On this date in weather history - December 5th

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Dec 05 2012 05:46:06 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 06 2012 05:27:16 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, even though an intense storm was located near Alaska on this date in 1968, its effect was felt as far south as Hawaii. Swells from the storm created high surf near Hilo, HI and swept rocks and seawater into some buildings at Onekahakaha Beach. At its highest point, water reached 150 feet above the high-tide mark.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................81 Tampa Macdill AFB, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................82 Tampa Macdill AFB, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................3 Silver Bay, Minn.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-46 Unalakleet, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................79 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.22 Blue Canyon, Calif.