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Temperature Extremes in the United States

Here is information on the highest and lowest temperatures recorded in the U.S. as well as major rises and falls in temperature. The Highest Temperature ExtremesSome Outstanding…

Record Highest Temperatures by State

There's a lot of talk about the record-setting temperatures of the past couple years, and how they relate to climate change. But, do you know the records for where you live? Read on to find out…

Record Lowest Temperatures by State

If you think winter's been unusually harsh lately, check out these frigid temperatures! Below is a list of the lowest recorded temperatures in each state. State Temp. °F Temp. °C…

Fahrenheit temperature scale

(Encyclopedia) Fahrenheit temperature scale fâr´ənhīt˝, temperature scale in which the temperature difference between two reference temperatures, the melting and boiling points of water, is divided…

temperature

(Encyclopedia) temperature, measure of the relative warmth or coolness of an object. Temperature is measured by means of a thermometer or other instrument having a scale calibrated in units called…

low-temperature physics

(Encyclopedia) low-temperature physics, science concerned with the production and maintenance of temperatures much below normal, down to almost absolute zero, and with various phenomena that occur…

states of matter

(Encyclopedia) states of matter, forms of matter differing in several properties because of differences in the motions and forces of the molecules (or atoms, ions, or elementary particles) of which…

The Lowest Temperature Extremes

The lowest temperature on record in the United States, –79.8°F, was observed at Prospect Creek Camp in the Endicott Mountains of northern Alaska (latitude 66°48'N, longitude 150°40'W) on Jan…