On this date in weather history - November 16th

Published On: Nov 16 2012 05:53:14 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 27 2012 06:35:05 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, hurricane warnings were in effect for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on this date in 1999 as Hurricane Lenny threatened the islands. Lenny packed winds of 115 mph and was not only unusual because it was so late in the season. It was also unusual because it moved west to east across the Caribbean, making it the first hurricane to approach Puerto Rico from the west.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................78 Hollywood, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................82 Keahole Point, Hawaii
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................6 West Yellowstone, Mont.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-47 Eagle, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................52 Sand Point, Alaska
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.17 Ketchikan, Alaska