16 Aug '12, 2am

California Hit With Hottest Rain in Recorded History

California Hit With Hottest Rain in Recorded History

With much of the U.S. continuing to suffer under the worst drought conditions in half-a-century , any rainy weather system at all might seem a refreshing sight -- but evidently, sometimes a T-storm can feel a lot like a tea-storm. According to Weather Underground , the city of Needles, California, recently experienced what is believed to be the hottest rainfall on record. On Monday, not long after hitting a daytime high of 118°F (the hottest it's ever been there, by the way), a thunderstorm rolled through, dropping precipitation over the Mojave Desert town that reached a scorching 115°F. "Monday's rain at 115° in Needles sets a new world record for the hottest rain in world history," writes weather expert Dr. Jeff Masters . But that wasn't the only record set that day. The rain fell with conditions at just 11 percent humidity, "the lowest humidity rain has ever occurred at...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/rain-falls-calif...

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