On this date in weather history - February 22nd

Published On: Feb 22 2013 05:22:19 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 25 2013 05:31:31 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, from February 20th-24th in 1997, northwestern Illinois received between 2-4 inches of rain. In the summer the soil may have been able to absorb some of this moisture, but since the ground was frozen, most of the water stayed above the surface. This created devastating flooding in places like Hillsdale, where 95% of the town was under knee-deep water.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................96 Weslaco, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................95 Harlingen, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-26 Crane Lake, Minn.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-64 Point Lay, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................84 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.92 Corning, Ark.