France’s new ‘hottest recorded temperature ever’ is in question – guess where it was measured?

Ian Duncan writes on Facebook: ‘France has its hottest recorded temperature ever’. But they don’t mention that where it was recorded was next to a concrete drain, and a steel chain mesh fence close to a bitumen (asphalt) highway. So much for only using correctly placed instruments in a Stevenson Screen in a open space…

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It seems NOAA has 'de-modernized' the official Death Valley station to use older equipment to make a record more likely

About those ‘record’ Death Valley temperatures everybody is waiting for… UPDATE: 128°F today at Death Valley COOP station. See Record Event Report below. It seems the media and the alarmists are cheering on the possibility of an all-time temperature record in Death Valley. There’s lots of hullabaloo over the supposedly tied all time temperature record…