MIAMI -

On this date in 1920, the Northern Lights were visible as far south as Bradenton, Fla., and Fresno, Calif. The display for Detroit, Mich., residents was described as "so brilliant as to blot out all the stars below first magnitude."

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................89 Dryden, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................89 McAllen, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-14 Cando, N.D.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-47 Deering, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................124 Copper Mountain, Colo.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.68 Monticello, Ark.