving west at 9 knots. Zabriskie Point at Death Valley National Park, where temperatures reached 127 degrees, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 in California. Hurricanes, wildfires, and heat dominated U.S. weather in 2020, Critical readings on Colorado River Basin, Drought-stricken Colorado River Basin could see additional 20% drop in water flow by 2050, Reviewing the horrid global 2020 wildfire season, highly unusual round of pre-dawn thunderstorms, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/17/california-power-outages-investigation-iso-heatwave, https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/08/rapidly-intensifying-genevieve-could-become-major-pacific-hurricane/. Burt disputed this record: “I mentioned to the WMO about the Kebili temperature of 131 degrees Fahrenheit back in 2012, when asked what I thought the next hottest temperature in Africa (after Al Azzia) might be, since that was the only temperature over 130 degrees Fahrenheit that had an actual date attached to it. The mercury reached 130 degrees at Furnace Creek, Death Valley on August 16 – Credit: NPS / J. Jurado Summer of 2020 Breaks Several Death Valley Heat Records “Death Valley is known for its extreme temperatures, and this year certainly didn’t disappoint when it comes to heat!” Today Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 131. Herrera and Burt are cautious about accepting the new record set at the Furnace Creek Visitor’s Center in Death Valley. (See the raw high-resolution data here by choosing a time up to six days in the past from the drop-down menu, then choosing “Decoded Data”.). So all of these strange events happening earlier in day I’m not surprised what happened at It’s just a matter of what the CS215 temp probe will measure against a NIST Traceable reference at 45-55 deg C Or is the station, as you said, the exposure of the station is getting worse? Desagree about rivadavia, that one is pretty on point with the climatic history of the site, that station remains to this day and its readings are 100% supported by the data provided by the hardcore modelization of the current era. A 2019 study found the planet has entered a “new climate regime” with “extraordinary” heat waves that global warming is worsening. Should be an easy comparrison. Also on Saturday, a fire-based thunderstorm (pyrocumulonimbus) in Lassen County spawned what appear to be multiple fire whirls and ‘fire tornados’, as indicated by radar and documented in photos and videos. Heat waves and climate change: Is there a connection? In order for the 1913 Death Valley record to be decertified, though, an official World Meteorological Organization investigation committee would have to be assembled to look into the matter, a years-long process for which there is currently no motivation. 50 deg F and 130 deg F Death Valley more than lived up to its name Sunday, when the mercury at the aptly named village of Furnace Creek soared to a scorching 130 degrees – possibly the highest recorded temperature … Then on Saturday, Needles, in California’s southeastern desert, soared to 123 degrees, its highest August temperature on record. It will take further study to establish how many vortexes developed and how many might have been fire whirls (smaller-scale, shorter-lived spin-ups akin to dust devils) versus more unusual fire tornadoes, which extend up into a pyrocumulonimbus and which can generate surface winds of more than 100 mph. The scorching temperature occurred amid a suffocating heat wave that has gripped the Western United States since late last week, and is forecast to continue into the coming week. I’d love some clarity on those thoughts and what you mean please. Going to be close! The potentially record-breaking temperature was recorded in Death Valley, California What could be the highest temperature ever reliably recorded on Earth - 130F (54.4C) - … Yale Climate Connections contributor Bob Henson had these observations on Sunday’s weird weather in California: “Among the strange developments over the weekend in California were a highly unusual round of pre-dawn thunderstorms in the Bay Area on Sunday, with only scant rain but profuse lightning that started multiple new wildfires. Extreme weather related crop loss this year, record highs dropping left and right, Asia devastating floods, and now a hurricane season to come few want to see. But have not seen any issses with these bulbs been reports myself but reports of problems have been Japan Meteorological Agency I wonder if Furnace Creek and Phoenix AZ will set record high monthly average temps for August. However, there were some relevant wind direction changes at Furnace Creek that occurred during these temperature jumps, bolstering the idea that the temperature changes were real. “I’m coming around to thinking that this 129.9° reading just might be for real,” Burt said. with Davis and Ambient Weather the hottest spot seemed to be from Vacavile over to Winters And I am nearly completely convinced that both the Kebili ‘record as well as the 134 degree reading at Death Valley are also spurious, and should be discarded as well. recorded in August. “I am recommending that the World Meteorological Organization preliminarily accept the observation. Check out my website . In 1929 and 1953, no rain was recorded in Death Valley. As it stands, if Sunday’s 130-degree reading is confirmed, it would be the world’s highest temperature officially recorded since 1931, and the third-highest since 1873. “The old Death Valley record from July 1913 is 100% bogus (not just 99.9% such), as are all other temperature readings of 130 degrees Fahrenheit or higher from Africa in the past,” Burt said. However, the Kebili ‘record’ is even more bogus than even the Al Azzia record, and I said so. reported the Alcohol minimum Bulb in the set is a completely different story but were not concerned Seems minimal in the sum total of where our world stands climate wise. New Eye on the Storm blog on the tropics is up..https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/08/rapidly-intensifying-genevieve-could-become-major-pacific-hurricane/. If only those readings are considered, then Sunday’s 130-degree temperature would unseat them as the highest measured. On Friday, Oakland, Calif., hit 100 for the first time on record in August, while Phoenix tied its highest temperature for the month: 117 degrees. I think that happens when the outflow from passing storms kicks up dust. It's the same area that holds the world record for highest temperature ever recorded — 134 degrees (56.67 Celsius) — set on July 10, 1913, although that record remains in dispute. But extreme high temperature records are much easier to set in July, which is the hottest month