|Mean 500 millibar map (~18,000 ft) for July 1-4, 2012|
|Mean 500 millibar map (~18,000 ft) for June27-30, 2013|
Record highs and record high minimum temperatures have been recorded through the west the past week. Death Valley, CA reported the following high temperatures the past three days:
June 29 125°F
June 30 129°F
July 1 127°F
The temperature of 129°F on Sunday new monthly record and a tie for the hottest June temperature ever recorded in the U.S. This is preliminary and will be validated by a team of meteorologists and climatologists.
After three consecutive days with highs over 120°F, Needles, CA reached "only" 115°F today.
|Record temperature locations for the last week. Credit: HAMWeather|
It looks like the upper ridge over the west will start to break down by the end of this week. The will mean moderating temperatures for much of the west, although temperatures are still likely to run above normal.