On this date in weather history - January 3rd

By Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Jan 03 2013 05:02:31 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 04 2013 09:13:07 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, a big step for the meteorological society was taken on this date in 1921 as the first radio broadcasts of weather forecasts were transmitted. The University of Wisconsin was responsible for this initial feat, but within two years, over 140 radio stations had copied the technology.

 WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Pembroke Pines, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................83 Key West NAF, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-30 Alamosa, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-60 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................96 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.99 Crosby, N.D.
  

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