COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED ON EARTH


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“Antarctica is the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and iciest continent on earth”

Coldest: -128.5° F at Vostok, July 21, 1983 (World low temperature record.)
Highest: Average elevation 8200 feet (2500 meters).

Windiest:
Gales reach 200 mph on Commonwealth Bay, George V coast.
Driest: Average precipitation is less than 2 inches per year.
Iciest: The thickest ice found is in Wilkes Land, where it reaches a depth of 15,669 feet (4,776 meters ).

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This post was written by Schnack on July 21, 2009

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