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Fun Weather Facts
1. How fast can a raindrop fall?
2. What is the coldest temperature ever recorded? Where was this?
3. What is the typical lifetime of a small cumulous cloud?
4. How much water does a one acre corn field give a day in evaporation?
5. How fast does a lightning bolt travel?
6. What are the chances of being struck by a lightning bolt?
7. How big was the largest hailstone in the United States?
8. What is the highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S.? Where was that?
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18mph.
Negative 126.9 degrees Fahrenheit in Vostok Station, Antarctica
10 to 15 minutes
4,000 gallons of water per day in evaporation
about 14,000mph and
About one in three million
A 7-inch wide chunk of ice
134 degrees F at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, California.
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