death valley temperature record 2020

No matter what happens the record will stand and be posted as legit by WMO Extreme Climate Group…..Quoting you. — NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) August 16, 2020 Death Valley holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded on the planet: 134 degrees in 1913, according to … Likely coming record billion dollar events is upcoming for 2020, and sadly, great human suffering. In 2016 and 2017, weather … The report estimated the area burned by wildfires in the past decade was twice what it otherwise would have been without climate change, painting a grim picture of the region’s future. 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/. Cool to see what comes of it if nothing else. ), Been a month to remember so far with a week to go yet. It was recorded at the aptly named Furnace Creek, Death Valley's official weather station. In 1929 and 1953, no rain was recorded in Death Valley. WMO will verify the temperature of 130°F (54.4C) reported at Death Valley, California, on Sunday. Bay Area officially Travis Air Force(SUU) BASE jumped to 100 deg at 6am which may have been a heat burst rom decaying TS winds increased to 40+ and dew points dropped, The Vacavile airport on Hwy 80 was blown off the air at 5AM but checked several PWS in the area On April 22, 2012, the hottest temperature on record during the month of April in North America was recorded in Death Valley: 113 degrees. It is SO GOOD to see you here after all those years at WU (and UMich weather!). I’m sure it’ll be checked over closely and then some. But extreme high temperature records are much easier to set in July, which is the hottest month of summer. If verified, the reading would break Death Valley’s previous August record by three degrees, the Weather Service tweeted. 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. 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. 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. Also on Sunday morning 8/16/20 has some of the unusual weather ever in Northern San Francisco Japan Meteorological Agency There were an enormous amount of research along the way, and what had to be many hundreds of emails exchanged between the parties. More than 4,800 lightning strikes were recorded in California on Saturday alone. State’s largest electrical grid manager has warned there could be more rolling blackouts this week due to energy supply issues Of course someone wants to attract attention by saying they’ve recorded the hottest temperature ever in history? The measurement came in mid-August. Typically, such blazing heat records happen in July — the Northern Hemisphere’s hottest month — which makes Sunday’s 130-degree reading stand out. 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. it 126 (rounded) so maybe only 3-3.5 deg less than DV. Or is the station, as you said, the exposure of the station is getting worse? Herrera and Burt are cautious about accepting the new record set at the Furnace Creek Visitor’s Center in Death Valley. The national park hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday. I always find the meticulous research that goes into the verification of these measurements amazing. Heat wave continues across the West, as Death Valley hits record-breaking 130 degrees. Also concerning was the fact that Sunday’s temperatures at Furnace Creek showed some odd jumps during the day. The previous all time high on 6/30/2013 was also officially recorded in the CRS photos show 129.2 over the years DV is so much warmer than the other desert reporting stations now……From Dennis H. This should be measurable. I expect it give taxpayer funded public servants something to do to overcome boredom. it’s just the exposure of the station is getting worse over the years DV is so much warmer than the other desert reporting stations now. do we need to repeat that every time ? But on the other hand the all-time reliable record high for any California non-desert station also 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. (Burt was a member of the WMO team that made the determination.) 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. 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. Storms passing to the east of the airport now but looks like the storms will miss Sky Harbor today. Scientists have found the intensity, duration and frequency of heat waves worldwide are increasing due to human-caused climate change. The Fourth National Climate Assessment, published by the Trump administration in 2018, warned that climate change had already increased the size of areas burned by wildfires by drying out forests and boosting the availability of wildfire fuel. 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 National Weather Service noted that transient high cirrus clouds may have played a role in the temperature changes. ... (@ScottDuncanWX) August 17, 2020. history of climatology, it’s obvious, you clown ! Death Valley records highest temperature in US in 107 years Rebecca Klar 8/17/2020. Is the area getting hotter than surrounding areas historically? It’s possible the Gill Radiation Shield may only be naturally aspirated it’s has a probe going thru center Nowhere in Africa has any reliably observed temperature been measured above 126 degrees Fahrenheit.”. © 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. Should be an easy comparrison. In 2013, the World Meteorological Organization officially decertified the official all-time hottest temperature in world history, a 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit reading from Al Azizia, Libya, in 1923. daily high before swinging I have had several maximum bulbs with about 3 or 4 different manufacturers Heat wave 2020: Death Valley temps to hit 126 degrees this weekend Friday, July 10, 2020 Parts of the southwestern United States are under an excessive heat warning going into this weekend. Death Valley, California, may have recorded the hottest temperature in world history A weather station at the Furnace Creek Visitor's Center measured a temperature of 129.9 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, August 16, 2020. started with Weksler ordered from Novalynx in Grass Valley after that they all drop about 0.3 deg F And “Extreme” Climate Group? So what, it’s probably been a lot hotter than that through “history”. However, the Kebili ‘record’ is even more bogus than even the Al Azzia record, and I said so. So we’ve been recording temperatures in death valley for a couple hundred years at most? In July Pheoniz AZ averaged 98.9°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. That would imply exposure has comprosided the station itself. