On this date in weather history - July 2nd

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Jul 02 2012 06:01:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 03 2012 05:03:10 PM EDT
MIAMI -

On this date, a few interesting facts occurred on this date in history. In 1843, an alligator reportedly fell from the sky during a Charleston, S.C. thunderstorm. Now that the absurd is out of the way, Santa Barbara, Calif., recorded its hottest ever temperature of 109 degrees in 1985

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................105 Needles, Calif.
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................113 Taylorville, Ill.
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................35 Stanley, Idaho
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................26 Barrow, Alaska
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................64 Dublin, Va.
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.56 Dothan, Ala.