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This is how much Damage a Hailstone Can do to Cars.
The biggest hailstorm
The process for determining the record was a lengthy process. The hailstone itself had to be saved in accord with best practices by the HailSTONE group, which it was. Next, representatives from NWS Norman and OCS had to research the National Climatic Data Center's (
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.htmlNCDC) official database to see if any archived hail events at or above 6” could be verified. Four hail events were found in the database and are listed below (since 1950.
On May 23, 2011 a strong supercell thunderstorm moved across northern Kiowa County producing large, damaging hail. A hail research team (
http://www.hailstoneresearch.org/HailSTONE) recovered a large hailstone 2 miles north of Gotebo, OK that measured 6 inches in diameter (see image below). The hailstone was so large that it significantly caved in the roof of the vehicle that captured it (see image). Investigation and coordination between the National Weather Service in Norman, OK and the Oklahoma Climatolgical Survey (OCS) determined that this is the new record holder for largest hailstone in Oklahoma.
Saudi Arabia’s hot climate is due to the hot air that comes from the desert, with a major part of the country falling under the desert zone. Therefore, the year-round temperature in this country always soars above 50°C. Just as many other Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia also experiences low to moderate rain. This is the main reason for the high temperature in the country.
A number of times, the day time temperature in Saudi Arabia reaches 52°C. That certainly makes Saudi Arabia the second hottest country in the world.
The Strongest Wind Recorded On Earth
The fastest wind speed ever recorded was 318 miles per hour. This record-setting gust occurred in a tornado that hit the suburbs of Oklahoma City on May 3, 1999. The funnel cloud struck near the town of Moore, OK at about 7:00 pm, killing about four residents and destroying a total of 250 homes! The speed of 318 mph was only 1 mph short of classifying the tornado as an F-6 on the Fujita scale! No tornado has ever received this distinction. (
*This temperature is considered the lowest ever officially recorded in Antarctica and in the World, as it was perceived by ground-positioned thermometers in 1983.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SatelliteSatellite analyses made in 10 August 2010 pointed to a temperature of −93.2 °C (−135.8 °F) near
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dome_FDome F in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Maud_LandQueen Maud Land, but this record is not officially listed because it was measured by
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_sensingremote sensing methods that are not totally consistent, unlike the 1983 temperature. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowest_temperature_recorded_on_EarthLowest temperature recorded on Earth for details.
Other low-temperature records[
Fastest temperature drop: 27.2 °C (49 °F) in 15 minutes;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapid_City,_South_DakotaRapid City, South Dakota, 1911-01-10.
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