MIAMI -

On this date, the "Great Snow of 1717" finally came to an end on this date in 1717. Nearly 4 feet of new snow fell on Boston, while snow drifts 25 feet high were observed in Dorchester, Mass. Snow depths were so deep that traveling from town to town was impossible for 3 weeks.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Pampa, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................82 McAllen, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-14 Bigfork, Minn.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-45 Barter Island, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................90 Cape Newenham, Alaska
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.87 Cape Cod, Mass.