On this date in weather history - March 18th

Author: Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Mar 18 2013 10:41:45 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2013 05:32:57 PM EDT
MIAMI -

On this date in 1925, the deadliest tornado in U.S. history ("The Tri-State Tornado") claimed nearly 700 lives. It caused seventeen million dollars in damage along a path of 219 miles long that crossed through Missouri and Indiana. Seven other tornadoes caused nearly 100 additional deaths that same day.

MONDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................95 Hondo, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................95 Port Isabel, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-13 Saranac Lake, N.Y.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-47 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................63 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................4.74 Rolla, N.D.