Science fact: Incredible weather
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heaviest snowfall to ever be recorded was in Mt.
Rainier, Washington State, when 98.4 feet of snow
fell during the 1972 winter.
rainfall to ever be recorded in a 24 hour period was
in Foc-Foc, la Reśnion, where they had almost 80
inches on the 8th of January of 1966, during the
tropical cyclone Denise.
highest temperature that has ever been recorded in
Antarctica was only 59 degrees F, on the 5th of
January, 1974. The lowest ever temperature to be recorded in the world was also
Antarctica, when it reached -129.28 degrees F at
Vostok Station on the 21st of July, 1983. And the
highest temperature ever to be recorded anywhere in
the world was 136.4 degrees F on September 13th,
1922 in Al'Aziziyah,
country with the most tornadoes is United States,
with an average of about 1200 a year. This is
because of the area called 'Tornado Alley', which
forms a unique geography that helps in the
development of twister clouds.
are over 100,000 thunderstorms in the
year, and about 16 million over the entire planet.
Almost 2,000 cells of thunderstorms are over the
world at any given time.
lightning strikes occur in the mountains of eastern
Democratic Republic of Congo.
strongest wind to be recorded was at a speed of 231
miles per hour, on Mt Washington, New Hampshire.
Arizona is the sunniest place on Earth, with an
estimated 4,000 hours of sunshine a year.