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On this date, the major Mount Pinatubo eruption of 1991 began on this date, hurling debris 100,000 feet into the atmosphere. The debris spread throughout the globe, partially blocking the sun's energy and cooling the average surface temperature by as much as 1 degree.FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................99 Laredo, Texas
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................105 Natchitoches, La.
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................28 Yellowstone, Wyo.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................19 Point Hope, Alaska
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................62 Childress, Texas
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.99 Oklahoma City Wiley Post, Okla.