What's the warmest temperature you ever experienced.

What's the warmest temperature you ever experienced.

Myself: 113 Las Vegas, Nevada

My hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1960,
we had only hit 100 degrees twice. Hiighest heat index,
I have experienced was 121 and 126 degrees, locations
where Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

I remember seeing a Heat Index once for Cedar Rapids, Iowa
of 134 degrees before.

Mike
http://mgweather.com
 
Well I've only experienced actual temperatures just over 100, but in 1995 during the tremendous midwest heatwave I experienced a heat index of 123. That was with a temperature of 100, and a dewpoint of 81 or 82 I believe. I have never before or since seen or heard of a temp at the century mark with dewpoints near 80. That same day in Cedar Rapids IA the dewpoint hit 84 degrees and the heat index surpassed 130. This is also the same heatwave that killed over 500 people in Chicago and killed thousands of cattle in Iowa...
 
109F in Ephrata, Washington on my thermometer in the shade. Sometime in the later 90s, was a HOT one. The Central Basin is known for baking in the dead of summer. Thank god for central air!!
 
Highest temperature ever experienced was 124F in Death Valley, CA on the way to Las Vegas back in '94 or '95 (this maybe a record for the day as well, as I believe Las Vegas set a record). As for hottest temp in MI ever experienced would have to be in '95, when temps hit 100-102F, with high humidity (not sure what the Td's were).
 
Several days in a row over 100F in Charleston, WV in 1988. 125F or more every time I get in my truck after it's been sitting out on a hot summer day :)
 
Early September, 2000

It was the hottest September day ever recorded in Dallas, TX - 111 degrees. And of all the September days to build a deck, we picked that one.

That's the hottest official temperature that I know of......I'm fairly certain I've experienced hotter days, growing up my entire life in southern Oklahoma. I remember the Summer that OK set its all-time state high of 120, so it's a safe bet I've experienced some 1teens.
 
113F in Turlock CA in July 1991

about Dan R's note about car temps - I keep a thermometer inside my car and it has recorded some unreal temps when sitting out on a summer day. The highest temperature I've seen inside my car so far is 158F.
 
The highest measured local temperature I've experienced was 103°F outside on July 30, 1999 (here in Cincinnati). That was the air ambient temperature, but the unshielded thermometer read 109°F. The temperature may have been higher on some day in 1988, but I didn't have a thermometer capable of keeping the high/low temperatures.

Sometimes the temperature on my unfinished second floor will reach 110-115°F on days when the outside temperature is in the 90s. I once tried to measure the temperature inside a car (windows up), the thermometer needle went past the maximum written number of 130°F on the dial.
 
108 °F in Amarillo, TX in June 1990, and 1998 (two days in a row) That's the all time high for Amarillo.

I've been in a much hotter heat index when I was at Lake Conroe N. of Houston in the summer of 2001. (~110- 120)
 
First week of April, 1989, I was in PHX for the Indy Car race at PIR.

PHX had a record high set every day that week, each day over 100 (only April, though), and I was out in the bleachers watching the racing.

There were some stands selling lemonade, and I remember race day drinking 5 or 6 of these huge (probably 32 oz.) lemonades without ever visiting the men's room.

Bob
 
In terms of official observations, I was present for Wichita Fall's record high of 117F on 6-28-1980. I was 10 years old and remember being fascinated with how quickly the water I sprayed on the ground evaporated and how quickly birds would appear at the first sign of water.

It was a period where Wichita Falls had record highs which still stand:

6-24-80 112F
6-25-80 114F
6-26-80 113F
6-27-80 116F
6-28-80 117F
6-29-80 112F
6-30-80 110F
7-1-80 113F
7-2-80 114F
7-3-80 114F
7-4-80 108F
 
How hot?

Well, the best I know of was about 15 years ago at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. North Range registered temps of 120 F. I know it was hot in that chopper!
 
117 degrees in Needles, California. Quite a shock to jump out on the pavement with bare feet. :shock:
 
108 °F in Amarillo, TX in June 1990, and 1998 (two days in a row) That's the all time high for Amarillo.

Those were some miserable days for sure. Damn cap held on that day in 98 too when we had CAPE of around 5500, LI of -11 and SRH of 300. if anything popped it would have ben monsterous but the 700mb temp was like a 16 or 17 so nothing. I sat in the east panhandle roasting all afternoon in 70 plus dewpoints hoping but no dice.
 
About 7 years ago, I took the 'scenic' route through Death Valley on my way from Southern California to Utah. DV has always been a favorite of mine, but I'd never experienced it in the middle of July. :roll:

Forseeing the opportunity of setting a possible 'lifetime record,' I borrowed an accurate electronic thermometer from work. The highest air temerature I recorded was near the Keane mine site. A stiff breeze was blowing down from the Funeral mountains, probably giving me some compressional heating. The mountains were also reflecting the early afternoon sun, making the whole area into a low level solar furnace. Never before or since have I felt heat like that. It seemed as if the rocks should be melting, but the highest (shaded) air temp was 'only' 124.6 F, a slight disapointment! The sun baked ground was more impressive, indeed fearsome, with several wind sheltered areas tickling 190 :shock:

Later in the afternoon, after establishing a campsite at Texas Spring, I tried some very limited hiking in nearby Golden Canyon (very easy going, I've done the 5 mile round trip to Zabriskie Point many times). The temperature was down to the mid/low teens, but after only ~1/2 mile, the gallon of water I started with was nearly gone and I was just wiped. I crawled back to the car, retrieved my sleeping gear, and and got the hell out of that place...

How on earth can people do this?? http://www.badwaterultra.com/

-Greg
 
I think we got into the 40's once. I know we hit 39 C a couple of times over the past few years.

I will have to look for the record for Saskatoon because I actually have no idea how hot it has gotten.

Jared
 
125 degrees F was the ambient air temp one day as I walked out of a building in Laughlin, Nevada, a Colorado River town not far from Needles and Lake Havasu. Most people don't visit there in June.
 
On the note of the warmest experienced... I don't know what the records are, but this is from an AFD out of DDC a couple days ago:
"SO JUST WHERE HAS OUR LATE JUNE SUMMER WARMTH GONE? HEAD TO THE
ARCTIC! AN "OMEGA BLOCK" UPPER AIR LONGWAVE PATTERN HAS PUSHED VERY
HIGH MIDDLE-UPPER TROPOSPHERIC HEIGHT ANOMALIES INTO THE ARCTIC
REGIONS OF THE YUKON AND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES OF NORTHWEST CANADA.
INUVIK (IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES OF CANADA)...LOCATED TWO
DEGREES LATITUDE NORTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE...RECORDED AN EARLY
EVENING TEMPERATURE OF 86F, AND MAYO, YUKON TERRITORY (3 DEGREES
LATITUDE SOUTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE) RECORDED A TEMPERATURE OF 93F
ALSO AT 00Z.
"

http://kamala.cod.edu/offs/KDDC/0406260732.fxus63.html
 
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