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5 Incredible Temperature Swings

Chris Dolce | TWC
Published: January 23, 2013

181-Degree Difference in Months

This one is not a major temperature drop or rise in minutes or hours, but rather a very unique occurrence within a matter of months.

On February 15, 1936, the town of Parshall, N.D. bottomed out at -60 degrees, a new record low for the state. Almost five months later on July 6, the town of Steele, N.D. recorded a new all-time state record high temperature of 121 degrees. This is a temperature range of 181 degrees in North Dakota from February to July in 1936!

South Dakota accomplished a similar feat in the same year around the same dates. McIntosh set a state record low temperature of -58 degrees on February 17. Then on July 5, Gann Valley set a new record high of 120 degrees for the state (this record was equaled in 2006 near Ft. Pierre).

Florida: 4 inches

Florida: 4 inches

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Milton, Florida, located just to the northeast of Pensacola, recorded 4 inches of snow on March 6, 1954. Image: Snow at the Alabama/Florida border on Feb. 12, 2010 from iWitness Weather contributor ismsan.

  • Florida: 4 inches
  • Mississippi: 15 inches
  • Louisiana: 16 inches
  • Arkansas: 18 inches
  • South Carolina: 18 inches
  • Alabama: 18.5 inches
  • Georgia: 19.3 inches
  • Kentucky: 20 inches
  • Tennessee: 20.8 inches
  • Iowa: 21 inches
  • Indiana: 22 inches
  • Ohio: 22 inches
  • Oklahoma: 23 inches
  • Illinois: 24 inches
  • Missouri: 24 inches
  • Nebraska: 24 inches
  • North Dakota: 24 inches
  • Texas: 24 inches
  • Delaware: 25 inches
  • Kansas: 25 inches
  • Wisconsin: 25 inches
  • Nevada: 26 inches
  • Connecticut: 28 inches
  • Massachusetts: 29 Inches
  • North Carolina: 29 inches
  • Idaho: 30 inches
  • Michigan: 30 inches
  • Rhode Island: 30 inches
  • Maryland: 31 inches
  • New Jersey: 33 Inches
  • Vermont: 33 inches
  • West Virginia: 33 inches
  • Virginia: 33.5 inches
  • Wyoming: 34 inches
  • Maine: 35 inches
  • Utah: 35 inches
  • Minnesota: 36 inches
  • New Mexico: 36 inches
  • Oregon: 37 inches
  • Arizona: 38 inches
  • Pennsylvania: 38 inches
  • New Hampshire: 41 inches
  • New York: 45 inches
  • South Dakota: 47 inches
  • Montana: 48 inches
  • Washington: 48 inches
  • California: 60 Inches
  • Alaska: 62 inches
  • Colorado: 63 inches
  • Hawaii: No data available

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