This past Tuesday, on October 13, 2015, I glanced at my Weather Channel phone app, which revealed a prediction that the evening low would be 999 degrees Fahrenheit! Whoa! I refreshed the app several times, and yeah, it still showed 999 degrees, and did for the next couple of hours.
I decided to check out this phenomenon on the internet, and found this one weatherman who, while live on camera, dealt with aplomb the crazy high temperatures showing up on his weather map in January of this year. Funny stuff! Pointing out various cities in Arizona showing temps like 2385 F and 2960 F, weatherman Cory McCloskey says, “…you’re surrounded by some pretty intense heat, so, you know, again, I’m not your dad, but I would get out while you still can. I think steel boils at about this temperature, so there’s probably nothing left up there right now. So don’t even bother looting up there. It’s not going to be worth it.”
I noticed this weatherman in Tulsa, on the same day as my app glitch, dealt with 999 degrees F all over his weather map while live on camera, again with great aplomb.