1,057 Record High US Temperatures In The Last Seven Days

I’ve been riding hills in the heat every day, and it has been on the warm side.


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12 Responses to 1,057 Record High US Temperatures In The Last Seven Days

  1. Andy WeissDC says:

    At least there have been some cold records, unlike July 1934 when it was hot over the whole country.

  2. gator69 says:

    Record highs in urban areas is about as surprising as record population levels. Duh.

    • A lot of those sites are probably rural. UHI mostly affects nighttime temperatures rather than afternoon temperatures.

      • gator69 says:

        Actually, because the cities do not cool as much at night, they start the day hotter and this allows for more heating during the day. And urban heat effects surrounding areas too, it works like a series of concentric islands that get hotter as the center of cities are approached. It is a myth that only nighttime temps are effected.

      • Grumpy Grampy ;) says:

        I am glad you brought that up Gator!

  3. Al Gored says:

    Why does this tell a different story? Did most of these happen on July 24 and 25?

    “no records broken on July 17, July 18, July 19, or July 20th. A total of 4 stations broke records on July 21, 20 on July 22, and 10 on July 23, 2011.

    That’s right. There were only 34 new all-time daily temperature records set during last week’s “record-breaking heat.”

    This is out of over 6000 records previously set for each day since such things have been reported.”


  4. Bruce says:

    Cold records in Florida too?

  5. Andy WeissDC says:

    To illustrate the absurdity of this whole matter, the all time record in Baltimore was 107 set in 1936 when the readings were taken in downtown Baltimore. During the recent heat wave, the weather station in downtown Baltimore recorded 108. You would think that would be a new all time record. But now the “official” reading for Baltimore is at BWI, which is in a suburban location about 6 miles from downtown Baltimore. That reading was 106. So the new record doesn’t “count” even though this is an apples to oranges situation.

    Another point, more related to global warming, is that BWI and Dulles Airport (both fairly close to DC) were out in the middle of nowhere in the 1960’s. Now they are part of densely populated suburbia. They don’t get anywhere nearly as cold as they use to under the same conditions at night. Hence global warming. I’m sure this has happened at many other airport locations around the country.

    • Grumpy Grampy ;) says:

      Just the differences in airline equipment and the configuration of airports lends to the apparent warming at those locations.

  6. suyts says:

    lol, I think they need to refine their data gathering. In the Texas panhandle, they had a record low? Right next to record highs?

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