On this date in weather history - January 29th

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Jan 29 2013 05:43:59 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 30 2013 05:43:00 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, it was a cold New York City morning on this date in 1780 as the temperature dropped to -16 degrees. The intense cold actually froze New York Harbor to such a depth that the British were able to carry a heavy cannon across the ice in order to fortify Staten Island.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 Kingsville NAS, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................93 Kingsville NAS, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-14 Big Piney, Wyo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-56 Deadhorse, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................79 Guadalupe Pass, Texas
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.92 Whiteman AFB, Mo.