On this date in weather history - February 18th

Published On: Feb 18 2013 05:33:29 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 19 2013 05:07:58 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, today in 1997, a massive Andean mudslide buried two Peruvian villages, killing 300 people. The inhabitants of Ccocha and Pumaranra were actually evacuated from the villages prior to the mudslide, but their refuge higher up the mountain put them in the path of the slide

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................88 Edinburg, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................88 Weslaco, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-14 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-70 Kuparuk, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................127 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................10.87 Langdon, N.D.