(Wyoming) — December brought record highs
to Sheridan, as lows in Jackson dipped
well under 20 below just weeks ago.
Wyoming is pretty extreme — but we are in good company. Here are some of
the world's most extreme weather records, according to accuweather.com.
Vostok, Antarctica, set the global record for lowest temperature ever
recorded on July 21, 1983. That record was -128.5 degrees F.
Furnace Creek in Death Valley, California, set the global record for the
highest temperature ever recorded on July 10, 1913. That record was 134
The fastest surface wind gust ever recorded outside of a tornado occurred
at Barrow Island, Australia, on April 10, 1966, during Cyclone Olivia. That
wind registered 253 mph.
The largest hailstone in diameter ever measured fell in Vivian, South
Dakota, on July 23, 2010. It measured a whopping 8 inches in diameter, with
a 18.62 circumference.
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