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Re: Coldest recorded NZ temperature

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Bradley wrote:That article has the highest temperature ever recorded in the world as 56.7c, 10 July, 2013 at Furnace Creek Ranch, California. That has to be a type surely? I thought it was in 1913 that temperature was recorded? Even that temperature is suspect, from what I've read the highest reliable temperature ever recorded in the world was around the 54-55C mark in Death Valley achieved with a proper Stevenson Screen
Yep, that's a typo - should be 1913.
And Furnace Creek Ranch (formerly Greenland Ranch) is in Death Valley (see WMO report).
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Re: Coldest recorded NZ temperature

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Nev wrote:
Bradley wrote:That article has the highest temperature ever recorded in the world as 56.7c, 10 July, 2013 at Furnace Creek Ranch, California. That has to be a type surely? I thought it was in 1913 that temperature was recorded? Even that temperature is suspect, from what I've read the highest reliable temperature ever recorded in the world was around the 54-55C mark in Death Valley achieved with a proper Stevenson Screen
Yep, that's a typo - should be 1913.
And Furnace Creek Ranch (formerly Greenland Ranch) is in Death Valley (see WMO report).
The 56.7C is regarded as highly suspect in some investigations - exposure not likely to have been good. In fac t one writer who had studied matters in detail concluded that a much more recent Death Valley site reading of 129.0F (53.9C) was the highest indisputable reading obtained anywhere.

The Ranfurly reading (actually a site to the west of the town) is interesting but cannot be said to be rock-solid. I attended the presentation of this article at a recent Met. Society conference.
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