From Death Valley to Mt. McKinley, North America is a land of extremes. Courtesy of the Discovery network, take a look at some of the weirdest, loneliest, windiest, snowiest, hottest, coldest, driest, wettest, highest and lowest places on the continent.
Weirdest Place: Fly Geyser located in the westernmost county of Nevada. This surrealistic structure got its start about a hundred years ago when well drilling opened up an underground reservoir that served as a fresh water source over several decades.
Loneliest Place: Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Yukon Alaska. Larger and more mountainous than Switzerland, this vast area includes 13 million acres that have about as many roads and people as a small town!Windiest Place: During a wild storm in April 1934, a wind gust of 231 mph was recorded by the observatory on the summit of Mount Washington, New Hampshire. This wind speed still stands as the all-time surface wind speed recorded in North America.
Snowiest Place: The greatest annual snowfall level in North America is at Mount Rainier, Washington, where an average of 692 inches accumulates every year. The single year record was set during 1971-1972 with 1,122 inches of snow.
Coldest Place: The remote settlement of Snag in Canada’s Yukon Territory holds the title for the coldest officially-recorded spot in North America. On February 3, 1947, a government weather station at a small landing field recorded a temperature of -81.4° Fahrenheit in dry, still conditions.
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