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Weather Fun Facts

Discussion in 'Weather' started by secret_weapon, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Fun fact for today...

    In the year1913, Death Valley, CA has the record for hottest day. 134 deg.:yow!:


    I'll keep 'em coming, not everyday, but throughout the month.
     
  2. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    I hav one also, anytime NYC gets accumulating snowfall in october there's a 90% chance the northeast has below average snow fall, when the interior areas receive accumulating snowfall in october, the northeast has above average snowfall.
     
  3. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    1966 Sandusky, OH Record rainfall amount of 9.5" in 8 hours
     
  4. GSS LLC

    GSS LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    could you imagine the depth in snow??!!!!!
     
  5. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 429

    MMMM , thats the second time today I heard Sandusky.
     
  6. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    I'd grab the hose on the fuel barrel and a torch, heat wave snow clearing!
     
  7. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Jan. 23 1971
    Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska

    Record low temp of -79.8 deg F

    Holy crap that's cold!
     
  8. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    The world's highest recorded air temperature, to date, is 136°F (58°C) recorded at El Azizia, Libya, on September 13, 1922.

    The lowest temperature ever recorded at the surface of the Earth was −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F) at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica July 21, 1983.

    My dad has a picture he took of an alcohol thermometer from when he was stationed in Greenland, while in the Air Force. Alcohol is sometimes used in place of mercury because it freezes at -38.83 °C (-37.89 °F).
    I always asked him... "I thought only bad boys get sent to the arctic?" He's never answered the question.:salute:
     
  9. hansenslawncare

    hansenslawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Cool story...I was also in the Air Force, active duty for 6 years. Tell your Dad "thank you for your service."
     
  10. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    85% of all the people struck by lightning are male.
     
  11. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    South Florida is where the highest % of lightning strikes occur.
     
  12. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Lightning travels at 1/3 the speed of light.
     
  13. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,003

  14. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Closest I've been to a lightning strike was about 100 yards or so. Freaked me out!
     
  15. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    Missed one...

    July 22 1947 18"of hail fell in Moreland hills, Pepper Pike and Orange Village. Temps dropped down to 50°F.

    Now that's a plowable event!
     
  16. secret_weapon

    secret_weapon Senior Member
    Messages: 437

    1907 is the only year to have no recorded hurricanes.
     
  17. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    On this day in August 8,1888 6 inches of snow fell on a ship in lake Michgan.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  18. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    July 2012 was the hottest month on record with an avg temp of 77.6*. Previous record was in 1934 and was 77.4*.
     
  19. FISHERBOY

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    The high temperature today in Vostok, Antarctica was -119 ouch thats cold
     
  20. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,295

    In the US most snow ever recorded in 1 year, 1998, Mt Baker, Washington......... 1,140 inches or 95 feet.