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Thu Jun 28, 2018, 11:49 AM

A city in Oman just posted the world's hottest low temperature ever recorded: 109 degrees

Qurayyat, pop. 50,000: "High today 122, low 109"

Source: Washington Post, by Jason Samenow

This sweltering episode marked the second exceptional weather event to affect Oman in as many months. In May, Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Mekunu slammed into its southwest coast, making landfall near Salalah. It was the most intense tropical cyclone to make landfall on the Arabian Peninsula on record.

All of these heat records are part and parcel of a planet that is trending hotter as greenhouse gas concentrations increase due to human activity. The past four years have been the hottest four years on record.



"It's a dry heat."

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Reply A city in Oman just posted the world's hottest low temperature ever recorded: 109 degrees (Original post)
yallerdawg Jun 2018 OP
ProfessorGAC Jun 2018 #1
Wellstone ruled Jun 2018 #2
yallerdawg Jun 2018 #5
Wellstone ruled Jun 2018 #6
davekriss Jun 2018 #3
Hobo Jun 2018 #4

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 11:50 AM

1. If It's A Dry Heat, What's the Big Deal?

Yikes, that's warm. 120 for a high and 109 for a low? No, thanks.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:12 PM

2. Death Valley was 124 yesterday

and the low was forecast 110.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:34 PM

5. 110 would be another new record.

We are in the second week of summer.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:52 PM

6. We have three

thermometers just for kick's to monitor our temps. Two are located in the shade on our grass lawn area and the third is located under a sun shade one a concrete Patio. Our top end so far is 113 two days ago and that was on the Lawn thermometers. The Patio topped at 120 for two hours .

Top end last year was July 7 and 27,117 on the lawn,127 on the Patio. Dry heat.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2018, 12:16 PM

3. I once got off a plane in India when it was 114 degrees

It actually wasn't as bad as I would have thought. Lucky for me it was low humidity (might have been 24% or something like that). I felt the heat on my back and I imagine if I stayed out in it I would've grown to regret it, but for the bit of time I was in the sun it was OK.

The previous day I was in Manilla where it was 98 degrees and very high humidity. That just killed me, I wilt in humidity.

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