On this date in weather history - February 27th

Published On: Feb 27 2013 04:36:19 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 01 2013 05:36:09 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, what is perhaps the greatest snowstorm in New England history started on this date in 1717 as the area received as much as 6 feet of new snow in a four day snowstorm. Boston, Mass., received 3 feet of snow and snowdrifts covered many one-story houses.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................84 Naples, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................87 Marathon, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-11 Gunnison, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-55 Point Lay, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................78 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.57 Central Park, N.Y.