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WORLD WEATHER EXTREMES

WORLD WEATHER EXTREMES (Degrees Fahrenheit, Inches of Precipitation) LOWEST TEMPERATURE Alabama -27 New Market January 30, 1966 United States -80 Prospect Creek, Alaska January 23, 1971 (conterminous) -70 Rogers Pass, Montana January 20, 1954 Canada -81 Snag, Yukon February 3, 1947 World -129 Vostok, Antarctica July 21, 1983 HIGHEST TEMPERATURE Alabama 112 Centreville September 5, 1925 United States 134 Death Valley, California July 10, 1013 Canada 113 Midale, Saskatchewan July 5, 1937 World 134 Death Valley, California July 10, 1913 HEAVY RAINFALL 1 minute 1.23” Unionville, Missouri July 4, 1956 60 minutes 12.00” Holt, Maryland June 22, 1947 12 hours 45.00” Reunion Island January 7-8, 1966 24 hours 71.80” Reunion Island January 7-8, 1966 48 hours 98.15” Cherrapunji, India June 15-16, 1995 72 hours 154.72” Reunion Island February 24-26, 2007 12 months 1,042.00” Cherrapunji, India August 1860 - July 1861 HAIL Heaviest 2.25 lbs. Gopalganj, Bangladesh April 14, 1986 DROUGHT Longest 173 months Arica, Chile October 1903 - January 1918 WIND Maximum Gust 253 mph Barrow Island, Australia April 10, 1996 LIGHTNING Longest Flash 199.5 miles Oklahoma June 20, 2007 Source: World Meteorological Organization - 26 -

Photo by Tamika Moore - AL.com Flash flooding occurred across Birmingham on February 2, 2016, as a result of a heavy thunderstorm. This driver made an excellent decision in not attempting to cross a flooded section of Messer Airport Highway. - 27 -