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On This Day In Weather History - January 16


1990   Severe and record cold weather in December 1989 was followed by seven weeks of unseasonably mild temperatures, and on this date the temperature at KCI averaged 34 degrees above normal with a morning low of 53 degrees and an afternoon high of 65 degrees. There have been two January 156th s with below zero average temperatures. They were 1977 with a minus 6, and 1982 with a minus 3. The warmest January 16th was noted earlier for 1990, when the average temperature was 59 degrees.


1959   Bennett Ridge, NY received 51 inches of snow in 16 hours from a prolific lake effect snowstorm.

1990   Heavy snow fell across Prince Williams Sound and the Susitna Valley of southern Alaska. Valdez was buried under 64.9 inches of snow in less than 2 days, including a record 47.5 inches in 24 hours. The heavy snow blocked roads, closed schools, and sunk 6 vessels in the Valdez harbor.