Temperature Facts

Ever wanted to know the highest and lowest temperature records on Earth? What about the degrees Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion formula?

  • The following are useful formulas for converting degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius (Centigrade) and vice versa:
    • Temperature in degrees Fahrenheit = (Temperature in degrees Celsius x 1.8) + 32
    • Temperature in degrees Celsius = (Temperature in degrees Fahrenheit – 32) x (5 / 9)
  • An interesting temperature related fact is that Fahrenheit and Celsius are equal at -40 degrees.
  • Recent increases in the Earth’s temperature have been linked to human activity such as the burning of fossil fuels. Global warming has become an important issue for governments around the world and a number of organizations have been created to help deal with climate change.
  • The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth is 57.8 °C (136 °F), recorded in Al ‘Aziziyah, Libya on September 13, 1922.
  • The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F), recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica on July 21, 1983.

Snow Facts

Ever wonder how snow forms or what a blizzard is? Read on and enjoy learning about snow with fun facts and trivia.

  • Snow forms when water vapor in the atmosphere freezes into ice crystals.
  • Snowflakes form in a variety of different shapes.
  • Snow is a form of precipitation, other forms of precipitation are rain, hail and sleet.
  • Light and fluffy snow is often called ‘powder’.
  • Heavy snowfalls are often called ‘snowstorms’.
  • Snowstorms with high winds are often called ‘blizzards’.
  • Snow reflects a high level of ultraviolet radiation and can cause snow blindness (photokeratitis). Sunglasses, goggles and other eye protection help absorb the ultraviolet rays.
  • The highest snowfall ever recorded in a one year period was 31.1 meters (1224 inches) in Mount Rainier, Washington State, United States, between February 19, 1971 and February 18, 1972.