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WU: Summary of the Great Southwest U.S. Heat Wave of 2017

Written by on June 28, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
WU: Summary of the Great Southwest U.S. Heat Wave of 2017

Below article from Weather Underground Dr. Jeff Masters  ·  June 24, 2017, 1:10 AM The great Southwest U.S. heat wave of 2017 is gradually diminishing, but it has left behind hundreds of smashed heat records, including at least four all-time hottest temperature marks for major stations. According to wunderground weather historian Christopher C. Burt, this […]

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At 123.8°F, Mexicali records Mexico’s hottest June temperature

Written by on June 27, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
At 123.8°F, Mexicali records Mexico’s hottest June temperature

The blistering heat is not confined to just the US side of the border. On June 21st Mexicali, home to Mexico’s hottest region reached a sizzling 124 degrees (51C), exceeding not just city but national record high for the month of June according to weather underground. The June 21 reading fell just 1 degree shy of city and Mexico all-time record of 125.6C […]

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Palm Springs, CA ties June record 3 times in a week! Death Valley tops 120° 9 straight days

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Palm Springs, CA ties June record 3 times in a week! Death Valley tops 120° 9 straight days

All signs point to the end of an historic June 2017 Southwest heatwave but records continue to fall. Death Valley, CA yet again hit a record Sunday with 125 degrees following a record 127 the previous day. Death Valley has exceeded 120 degrees on 9 straight days and exceeded 125 degrees on 3 straight days. Record for number of consecutive days exceeding 125 […]

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Week-long Western Heatwave eases while record cold shivers Midwest…

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Week-long Western Heatwave eases while record cold shivers Midwest…

The heat has been relentless in the West this week and it’s extended north into the Pacific Northwest. Death Valley once again hit a record high Friday at 126 blistering degrees. On Saturday Death Valley topped 127 for a second time this month. Phoenix tied it’s warmest June minimum this morning with a low of just […]

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US July 2017 Outlook

Written by on June 23, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
US July 2017 Outlook

June has proved cool in the Pacific Northwest while wet and therefore cool across the South from Texas to Florida. Warm from California to Great Lakes, near average in Northeast, slightly above in Middle Atlantic. Frequent plumes of Caribbean moisture has really taken southern Florida out of a serious drought and Tropical Storm Cindy has brought significant rainfall […]

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Las Vegas (117) & Needles (125) tie all-time record, Death Valley 127, Palm Springs 122, Phoenix 119

Written by on June 21, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Las Vegas (117) & Needles (125) tie all-time record, Death Valley 127, Palm Springs 122, Phoenix 119

As expected, yesterday was the hottest of the heatwave with readings approaching or tying all-time records. For the 3rd time, Las Vegas, NV has topped 117 degrees, tying the hottest temperature ever reached at McCarren Intl Airport. The other two times, 1937 and 2013. It was a scorcher! Here's a look at some of the records […]

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We have tropical storms Bret and Cindy while all-time records are threatened in Southwest

Written by on June 20, 2017 in Summer 2017, Tropical, United States of America with 0 Comments
We have tropical storms Bret and Cindy while all-time records are threatened in Southwest

The tropics grabbed our attention over the weekend and continues to do so with the development of Tropical Storm Bret to the east of the Lesser Antilles and now newly named tropical storm Cindy in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the first time in 49 years we’ve two simultaneous named storms in the Atlantic before July. Bret formed from an unusually strong […]

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Extreme Desert Southwest heat to challenge all-time records next week

Written by on June 16, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Extreme Desert Southwest heat to challenge all-time records next week

The Desert Southwest gets hot every summer, it’s a desert after all. However, every 3-5 years, exceptional heat pays a visit. When typically strong upper ridges just get that little bit stronger and swell towards 600dm. We saw that last June when all-time records were challenged and for some, broken. The ridge builds over Arizona, California, Nevada and […]

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Eastern heats peaks with LaGuardia hitting 101F, Heat focus shifts to Desert Southwest

Written by on June 14, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Eastern heats peaks with LaGuardia hitting 101F, Heat focus shifts to Desert Southwest

The Eastern heat peaked yesterday with multiple records melting including an impressive 101 degrees recorded at New York’s LaGuardia Airport while Newark on the other side of the city wasn’t far behind with a record 99 degrees. LaGuardia’s 101 was said to be the 16th warmest day in it’s history. Records date back to 1939. Watch today’s […]

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Millinocket, Maine WARMER than Death Valley but BIG change by late week

Written by on June 13, 2017 in Summer 2017, United States of America with 0 Comments
Millinocket, Maine WARMER than Death Valley but BIG change by late week

With a western trough, eastern ridge this past weekend, we’ve seen unusually chilly and even snowy conditions from the Sierra to Wasatch with highs in north-central Nevada only mustering 45 degrees for a high but east of the Rockies and particularly east of the Mississippi and blistering heat was widespread on the other side of the jet. 100s sizzled the high […]

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