Excessive heat warning

In parts of Orange County, California, you’d better be a tantalum hafnium carbide-based life form:

Weather map from KNBC

If it makes you feel cooler, they’re predicting only 4090° Celsius in Irvine.

(Tweeted by @sfgirl this evening.)


  1. Dick Stanley »

    2 July 2013 · 2:59 am

    Already been reported about NOAA’s penchant for siting official thermometers on concrete next to brick buildings and/or in the path of jet exhaust at airports. Irvine’s must be situated over a restaurant’s barbeque pit. Gotta keep pluggin’ that global warmin’, you know.

  2. fillyjonk »

    2 July 2013 · 7:24 am

    And only 4362 Kelvin!

  3. McGehee »

    2 July 2013 · 8:00 am

    it’ll be at least a few years before they break that record.

  4. Roger Green »

    2 July 2013 · 10:28 am

    Those people must all be dead. Why is the MSM covering this up?!

  5. Charles Pergiel »

    3 July 2013 · 8:49 am

    What perverse path led you to discover tantalum hafnium carbide?

  6. CGHill »

    3 July 2013 · 10:02 am

    The first thing I thought of was tungsten, but it had an inadequate melting point. So I went looking for something that would make it past 7000°F.

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