On this date in weather history - December 4th

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Dec 04 2012 05:03:40 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 05 2012 04:18:30 PM EST
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