This is the type of story that you don’t see in the mainstream media. It doesn’t fit the agenda. If you haven’t seen any mention of this information, realize you are only getting part of the news and consider finding a more complete news source.
1,122 Record Cold Temps, 173 Record Warm temps.
View the map on HamWeather.com for the interactive map. Move your cursor over dots to see the previous record. Let me know if you find high records that break records older than 1950. There is at least one: 1940.
If you are well informed about weather and temperature measuring you know that most of the world’s high temperature records were set in the 1930’s. The recording stations with broken records weren’t around in the 1930’s. So, it is sort of cheating to say these are new ‘weather’ records. They are new records for specific stations not the area.