On this date in weather history - January 18th

By Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Jan 18 2013 06:52:02 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 19 2013 05:27:15 PM EST
MIAMI -

 On this date in 1980, dense fog caused a ship to hit the Alno Bridge in the town on Gotenberg, Sweden. A 500 foot span of the bridge collapsed, causing seven cars to fall into the water below. The eight people in the cars perished.
FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................79 Camp Pendleton, Calif.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).......................... ,
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-23 Presque Isle, Maine
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-68 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................86 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.61 Martinsville, Va. 

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