January 17, 1:20 p.m.
Miami missed the record number of consecutive 80 degrees days by 1 degree. Rain hit the area, dropping the temperature.
While the rest of the people in the United States shiver, Miami will likely break the record for number of consecutive days above 80 degrees on Thursday. Miami's January record of consecutive days above 80 degrees is 15, which was set in 2002. As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Miami tied their January record.
If the heat continues Thursday as expected, Miami will break the record with 16 consecutive days above 80 degrees. However, it's not likely that the record number will go any higher. From Thursday night into Friday, cool air will hit South Florida, bringing lower temperatures.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Rain and thunderstorms will continue to cause travel delays and raise the risk of isolated flooding in parts of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada into the weekend.
Typhoon Haima made a second landfall in southeastern China on Friday after leaving at least 13 dead in the northern Philippines.
Damaging storms pounded the Pacific Northwest, while two powerful typhoons struck the Philippines within a four-day span.
A dramatic change to colder weather, and in some cases a taste of winter with snow, will take place into this weekend.
Orionid meteors will streak across the night sky as the shower is set to peak late this week.
State College, PA (1995)
3.65" of rain.
Raleigh-Durham, NC (2000)
No precipitation since September 26th, a record long dry spell. (The month ended with only a trace of rain.)
San Salvador Island (1492)
Columbus made landfall on San Salvador Island under clear skies -- fortunately he met no hurricanes on First Voyage through March, 1493.