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On September 13, 1922, Al Aziziyah, Libya cooked under the blistering sun producing a world record for the highest temperature. According to their thermometer, how hot did it get that day?
134 degrees F
129 degrees F
141 degrees F
136 degrees F
On January 23, 1971 Prospect Creek, Alaska got a little cold, to say the least. This set a record as the lowest temperature ever recorded in the USA. How cold did it get that day?
-128.6 degrees F
-85.1 degrees F
-90.4 degrees F
-79.8 degrees F
Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 produced an incredibly low barometric pressure thought to be the lowest ever recorded up until that time. How low was it?
It was a blustery day in Mount Washington, New Hampshire on April 12, 1934. How fast did the surface wind speed top out at that day, setting a world record?
231 miles per hour
202 miles per hour
132 miles per hour
188 miles per hour
On April 2, 1958 an F5 tornado produced some rather fast winds. Thought to have set a record, how fast did the winds get?
303 miles per hour
339 miles per hour
235 miles per hour
286 miles per hour
On July 4, 1956 Unionville, Maryland got slammed with how much rainfall in a one minute period?
Silver Lake, Colorado got an incredible amount of snow dumped on it in a 24 hour period in April of 1921. How much snow fell on this city?
An incredibly large hailstone fell on Coffeyville, Kansas during a September 1979 storm. How large was this hailstone?
15.3 inches in diameter
5.7 inches in diameter
17.5 inches in diameter
12.3 inches in diameter
One of the longest distances ever traveled by a tornado was recorded in 1917. How far did this tornado travel?
What extreme weather phenomenon occurred in Glasgow, Montana on September 9, 1994?
A late summer storm dropped 12 inches of rain in a 42 minute period
The first ever F6 tornado (wind speeds between 319 and 379 miles per hour) was recorded
The temperature rose 26 degrees F in fifteen minutes
The lowest temperature ever recorded in the 48 contiguous states (i.e. excluding Hawaii and Alaska) of -69.7 degrees F was recorded here due to a freak Arctic blast
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