May 19, 2013

The most drastic change in temperature on record

The call is dose. Over the course of 12 hours in Granville, North Dakota, on February 21, 1918, the temperature rose 83 degrees. It went from -33 degrees Fahrenheit in the early morning to 50 degrees near the end of the afternoon. But in Fairfield, Montana, over the course of 12 hours on December 24, 1924, the temperature, dropped 84 degrees. It was 63 degrees Fahrenheit at noon, falling to -21 degrees by midnight. (The Book of Answers, by Barbara Berliner)