MIAMI -

On this date, stationary thunderstorms over Colorado's Big Thompson Canyon dumped up to 14 inches of rain into the canyon's drainage system on this date in 1976. A popular recreation destination, the canyon was crowded with thousands of people that day and at least 139 people were killed as a 20 foot wall of water rushed through the canyon's drainage system.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................107 Oklahoma City, Okla.
HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................116 Cushing, Okla.
LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................32 Truckee-Tahoe, Calif.
LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................27 Barrow, Alaska
HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................51 Miles City, Mont.
HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................4.81 Alabaster, Ala.