August 1, 2011

July Heat Wave

Here's the data (from NOAA) on the number of U.S. records broken or tied in the month of July so far:
  • All-Time Highest Maximum Temperature: 70
  • All-Time Highest Minimum Temperature: 175 
  • Monthly Highest Maximum Temperature: 125
  • Monthly Highest Minimum Temperature: 330
  • Daily Highest Maximum Temperature: 2,125
  • Daily Highest Minimum Temperature: 4,787
I had to think for a bit about the meaning of the highest minimum temperatures. Those highest minimum temperatures are most likely to occur at night when you are trying to fall asleep - they are the opposite of good sleeping weather. 
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