From the National Weather Service
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM 734 PM MDT MON JUN 5 2006 ...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MONDAY JUNE 5 2006... LOCATION HIGH TEMPERATURE PREVIOUS RECORD ------------------------------------------------------------ TUCUMCARI 103 100 IN 1980 PORTALES 102 TIED 102 IN 1990 DEMING 101 TIED 101 IN 1996 DEMING AIRPORT 100 99 IN 1980 ALBUQUERQUE VALLEY 100 98 IN 1996 ALBUQUERQUE SUNPORT 98 97 IN 1996 FARMINGTON 98 94 IN 1946 ALBUQUERQUE FOOTHILLS 96 TIED 96 IN 1996 SANTA FE 96 93 IN 1946 RATON 95 93 IN 1946 GALLUP 94 TIED 94 IN 1996 LAS VEGAS 93 91 IN 1946 CHAMA 87 85 IN 1996
To try to get a feel for the urban heat island where I actually live, in the middle of town, I’ve set up an old cotton region shelter in my backyard with surplus NWS thermometers. I’ve had thermometers for a while, and they usually read hotter than the official Weather Service reading from the airport, but I never knew if my setup was comparable. Now it is.
Yesterday’s high in my backyard was 106F.
update: 106F = 41C
I hope you have good air conditioning! BTW: your’s is not the only spot experiencing record temperatures – just think of the poor Aussies down under 🙂
“Record cold May night: At around 6 am on the 30th, the temperature at Liawenee dropped to -10.5 °C, the lowest value ever recorded during May in Tasmania. The previous May record was -9.7 °C also at Liawenee in 2001. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Tasmania is -13 °C at Shannon, Tarraleah and Butlers Gorge in June 1983. Liawenee was not the only cold spot on the 30th, with some other sites also having their coldest-ever May temperature.
What is 106 F in Real Temperatures?
We finally have sun here, but, its still fairly cool.
To be fair to us Aussies, we did have a record heat wave in Sydney on New Years Day too: 45?/113?. Sydney is having some of our coldest June days in a long time (6?-11?/43?-52?) and actually, it’s just killing my German friends because we don’t have indoor heating.
I had a roommate in college from Hawaii. When he arrived (this was in eastern Washington state, in the U.S. Pacific northwest), he did not own a coat. I want to live some day in a place where you don’t have indoor heating, or need coats.
There is a (new?) concept in Germany of houses that don’t have any heating or cooling systems. The whole structure of the house is designed to keep the house at a reasonable temperature of ~21C.
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Standard siting is over a minimum 5m square of turf, IIRC. The hardscape underneath surely lends a bias.
Just ask any denialist: they’ll tell you all stns are sited like yours, John, so therefore there’s no warming!!!!!! (*heart*)
Nonetheless, the old weather geek is envious. Nice setup.