First Official Day of summer produces Record Temperatures over the Desert Southwest

First Official Day of summer produces Record Temperatures over the Desert Southwest

Summer time temperatures ushered in the official start of summer
across Star Valley. Following are the observed maximums across 
the valley on Monday

Maximum temperatures June 20 2016
The morning lows were very cool producing dramatic ranges in the daily temperatures
Minimum temperatures June 20 2016

An example of the range of temperatures from dawn to mid afternoon is illustrated
by the graph of the Thayne ES temperatures for the 3 days ending June 20th.
However it was blistering hot to our south over the desert southwest.  Following are some of the 
records reported from the weather offices.


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS, NV
 547 PM PDT MON JUN 20 2016
 
 ...NUMEROUS RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES SET TODAY...
 
 RECORD DAILY HIGHS
 
 LAS VEGAS, NV 115 DEGREES (OLD 113 SET IN 2015) 
 NEEDLES, CA 125 DEGREES (OLD 118 SET IN 1961) 
 DEATH VALLEY, CA 126 (OLD 125 SET IN 1961) 
 KINGMAN, AZ 111 DEGREES (OLD 108 IN 1936) 
 DESERT ROCK, NV 109 DEGREES (TIES 2015)
 
 THE 125 DEGREES IN NEEDLES, CA SETS A NEW MONTHLY RECORD FOR JUNE.
 THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 123 DEGREES SET ON JUNE 29TH 2013. IT ALSO
 TIES THE ALL-TIME HIGH OF 125 DEGRESS SET IN 1925 AND IN 2005.  
 
 THIS MORNINGS LOW OF 86 DEGREES IN LAS VEGAS BROKE THE RECORD FOR 
 WARMEST LOW TEMPERATURE FOR THIS DATE. PREVIOUSLY THE RECORD WAS 
 84 DEGREES SET IN 1996. 


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
 431 PM PDT MON JUN 20 2016 
 
 ...HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED ON JUN 20 2016 ...
 
 LOCATION             NEW RECORD         OLD RECORD        PERIOD OF RECORD
 
 RAMONA                   109            106 IN 2008             1974
 RIVERSIDE                114            110 IN 2008             1893
 PALM SPRINGS             122            118 IN 1929             1893
 THERMAL                  121            118 IN 2008             1950
 CHULA VISTA               91             85 IN 2008             1918
 ESCONDIDO                106            104 IN 1973             1893
 ALPINE                   107    TIED    107 IN 1973             1951
 EL CAJON                 107             94 IN 2007             1979
 IDYLLWILD                 97             95 IN 2001             1943
 PALOMAR MOUNTAIN          96             92 IN 2015             1901
 CAMPO                    110            105 IN 2008             1948
 INDIO                    120            116 IN 1929             1894
 BORREGO                  118*           116 IN 2008             1942

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
 0512 PM MST MON JUN 20 2016
 
 ...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET AT PHOENIX AZ...
 
  A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 116 DEGREES WAS SET AT PHOENIX AZ TODAY. 
 THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 115 SET IN 1968.
 

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