Extreme Temperature Diary-July 25, 2019/ New European Heatwave Day Three

Thursday July 25th… Dear Diary. The main purpose of this ongoing blog will be to track United States extreme or record temperatures related to climate change. Any reports I see of ETs will be listed below the main topic of the day. I’ll refer to extreme or record temperatures as ETs (not extraterrestrials).😉

New European Heat Wave Day Three

We learned today, dear diary, that Paris hit 108.7F, breaking its all-time record by 4F, and that a very long-standing record in Britain was broken:

So many records are being broken that it would nearly be pointless for me to individually list them from Twitter feeds. Rather than do that here is a quoted list from Weather Underground with thanks again to all keeping up now with what seems like near overwhelming statistics (I may tweak this long list as my radar catches updates) :

This week’s heat by the numbers

Below is a sampling of Tuesday and Wednesday’s all-time highs.Note that many of these records could be broken on Thursday, and many other new all-time records may be set. Thanks go to Maximiliano Herrera, Etienne Kapikian (Meteo-France), and Michael Theusner for compiling and furnishing these records.


Tues. 7/23
Bordeaux City 42.6°C (108.9°F)
Bordeaux Airport 41.2°C (106.2°F)
Châteauroux 41.2°C (106.2°F)
Angers 41.1°C (106.0°F)
Le Mans 40.7°C (105.3°F)
Cognac 40.3°C (104.5°F)
Tours 40.2°C (104.4°F)
Rennes 40.1°C (104.2°F)
Cholet 39.1°C (102.4°F)
Limoges Airport 37.9°C (100.2°F)
Cap de la Heve 36.5°C (105.3°F)

Wed. 7/24
Vichy 41.3°C (106.2°F)
St Dizier 40.6°C (105.1°F)
Sens 40.6°C (105.8°F)
Bourges 40.2°C (104.4°F)
Avord 40.2°C (104.4°F)
Nancy-Essay 40.1°C (104.2°F)
Nancy-Ochey 39.6°C (103.3°F)
Metz 39.7°C (103.5°F)
Reims 39.7°C (103.5°F)
Dijon 39.5°C (103.1°F)
Nevers 39.4°C (102.9°F)
Erneville-aux-Bois 39.2°C (102.6°F)
Epinal 38.8°C (101.8°F)
Chateau-Chinon 38.5°C (101.3°F)
Charleville-Mezieres 38.2°C (100.8°F)
Dorans (formerly Belfort) 38.1°C (100.6°F)
Langres 38.0°C (100.4°F)

JERSEY (British crown dependency)

Tues. 7/23
Jersey Airport 36.0°C (96.8°F)


Wed. 7/24
Mamer 38.9°C (101.0°F)*
  * July national record


Wed. 7/24
Eindhoven 39.3°C (102.7°F)
   *preliminary all-time national record
Gilze Rijen 39.2°C (102.6°F)
Volkel 38.9°C (102.0°F)
Maastricht 38.6°C (101.5°F)
Twenthe 37.6°C (99.7°F)
Eelde 36.9°C (98.4°F)
Lelystad 36.8°C (98.2°F)
Wijk Ann Zee 36.5°C (97.7°F)
De Bilt 36.4°C (97.5°F)
De Kooy 34.8°C (94.6°F)


Wed. 7/24
Kleine Brogel Air Base 39.9°C (103.8°F)*
   *preliminary all-time national record
Schaffen 39.4°C (102.9°F)
Charleroi 37.5°C (99.5°F)
Antwerpen 37.1°C (98.8°F)
Spa 35.9°C (96.6°F)
Elensnborn 35.8°C (96.4°F)


Wed. 7/24
Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base 40.5°C (104.9°F)*
   *preliminary all-time national record
Saarbrücken-Burbach 40.2°C (104.4°F)
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 39.9°C (103.8°F)
Tonisvort 39.7°C (103.5°F)
Bonn 39.5°C (103.1°F)
Koln 39.5°C (103.1°F)
Kleve 39.5°C (103.1°F)
Köln-Stammheim 39.2°C (102.6°F)
Trier-Zewen 39.2°C (102.6°F)
Heinsberg 39.2°C (102.6°F)
Neunkirchen 39.2°C (102.6°F)
Dusseldorf 39.1°C (102.4°F)
Lingen 39.1°C (102.4°F)
Perl Nennig 39.0°C (102.2°F)
Duisburg 38.8°C (101.8°F)
Kaiserslautern 38.5°C (101.3°F)
Olsdorf 38.1°C (100.6°F)
Essen 38.0°C (100.4°F)
Geldern 37.9°C (100.2°F)
Aachen 37.6°C (99.7°F)
Munster 37.5°C (99.5°F)
Montabaur 37.4°C (99.3°F)
Arnsberg 37.3°C (99.1°F)
Hilgenroth 37.0°C (98.6°F)
Blankenrath 37.0°C (98.6°F)
Nurburg 36.8°C (98.2°F)
Kall-Sistig 36.6°C (97.9°F)
Deuselbach 36.5°C (97.7°F)
Ludenshcheid 36.0°C (96.8°F)
Norderney 35.4°C (95.7°F)


Wed. 7/24
Sion 38.0°C (100.4°F)
Scuol 33.8°C (92.8°F)
Neuchatel 37.9°C (100.2°F)
Moleson 26.4°C (79.5°F)

After today this well forecast event will pay a hot visit to Scandinavian countries this weekend. I’ve noticed that the “heat dome” will then be pinched further north towards the North Pole:

So, as I tweeted, will older sea ice melt during late July into August due to a heat wave that originated over Europe? This is something to keep tabs on by my climate science peers in the coming days. Check back to see if I’ve added some ice analysis to this post.

Here is more climate and weather news from Thursday:

(As usual, this will be a fluid post in which more information gets added during the day as it crosses my radar, crediting all who have put it on-line. Items will be archived on this site for posterity. In most instances click on the pictures of each tweet to see each article.)

Some “good news.” Comfortable ET’s were reported across the South Thursday morning:

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Guy Walton- “The Climate Guy”

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