On Sunday, the temperature in California’s Death Valley National Park apparently hit 130F (54.4C), the hottest air temperature recorded on Earth in 89 years, and possibly ever. According to a statement from the National Weather Service, “As this is an extreme temperature event, the recorded temperature will need to undergo a formal review” by a Climate Extremes Committee formed to check the data. The last time a 130F temperature was officially observed was during a heatwave in July 1913 but that reading’s validity has been questioned. From Weather.com:
…A detailed blog published in October 2016 by climatologist William Reid and weather historian Christopher Burt concluded the 134-degree Death Valley high in 1913 “was essentially not possible from a meteorological perspective, using an officially sanctioned USWB (U.S. Weather Bureau – the predecessor to the NWS) shelter and thermometer and following proper procedures observationally.” They attributed these extreme temperatures in 1913 to observer error.
Death Valley has reached 129 degrees seven times in its records dating to 1911, most recently on July 1, 2013, according to NOAA’s ACIS database.
Firefighters battling the Williams Fork Fire near Fraser, Colorado said a change in winds was helping them, on Tuesday, August 18. Colorado fire officials say the wildfire “did not grow substantially” today due to northeast winds. As of Tuesday morning, 6,600 acres had already burned. This video, posted on Monday, August 17, shows an aerial […]
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Antti Lipponen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute created this troubling but unsurprising chart of almost 140 years of temperature anomalies by country. The data used was from the NASA GISS, Land Ocean Temperature Index. You can probably guess what will happen.
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We were already moving closer to the day where every man, woman and child would have their own iPad before COVID-19, but now…it’s even more vital. With distance learning and other activities, kids need their own working devices to handle schoolwork and beyond. Of course, nobody is looking forward to paying up to $1,149 to […]
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