On this date in weather history - January 2nd

Published On: Jan 02 2013 06:10:15 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 03 2013 05:02:21 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, a hurricane in January?  Well, on this date in 1955, both the latest and earliest hurricane on record moved through the Atlantic. Hurricane Alice actually formed on December 31, 1954, but it moved over the Leeward Islands today with winds of 85 mph.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Plant City, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................83 Key West NAF, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-26 Alamosa, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-59 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................139 Newport, Ark.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.45 Ketchikan, Alaska