On this date in weather history - February 8th

Published On: Feb 08 2013 10:39:56 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 11 2013 04:03:23 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, Blue Canyon, Calif., set a 24-hour February snowfall record on this date in 1985 by receiving 42 inches of snow from Feb. 7-8. This might not be as surprising when you realize that Blue Canyon receives an average of 241 inches of snow in a year, making it one of the snowiest places in the lower 48 states.
 FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................84 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................86 Opa Locka, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-21 Clayton Lake, Maine
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-61 Tin City, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................55 Huntsville, Ala.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.85 Hatteras, N.C.