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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2020, 11:27:29 PM »

Probably -20 a few times in Michigan.  The winter of 1994 sticks out to me, but I couldn't tell you exact temperatures because I was in the second grade.

Hottest is 118 in Carlsbad, New Mexico in the summer of 1998.

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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2020, 11:51:33 AM »

Hottest is 118 in Carlsbad, New Mexico in the summer of 1998.

Ha!  The one time I've been to Carlsbad, it snowed on us while we were tent camping in March.  The locals kept apologizing for the unusual weather.
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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2020, 11:59:06 AM »

Hottest is 118 in Carlsbad, New Mexico in the summer of 1998.

Ha!  The one time I've been to Carlsbad, it snowed on us while we were tent camping in March.  The locals kept apologizing for the unusual weather.

I’ve been there in snow and blazing hot summer.  It was so cold the one year that I put my dog in the Caverns kennel because he was freezing his butt off.  I think that was the first time they had ever had anyone put their dog in their because it was too cold. 
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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2020, 01:29:04 PM »

Coldest was 12 degrees F in Memphis a couple years back.

Hottest is difficult to say. The hottest I can distinctly remember was 101 or so in Columbus, Texas, but I'm pretty sure Houston's gotten a bit hotter than that. On the other hand if we're talking heat index, I can recall heat indexes over 120 in my county.

Houston doesn't get the massive 105-110 heat waves the rest of Texas seems to get every summer.

Instead, nearly every day is about 95 with high humidity.

For 4 months.

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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2020, 02:22:16 PM »

Coldest was 12 degrees F in Memphis a couple years back.

Hottest is difficult to say. The hottest I can distinctly remember was 101 or so in Columbus, Texas, but I'm pretty sure Houston's gotten a bit hotter than that. On the other hand if we're talking heat index, I can recall heat indexes over 120 in my county.

Houston doesn't get the massive 105-110 heat waves the rest of Texas seems to get every summer.

Instead, nearly every day is about 95 with high humidity.

For 4 months.

Straight.

August 2011 had five days over 101 in Houston.  The hottest that month was 27-AUG-2011, with a recorded high temperature of 106.

I don't know if you went outside that day.
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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2020, 07:25:30 AM »

When I lived in Chesapeake, VA...
    - warmest: 104 F, August 1980
    - coldest: -3 F, January 1985

Here in Northern Kentucky...
    - warmest: 104 F, July 2012
    - coldest: -12 F, February 2015

However, the hottest day I experienced was 112 F in Phoenix in 2006.  I also experienced a 105 F day in, of all places, Eau Claire WI during the 2005 heat wave.

The coldest: -26 F in Syracuse, NY, January 1966.  Yes, of course I don't remember--I was not yet 4 years old.  But that's where I lived then.
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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2020, 08:48:13 AM »

I don't recall when I had my coldest day and how cold it was, presumably because it's not as extreme as yours. It may have been around 20 °F, but definitely several °C into the negative.

On the other hand, I pretty much recall reaching 110 °F last year. That day, my hometown (Huesca, Spain) was even hotter than Phoenix.
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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2020, 02:48:27 PM »

The coldest: -26 F in Syracuse, NY, January 1966.  Yes, of course I don't remember--I was not yet 4 years old.  But that's where I lived then.

Are you sure you experienced it?  Did your parents take you outside?
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« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2020, 02:53:27 PM »

The coldest: -26 F in Syracuse, NY, January 1966.  Yes, of course I don't remember--I was not yet 4 years old.  But that's where I lived then.

Are you sure you experienced it?  Did your parents take you outside?

Considering the age demographic I wouldn’t put it past a parent to make a kid that young shovel the driveway in that weather.  My Dad made me go numerous times below zero before I was 10 to shovel the driveway.  Granted, I was in enough clothes which would have put Ralphy’s brother in a Christmas Story to shame.  I think that I was the happiest person in the house when we finally got a snow blower. 
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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2020, 12:48:05 AM »

The coldest: -26 F in Syracuse, NY, January 1966.  Yes, of course I don't remember--I was not yet 4 years old.  But that's where I lived then.

Are you sure you experienced it?  Did your parents take you outside?
Maybe not--although I do have a photo of me sitting on an eight foot snowbank all bundled up the day after the January 1966 blizzard Syracuse had.
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Re: Coldest and warmest temperatures you've experienced
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2020, 09:34:35 AM »

Warmest: 109 in Mitchell South Dakota back in 2005 during a road trip
Coldest: -29 at my house during the 2019 polar vortex in Chicago
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