HYDROLOGY

Global - the hottest place in the world is El Azzizia, Libya, where it reached 136°F (58°C) in 1922. It gets just as hot in the United States, in Death Valley, California, where it reached 134°F (57°C) on July 10, 1913. The coldest place in the world is Vostok, Antarctica, where the thermometer plummeted to -129°F (-89°C) on July 21, 1983. In the lower 48 of United States, the coldest place is Rogers Pass in Montana, where in January 20, 1954 it reached -70°F (-62°C).


FLOODS

Local - In the Susquehanna watershed, major floods occur on average every 14 years; flash floods occur annually.



TEMPERATURE


Global - the hottest place in the world is El Azzizia, Libya, where it reached 136°F (58°C) in 1922. It gets just as hot in the United States, in Death Valley, California, where it reached 134°F (57°C) on July 10, 1913. The coldest place in the world is Vostok, Antarctica, where the thermometer plummeted to -129°F (-89°C) on July 21, 1983. In the lower 48 of United States, the coldest place is Rogers Pass in Montana, where in January 20, 1954 it reached -70°F (-62°C).

Local - locally,

PRECIPITATION

Global extremes. The wettest spot on Earth is the island of Kauai, Hawaii, where over a 32-year period, it rained 460 inches (1168 cm) per year. The driest place on earth is Arica, Chile, where it didn't rain for over 14 years during the period 1903 to 1918. In the United States, Death Valley is the driest, where over a 42-year period, average annual rainfall was only 1.63 inches (4.1 cm).

Local - locally,

SNOWFALL

Global extremes. Silver Lake, Colorado once received 76 inches (192.5 cm) of snow in one 24-hour period (April 14-15, 1921). Alaska gets even worse storms, where on December 26-31, 1955, 14 ft 7 in. (4.455 m).

Local - locally, Over a 47-record, Harrisburg, PA receives 35.2 inches of snow per year, with the greatest amounts falling in February (9.9 in.), January (9.5 in), December (7 in.), and March (6.3 in). Erie, PA receives over twice as much snow (83.7 in)