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/08/16/death-valley-heat-record Climate studies have also concluded climate change is having a serious effect on wildfire activity in the West and Southwest. ... Spain sets temperature records, UK sees hottest day of 2020… Hello, However, this record has been strongly disputed by Burt and Herrera. The news comes amid a heatwave baking the southern United States. “Recorded” being the operative word ya dolt. Aug 17: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/17/california-power-outages-investigation-iso-heatwave. From 2018: Death Valley posts hottest month ever recorded on Earth, for the second July in a row. 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. I actually talked to guy a week later that was camping in the Burney area to the NE of site Sacramento rocketed to 112 degrees Sunday, topping its previous August record of 110. 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? This was taken in the shade too. World Temperature Record Set in California's Death Valley By Reuters , Wire Service Content Aug. 17, 2020 By Reuters , Wire Service Content Aug. 17, 2020, at 7:06 a.m. A 2019 study found the planet has entered a “new climate regime” with “extraordinary” heat waves that global warming is worsening. gets named “HELEN” just before it leaves the Philippines area of responsibility. “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. 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. “…it’s probably been a lot hotter than that”. “There was also a lot of convection in the mountains just west of Death Valley so there could have been some kind of effect downslope into Death Valley that really pushed up the temperatures,” Chris Burt also said. 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. In the midst of a historic heat wave in the West, the mercury in Death Valley, Calif., surged to a searing 130 degrees on Sunday afternoon, possibly setting a world record for the highest temperature ever observed during the month of August. ======================== you sound like a broken record…. “I am recommending that the World Meteorological Organization preliminarily accept the observation. However, that measurement is very much in question; an extensive analysis of that record conducted in 2016 by Christopher Burt, an expert on extreme weather data, concluded it was “essentially not possible from a meteorological perspective.”, Analysis shreds claim that Death Valley recorded Earth’s highest temperature in 1913. We know on 8/16/20 the max bulb recorded 129 deg not sure if this was 129 deg flat or whatever. Cool to see what comes of it if nothing else. 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…. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 08 Or for Phoenix a hottest all-time month. and tirats tsvi, rivadavia and athens are also the same … BOGUS 100%. This record was set on July 10, 1913. The storm prompted what is apparently the first-ever NWS tornado warning related to pyrocumulonimbus. It was on 8/7/81 at Red BluffI believe this is date did not double check when I checked the hourlies 50 deg F and 130 deg F Minimizing this one recording of temperatures? A person walks on a boardwalk at the salt flats at Badwater Basin, Aug. 17, 2020, in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Death Valley recorded a scorching 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius). Really? with Davis and Ambient Weather the hottest spot seemed to be from Vacavile over to Winters Even the the maximum bulb housed in CRS can and will show up to 0.3 deg F difference between 127 per NWS as of 3pm for Death Valley. Dry. Red Bluff recorded the high same day. Posted at 6:42 AM, Sep 23, 2020 … desert station but it actually occurred. “If Sunday’s observation passes an investigation (instrument calibration, etc.) near hwy 505 several reported 101.3 to 101.7 Cordelia to the South and Davis to the north were The depression is repoted as moving west at 9 knots. reported the Alcohol minimum Bulb in the set is a completely different story but were not concerned Once he saw that temperatures in Death Valley National Park had hit 130 degrees Fahrenheit, Dan Markham, 40, knew he had to go. During the heat wave that peaked with that record, five consecutive days reached 129° F (54°C) or above. Forecast update for Death Valley from the NWS. 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. Will be strange to have the all time record high recorded in August fro this station or any Cal/NV/AZ The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning. Under a heat warning right now. Will this record be broken again today? Between 7:30 p.m. and 7:35 p.m. the temperature fell from 111°F to 106°F and the visibility fell from 10 miles to 3 miles with blowing dust. Today Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 131. Wowzers. 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. Sign up to receive notices of new postings here. That’s from Chris Burt, so the good news is people want to know the truth. The temperature in Death Valley hit 130 degrees at 3:41 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. 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. A new world top temperature record of 54.4 degrees Celsius may have been set in California's Death Valley. At 18:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression (1002 hPa) located at 19.8N 118.4E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots. I hope the sometimes-funky, always-interesting WU comment crowd end up over here too . “There was also a lot of convection in the mountains just west of Death Valley so there could have been some kind of effect downslope into Death Valley that really pushed up the temperatures,” Chris Burt also said. If only those readings are considered, then Sunday’s 130-degree temperature would unseat them as the highest measured. Forecast for tomorrow: 33C (91.4F). Thanks Dr. Jeff and Bob Henson for this HOT update. The hottest air temperature ever recorded in Death Valley (Furnace Creek) was 134°F (57°C) on July 10, 1913. 124.6 yesterday DV was 129.9 -5.3 deg on the other 129 deg days 2005/2007/6/30/2013 since 2004 DEATH VALLEY, CA – Over the summer of 2020, numerous heat records were broken, as the park experienced what may be some the hottest days ever recorded on Earth. I believe Stovepipe Wells which conditions remain the same since 2004 when station erected was When such air is forced to descend, it warms up even more, which can lead to record-setting temperatures at the surface.”, Website visitors can comment on “Eye on the Storm” posts (see below). Jails and prisons were hit hard in the pandemic and experts say they need to be prioritized for the vaccines. recorded in August. Death Valley holds the record for the hottest place on earth. “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. A freak fire tornado warning was issued in California Saturday amid swarm of spinning blazes. you are pathetic ! Is the area getting hotter than surrounding areas historically? The only other temperature of at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit officially recognized by the World Meteorological Organization is a 131-degree reading at Kebili, Tunisia, set July 7, 1931, which is considered to be Africa’s hottest temperature. