Temperature Facts

Temperature Facts

Temperature Facts
  • On January 22 1943, the temperature at Spearfish, South Dakota (USA) rose from minus 20C (minus 4F) at 7.30am to 7C (45F) at 7.32 am (a 27C rise in just 2 minutes!).
  • A rainbow was visible for 6 hours (from 9am to 6pm) at Wetherby, Yorkshire (UK) on 14 March 1994. This is rare as most rainbows last for only a few minutes.
  • Temperatures dipped below freezing in the north central U.S. Five cities in North Dakota and Nebraska reported record low temperatures for the date, including Bismarck ND with a reading of 17 degrees above zero. Low pressure brought snow and sleet to parts of Upper Michigan.
  • The temperature at Minneapolis, MN, reached 90 degrees, their latest such reading of record.
  • Freezing temperatures were reported in the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Houghton Lake MI reported a record low of 21 degrees.
  • The temperature at Sentinel AZ soared to 116 degrees to establish an October record for the nation.
  • Freezing temperatures were reported in the Northern and Central Appalachians, and the Upper Ohio Valley. The morning low of 27 degrees at Concord NH tied their record for the date. Temperatures soared into the 90s in South Dakota. Pierre SD reported an afternoon high of 98 degrees.
  • The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego, CA. Southern California was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees.
  • The temperature at Honolulu, Hawaii, reached 94 degrees to establish an all-time record at that location.
  • The temperature at Wichita Falls TX soared to 108 degrees to establish a record for September.
  • The temperature at Deeth NV soared from a morning low of 12 degrees to a high of 87 degrees, a record daily warm-up for the state.
  • Twenty-three cities in the south central U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Topeka KS with a reading of 33 degrees, and Binghamton NY with a low of 25 degrees. Showers and thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Atlanta GA with 4.87 inches of rain, their sixth highest total of record for any given ay.
  • In Australia, Marble Bar (WA) recorded maximum temperatures equaling or exceeding 37.8C (100F) on 161 consecutive days (between 30 October 1923 and 7 April 1924)
  • In New York in 1988 the temperature stayed above 32C for 32 days and the murder rate soared by 75%.
  • The greatest recorded temperature range in Australia is 57.2C, measured in White Cliffs (NSW) where the maximum has risen to over 50C and the minimum has fallen to minus 7C.
  • The worlds greatest temperature range at a single location is 105C, from minus 68C to 37C recorded at Verkhoyansk, Siberia.
  • The temperature at West Yellowstone MT plunged to six degrees below zero, while the temperature at San Francisco CA soared to 94 degrees..
  • San Diego CA reached an all-time record high of 111 degrees. Los Angeles hit 109 degrees.
  • The Australian record is 53.1C (127.6F) recorded at Cloncurry (QLD) on 16 January 1889.
  • The highest temperature recorded in the world is 58.0C (136.4F) at Al,Azizyah in Libya on 13 September 1922.
  • Only Perisher Valley and Kiandra have ever fallen below minus 20C.
  • The Australian record low is minus 23.0C recorded at Charlotte Pass (NSW) on 29 June 1994.
  • The lowest temperature recorded in the world is minus 89.6C at the Vostok Scientific Station in Antarctica on 21 July 1983.
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