MIAMI -

On this date in 1988, two F2 tornadoes ripped through central Arkansas, knocking out power to many people. One of the tornadoes hit a high school gym in Van Buren County. Fortunately, the gym was deserted because the basketball team was at an away game.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Miami, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................82 Miami, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................1 Alamosa, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-41 Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................131 Norwood, Mass.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.05 Camden, S.C.