Posted by: mrpeatie | August 2, 2010

Recent Weather Records

Records are made to be broken and some impressive and ominous weather related records fell last month. A mammoth hailstone fell from a powerful thunderstorm over Vivian, SD on July 30. Measuring 8 inches in diameter and weighing in at just under 2 pounds, the record hailstone beat the previous record of 7 inches and 1.67 pounds. Be sure to view these spectacular images of the thunderstorm that formed the hail stone.

More ominous records are being broken with frightening frequency if you are on the global warming/climate change train. 15 all-time national high temperature records have been set in 2010 so far this year. This includes record temperatures in Moscow, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Columbia, and a ridiculous temperature of 128.3 degrees F in Pakistan on May 26. The 15 all-time national high temperature records also ties the record for most high temperature records in a year.

Image source: National Weather Service – Aberdeen, SD

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