Weather Extremes Around the World
ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA
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The report consists of a worldwide map of weather extremes and a separate map for North America, with comments on the reliability of the records shown. Included are highest and lowest temperatures, largest temperature variations, greatest and least amounts of precipitation for various durations, maximum precipitation variability, greatest thunderstorm frequency, highest and lowest atmospheric pressure, highest solar radiation, largest hailstones, greatest snowfall, highest wind speed, high dew point, and most frequent occurrence of dense fog. Where appropriate, the value for the highest and lowest annual mean is also given. Conditions of site, instrumentation, observational procedure, and other factors such as environmental and meteorological conditions pertinent to the reliability of extremes are discussed.