US high & low temperatures on a given date (including Alaska & Hawaii)
January 21, 2019 9:49 PM   Subscribe

Just like the title says -- I'm looking for the highest and lowest recorded temperatures for the entire US on a couple of dates in the recent past -- specifically the 19th and the 20th of January, 2019. The data on the NOAA website excludes Alaska and Hawaii, but I want those states included.
posted by theory to Science & Nature (5 answers total)
 
Huh, statewide answers are less easily searchable than I thought. If you have an account, you might reach out on Twitter to Brian Brettschneider, who is an Alaska climatologist who is pretty active there and who has quickly answered an Alaska weird weather question of mine in the past.
posted by charmedimsure at 10:03 PM on January 21, 2019


If you can be a little more specific on the location I would just use weather.com. If you go to the monthly view it offers historic data going back a while. I just checked for Honolulu and it had the high/low temp for those dates. One problem though would be a very large state (like Alaska) where the low temperature in one region could be vastly different than the low temperature in another region. If you were able to trim it down to state capitols instead of entire state then it would be a much more tractable problem.
posted by koolkat at 2:24 AM on January 22, 2019 [2 favorites]


Weather Underground displays statewide extremes for the current day, which seems like a hopeful indicator that they may store that data for past days somewhere on the site, though I don't know where.
posted by aws17576 at 8:08 AM on January 22, 2019


Seconding asking Brian Brettschneider. He knows where to get this sort of data and will definitely not leave out Alaska.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:09 AM on January 22, 2019


Try the weather.gov page here. There's a drop-down for max/min on specific recent days for the full 50 state map. It's by major weather station, not by state, though.
posted by DSime at 11:51 AM on January 22, 2019


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