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Hottest Rain on Record?


Usually it doesn’t rain when the temperature gets over 100°. But last week in Needles, California a thunderstorm rolled in on a hot afternoon (115°). Most of the rain didn’t get to the ground, but it briefly made the area feel like a sauna.

According to weather researcher Maximiliano Herrer, Needles sets a new world record for the hottest rain in world history. With moisture in the air registering at 11%, it also was “the lowest humidity rain has ever occurred at anywhere on Earth in recorded history.”  The previous record for warmest rain was a shower that occurred at 109°F in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on June 5th of this year.

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Comments

  1. Sinterklaas
    Holland
    August 22, 2012, 12:15 pm

    I’m sorry, once again (’cause I made a mistake too :0)
    NG obviously made a mistake, the rain wasn’t 115 F, but the air temperature. The rain drops are much colder when the humidity is low (in this case 11%).
    Probably this is the warmest air temperature ever recorded during a shower.

  2. Sinterklaas
    Holland
    August 22, 2012, 12:10 pm

    NG obviously made a mistake, the rain wasn’t 115 F, but the air temperature. The temperature is much colder when the humidity is low (in this case 11%).
    Probably this is the warmest air temperature ever recorded during a shower.