On this date in weather history - February 20th

Published On: Feb 20 2013 11:05:35 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 21 2013 05:28:47 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, a strong storm swept across the western and central portions of the country on this date in 1993 bringing heavy snow and wind. Sioux City, IA reported 14 inches of snow in just 6 hours, while wind gusts to 100 mph were reported in Colorado and Wyoming. Sierra Ski Ranch, CA reported 74 inches of snow in a four day period. This total brought the ski area's snowcover to 200 inches.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................81 Fort Myers Airport, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................82 Edinburg, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-27 Crane Lake, Minn.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-66 Point Lay, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................72 Tin City, Alaska
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.42 Buckhannon, W.Va.