Saturday, November 16, 2019

Record-setting heat in Key West and Hawaii

Key West Breaks Record For Day Time High Temps.  (CBS Miami, 11/15/2019)
As of Friday, Key West has had 233 consecutive days of high temperatures 80 degrees or above – the longest streak of temperatures above 80 degrees in Key West’s records dating back to 1872, says the US National Weather Service (NWS). 
The last time the daily high was below 80 degrees was on March 27 when the high only reached 78 degrees — which, let’s be honest, is still pretty warm. 
Before this year, the NWS says, the previous longest streak was 225 consecutive days in 1965.

281 and counting: Well into fall, Hawaii is still setting record highs.  (Hawaii News Now, 11/15/2019)
The state continues to rack up heat records during what National Weather Service forecasters have described as a “seemingly unprecedented” year of high temperatures. 
From Jan. 1 through Friday, Hawaii has set or tied 281 record high temperatures at official Weather Service stations located at four island airports ― in Honolulu, Hilo, Lihue and Kahului. 
Of those, 141 have been new heat records.

Other hot locations.

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