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Hot in Southern Alberta Canada the last few days, phew! In July 2018, its average temperature of 108.1 degrees represented the hottest month ever measured on the planet. New Eye on the Storm blog on the tropics is up..https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/08/rapidly-intensifying-genevieve-could-become-major-pacific-hurricane/. A Place of Many Weather Records Record Temperatures. This should be really easy to verify the NPS has an aspirated Davis Vantage Pro Plus in the corral A temperature of 54.4C – or 129.9F – has been recorded in Death Valley, California, in what some extreme weather watchers believe could be … Bashi Channel. 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. the airport where mean was recorded. Calibration Accuracy tends to fade as the range of sensor increases hard to be within + – 0.1-0.3 deg Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. In the upcoming weeks, we will, of course, be examining it in detail, along with the U.S. National Climate Extremes Committee, using one of our international evaluation teams.”, Death Valley famously holds the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth, which is 134 degrees. 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. Governor demands investigation after Californians left without power in extreme heat The WMO will investigate the Furnace Creek 130-degree reading. Follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn . Another argument supporting Sunday’s 130 degrees Fahrenheit measurement at Death Valley was the unusual weather setup over California. unless it’s different type fan aspiration. By the time we were done, I was–and remain–absolutely convinced that overturning that ‘record’ was the right thing to do. 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. 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. 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. °F to 106°F and the visibility fell from 10 miles to 3 miles with blowing dust. 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.”. Andrew Freedman contributed to this report. Check out my website . Going to be close! Rain seasonal averages feet above average across parts of the Southeast and further north. in hills he said there was major lightning occurring in the area the morning before with that for this record. 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. Please read our Comments Policy prior to posting comments. The National Weather Service has forecast a high temperature for Monday (probably around 5 p.m.) at Death Valley of 132 degrees. Should be an easy comparrison. Mason do you realy have to be like this ??? 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. The high temperatures are expected to move north and east later in the week. It’s just a matter of what the CS215 temp probe will measure against a NIST Traceable reference at 45-55 deg C By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, Editor and writer covering weather and climate, extensive analysis of that record conducted in 2016, 129-degree readings recorded in Death Valley on June 30, 2013, the planet has entered a “new climate regime” with “extraordinary” heat waves. 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. So all of these strange events happening earlier in day I’m not surprised what happened at “These events are related to an infusion of moisture from the tropical northeast Pacific, some of it from ex-Hurricane Elida, coupled with one of the strongest, hottest upper-level domes of high pressure ever recorded across the western United States in August. By Jeff Masters, Ph.D. | Monday, August 17, 2020 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) - … Maybe 100 years? I wonder if Furnace Creek and Phoenix AZ will set record high monthly average temps for August. ———————————- 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. 24 HRS: 20.4N 112.9E – 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm) South China Sea. Then on Saturday, Needles, in California’s southeastern desert, soared to 123 degrees, its highest August temperature on record. Thanks very much Jexpat, very interesting video. Furnace Creek, where its temperature is measured, sits at 190 feet below sea level in the Mojave Desert of southeastern California. Thanks for the quick update on this historic event, Dr. Masters. Forecast and Intensity over the years DV is so much warmer than the other desert reporting stations now……From Dennis H. This should be measurable. Seems minimal in the sum total of where our world stands climate wise. Zabriskie Point at Death Valley National Park, where temperatures reached 127 degrees, on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 in California. Thanks Dr. Masters for the post, and all who worked so tirelessly to get this record correct. (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”.). .could the unusual wx pattern in the area have contributed to a dust storm in Phoenix yesterday? 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!” No matter what happens? 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. All kinds of strange local weather occurred. The temperature measured yesterday was legit it’s just the exposure of the station is getting worse Meteorologists have warned that 2020 could become one of the hottest years on record. Regards,Dennis, Thank you Dr. Masters & Dr. Henson. It’s happening again now. DV last Sunday 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. Heat waves and climate change: Is there a connection? “I’m coming around to thinking that this 129.9° reading just might be for real,” Burt said. 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. 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMeQ6moC-rk. If verified, it could be the hottest temperature recorded since 1913. Weather.com brings you the most accurate monthly weather forecast for with average/record and high/low temperatures, precipitation and more. but this was before it was turned vertical which is the standard NWS procedure for measurement for at 10C and at 55 C Hey, everyone…. 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. This meteorological summer (June-August) had an average (day and night combined) temperature of 102.7. only upper’s 90. then, yes, this a new reliably measured global extreme heat record,” Burt wrote by email. Well in the very short time humans have been keeping records the planet has been here for billions of years. In Australia it’s par for the course with our Bureau of Meteorology. 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