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[Weather] Insane temperatures gripping parts of the world

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  1. KingCheetah

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    All-time record heat scorches Middle East as temperatures hit 129 degrees

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    Temperatures soared to over 129 degrees in the Middle East Thursday and Friday, possibly setting all-time records for the Eastern Hemisphere.

    The temperature in Mitribah, Kuwait, Thursday soared to 129.2 degrees, which if verified, would be Earth's hottest temperature ever reliably measured outside of Death Valley, Calif., according to the Weather Underground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt.

    On Friday, Basra, Iraq, reached that same torrid temperature, setting an all-time record for that nation.

    The world's all-time hottest temperature was recorded at 134 degrees in Death Valley in 1913. But Burt questions that measurement.

    Heat index readings in the Middle East also reached extreme levels Thursday and Friday, with some spots in Iran and the United Arab Emirates reaching a heat index of 140 degrees due to stifling levels of humidity. However, as the Capital Weather Gang notes, a heat index reading of 140 degrees is actually beyond the levels the heat index is designed to measure.

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    'Heat Dome' Causing Excessive Temperatures In Much Of U.S.

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    It's really hot in most of the mainland United States right now. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the triple digits through the weekend in much of the South, Midwest and along the East Coast.

    The culprit: a "heat dome."

    It's a real meteorological event — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration even took the time to define it in the agency's warning this week:

    "A heat dome occurs when high pressure in the upper atmosphere acts as a lid, preventing hot air from escaping. The air is forced to sink back to the surface, warming even further on the way. This phenomenon will result in dangerously hot temperatures that will envelop the nation throughout the week."

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  2. Commodore

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    is that like the inverse of a polar vortex?
     
  3. Yung-T

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    Someone there dropped a mixtape.
     
  4. donkeypunch

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    Damn, Nevada ain't got no spitters.
     
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    Global Cooling
     
  7. Cannonball

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    Lies, lies, lies! It's all a conspiracy by the Middle Eastern countries to get us off oil and go green.
     
  8. LosPollosHermanos

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    Our pool felt closer to the hot tub yesterday. So I guess thats the only benefit.
     
  9. PhiSlammaJamma

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    98 in DC and rising to 107!
     
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    [Classic Clutchfans Inside Joke]

    Pretty much everywhere, it's gonna be hot.
     
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    Too hot to handle.
     
  12. el gnomo

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    Meanwhile, 62 in SF...

    "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."
     
  13. jsingles

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    It is unbearable out there right now. I hate just walking to my car.
     
  14. KingCheetah

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7QLSRMoKKS0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    Fool, everyone knows it's a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to beat us in trade...
     
  16. Invisible Fan

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    Need moar evidence.
     
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    So what if the sea level rises? I do not live on the coast, let all the coastal cities go under water. I am a firm believer that there is global cooling going on, someone in D&D said so.
     
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    This weekend killed me. It's like swimming in the air over here.
     
  19. Cohete Rojo

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    Sudden stratospheric warming.
     
  20. Invisible Fan

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    You know that government from mad max?

    Very hands hands off with several tax free havens.
     

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