MIAMI -

On this date, a large storm, dubbed the "Freshwater Fury," caused eight large ore carriers on the Great Lakes to sink on this date in 1913. Nearly 270 sailors on the ships perished. The storm also brought large snow amounts to the area, including 36 inches of snow at Pickens, W.Va.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................89 Alice, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................89 Alice, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................10 Truckee, Calif.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-31 Arctic Village, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................79 Mt. Washington, N.H.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.91 Salt Lake City, Utah