On this date in weather history - January 20th

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Jan 20 2013 05:56:26 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 27 2013 04:54:25 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date in 1951, the Mount Lamington volcano in New Guinea erupted for the first time in recorded history. The volcano originally began smoking in January, but on this date it spewed rocks and steam that rolled down the mountain, killing 6,000 people. 

SUNDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Opa Locka, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................86 Point Mugu, Calif.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-22 Kremmling, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-46 Nuiqsut, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................99 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.79 Port Heiden, Alaska