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WEATHER EXTREMES

WEATHER EXTREMES OF DELAWARE, MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA
(Information supplied by the National Climatic Data Center)

EVENT VALUE DATE LOCATION
DE MAX TEMPERATURE 110 F 7/21/1930 Millsboro
DE MIN TEMPERATURE -17 F 1/17/1893 Millsboro
DE 1-DAY SNOWFALL 25" 2/19/1979 Dover
DE STORM SNOWFALL 27" 3/20-21/1958 Middletown
DE SEASON SNOWFALL 49.1" 1995-1996 Georgetown
 MD MAX TEMPERATURE 109 F  7/10/1936   Cumberland, Frederick
 MD MIN TEMPERATURE -40 F 1/13/1912   Oakland
 MD 1-DAY SNOWFALL 31"   3/29/1942  Clear Spring
 MD STORM SNOWFALL 51.5"  3/11-14/1993  McHenry 
 MD SEASON SNOWFALL 169.5"  1992-1993  McHenry 
VA MAX TEMPERATURE 110 F  7/15/1954  Balcony Falls 
VA MIN TEMPERATURE -30 F  1/10/1985  Mt. Lake Bio. Station
VA 1-DAY SNOWFALL  33.5"  3/3/1994  Luray 
 VA STORM SNOWFALL 48"  1/6-7/1996  Big Meadows 
 VA SEASON SNOWFALL 124.2"  1995-1996  Wise 

    WEATHER EXTREMES OF THE U.S.
(Information supplied by the National Climatic Data Center)

EVENT VALUE  DATE  LOCATION 
MAX TEMPERATURE

134 F/56.7 C

Jul 10 1913 Greenland Ranch, CA
MIN TEMPERATURE

-80 F/-62.2 C

Jan 23, 1971 Prospect Creek, AK

24-HR TEMPERATURE CHANGE

103 F/39.4 C

Jan 14-15, 1972 Loma, MT
24-HR SNOWFALL 75.8" Apr 14-15, 1921 Silver Lake, CO

MAX SEASONAL SNOWFALL(JULY-JUNE)

1140"/95'

1998-1999 Mt. Baker, WA 
MAX WIND GUST 231 mph Apr 12, 1934 Mt. Washington, NH 
MAX 24-HR RAINFALL 43" Jul 25-26, 1979 Tamarack, CA
MINIMUM ANNUAL 0" 1929 Death Valley, CA
MAXIMUM ANNUAL 704.83" 1982 Kukui, HI
LARGEST HAILSTONE 7" Diam. Jun 22, 2003 Aurora, NE
HEAVIEST HAILSTONE 1.67 lbs Sep 3, 1970 Coffeyville, KS
LOWEST PRESSURE

26.35"/892.3 mb

Sep 2, 1935 Matecumbe Key, FL
HIGHEST PRESSURE

31.85"/1078.6 mb

Jan 31, 1989 Northway, AK


WEATHER EXTREMES OF THE WORLD

EVENT VALUE DATE LOCATION
MAX TEMPERATURE

136 F/57.8 C

Sep 13, 1922 El Azizia, Libya
MIN TEMPERATURE

-129 F/-89.4 C

Jul 21, 1983 Vostok, Antarctica

LARGEST 2-MINUTE TEMPERATURE RISE

49 F/27.2 C

Jan 22, 1943 Spearfish, SD, USA

GREATEST 1-MINUTE RAINFALL

1.23" Jan 4, 1956 Unionville, MD

GREATEST 1-HOUR  RAINFALL

12.0"

(1) Jun 22, 1947

(2) Jan 24-25 1956

(1) Holt, MO, USA

(2) Kilauea, HI, USA

GREATEST 24-HOUR RAINFALL

72.0" Jan 18, 1966 La Reunion Island

GREATEST 12-MONTH RAINFALL

1042"

86.8'

Aug 1860-Jul 1861 Cherrapunji, India
HEAVIEST HAILSTONE 2.25 lbs Apr 14, 1986 Gopalganj, Bangladesh

