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On This Day In Weather History - January 21

Local


1958   A snowstorm that began on the 20th ended, leaving a two day storm total of 14.6 inches. This is the heavies January storm total of record.


National


1985   The lowest temperature recorded in North Carolina was -34 at Mt. Mitchell.

1985   President Reagan's second Inauguration Day was the coldest Inauguration Day in history as cold temperatures and wind combined to produce a wind chill reading of -30.

1993   Winds gusted to an incredible 176 mph and sustained winds were measured at 122 mph in Lake Tahoe, CA as a major Pacific low pressure system moved ashore.