MIAMI -

On this date, the coldest December weather to date of the 20th century hit the South on this date in 1962. Jacksonville, Fla. recorded a low of 12 degrees, while Tampa, Fla. bottomed out at 35 degrees (both records). Blairsville, Ga. set a state record low for the month of December with 9 degrees.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................84 Miami, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................89 Marathon, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-16 Alamosa, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-58 Nuiqsut, Alaska.
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................61 Tin City, Alaska.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.57 Cocoa Beach, Fla.