Top Extreme Weather Conditions in History

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Weather conditions often occur with prediction in advance. However, not all of them set in the natural way. Let's see the rarest weather conditions ever recorded on Earth.

 

Fastest Temperature Change

Spearfish, S.D, the town of western South Dakota and home to 8,500 residents, holds the records of the fastest temperature change ever recorded on Earth. At about 7:30 a.m. local time on January 22, 1943, the temperature was -20°C (-4°F) and rose to +7°C (+45°F) in just two minutes. Then, by 9:00 a.m, the temperature dropped from 12°C (54°F) to -20°C (-4°F), recorded a total drop of 32°C (58°F) in only 27 minutes. The change in temperature was the result of wild swing called foehn wind which occurs downwind of a mountain range.


The Spearfish, S.D is located in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States.

The Spearfish, S.D is located in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States.

 

A Real Heat Wave

From Oct. 31, 1923 to April 7, 1924, the town of Marble Bar experienced a hard period of 160 continuous days over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius).


Marble Bar is the hottest town in Western Australia

Marble Bar is the hottest town in Western Australia

 

Largest and Most Severe Tornado Outbreak

From April 3 to April 4, 1974, residents of 13 states in central US states and Ontario, Canada got the more significant tornadoes ever to be recorded on Earth. Reportedly, the Super Outbreak consisted of 148 tornadoes in just a span of 16 hours. The outbreak of tornadoes extensively damaged $3.5 billion of infrastructure, killed three hundred people and injured other 5,484 people.


Ontario was spotted after the Super Outbreak of tornadoes

Ontario was spotted after the Super Outbreak of tornadoes

 

Snow, U.S.A

On January 12, 2011, 49 out of 50 American states were affected by an intense winter storm. The snowfall starting in the morning of the 19th has brought recorded 30 inches of snow in Greeley. Florida was reportedly the only state free from snow.


The most bizarre snow in the Unites States in picture

The most bizarre snow in the Unites States

 

Sahara Desert Snow

For only one time in weather history, snow was recorded to cover the Sahara desert in southern Algeria. The occurrence happened on February 18, 1979 in low altitude areas of the desert. The snow storm only lasted half an hour and the snow melted away within hours.


In Tahat summit, the highest mountain peak in Algeria, temperature drops as low enough to cause snow every three years.

In Tahat summit, the highest mountain peak in Algeria, temperature drops as low enough to cause snow every three years.


The snowstorm in 1979 stopped the traffic in that area.

The snowstorm in 1979 stopped the traffic in that area.

 

Lonely Tornado

In 2005, residents in Sand Point, Alaskans saw the first ever tornado in their state.


The twister was seen in the distance on nearby Unga Island.

The twister was seen in the distance on nearby Unga Island.

 

Late Hurricane

Hurricane normally strikes from September to October. However, the Atlantic Ocean was devastated by Hurricane Epsilon, a Category 1 storm, in December 2005. Hurricane Epsilon is one of five.


Hurricane Epsilon in graphic

Hurricane Epsilon in graphic

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/03/24
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