IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 21220 times:
Wasn't there a time several years ago where the a small town in Scotland briefly became the driest place on earth with a relative humidity of something like 0.09%? I remember seeing something on the news about how it only held that status for a few hours.
Connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 23, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 20948 times:
Quoting Aloges (Reply 2): I guesses it would have to be in the Atacama desert, Iquique in particular, but several websites I googled claim it's nearby Arica. It makes sense as the Atacama is the driest desert in the world.
Had lunch with a colleague who has been in Iquique and he asserted (prior to my reading this thread) it was the driest city in the world -- although I think anyplace nearby in the Atacama would equally qualify. Apparently there are several locaitons within easy distance of Iquique where it has _never_ rained in recorded human history. Vegetation gets by through absorbing dew rolling in off the ocean in the morning.
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Driest Place Atacama Desert, Chile, imperceptible rainfall on a yearly basis.
The Dry Valleys in Antarctica are in fact the driest place on earth, and have probably not seen rain for thousands of years. Air moisture amounts to a few millimeters a year and the winter winds scour their surface at nearly 200mph, hence nothing; plant or animal lives there! Ironically they do have rivers which run during the afternoons in summer, from the glacial melt-water into isolated lakes, and it's the largest expanse of Antarctica which is not covered by snow or ice.
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: That was my first thought as well. I would think that any city in Saudi Arabia would fit the bill on both counts.
: They also have the significant advantage of no one being there to record any possible rain. Hence they don't really qualify for "driest city". So ver
: denver! everything there seems to fall in the form of snow, not rain!
: Indeed, I wasn't presenting it as an option, just replying to another post I'd say the driest city's in America must be around the Nevada Desert or p