Jump to content

Welcome to our forums!

Sign In or Register to gain full access to our forums. By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

Welcome!

Thanks for stopping by the Weather Forums! Please take the time to register and join our community. Feel free to post or start new topics on anything related to the weather or the climate.


Photo

Legitimate 120 Degree Readings Outside of Desert Southwest

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply

#1
erik1974

Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:31 PM

erik1974

    New Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

California

    120 at Orland on 7/8/1905(8/7/1908 reading is suspect)

    120 at Coalinga on 7/18/1925

    120 at Middlewater on 8/15/1920

    120 at San Jacinto on 7/27/1934

    121 at Red Bluff on 8/7/1981

    120 at Chino AP on 7/6/2018

     (120 reading at Henshaw Dam on 7/29/1980 is laughably dubious)

     (124 and 120 readings in 1931 at Westhaven are dubious)

 

Texas

    120 at Seymour on 8/12/1936

    120 at Monahans on 6/28/1994

 

Arkansas

    120 at Ozark on 8/10/1936

 

Oklahoma

    120 at Alva on 7/18/1936

    120 at Altus on 7/19/1936

    120 at Poteau on 8/10/1936

    120 at Altus on 8/12/1936

    120 at Tipton 6/27/1994(unofficial reading??, seems legit though)

    (120 reading at Tishomingo on 7/22/1943 is highly dubious)

 

Kansas

    121 at Fredonia on 7/18/1936

    120 at Eureka on 7/18/1936

    120 at Wellington on 7/18/1936

    121 at Alton on 7/24/1936

    120 at Philipsburg on 7/24/1936

    120 at Fort Scott on 7/14/1954

    (120 at Lakin on 7/29/1893 is very questionable)

 

South Dakota

    120 at Gannvalley on 7/5/1936

    120 at Usta on 7/15/2006

    120 at Fort Pierre on 7/15/2006

 

North Dakota

    121 at Steele on 7/6/1936

    120 at Wishek on 7/6/1936

 

New Mexico

    122 at Waste Isoltion PP on 6/27/1994 is overexposed by 4-6 degrees.  Real record for state is 118 at Ochoa on same date.

 

Let me know what you all think...


  • iFred, Black Hole and Scott like this

#2
Phil

Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:32 PM

Phil

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22109 posts
  • LocationCabin John, MD.
Yikes..1936 is to summers as 1899 is to winters.
  • Scott likes this
Personal Weather Station, Live Stream on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...pwsdash#history

#3
erik1974

Posted 11 August 2018 - 01:48 PM

erik1974

    New Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

       Sounds about right Phil.  There are far more occurrences of 120 degrees in the early 20th century as opposed to later 20th/Post Y2K.  1936 seems to dominate by a huge margin.  


  • iFred likes this

#4
Black Hole

Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:32 AM

Black Hole

    Daily Contributor

  • Admin
  • 1611 posts
  • LocationBountiful, Ut 84010 ~4575ft

I'm not an expert on digging this stuff up, but I do appreciate it. Nice job on this. 

I've heard some say that the Chino reading this year may have been too high. 


BS Atmospheric Science University of Utah May 2015

PhD Candidate Atmospheric Sciences

 

--Emphasis on: Forecasting, Mountain Weather, Numerical Weather Prediction, Data Assimilation

 

Winter 2018/2019

Nov 24: 3.3", 30: 1" (4.3"); Dec 2: 4.6", 3: .8", 5: .3", 12: 2.3" (8.0")

Total: 12.3"

 

Winter 2017/2018

Dec 4: 3.2", 16: 0.9", 20: 2.1", 23: 1.5", 25: 4.6" (12.3") ::: Jan 6: 1.5", 20: 10.8", 25: 1.5" (13.8") ::: Feb 19: 8.6", 20: 2.4", 23: 7.1", 25: .5" (18.6") ::: Mar 4: 13", 15: 1.8", 17: 5.3", 25: 4.2" (24.3") ::: April 12: 1", 17: 1.3" (2.3")

Total: 69.3"

 

Winter 2016/17 Snow:
Nov 17: 3.2", 23: 1.6", 28: 9.2" (14) ::: Dec 1: .5", 16: 2.5", 25: 13" (16) ::: Jan 2: 5", 3: 2.4", 4: 7.7", 12: 1", 19: 1.2", 21: 13", 23: 6", 24: 1", 25: 3.7", 26: 2.5" (43.5)  ::: Feb 11: .5", 23: 6.5", 27: 4.5" (13.5) ::: Mar 5: 5.5" (5.5) ::: Apr 8: 2", 9: 1.8" (3.8) ::: May 17: 1" (1)

Total: 96.3"


#5
erik1974

Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:07 PM

erik1974

    New Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

I'm not an expert on digging this stuff up, but I do appreciate it. Nice job on this. 

I've heard some say that the Chino reading this year may have been too high. 

         I have wondered about the Chino reading myself.  Their readings during various heatwaves in the last few years have been higher than some other stations which typically get hotter(such as Riverside, etc.)  Chino is not what I would call a hotspot when compared to Riverside, San Bernardino or Redlands.  I believe the 120 reading on 7/6/2018 is slightly overexposed.   I also think that the 117 reading at Ramona is a bit overexposed as well.  