LEAST AVERAGE PRECIPITATION

0.03"/Year 59-yr average Arica, Chile
HIGHEST PRESSURE  32.00"   Dec 31, 1968 Agata, Russia 
LOWEST PRESSURE  25.69" Oct 12, 1979 

Typhoon Tip (16.44N; 137.46E)

TORNADO EXTREMES

EVENT VALUE DATE LOCATION
DEADLIEST SINGLE

1,300 dead/12,000 injured

Apr 26, 1989 Bangladesh
US DEADLIEST SINGLE 695 dead Mar 18, 1925

TRI-STATE TORNADO: MO, IL, IN

US DEADLIEST OUTBREAK 747 dead Mar 18, 1925

MO, IL, IN (Includes Tri-State)

LARGEST NUMBER IN ONE OUTBREAK

147 tornadoes Apr 3,4, 1974 13 central U.S. states
LARGEST IN MONTH 543 tornadoes May 2003 U.S.

HIGHEST RECORDED WIND(Mobile Doppler Radar)

302 mph May 3, 1999 Bridge Creek, OK
HIGHEST ELEVATION 12,000 ft Jul 7, 2004 Sequoia N.P., CA
WIDEST DAMAGE PATH 2.5 mi wide May 22, 2004 Hallam, NE


TROPICAL SYSTEMS EXTREMES WORLD

EVENT VALUE DATE LOCATION
LOWEST PRESSURE

25.69"/870 mb

Oct 12, 1979

Typhoon Tip, NW Pacific Ocean

MAXIMUM SURFACE WIND

215 mph/185 knots

Sep 12, 1961

Typhoon Nancy, NW Pacific Ocean

FASTEST INTENSIFICATION 100 mb/24 hr Sep, 1983

Typhoon Forrest, NW Pacific Ocean

HIGHEST STORM SURGE

42 ft/13 m

Mar 5, 1999

Tropical Cyclone Mahina, Queensland, Australia

GREATEST 24-HR RAINFALL

71.8"

Jan 7-8, 1966

Tropical Cyclone Denise, South Indian Ocean

GREATEST 10-DAY RAINFALL 223.5" Jan 18-27, 1980

Tropical Cyclone Hyacinthe, South Indian Ocean

LARGEST GALE WINDS EXTENT

675 miles from Center

Oct 12, 1979

Typhoon Tip, NW Pacific Ocean

LONGEST LASTING 31 Days Aug 10 - Sep 10, 1994

Hurricane/Typhoon JohnPacific Basin

LONGEST LASTING CAT 5  5.5 Days Sep 9-14, 1961

Hurricane Nancy, W Pacific Basin 

LONGEST TRAVEL DISTANCE

8,500 miles

Nov 28 - Dec 8, 1960

Hurricane Ophelia, W Pacific Basin

DEADLIEST  300,000 dead (estimated)  Nov 12, 1970

 Bay of Bengal (Bangladesh Cyclone)


TROPICAL SYSTEMS EXTREMES ATLANTIC BASIN

EVENT VALUE DATE LOCATION
LOWEST PRESSURE 26.05"/882 mb Oct 19, 2005 Hurricane Wilma, Caribbean Sea
MAXIMUM SURFACE WINDS 190 mph/165 knots

(1) Aug 17-18, 1969

(2) Aug 7, 1980

Hurricane Camille, Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane Allen, Gulf of Mexico

LARGEST NUMBER OF CONCURRENT HURRICANES Four

(1) Aug 22, 1893

(2) Sep 25, 1998

1) Unnamed

2) Georges, Ivan, Jeanne and Karl

MOST ACTIVE SEASON 27 Named Storms/15 Hurricanes 2005 Storms up to and including Zeta
DEADLIEST U.S. HURRICANE 8,000 Dead (estimated) Sep 8, 1900 Galveston, TX
COSTLIEST U.S. HURRICANE $40.6 B Insured Losses/$81 B Total Losses (extimated) Aug 24-30, 2005 Katrina: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS; CAT 1 in FL; CAT 3 in MS/LA
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