On this date in weather history - December 19th

By Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Dec 19 2012 06:13:50 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 20 2012 06:01:08 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, Yellowstone National Park was way beyond freezing on this date in 1924 as the temperature plummeted to -59 degrees. This was low enough to set an all-time December record low temperature for the continental U.S.

WEDNESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................89 Falfurrias, Texas
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................91 Kingsville NAS, Texas
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-18 Yellowstone, Wyo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-57 Noatak, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................81 Guadalupe Pass, Texas
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................3.35 Stanley, N.D.

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