On this date in weather history - January 7th

By Trent Aric - Meteorologist
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MIAMI - On this date, the lowest temperature reading for North America of -81 degrees was set at Snag, Yukon Territory on February 2, 1947. This record was put in jeopardy on this date in 1982 when a reading of -96 degrees was recorded along an Alaskan highway west of Ft. Nelson, British Columbia. While this reading is considered accurate, it was not made official.

SUNDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................84 Marathon, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................88 Marathon, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-31 Kremmling, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-45 Point Lay, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................64 Sparta, Ill.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.84 Gonzales, La.
  

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