Sounds like the extremes of this season's NH's (extreme +AO) effects and our Southern Winter (MSSW) just past look to be poking the scientific bears in the labs, finally.Verifying forecasts for major stratospheric sudden warmings
A stratospheric sudden warming is perhaps one of the most radical changes of weather that is observed on our planet. As numerical weather prediction models have improved, including better representation of the stratosphere, an extensive amount of studies have been investigating forecasts for major stratospheric sudden warmings (MSSWs), which affect all layers of the atmosphere, changing wind circulation patterns and space weather effects like the aurora.
Brown study definitionalright, I'll bite - WTF is a brown study?!
Thursday stepped it up a notch.
These are the places that exceeded 50. If your favourite holiday destination is not in the list below then it was probably only 49+.
Baghdad Int. Airport 50.5
Basrah Int. Airport 52.8
Abraque Mazraa 50.1
Kuwait Internatio... 51.8
London making a decent go of Summer at the moment.
The 38 on Aug 1st was a teaser.
Past 4 days:
Forecast next 4 days
Not bad for 51 degrees north.
I know there are a few places here that could not match this. For shame.
Wow Death Valley knocked really punching knocking out the 130F (54.4 degrees for us). I'm sure though if marble bar wasn't perched as high it'd be a good challenge for death valley. The weird things about these places are that they aren't actually too far from the ocean, another place is can list is Afar, Ethiopia.
The July 1913 recording is regarded as possibly unreliable due to 'over exposure' ie the siting, or device used at the time not quite up to the WMO standards of the modern eraGascoyne area with a delayed monsoon usually feels like the most likely challenger for 50+ to me but no station there (I don’t think). So it has to be somewhere like Onslow on the off chance the sea breeze can be held back.
Twitter seems to think this Death Valley number yesterday is the highest reliable temp ever recorded. Can’t trust the pre-WW2 measurements?