On this date in weather history - January 28th

By Trent Aric - Meteorologist
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MIAMI - On this date, the space shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff on this date in 1986, killing all seven crew members. After a comprehensive examination it was determined that the cold weather on the day contributed to an O-ring failure.
 

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................86 Falfurrias, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................88 Falfurrias, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-15 Clayton Lake, Maine
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-63 Big Delta, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................79 Valdez Airport, Alaska
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.81 Kaneohe MCBH, Hawaii
  

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