Syracuse, N.Y. -- Tuesday could be the hottest day ever at the New York State Fair. The forecast high for Tuesday is 95 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. No day at the fair has ever been that hot, according to weather service records and state fair archives. It's tricky to know for certain, though, because the fair has changed dates and schedules over the years. The fair began in 1841, according to the fair's own history page, but official weather service records don't begin until 1902. There was no fair from 1941 to 1947 because of World War II. The normal high for Aug. 28 in Syracuse is about 78 degrees. Tuesday's heat index, a measure of temperature and humidity that approximates how hot the air feels on human skin, could be 105 degrees. A heat advisory has been issued for today and Tuesday. The heat begins to build today, when the high will be about 86 degrees. Last year, the warmest day at the state fair was just 78 degrees, on Labor Day. Since the … [Read more...] about Tuesday could be hottest day ever at NY State Fair
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Friday (July 20) is going to be a hot one, but it's got nothing on Friday, Aug. 22, 1980. That day, the high temperature recorded at Louis Armstrong International Airport, the government's official temperature monitoring site, hit 102 degrees, setting a new all-time record, according to National Weather Service climate data. Forecasters have been gathering climate data at the airport since 1947. Gavin Phillips, a forecaster at the National Weather Service's Slidell office, said the region may have had even higher temperature recorded elsewhere that day, including at Audubon Park, though the thermometer at that measuring site "tends to run hot." Suffice to say, Aug. 22, 1980, was blistering hot. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Friday afternoon in New Orleans, when temperatures could feel as hot as 106 degrees, the hottest heat index values so far this summer. However, the actual recorded temperature is expected to be near 95 degrees, short … [Read more...] about Do you remember the hottest day ever recorded in New Orleans?
Think it's hot today? The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth also happened on July 10 -- but in 1913. And it happened in California. On that day, Greenland Ranch in Death Valley hit 134 degrees Fahrenheit -- hot even for that baked corner of the country. This is a cooperative observer form for July 1913 from Greenland Ranch in Death Valley. The high of 134 degrees for July 10 is circled in red. (NOAA photo) Temperatures in Death Valley frequently reach 100 degrees or higher, according to NOAA. That week in 1913 had a heat wave of heat waves. According to NOAA the mercury climbed to 125 or more each day for 10 days straight. The high topped out at 129 degrees for a stretch from July 9-13. Highs today are forecast to hit 112 degrees in Death Valley, according to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas. (The relative humidity? Nineteen percent.) And Death Valley doesn't get much of a reprieve when the sun goes down. According to NOAA nighttime lows in the summer typically … [Read more...] about Hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth has an anniversary
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Sunday could be one of the 10 hottest days ever recorded in Syracuse. The forecast calls for a high of 99 degrees. Syracuse has been that hot on just nine days since since records began in 1902. Four of those days were in this century; the remaining five were in the 1930s. The last time it was at least 99 degrees was July 17, 2012, when the temperature hit 101. Syracuse has recorded high temperatures of 98, 100, 101 and 102, but never 99. Sunday's heat could shatter the high temperature record for July 1, which is 95 degrees. That was set in 1931. Another heat record, the hottest low temperature, could be set Sunday. The record is 76, also set in 1931. The forecast calls for 74 degrees. The highest low temperature record is important because the warmer it stays at night, the more likely people can suffer heat problems and the harder air conditioning systems have to work. The National Weather Service is likely to issue its strongest heat warning for Sunday … [Read more...] about Sunday could be one of the 10 hottest days in Syracuse history
Wednesday’s sunny weather resulted in the third-highest temperature ever recorded in the capital city and the warmest day in five years. According to the National Weather Service measuring station at Juneau International Airport, the afternoon temperature briefly reached 85 degrees. That ties the second-highest temperature recorded in June and ties the mark for the third-highest temperature recorded at any time. Records have been kept at the airport since 1936. On average each year, Juneau sees two days with temperatures at or above 80 degrees. Tuesday and Wednesday were each above 80. The city’s all-time high temperature is 90 degrees, seen on July 7, 1975. The second-highest temperature is 86, on June 13, 1969. Eight days, including Wednesday, have seen temperatures of 85 degrees. The last time the thermometer hit that mark was June 16, 2013. The airport was the relative hot spot in Juneau on Wednesday, but temperatures across the city were above normal. Downtown and at … [Read more...] about Juneau sees third-hottest day ever