Re: Varying temperature readings

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Posted by Harold Ericsson on July 23, 2003 at 16:57:09:

In Reply to: Varying temperature readings posted by Martin in England on July 22, 2003 at 10:21:06:

Martin in England,
I share your curiosity about the variations in temperature in the Furnace Creek area and I'm without answers. I believe less humid climates have greater local variations in temperature than the more humid locations.
Many years ago, when I rode a motorcycle, at certain times of the day I could detect considerable change in temperture as I traveled along a road that was at a right angle to a series of small canyons and ridges. Cooler air was coming down the canyons and in just a hundred feet or so I could easily feel the temperature change on my skin. This was repeated as I crossed each canyon. BTW, thanks for the introduction to the instant weather site. The photo was taken in Death Valley National Park.

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