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Morning Start: The hottest temperature recorded on Earth was 56.7 C

Your morning start for Thursday, July 1, 2021

Good morning and happy Thursday! It’s another hot one today, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms also thrown into the mix.

Fun fact: The hottest temperature recorded on Earth was 56.7 C

On Sept. 13, 1922, the town of El Azizia in Libya recorded a high of 58 C, which was long considered the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.

However, following an investigation by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 2011, this record was deemed illegitimate. The group cited five major concerns with the record:

  • Potentially problematical instrumentation
  • A probable new and inexperienced observer at the time of observation
  • Unrepresentative microclimate of the observation site
  • Poor correspondence of the extreme to other locations
  • Poor comparison to subsequent temperature values recorded at the site.

The WMO assessment then concluded that the highest recorded temperature on the planet was at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California, on July 10, 1913, when temperatures reached a record high of 56.7 C.

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