        Despite this, there were some phenomenal records such as the record-tying 118 at Riverside, all-time records of 114 at Santa Ana/Burbank as well as a phenomenal 111 at UCLA.  Very comparable to the 7/22/2006 event though nowhere near as humid.  


  • Black Hole likes this

#6
Scott

Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:14 PM

Scott

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 580 posts
  • LocationNear Craig Colorado

Yikes..1936 is to summers as 1899 is to winters.

 

Yes, but perhaps even more impressive, all the areas affected by the 1936 Heat Wave were also affected by the 1936 Cold Wave the same year.  Some locations were around 170 degrees warmer in July than they were in February!

 

Here are the the average temperatures in February 1936.  North Dakota averaged -14.1.   Lows in North Dakota reached -60 and -58 in South Dakota.  

 

February_1936_US_Temperature.gif

 

February never got above 10 in some locations.  Landon North Dakota stayed below zero all day for 41 days.  

 

Rivers were frozen over as far south as Richmond Virginia.

 

Noteworthy facts from Christopher C Burt concerning the 1936 cold wave
 
Langdon, ND became famous for it’s cold during the remarkable and worst Plains winter in recorded history. The small North Dakota town went an incredible 41 straight days without reaching 0F, longest such stretch anywhere in the Lower 48. Langdon also went 92 straight days without reaching 32F and consecutive nights below 0F? 67 days!
 
Fort Berthold Agency, ND went 7 straight days with highs of -20F or lower and 2 weeks with highs of -10F or colder. Turtle Lake, ND saw a mean temperature of -19.4F in February, the lowest mean temperature for a month recorded anywhere in the Lower 48.

  • Phil and Kayla like this

At home:

 

Coldest temperature thus far in 2018:   -26 on 2/21

 

Warmest temperature thus far in 2018:  99 on 7/8 (All time record high)

 

Precip thus far in 2018:   11.01 inches

 

Snowfall thus far in 2018:   38.7 inches

 

Last frost of early summer:  7/1

 

First frost of late summer:  8/29

 

Last snow of late spring:  5/1 

 

First snow of early fall:   10/6


#7
Kayla

Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:19 AM

Kayla

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2838 posts
  • LocationBozeman, MT

 

Yes, but perhaps even more impressive, all the areas affected by the 1936 Heat Wave were also affected by the 1936 Cold Wave the same year.  Some locations were around 170 degrees warmer in July than they were in February!

 

Here are the the average temperatures in February 1936.  North Dakota averaged -14.1.   Lows in North Dakota reached -60 and -58 in South Dakota.  

 

February never got above 10 in some locations.  Landon North Dakota stayed below zero all day for 41 days.  

 

Rivers were frozen over as far south as Richmond Virginia.

 

Noteworthy facts from Christopher C Burt concerning the 1936 cold wave
 
Langdon, ND became famous for it’s cold during the remarkable and worst Plains winter in recorded history. The small North Dakota town went an incredible 41 straight days without reaching 0F, longest such stretch anywhere in the Lower 48. Langdon also went 92 straight days without reaching 32F and consecutive nights below 0F? 67 days!
 
Fort Berthold Agency, ND went 7 straight days with highs of -20F or lower and 2 weeks with highs of -10F or colder. Turtle Lake, ND saw a mean temperature of -19.4F in February, the lowest mean temperature for a month recorded anywhere in the Lower 48.

 

 

That month was pretty ridiculous. Bozeman recorded its coldest temp on record at -43F and averaged an astounding -22.5F departure on the month. Frigid.


  • Scott likes this

Cold Season 2018/19:

Total snowfall: 41.0"
Highest daily snowfall: 7.0"

Highest snow depth: 8.0"

Coldest high: 20.8º
Coldest low: -2.6º

Number of subzero days: 1

 

Personal Weather Station on Wunderground: https://www.wundergr...OZEM152#history


#8
Jesse

Posted 13 August 2018 - 10:48 AM

Jesse

    Forum Fantastic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 26732 posts
  • LocationEast Vancouver, WA (300')
Portland, OR.

121F, 8/21/18

#9
Eujunga

Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

Eujunga

    Forum Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 872 posts

Portland, OR.

121F, 8/21/18

 

121 in Portland?  Purest balderdash.

 

It might get up to 121 someplace out by Hermiston or Ontario, but Portland won't get a degree above 117 ;)


  • Jesse likes this

Tujunga, CA (15 miles N of Downtown L.A.) - Elev. 1,860 ft.

 

Eugene, OR (5 miles SSW) - Elev. 850 ft.


#10
Andie

Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:52 AM

Andie

    Daily Contributor

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2473 posts
  • LocationFort Worth, Texas
I recall the 1994 summer temps. In Texas. It was pure punishment.

Monahans is in west Texas, but that summer was memorable statewide.

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.


#11
iFred

Posted 18 August 2018 - 06:10 PM

iFred

    The Weather Forums

  • (° ͟ʖ°)
  • 2626 posts
  • LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nice work!