Friday, August 10, 2018

UPDATE: July 2018 is hottest month ever in California

5 degrees above the 20th-century average.

California Swelters Under All-Time Record Heat In July.  (KPIX San Francisco, 8/8/2018)
Death Valley set a new tentative world’s record for hottest month anywhere on Earth. The monthly average was a scorching 108.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 
The daily high was 127 degrees Fahrenheit four days in a row in July, the National Park Service said. And sunset didn’t bring much relief. Temperatures failed to drop below 100 for 10 nights in the month — with the lows not coming until usually around 5 a.m., just before sunrise.

Original 8/6/2018 post, "Record heat headline news", starts here.

114 in Santarem

78.8 - surface water at Scripps Pier in San Diego (highest in 102 years of recordkeeping)
64.9 - highest ever minimum nighttime temperature
108.1 - average temperature in Death Valley, warmest July on record
97.6 - average temperature in Palm Springs, warmest July on record

July 6 records (daytime high temperature):

  • 120 at Chino
  • 117 at Van Nuys
  • 114 at Burbank
  • 114 at Santa Ana
  • 111 at UCLA
Warmest July ever
  • 87.8 at Palmdale
  • 87.2 at Lancaster
  • 83.6 at Van Nuys
  • 77.9 at Long Beach
  • 74.5 at Camarillo
  • 73.1 at Oxnard
  • 69.5 at San Luis Obispo
  • 26 consecutive days of 100 at Fresno

Source of graphicOur climate plans are in pieces as killer summer shreds records.  (CNN, 8/5/2018)

Long read:
Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change.  By Nathaniel Rich.  Photographs and Videos by George Steinmetz.  (The New York Times Magazine, 8/1/ 2018)

Related posts:
July 2018
NORTH AMERICA.  Seriously record-breaking temperature put SoCal on high broil.  (7/8/2018)

May 2018
EUROPE.  Record heat on United Kingdom bank holiday. (5/8/2018)
NORTH AMERICA.  Phoenix breaks 70-year-old heat record.  (5/7/2018)
ASIA.  Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, experiences record heat.  (5/5/2018)
NORTH AMERICA.  Broken records all over New Jersey.  (5/4/2018)
NORTH AMERICA.  It eventually reached 90 degrees in Washington DC, setting a new record.  (5/3/2018)
ASIA.   Nawabshah, Pakistan, sets April 30 record for highest global temperature ever: 122.4 degrees Fahrenheit.  (5/3/2018)

April 2018
NORTH AMERICA.  Record-breaking heat at 16 locations in British Columbia.  (4/28/2018)
AUSTRALIA.  Twin-spin, record-setting heat in Adelaide.  (4/25/2018)
EUROPE.  Across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, Croatia is broiling in the April heat.  (4/24/2018)
EUROPE.  Record April heat in northern Italy.  (4/24/2018)
NORTH AMERICA.  Arizona sets record for warmest 'cold season'.  (4/18/2018)
ASIA.  It's shaping up to be a broiling hot April in the Indian state of Odisha.  (4/17/2018)
NORTH AMERICA.  It's shaping up to be a very hot April in the UK.  (4/17/2018)

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