Foggiest place on Earth
Grand Banks of Newfoundland has plenty of fog due to the warm waters of the Gulf Stream colliding with the cold waters of the Labrador Current. The area sees fog for more than 200 days a year.
The 2013 El Reno tornado hit central Oklahoma on May 31st and was part of a larger weather system that produced dozens of other tornados in the days before. It had a record-breaking width of 2.6 miles.
Longest-lasting tropical storm
In 1994, Hurricane John formed and lasted from August 11 to September 10. It traveled 7,165 miles across the Pacific, making it the farthest-traveling tropical cyclone that has ever been observed. Since it moved from the eastern Pacific to the western Pacific and then back to the east, it was considered a hurricane and a typhoon. Luckily it caused minimal damage because it hardly touched land.
The world’s biggest snowflake ever was reportedly seen by a rancher in January of 1887 in Montana who said it was 15 inches wide. It’s hard to verify seeing as no one else saw it and the 19th century rancher from Montana didn’t exactly have a camera.
Heaviest snowfall in Los Angeles
On January 10 and 11, 1949, the most intense blanket of snow hit Los Angeles…… coming in at .3 inches near the center of the city. This ‘blizzard’ brough Los Angeles to a brief halt as they weren’t exactly equipped to deal with it.
A British research vessel in the North Atlantic west of Scotland observed a wave standing 60.7 feet tall in 2000.
In 1925 the “Tri-State Tornado” traveled an astonishing 219 miles from Ellington, Missouri to Princeton, Indiana over the course of 3.5 hours.
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