Week of December 18 – Weather trivia

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The hottest temperature on Earth was recorded on September 13, 1922 in Aziziya, Libya at a mild (HA HA) 136 degrees (F).

The coldest temperature on Earth was on July 21, 1983 at the Vostok Station in Antartica at -128.6 degrees.  (BRRRR.)

The most consecutive days above 100 degrees F was 160 days in Marble Bar, Western Australia from October 31, 1923 to April 7, 1924.

The most snow in a ONE year period was 102 feet at Mount Rainier, Washington (USA) from February 19, 1971 to February 18, 1972.

The most rain fall recorded in the continental US was in 1864 following the civil war. It rained for a total of 26 straight days without stopping for more then 5 minutes.

The heaviest hail ever recorded was 2.25 pounds in Gopalganj District, Bangladesh on April 14, 1986.

The fastest temperature drop was 49 degrees in 15 minutes in Rapid City, South Dakota on January 10, 1911.

The fastest recorded wind speed was 484±32 km/h (301±20 mph) 3-second gust; Observed by a DOW (Doppler on Wheels) radar unit in a tornado near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 3, 1999.



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