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On This Day In Weather History - February 19


1930   The Temperature in downtown Kansas City warmed to 74 degrees, following an overnight low of 53 degrees. Kansas City was in the midst of an eight day warm spell, during which time afternoon highs were in the 60s and 70s, and daily lows in the 40s and 50s.


1871   Professor Cleveland Abbe of the U.S. Army Signal Service issued the first weather synopsis and forecasts along with warnings to Mariners for the Great Lakes.

1998   The temperature of 122.9 F was measured in Mardie, Western Australia, the second hottest temperature ever recorded in Australia.