MIAMI -

On this date, up until 1990, January 16th had never seen a recorded tornado in the United States. Since 1990, tornadoes have occured in Florida on this date in 1993 and 1997. The "jinx" has apparently been broken.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................86 Brunswick, Ga.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................86 Tampa Macdill AFB, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-18 Alamosa, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-44 Kuparuk, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................124 Monarch Pass, Colo.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.36 Pensacola, Fla.