Scott Patterson wrote:
Does that location have any climate records to see what kind of records are being broken?
The closest I can find is Norman Wells.
The record high for June there is 33.5C/92.3F and the all time record is 35C/95F.
LOL! I wasn't asking that question to you but its good information anyways
. I did however have a couple other questions (for you Scott) and they are: 1. Is the few remaining patches of snow that you hiked to a month ago completely gone now everywhere? 2. Do you smell smoke right now
A lot of places in the Northwest Territories were above 30C so the temperature is accurate.
Ok, I actually just checked the records and climate entries for that spot and its warmer than I thought it would be overall. Those 35ºC temps. did break records but the margin was just about 3ºC over (that's still impressive)...here I was thinking that the NWT didn't get good stuff like that
. tropicana can add those later to the lists.
While checking Fort Good Hope NWT, I wondered what Canada's most northern place is doing as far as temperatures which is Alert Nunavut. I don't think its that far from the North Pole and well within the arctic circle I would imagine. Right now they are hovering just above freezing with lows below that. Its fairly constant without much shift but I did spot a 10ºC day on June 15 2012 and thought that was quite the spike there. I checked and that is a new record for them beating the previous record by 2ºC (old was around 8.2ºC or something). Their climate must be warming up quickly as well by now...
This latest record shattering heat wave in the plains/south is taking on some of the insane characteristics of the Great March Heat Wave of this year in terms of the all time monthly records being smashed in various locations and repeating records that are "competing" with fresh records from just hours ago (1 or 2 days ago). Chalk up another insane heat wave for 2012
Bet we break it again tomorrow....Sigh...
Houston Int Airport TX 105F
A lot of sighs coming from Texas, turn those sighs into cheers!
Send it up here, I love the heat and Debby must too because she is helping to enhance it for everyone!
CNN had breaking news of the Firestorm in CO which was their top story in the evening...wow finally some attention on this. The Firestorm is moving at 2000 feet per hour and the RH is at 3!
Really challenging 2002's fires now....
A likely historical heatwave is going to move into Ohio valley and parts west in the coming days (same regime were talking about now) and from various models the temperatures could not only break records for days, but challenge all time monthly records and even all time records!!
I'm very interested to see how this all turns out and why not go all the way? Of course this is going to be a dry heat and create more drought but with all these potent shots of heat since May the writing was on the wall. IMBY, we should get a normal heatwave but I'm getting jealous seeing those south of me getting forecasts of the BIG FOUR O in ºC!
The most awesome news of all (for me) is that the models are starting to "lock-in" the heat and it just keeps going until the end of the model runs
I couldn't be happier at this point, this is exactly what I wanted as my dreams from May are starting to become reality. Things are starting to look more like the dirty 30s because of all the incredible heat that was experienced around NA coming into focus. Maybe my 1911 fantasy will happen with epic heat domes...