~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