MIAMI -

On this date in 1961, gusty winds and low relative humidity helped to spawn a fire through Bel Air and Topanga Canyons in Los Angeles County. Over 15,500 acres and 514 buildings were destroyed.

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................91 Palm Springs, Calif.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................88 Brownsville, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................1 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-35 Arctic Village, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................56 Davenport, Iowa
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.09 Atlanta Dekalb, Ga.