The highest temperature ever recorded in the world was 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit at El Azizia, Lybia, on September 13, 1922.
The most snow accumulation in a one-day period was 75.8 inches at Silver Lake, Colorado, in April 1921.
The speed of a raindrop varies with drop size and wind speed. A typical raindrop falls an average of 600 feet per minute, or 7 miles per hour.
Hail destroys hundreds of millions dollars’ worth of crops and property each year, a greater toll than that taken by tornadoes.
Lightning has hit the Empire State Building in New York as frequently as 12 times in 20 minutes. The building is hit by lightning about 500 times a year.