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New extreme weather record? not so fast

Jeff Masters, a meteorologist and co-founder weather Underground, an online news service, says the reason the high temperature record hasn’t turned up is because the process is too time-consuming. One example, he said, is the attempt to reanalyze every named Atlantic hurricane since 1851, which began two decades ago. Till now only the year 1965 was reached.

“There are hundreds of temperature records in the US alone that would not survive re-analysis,” Dr. Masters said. “The most famous of these is the world-record warmest temperature in history at 134 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley in 1913.”

Two extreme weather experts, William T. Reid and Christopher C. Burt, are The debate on Weather Underground The site states that the 1913 reading was “not possible from a meteorological point of view”, as it was not consistent with other observations made in that part of Death Valley in the same week. They say the person who recorded the temperature at Greenland Ranch in California “intentionally or unintentionally” exaggerated the reading, and may not even have been present at the time.

But Randall Cerveney, who led the World Meteorological Organization’s efforts to research and verify the global weather record, said in an email that the 1913 reading was still considered “the warmest temperature ever recorded for the United States and the world.” was recognized as

Dr. Cerveni, who teaches geosciences at Arizona State University and worked with Mr. Burt 1922 Libyan record, described the research on the Death Valley record of 1913 by Mr Burt and Mr Reid as “conjecture, not new evidence”. He said the NOAA project, the US Climate Extreme Index, has also opted not to investigate it.

“We do not dismiss the record without sufficient evidence proving their inaccuracy,” he said.

As for the new Death Valley record, Dr. Cerveni said the WMO is still trying to verify the 129.9-degree reading from that area on August 6, 2020.

If confirmed, it would be the third highest temperature ever recorded on Earth and the second highest temperature ever recorded in the United States. But Dr Cerveni said the investigation is “taking a while” as his team is testing the temperature sensor that made the readings.

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