Dennis’ Tidbits


February 6, 2018

Places all over the world have their highs and lows

No fourth quarter magic for Brady and the boys this time around!

Here are some interesting global weather records by continent:

Africa: El Azizia in Libya at an elevation of 367 ft experienced the world’s highest temp of 136 degrees on September 13, 1922.

North America: The Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California, USA, is 78 ft below sea level and it experienced a temperature of 134 on July 10, 1913. 

Asia: The highest temp recorded here occurred in Israel at Tirat Tsvi on June 22, 1942. Like Death Valley, this area is below sea level, some 722 ft. The temp experienced here was 129.

Australia: Cloncurry, Queensland, is at 622 ft above sea level. It experienced a temp of 128 on January 16, 1889. Given the date there may be some doubt as to the validity of this figure as the instruments available then were different from the standards used today.

Europe: August 4, 1881 saw the hottest temp ever recorded in Europe in Seville, southern Spain where a temp of 122 was recorded in this Andalusian city.

South America: In 1905, Rivadavia in Argentina posted a record high of 120.

Oceania: On April 29, 1912, a record of 108 was recorded at Tuguegarao in the Philippines.

Now a look at the world’s lowest temps by continent: 

How low will they go?

The honor of first place is shared by two stations: 

In Asian Russia, Siberia, the settlements of Oimekon and Verkhoyansk both logged -90, the former on February 6, 1933 whereas the latter was on February 7, 1892. 

North America: The Yukon, Canada is the location of the continent’s lowest temp of -81.4 on February 3, 1947. 

In Europe in January of 1965 it dropped to -67 at a place called Ust Shehugor. Man, you get the whole alphabet in some of these places! 

South America: On January 1, 1907 a temp of -27 was recorded at Sarmiento, Argentina. 

Africa: At an elevation of 5364 ft. Ifrane in Morocco dropped to -11 on February 11, 1935. 

Australia: Australia is not a part of the world normally associated with very cold weather but Charlotte Pass in New South Wales at an elevation of 5758 feet experienced -9.4 on june 29, 1994. 

And finally, Oceania: in May, 1979 at an elevation of 13, 773 feet, the Mauna Kea Observatory on Hawaii’s Big Island recorded the continent’s lowest temp at 12 degrees. Had enough? Me too!