Large Populous States Have More Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events - Guest Post by Ira Glickstein From the US Department of Silly Statistics (ncdc.noaa.gov) comes this news flash: Since 1980, Texas has had more billion-dolla...
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Melbourne recorded its equal warmest overnight temperature, 30.6 degrees, on January 12. The previous time the city was that hot overnight was February 1, 1902.
A meteorologist at the bureau, Harvey Stern, said that Melbourne suffered from a heat island effect, in which a city is warmer than the surrounding countryside.
This was the case especially at night, because of heat stored in bricks and concrete and trapped between close-packed buildings.