Weather is weird! Here are six of the most unbelievable record-setting moments in Earth history.
July 10, 1913
Death Valley, California
Death Valley holds the record as measured by an official weather station. Scientists using satellites to analyze remote locations have recorded temperatures as high as 159.3 degrees in the Lut Desert of Iran.
128.6 degrees below zero
July 21, 1983
Vostok Station, Antarctica
Workers at this Russian research station have to breathe through a snorkel that warms up the air before it enters their lungs
Greatest Minute of Rainfall
July 4, 1956
Water poured off of roofs “like Niagara Falls,” one observer said during this intense afternoon thunderstorm.
Driest Inhabited Place
0.03 inches of rain a year
This city of about 200,000 people in the northern Atacama Desert once went 14 years without a drop of rain.
Monsoon rainfall every summer helps make this town one of the wettest places on Earth.
Largest Hailstone in U.S.
8 inches in diameter
July 23, 2010
Vivian, South Dakota
The 1.93-pound hailstone was two times bigger than a softball.