On this date in weather history - February 26th

By Trent Aric, Meteorologist, taric@local10.com
Published On: Feb 26 2013 05:22:30 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 27 2013 04:34:10 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, the Buffalo Creek flood occurred on this date in 1972 in West Virginia, killing 125 people. Two coal slag dams on the Middle Fork river burst due to the additional weight of three days of rain and six inches of recent snowfall, sending a 50 foot wall of water downstream. Nearly 4,000 people were left homeless. 

TUESDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................87 Ft Pierce, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................90 Marathon, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-7 Gunnison, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-63 Kivalina, Alaska
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................77 Apalachicola, Fla.
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................1.96 Moncks Corner, S.C.

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