On this date in weather history - February 21st

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Feb 21 2013 05:54:02 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 22 2013 05:11:53 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, an unusual northeastern Louisiana tornado outbreak occurred on this date in 1971, killing over 120 people. Nearly 50 people were killed by the first tornado as it touched down in Louisiana and quickly moved into Mississippi. Almost 1,600 people were injured.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................95 Weslaco, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................95 Harlingen, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-25 Crane Lake, Minn.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-71 Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................84 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.45 Dodge City, Kan.