of summer. The National Weather Service noted that transient high cirrus clouds may have played a role in the temperature changes. But on the other hand the all-time reliable record high for any California non-desert station also No matter what happens? … After the abandonment of the Libya record, the official world record was given to a 134 degrees Fahrenheit measurement taken at Death Valley on July 10, 1913. Mason do you realy have to be like this ??? over the years DV is so much warmer than the other desert reporting stations now. Is the area getting hotter than surrounding areas historically? (Burt was a member of the WMO team that made the determination.) The heat has intensified a rash of fires that have erupted in recent days. over the years DV is so much warmer than the other desert reporting stations now……From Dennis H. This should be measurable. Regards,Dennis, Thank you Dr. Masters & Dr. Henson. The high temperatures are expected to move north and east later in the week. Death Valley, California hit an astonishing 129.9 degrees Fahrenheit (54.4°C) at 3:41 p.m. PDT Sunday, August 16, 2020, which was rounded to 130 degrees Fahrenheit in the final report from NOAA. Posted at 6:42 AM, Sep 23, 2020 … Forecast for tomorrow: 33C (91.4F). A blaze in northeastern California, between Redding and Reno, Nev., spawned a swarm of fire tornadoes prompting what is believed to be the first-ever issued fire tornado warning by the National Weather Service. No matter what happens the record will stand and be posted as legit by WMO Extreme Climate Group.. No matter what happens the record will stand and be posted as legit by WMO Extreme Climate Group…. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Further support for the 130 degrees Fahrenheit reading at Furnace Creek came from the nearby Stovepipe Wells site in Death Valley, which peaked at 125 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday. DV last Sunday Well in the very short time humans have been keeping records the planet has been here for billions of years. This should be really easy to verify the NPS has an aspirated Davis Vantage Pro Plus in the corral They couldn’t have done Al Azizia without you, Sr. Herrera, as they won’t be able to do any others without your tireless expertise. ), Been a month to remember so far with a week to go yet. But the observation will not count as an official world record. Heat wave continues across the West, as Death Valley hits record-breaking 130 degrees. By Jeff Masters, Ph.D. | Monday, August 17, 2020 The Gill Multi-Plate Radiation Shield is designed to protect temperature accurary and relative humidity sensors from error-producing solar radiation and precipitation; are you suggesting Dennis H. the DV site has not been correctly maintained to measure accuracy? Furnace Creek, where its temperature is measured, sits at 190 feet below sea level in the Mojave Desert of southeastern California. If verified, it could be the hottest temperature recorded since 1913. I believe Stovepipe Wells which conditions remain the same since 2004 when station erected was The only two higher measurements include the disputed 1913 Death Valley reading and a 131-degree reading from Kebili, Tunisia, set July 7, 1931, which is considered to be Africa’s hottest temperature. Thanks for the quick update on this historic event, Dr. Masters. By the time we were done, I was–and remain–absolutely convinced that overturning that ‘record’ was the right thing to do. Will this record be broken again today? If the temperature is valid, it would also rank among the top-three highest temperatures ever measured on the planet at any time and may, in fact, be the highest. This meteorological summer (June-August) had an average (day and night combined) temperature of 102.7. ======================== Hot in Southern Alberta Canada the last few days, phew! In fact, the folks at most of the state’s National Weather Service offices are saying there has never been a day like today in recorded history in the state: all kinds of weird dynamics at work and the models just can’t handle the details.”. Bashi Channel. A Place of Many Weather Records Record Temperatures. Death Valley Just Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth Scientists still have to validate the reading of 130 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, the equivalent of 54 degrees Celsius. Is the area getting hotter than surrounding areas historically? The WMO wanted something for their ‘Africa’ section at that time, and somehow the 131 degrees Fahrenheit made it into the database with no consideration of its validity whatsoever. Storms passing to the east of the airport now but looks like the storms will miss Sky Harbor today, it’s just the exposure of the station is getting worse. °F to 106°F and the visibility fell from 10 miles to 3 miles with blowing dust. Record Arctic blazes may herald new ‘fire regime’ decades sooner than anticipated, Hottest Arctic temperature record probably set with 100-degree reading in Siberia, Humidity and heat extremes are on the verge of exceeding limits of human survivability, study finds, Cedar Rapids and nearby Iowa communities, still in shambles days after destructive derecho, plead for help. I worked in a limited way with Chris Burt on overturning the Al Azizia ‘record’, and was both amazed and delighted at just how meticulous and careful were the many people involved in doing so. the airport where mean was recorded. No matter what happens the record will stand and be posted as legit by WMO Extreme Climate Group…..Quoting you. Forecast update for Death Valley from the NWS. Jails and prisons were hit hard in the pandemic and experts say they need to be prioritized for the vaccines. Governor demands investigation after Californians left without power in extreme heat But the Tunisia mark also has “serious credibility issues,” according to Burt. I’m sure it’ll be checked over closely and then some. over the years DV is so much warmer than the other desert reporting stations now……From Dennis H. This should be measurable. Thanks very much Jexpat, very interesting video. One of the hottest air temperatures recorded anywhere on the planet in at least a century, and possibly ever, was reached on Sunday afternoon at Death Valley … I always find the meticulous research that goes into the verification of these measurements amazing. “…it’s probably been a lot hotter than that”. Over the summer of 2020, numerous heat records were broken at Death Valley, as the park experienced what maybe some of the hottest days ever recorded on Earth. The airport now but looks like the storms will miss Sky Harbor airport 7:44 p.m. winds east 36 gusting. 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