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Pacific Northwest & Canada Set All-Time Record High Temperatures


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A couple of things I found interesting - the town of Lytton appears to be surrounded by thousand-foot peaks (looks beautiful on Street view really), so I'm sure the winds were blowing in a direction where downsloping probably helped turn up the heat to 121. 

The second thing, for all the dozens of record highs that were set, there were only 4 record lows on the list. I feel like if we had a similar event on the East coast (god forbid) it would be kind of the opposite, where record lows would be more plentiful. I wonder if the ongoing drought out West has something to do with the lows going down enough to avoid many records.

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2 minutes ago, ACwx said:

A couple of things I found interesting - the town of Lytton appears to be surrounded by thousand-foot peaks (looks beautiful on Street view really), so I'm sure the winds were blowing in a direction where downsloping probably helped turn up the heat to 121. 

The second thing, for all the dozens of record highs that were set, there were only 4 record lows on the list. I feel like if we had a similar event on the East coast (god forbid) it would be kind of the opposite, where record lows would be more plentiful. I wonder if the ongoing drought out West has something to do with the lows going down enough to avoid many records.

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Yeah we would be the flip, more record high mins because of the dew points. Would think the drought made it easier.

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Tony, thanks for posting these high temps for the Pacific NW.  Between high temps and the very severe drought and the summer wildfire season, it is getting to be scary.

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