Extreme climates

  • Highest temperature ever recorded in North America - 57C (134F) at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA
    • average max temp in July in Death Valley is 116F!!
  • Hottest urban area is Yuma AZ
    • high temps average 108F in July
  • Hottest place in the world - Dallol Ethiopia - located south of the Red Sea
    • average annual temperature between 1960-1996 was 94F !!
  • One of the coldest spots in U.S. - International Fall, MN
    • Average temperature in January is 3F
  • longest cold streak - Langdon, ND - winter of 1936
    • temp remained below 0F for 41 consecutive days
  • coldest temperature reading in US - Rogers Pass, Montana
    • -70F on 20 Jan, 1954
  • coldest areas of the US:
    • Yukon and the Northwest Territories of Canada
  • coldest areas in N.H.:
    • Siberia and Greenland
  • coldest temperature ever recorded anywhere in the world:
    • -129F at Vostok, Antarctica