Friday, February 25, 2011

Fun Fact Friday

So the weather in PA this past week has been kiiiiind of ridiculous.  It was nearly 70 degrees last Friday, then on Saturday we were almost blown off the road on our drive to Baltimore (thanks, 60mph wind gusts!).  Then on Tuesday, it snowed 4 inches and was 22 degrees out.  Now, today, it's windy, rainy, and currently 56 degrees.  I can't keep up!  Neither can my poor immune system.  I always get sick when there are big weather changes, and I can feel something trying to get its hooks in me.  Not to mention, all the fluctuations in the barometric pressure are wreaking total havoc on my Migraine Brain.  I've had a headache for about 5 days straight. 

Anywho.  In honor of the wacky PA weather, this week's Fun Fact Friday is all about weird weather!

~The hottest temperature ever recorded was 136 degrees in Al'Aziziya, Libya in 1922.  The coldest was -128.6 degrees in (where else?) Antarctica in 1983.  July 1983.  The largest recorded swing in temperature over a 24-hour period occurred in 1916 in Montana when the temperature dropped from 44 degrees to -56 degrees.

~The most rain to fall in 1 minute was 1.23" in Unionville, MD on July 4th, 1956.  Bet that made for some interesting picnics!

~Silver Lake, Colorado once got 75.8" of snow in a 24-hour period.  The largest snow amount ever recorded for an entire season was in Mount Rainier, WA at 1122". 

~In 1986, Bangledesh had a hailstorm producing hail stones weighing up to 2.5lbs!  In January 2000, Spain had a "freak" hailstorm that lasted 10 days and dropped hail stones weighing up to 2.25lbs.  10 days!

~Mt. Washington, NH once experienced a wind gust of 231 mph.

~In Fort Keogh, Montana, a snowflake measuring 15" fell from the sky.

*Facts found here and here

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