On this date in weather history - January 4th

Published On: Jan 04 2013 09:13:15 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 07 2013 04:56:02 PM EST
MIAMI -

On this date, a massive storm slammed into California on this date in 1982. The system dropped up to 25 inches of rain on the San Francisco Bay Area, causing mudslides and claiming the lives of 36 people. Squaw Valley, Calif., received between 6-8 feet of snow in 24 hours, while Echo Summit set the state's 24-hour snowfall record when it received 67 inches of snow.

FRIDAY'S WEATHER EXTREMES:
   HIGHEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F).........................84 Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
   HIGHEST HEAT INDEX (DEGREES F)..........................86 Marathon, Fla.
   LOWEST TEMPERATURE (DEGREES F)..........................-34 Alamosa, Colo.
   LOWEST WIND CHILL (DEGREES F)...........................-47 Alamosa, Colo.
   HIGHEST WIND GUST (MPH).................................96 Hooper Bay, Alaska
   HIGHEST PRECIPITATION (INCHES)..........................0.98 Brownwood, Texas

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