17 January in Weather History



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Maximum temperature
The maximum measured temperature on this day was 62.8 °F in 2017 at 23.47.
Minimum temperature
The minimum measured temperature on this day was 24.1 °F in 2018 at 23.35.
Maximum humidity
The maximum measured humidity on this day was 98 %.
Minimum humidity
The minimum measured humidity on this day was 31 % in 2020 at 02.05.
Maximum pressure
The maximum measured pressure on this day was 30.68 inhg in 2020 at 10.27.
Minimum pressure
The minimum measured pressure on this day was 29.75 inhg in 2016 at 04.40.
Maximum wind speed
The maximum measured wind speed on this day was 4.7 mph in 2017 at 23.47.
Maximum wind gust
The maximum measured wind gust on this day was 11 mph in 2017 at 19.13.


US Weather Events

US Weather Events

1817 203 yrs ago
A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England. (David Ludlum)
1893 127 yrs ago
The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro, DE, to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)
1972 48 yrs ago
A single storm unloaded 77.5 inches of snow at Summit, MT, to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)
1982 38 yrs ago
Strong chinook winds caused severe wind damage in Boulder, CO. Wind gusts to 118 mph was recorded on the roof of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL)
1987 33 yrs ago
A winter storm spread snow from the Southern Rockies into the Middle Mississippi Valley and southwestern sections of the Great Lakes Region, and freezing rain across Texas and oklahoma. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16 inches at Tulia TX, with 12 inches at Wellington KS. (National Weather Summary)
1988 32 yrs ago
A Pacific storm battered the southern coast of California. Winds gusting to 65 mph uprooted trees in San Diego. Los Angeles reported an all-time record low baromteric pressure reading of 29.25 inches. (National Weather Summary)
1989 31 yrs ago
Strong chinook winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies gusted to 90 mph near Rollinsville CO, and reached 94 mph near Big Timber MT. Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley, with eight inches reported in Douglas County WI. (National Weather Summary)
1990 30 yrs ago
Twenty cities across the southeastern half of the country reported record high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 61 degrees at Williamstown PA and 85 degrees at Brownsville TX. Evening thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds from eastern Texas to Mississippi. (National Weather Summary)
2010 10 yrs ago
A series of strong Pacific storms impacted Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah from January 17th through 23rd, leaving behind several feet of snow across the higher terrain and breaking numerous lowest barometric pressure records across the region. Sunrise Mountain, Arizona received 77 inches of snow, while Mammoth Lakes, California received 90 inches. (NCDC)
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F5 tornadoes

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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1929-01-17 11.45 UTC 91 yrs ago
Venezuela (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 6.9 UK
Secondary effectstsunami

1994-01-17 12.30 UTC 26 yrs ago
United States (map) , 19 km deep Magnitude: 6.7
Secondary effectslandslide, liquefaction
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking60
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects60
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)60
Improved fatality estimates from official reports and detailed scholarly studies33



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