On this date in weather history - October 4th

By Trent Aric - Meteorologist
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MIAMI - On this date, two dozen tornadoes occurred in Oklahoma on this date in 1998, marking a record for most tornadoes in any one October day. Weather forecasters at the Storm Predcition Center in Norman, OK actually watches as one tornado passed in the distance.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................109 Ocotillo Wells, Calif.
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................103 Key West NAF, Fla.
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................18 Meacham, Ore.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................19 Buffalo, Wyo.
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................64 Cold Bay, Alaska
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.92 St. Petersburg Airport, Fla.

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