Today in Weather History

Weather History for January 22
1943   Chinook winds during the early morning hours caused the temperature at Spearfish, SD to rise from -4 to 45 in just two minutes, the most dramatic temperature rise in world weather records. An hour and a half later, the mercury plunged from 54 back down to -4 in just twenty-seven minutes.

1982   Minneapolis broke its 24-hour snowfall record with 17.2 inches of the white stuff. The previous record had been set just two days earlier, when 17.1 inches fell. (A new record was later set in 1991 with 18.5 inches).

Data courtesy of the National Weather Service