MIAMI -

On this date, this time of year would be a bad time to be without electricity in the Northeast. Yet, on this date in 1964, a big ice storm hit New England, leaving some places with ice one and a half inches thick. This caused 80,000 homes to be without power for many days.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................87 Harlingen, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................88 Port Isabel, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................1 Rolla, N.D.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-61 Big Delta, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................68 Newport Airport, Ore
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.81 Rogers, Ark