EVENTS DATABASE: HEAT
Contains occurrences of record heat in the mid-Atlantic region. Uses an older, smaller database.
# Occurrences: 546
# Events: 163
Event Criteria: Consecutive Days
Occurrence Criteria: For Major Cities: Two consecutive record maxima. For COOP sites: Greater than 2 standard deviations from long term mean.
Sources: Daily weather archives for ASOS and COOP sites.
Spatial Averaging Bias: More sites in PA than in other states.
Multiple Datasources: This table contains data from multiple data sources that may have varying selection criteria.
All times listed as 18 Z, since highest temperature typically occurs during the afternoon.
Interface designed by SJG for Pennsylvania State Climate Office; Summer 2005