On this date in weather history - February 19th

By Trent Aric - Meteorologist
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MIAMI - On this date, fate was against a Hutchins, TX man who was struck by lightning on this date in 1997. After surviving a traffic accident, the man got out of his vehicle to check on the people in the other car. That is when he was struck by lightning and killed.
 

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................81 Ft Pierce, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................81 Ft Pierce, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-27 Rugby, N.D.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-70 Deadhorse, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................69 False Pass, Alaska
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.94 Baton Rouge, La.
  

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