Low Temperature of 107F

I know it is going to be warm tonight and we may come close to breaking a record warm low temperature tomorrow morning but this is ridiculous. How about a morning low of 107 F? There is no typo there…yes…107 F. The temperature would make it the warmest low temperature ever recorded anywhere on Earth. The information comes from Jeff Masters at wunderground. Here is what he had to say about the record from his blog. The information below was written on Wednesday (6/29).

At Khasab Airport in the desert nation of Oman, a remarkable record was set yesterday ( Tuesday)–the low temperature for the day was a scorching 41.7°C (107°F). The record was brought to my attention by weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera. The previous highest minimum temperature for the world he was able to find was set just last year at Khasab Airport, 41.2°C (106°F). The U.S. record high minimum temperature may be a 39.4°C (103°F) taken in Death Valley, California in 1970. Higher record high minimums were set there in the early 1920s, but the quality of the data is suspect. Mr. Herrera notes that Khasab Airport in Oman lies at the base of a mountain range, behind which is desert. Winds blowing from the desert towards Khasab Airport flow downhill, undergoing compression and warming, like the Santa Ana winds in California. Incredibly hot conditions in Oman in late June are common, due to a seasonal shift in winds caused by the onset of the Southwest monsoon in India.

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This post was written by Schnack on June 30, 2011

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