100 Year Anniversary Of World Record Heat; Neat Storms From Above
Overshooting tops being seen in central Nebraska last night were fairly impressive – and perhaps were associated several tornado reports seen in Nebraska yesterday.
All of those storms, and their associated storm reports, were loosely affiliated with a cold front that made its way through the Midwest yesterday and is still creating storms (as of midday Wednesday) as we speak.
The good news? A cooldown is on the horizon. How cool? Well, some spots, like St. Louis, were in the middle 90s and will get down to the middle 80s, with a lack of humidity as the main “good” thing to come out of it.
So – let’s get to the big stories. The heat records and heat anniversaries.
Today marks the 100 year anniversary of what was arguably the hottest recorded surface temperature in the world. 134 degrees in Death Valley, California. Amazingly hot, huh?
Remember this graphic on the blog from a couple weeks ago?
|Term (French)||Description||Temperature range||USDA recommended|
|Extra-rare or Blue (bleu)||very red and cold||46–49 °C||115–120 °F|
|Rare (saignant)||cold red center; soft||52–55 °C||125–130 °F|
|Medium rare (à point)||warm red center; firmer||55–60 °C||130–140 °F||145 °F|
|Medium (demi-anglais)||pink and firm||60–65 °C||140–150 °F||160 °F|
|Medium well (cuit)||small amount of pink in the center||65–69 °C||150–155 °F|
|Well done (bien cuit)||gray-brown throughout; firm||71–100 °C||160–212 °F||170 °F|
|Over cooked (trop cuit, carbonisé”)’||blacken throughout; hard||> 100 °C||> 212 °F||300 °F
So we were at medium-rare levels for heat back in 1913…
Here it is, by the way… one of the original documents that listed the 134 degree temperature:
It’s been pretty close, of late, to those temperatures.
Take a look at Tucson, for example. They’ve had (as of yesterday’s high) 39 days in a row of 100+ degree temperatures. One more day of that (today) would make that a record.
We’ll see. Tucson, as of 11:30am CDT, was up to 82 degrees. Only 18 to go.
Moderation comes tomorrow, with a high likely in the middle 90s.
WeatherNation Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer @ashafferWNTV