When it comes to weather extremes this year, the hits just keep on comin’.
In a year that has produced several all time high temperature records; a big one went down today. The temperature in Downtown Los Angeles reached 113 degrees Monday afternoon. This breaks the all time hottest temperature ever recorded in Los Angeles, and smashes the old daily record of 106 set in 1963.
Here’s the statement form Los Angeles NWS.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA 1230 PM PDT MON SEP 27 2010 .
..ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE BROKEN IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES… THE HIGH TEMPERATURE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES REACHED 113 DEGREES AT 1215 PM PDT THIS AFTERNOON. THAT IS THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1877. THIS ALSO BREAKS THE RECORD FOR THE DAY OF 106 SET IN 1963. IT IS STILL POSSIBLE THAT IT WILL GET HOTTER TODAY SO A RECORD TEMEPERATURE REPORT WILL BE ISSUED ONCE IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT THE HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR TODAY HAS BEEN REACHED. $$
Afternoon temps show extreme heat in the southwest, and warmth extending east under a warm late season high pressure ridge.
2010 is turning out to be the year of heat extremes. As many as 17 countries have set all time temperatures records this year. Here’s the list.
Record temperatures in 2010
Belarus, 7 August, 38.9C (102F) at Gomel
Ukraine, 1 August, 41.3C (106.3F), Lukhansk, Voznesensk
Cyprus, 1 August, 46.6C (115.9F), Lefconica
Finland, 29 July, 37.2C (99F), Joensuu
Qatar, 14 July, 50.4C (122.7F), Doha airport
Russia, 11 July, 44.0C (111.2F), Yashkul
Sudan, 25 June, 49.6C (121.3F), Dongola
Niger, 22 June, 47.1C (116.8F), Bilma
Saudi Arabia, 22 June, 52.0C (125.6F), Jeddah
Chad, 22 June, 47.6C (117.7F), Faya
Kuwait, 15 June, 52.6C (126.7F), Abdaly
Iraq, 14 June, 52.0C (125.6F), Basra
Pakistan, 26 May, 53.5C (128.3F), Mohenjo-daro
Burma, 12 May, 47C (116.6F), Myinmu
Ascension Island, 25 March, 34.9C (94.8F), Georgetown
Solomon Islands, 1 February, 36.1C (97F), Lata Nendo
Colombia, 24 January, 42.3C (108F), Puerto Salgar