Media feature Climate Reanalyzer map in reports on worldwide heat records
The University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer was featured in a Washington Post article about all-time heat records across the globe. Temperatures in Northern Siberia were up to 40 degrees above normal, and the highest temperature ever measured in Africa, 124 degrees, was recorded in Algeria, both on July 5. The majority of that week was marked by a heat wave across much of the United States and Canada, with temperatures soaring to records above 100 degrees in parts of California and Colorado, and Montreal reaching a new overall record high temperature of 97.9 degrees, the article states. Humidity was extreme as well — Ottawa recorded its most extreme combination of heat and humidity on July 1. The heat has been named the cause of 54 recent deaths in southern Québec, according to the report. The heat wave was not confined to North America. Glasgow, Scotland reached a record high temperature of 89.4 degrees, and Quriyat, Oman experienced the world’s hottest low temperature ever recorded at 109 degrees. These extreme temperatures are especially unusual for normally mild climates such as the ones found in Scotland and Canada, according to the article. The Climate Reanalyzer map posted with the article shows the heat wave is unusual because most of the world is warmer than the average for early July. The Climate Reanalyzer also was featured in articles by the The Barents Observer, London Evening Standard, Daily Mirror, PBS, Irish Examiner, The Sun, Daily Express, news.com.au, Daily Mail, Evening Echo, The Logical Indian and Brinkwire.