On this date in weather history - January 31st

Published On: Jan 31 2013 10:54:22 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 01 2013 03:30:19 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, yesterday, the weather history spoke of extremely high temperatures in Great Falls, Mont., in 1989 ahead of a cold arctic air mass. Well, the cold air mass reached Great Falls, Mont., today in 1989 and dropped the temperature 85 degrees in just 36 hours. Wind chill readings fell to -80 degrees in Montana, and the extreme cold caused the brakes on a freight train to fail.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................78 Marathon, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F).......................... ,
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-22 Crosby, N.D.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-51 Garrison, N.D.
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................105 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.72 Goldsboro, N.C.