On this date in weather history - January 29th

By Trent Aric - Meteorologist
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MIAMI - On this date, it was a cold New York City morning on this date in 1780 as the temperature dropped to -16 degrees. The intense cold actually froze New York Harbor to such a depth that the British were able to carry a heavy cannon across the ice in order to fortify Staten Island.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 Kingsville NAS, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................93 Kingsville NAS, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-14 Big Piney, Wyo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-56 Deadhorse, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................79 Guadalupe Pass, Texas
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.92 Whiteman AFB, Mo.
  

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