On this date in weather history - February 6th

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Feb 06 2013 05:26:30 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 07 2013 04:13:30 PM EST
MIAMI -

   On this date, yesterday, the story of San Francisco's greatest snowstorm was recounted. Well, today in 1975, New England suffered through its greatest snowstorm on record as parts of the Northeast received 27 inches of snow. The storm stalled traffic for 5 days and caused motorists to take shelter with private citizens and in churches.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................88 Edinburg, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................88 Edinburg, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-16 Ely, Minn.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-68 Nuiqsut, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................77 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.73 Rockport, Texas