MIAMI -

On this date, what a confusing day for the residents of Rochester, Minn. The previous record high for the city for today was 53 degrees. Yet on this date in 1998, the low temperature was 54 degrees, which by itself would have broken the old high record. The temperature would climb to 62 degrees that day, setting the current record.
   THURSDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................82 Punta Gorda, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................82 Punta Gorda, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................3 Alamosa, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-52 Gulkana, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................79 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................2.11 Crescent City, Calif.