Wednesday, August 02, 2006

What Heat?

Forecasters seem to think that New York City will fail to eclipse its hottest recorded temperature today (they seem to think La Guardia Airport will reach 102 degrees but go no higher). The bar was set at 106 degrees on July 9, 1936.

For what it's worth, the hottest recorded surface temperature on this planet is 136.4 (or 135.9, depending on whom you ask) degrees, measured at Al Àziziyah, Libya on Sept. 13, 1922.

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