Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

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Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby Perry » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:20 am

My guess is the Martinez rock slide. Thoughts? It would be interesting to see what kind of surface and air temps could be measured on Monday. I'm not suggesting that anybody walk out there with a thermometer in the middle of the day, but if anybody has a device that records temps and can be retrieved later...
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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby Hikin_Jim » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:47 am

Perry wrote:I'm not suggesting that anybody walk out there with a thermometer in the middle of the day
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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby mattytreks » Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:04 am

Wunderground reports that temps will reach 118 in Palm Springs and 121 in Borrego Springs on Monday.

Meanwhile in San Diego, it's only supposed to be 99.
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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby bluerail » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:14 pm

I would have to think the martinez slide also, East Desert, low Elevation east facing, completely varnished rock.

Some amazing statistics to that slide.


I also like that...

Bonnie Bell oasis is a constant 10 degrees cooler than La Quinta which I'm finding wonderful.
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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby mattytreks » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:37 pm

Perry or bluerail, where exactly is the Martinez Slide location? Coordinates?
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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby hiiker » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:07 pm

33.588099
-116.261359

Roughly due west of Madison St. and 64th Ave. in La Quinta or is that Thermal at that location?

Here's a little bit of info on the slide itself;

https://books.google.com/books?id=-Dr5Y ... ey&f=false
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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby hiiker » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:11 pm

Where will it be the hottest in the Coachella Valley, perhaps this page will provide the answer;

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/mwmap. ... &sort=name
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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby zippetydude » Thu Jun 16, 2016 2:34 pm

Wow, cool map. I've often checked a few locations to see what the relative temperatures were. This will make it a lot easier.

By the way, in my experience the hottest place in the valley is the Costco parking lot. All that black surface baking in the heat, then re-radiating it back up - I wouldn't be surprised if it were 5 degrees hotter than the surrounding desert.

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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby Perry » Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:32 am

Interesting map, looks like Ocotillo Wells might be the hottest city in SoCal, at least today.

I was thinking more of natural areas, but blacktop sure is hot. If there's no breeze to mix things up, the temps could really climb in a dark-colored parking lot.

Looked up the rockslide on acme mapper. Looks like Toro canyon could get really hot too, being protected from the wind, but the rocks aren't as dark.
http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=33.58810,-11 ... 116.261359
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Re: Hottest Place in the Coachella Valley?

Postby mattytreks » Mon Jun 20, 2016 12:28 pm

Well, the day of reckoning is here.

I look forward to hearing some of the temperature reports from Palm Springs and Coachella Valley...
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