Updated At 1:01 PM MDT Friday, July 10, 2020.
Yesterday was the hottest day so far this summer locally. My Davis Vantage Pro 2+ Wireless Weather Station recorded a high of 110.5º. The thermometer is located in our back yard 5' 6" above the ground (on Bermuda grass - not a rooftop location). Note at midnight last night not only was it still 91º at our home but also at the Roswell and Artesia Airports. The Carlsbad Airport reported 90º at midnight.
The Carlsbad Climate Co-Op Station broke it's daily record high of 109º last set in 1998 on Thursday with a reading of 112º. This beats the record high temp for July of 111º set on July 28,1995, and July 12,1998.
The Roswell Airport ASOS high of 111º yesterday ties their all-time record high for the month of July. The previous record was 111º set on July 27,1995.
Listed below are the local official reported highs from around the area.
Artesia Airport AWOS 108º
Caprock Raws 106º
Hobbs Airport AWOS 106º
Tatum MesoNet 105º
Dunken Raws 101º
Queen Raws 101º
Dog Canyon Raws 95º
Bowl Raws 85º
July 10th, 1913 - 134º In Death Valley!
On this date in 1913, Death Valley, California recorded the highest official temperature on earth: 134 ͒ F. Read the firsthand account of the NWS’ Chris Stachelski, as he discusses the site’s history and the role that weather plays in this park of extremes:
The Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction!