On this date in weather history - August 9th

By Trent Aric - Meteorologist
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MIAMI - On this date, lightning caused several injuries on this date in 1980. Two West Virginian golfers were injured by lightning, while a third person standing between them was uninjured. A dozen people attending a prayer service in Bluefield, W. Va. were also injured by lightning.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................108 Lawton, Okla.
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................115 Imperial, Calif.
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................36 Meacham, Ore.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................28 Mekoryuk, Alaska.
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................61 Knoxville, Tenn.
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.42 Crestview, Fla.

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