Friday/ steaming under the dome

Meteorologist Ryan Maue reported about the warm weather prevailing all other the continental United States, in a tweet.   Some meteorologists use the term ‘heat dome’ : a stationary mass of high-pressure air that is not getting dissipated as usual by the continental jet-stream.

Elsewhere on the planet, the hottest temperatures on record outside of Death Valley, California, have been recorded : 129 ºF (54ºC) in Kuwait and in Iraq.

7-23-2016 10-15-51 AM
Temperature translations : 82ºF is 28ºC, 88ºF is 31ºC, 90ºF is 32ºC.

 

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