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Delaware Co., PA (1843)
Delaware County flood. Darby, Drum, Ridley and Chester creeks were turned to raging rivers by high intensity rains. A total of 16" of rain in 3 hours, 5.5" in 40 minutes. 19 people were killed and 32 county bridges were lost at a replacement cost of $25,000.

Persian Gulf (1924)
Water temperature of 96 degrees as measured by a ship.

Ice Harbor Dam, WA (1961)
Temperature of 118 degrees - hottest ever in Washington state.