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What is the hottest temperature you have ever experienced?

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J

In the natural world, 115 degrees or so. This was in Texas around 1981, while being a travel companion for a female friend who didn't want to travel alone. The weirdest part is that it got down to the mid-forties at night. I'm from Ohio and definitely wasn't used to that.

In the man-made world, and if memory serves me correctly,somewhere between 130-150 degrees, was the highest temperature I've ever experienced. It may have been a little hotter. I worked labor at a steel mill in the early 70's. Every so often, they would reline the furnace with new bricks and we had to remove the old bricks. Even though the furnace had been shut down for a couple days, it was still hot as (expletive deleted) in there. I don't know how they knocked the bricks loose, but we had to go in there and shovel (?) the bricks out by hand. Actually, we'd kick a couple bricks onto the shovel and carry them to the door where we tossed them out. We could only stay in there a few minutes at a time. It was so hot, after a few minutes, my boots would start smoking. That was the signal to get out and cool off. Smoking boots meant to me, VERY hot. The only warning they gave us was "DO NOT, under any circumstances, fall down!.

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M

The hottest temp measured by the weatherservice was 122f. Did you know that most electric radiator fans turn on at 120 so you do not even need to start your car and the fan will be running. There were many dead batteries on that day.
The hottest locally measured was while driving a tractor with a broken air conditioner. I knew it was hot so the next day took a thermometer. It seperated around 140 F- Some things it is just better not to know.
Today was 107 yesterday was 110 and I was driving a tractor with a broken AC. i have a thermometer ouside the tractor under the tank because you cannot spray weed killer if the temp is to high. But I was fertilizing and the temp was around 45C. Since it is a gauge from a steam cooker it is very accurate.

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G

For myself, it was 110 degrees when I was a little kid driving through the desert to California. I really like heat so I slept peacefully through most of it and didn't notice or care, except for the horrid sunburn I got on one side from the window.

For my father, he was lost in the Mojave Desert for three days after his car broke down. It reached over 120 degrees while he was lost out there. It was July sometime in the mid-90's (he thinks 94 and I think 95 and we're too lazy to go look it up). They found him sitting in a mosquito-infested water tank trying to keep cool and his hypothalamus is now permanently damaged so anything over 70 degrees feels hot to him.

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G

Well I live in desert part of India and it usually has extreme climate throughout the year.It is absolutely hot in summers and extremely cold in winters.I live in state of Rajasthan which is known for hot temperature.It is generally desert part of India and certain areas experience hottest temperature on land.
I had experienced 48 degree centigrade till now and there is a place named Churu which holds the record of 54 degree Celsius.It become almost impossible in this part to get out of your air conditioners even for personal commitments.
Thanks for the question.

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G

Last year in the middle of no where desert of Nevada, our car's temperature gague said that it was 122 degrees outside. I've been in 110+ weather many times.

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T

The hottest temp I have experienced in Central California has been 112 degrees. Of course, it was horrible. The heat was dry and debilitated many folks around here.

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A

The hottest temperature that I have experienced is about 45 degrees Celsius (~ 113 Fahrenheit). This is the highest temperature of my locality during summers.

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F

The hottest temperature I have been in would be around 110 degrees, and I was at the Salton Sea in California.

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D

Over 120 degrees. I am from Phoenix. And it is super hot out there.

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P

104 degrees F, sometime in the mid 80s. Madison, Wisconsin.

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