Thursday’s Fascinating Facts

Wild Weather Facts

Lightening has been known to cause volcanic eruptions, snowstorms and forest fires.

February 18, 1979 it snowed in the Sahara Desert ( an isolated event).

In the month of May 2003 there were 543 twisters in the United States.

The most rain to fall was on the Island of La Reunion, in March of 2007. Over a three day period; 13 feet of rain fell.

On May 3, 1999 the fastest wind blew through Oklahoma City, gusts clocked at 318 miles-per-hour.

Crawler” Lightening has been recorded as stretching more than 75 miles long.

In Washington State, Mount Baker holds the record for snowfall; the winter of 1998 recorded 1,140 inches of snow.

What is hotter than the sun? A lightening bolt!


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