20 January in Weather History



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Maximum temperature
The maximum measured temperature on this day was 65.8 °F in 2017 at 15.16.
Minimum temperature
The minimum measured temperature on this day was 16.9 °F in 2016 at 02.15.
Maximum humidity
The maximum measured humidity on this day was 98 %.
Minimum humidity
The minimum measured humidity on this day was 32 % in 2016 at 12.34.
Maximum pressure
The maximum measured pressure on this day was 30.44 inhg in 2016 at 00.04.
Minimum pressure
The minimum measured pressure on this day was 29.38 inhg in 2019 at 04.00.
Maximum wind speed
The maximum measured wind speed on this day was 5.4 mph in 2019 at 05.28.
Maximum wind gust
The maximum measured wind gust on this day was 15 mph in 2019 at 20.22.


US Weather Events

US Weather Events

1937 84 yrs ago
The wettest Inaugural Day of record with 1.77 inches of rain in 24 hours. Temperatures were only in the 30s as Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworm in for his second term. (David Ludlum)
1943 78 yrs ago
Strange vertical antics took place in the Black Hills of South Dakota. While the temperature at Deadwood was a frigid 16 degrees below zero, the town of Lead, just a mile and a half away, but 600 feet higher in elevation, reported a balmy 52 degree reading. (David Ludlum)
1954 67 yrs ago
The temperature at Rogers Pass, MT, plunged to 70 degrees below zero to establish a new record for the continental U.S. (David Ludlum)
1978 43 yrs ago
"A paralyzing ""Nor'easter"" produced a record 21 inches of snow at Boston, 15 to 20 inches in Rhode Island, and one to two feet of snow in Pennsylvania. Winds along the coast of Connecticut gusted to 70 mph. (David Ludlum)"
1987 34 yrs ago
Gale force winds lingered along the northern Atlantic coast in the wake of a holiday weekend storm. High winds along the eastern slopes of the Northern Rockies gusted to 67 mph at Livingston MT, and high winds in southern California gusted to 70 mph near San Bernardino. (National Weather Summary)
1988 33 yrs ago
A storm in the Upper Midwest produced heavy snow and gale force winds. Up to 27.5 inches of snow was reported along the Lake Superior shoreline of Michigan, with 22 inches at Marquette. (National Weather Summary)
1989 32 yrs ago
The temperature in the Washington D.C. area warmed into the lower 50s for the Presidential Inauguration during the late morning hours, before gusty northwest winds ushered in colder air that afternoon. (National Weather Summary)
1990 31 yrs ago
While heavy thunderstorm rains drenched the Central Gulf Coast States, with 4.23 inches reported at Centreville AL in 24 hours, unseasonably warm weather continued across Florida. Five cities in Florida reported record high temperatures for the date. Tampa FL equalled their record high for January of 85 degrees. (National Weather Summary)
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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1943-01-20 15.32 UTC 78 yrs ago
Turkey (map) Magnitude: 6.6 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)285

1970-01-20 17.33 UTC 51 yrs ago
Japan (map) , 34.9 km deep Magnitude: 6.4
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1



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