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Weather on This Date - February 27

Weather on This Date - February 27

February 27, 1717 What was perhaps the greatest snow in New England history commenced on this date. During a ten day period a series of four snowstorms dumped three feet of snow upon Boston, and the city was snowbound for two weeks. Up to six feet of snow was reported farther to the north, and drifts covered many one story homes. (David Ludlum) February 27, 1969 A record snowstorm in Maine came to an end. Two to four feet of snow buried southern and central Maine, with a state record of 57

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Weather on This Date - February 28

Weather on This Date - February 28

February 28, 1900  A massive storm spread record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall totals rangeD up to 17.5 inches at Springfield IL and 43 inches at Rochester NY, with up to 60 inches in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. (David Ludlum)  February 28, 1952  An intense storm brought coastal sections of southeastern Massachusetts to a halt, stranding 3000 motorists on Lower Cape, and leaving ten thousand homes on the Cape without electricity. Winds gusting to 72 mph created m

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Weather on This Date - February 26

Weather on This Date - February 26

February 26, 1910  Parts of Washington State were in the midst of a storm which produced 129 inches of snow at Laconia between the 24th and the 26th, a single storm record for the state. A series of storms, which began on the 23rd, led to a deadly avalanche on the first of March. By late on the 28th, the snow had changed to rain, setting the stage for disaster. (The Weather Channel)  February 26, 1972  The Buffalo Creek disaster occurred in the Buffalo Creek Hollow of Logan County in West Virgi

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Weather on This Date - February 25

Weather on This Date - February 25

https://www.smokymountainguides.com/stories/2015/11/29/winter-hiking-in-the-smoky-mountains February 25, 1922  The temperature at Los Angeles, CA, soared to 92 degrees to establish a record for the month of February. (David Ludlum)  February 25, 1977  Dust reduced visibilities from eastern Virginia through the southeastern states to Florida between the 24th and the 28th. The dust originated in the western Great Plains on the 22nd and 23rd, with wind gusts above 100 mph reported at Guadalup

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Weather on This Date - February 24

Weather on This Date - February 24

February 24, 1852  The Susquehanna River ice bridge at Havre de Grace, MD, commenced to break up after forty days of use. A total of 1738 loaded freight cars were hauled along rails laid on the ice. (David Ludlum)  February 24, 1936  Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State. (24th-25th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  February 24, 1987  A massive winter storm began to oversp

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Weather on This Date - February 23

Weather on This Date - February 23

February 23, 1802 - A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked along Cape Cod. (David Ludlum) February 23, 1936 - A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives. (David Ludlum) February 23, 1987 - A winter storm buried the Middle Atlantic Coast Region under heavy snow. Totals ranged up to 24 inches at Lancaster PA, with 23 inches at

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Weather on This Date - February 22

Weather on This Date - February 22

https://www.smokymountainrafting.com February 22, 1773  The memorable "Cold Sabbath" in New England history. Many persons froze extremities while going to church. (David Ludlum)  February 22, 1936  Although heat and dust prevailed in the spring and summer, early 1936 brought record cold to parts of the U.S. Sioux Center IA reported 42 inches of snow on the ground, a state record. (20th-22nd) (The Weather Channel)  February 22, 1986  A twelve siege of heavy rain and snow, which produced wi

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Weather on This Date - February 21

Weather on This Date - February 21

February 21, 1918  A spectacular Chinook wind at Granville, ND, caused the temperature to spurt from a morning low of 33 degrees below zero to an afternoon high of 50 degrees above zero. (David Ludlum)  February 21, 1935  Frequent duststorms occurred in eastern Colorado during the month, forcing schools to close and people to stay indoors. A fatality occurred on this date when two section cars collided on the railroad near Arriba CO, due to poor visibility. (The Weather Channel)  February 21,

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Weather on This Date - February 20

Weather on This Date - February 20

February 20, 1805 The Potomac River was opened after being closed by ice for a period of two months. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) February 20, 1898 Eastern Wisconsin experienced their biggest snowstorm of record. Racine received thirty inches, and drifts around Milwaukee measured fifteen feet high. (David Ludlum) February 20, 1953 A snowstorm in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota produced drifts ten feet high which derailed trains. (David Ludlum) February 20, 1987  A s

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Weather on This Date - February 19

Weather on This Date - February 19

February 19, 1884  Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak. (David Ludlum)  February 19, 1888  A tornado struck Mount Vernon IL. The tornado killed sixteen persons along its 62 mile path. (David Ludlum)  February 19, 1954  High winds across the southern half of the Great Plains, gusting to 85 mph, caused the worst dust storms

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Weather on This Date - February 18

Weather on This Date - February 18

February 18, 1899  While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)  February 18, 1959  Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North America. (13th-19th) (David Ludlum)  February 18, 1987  A small but intense low pressure

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Weather on This Date - February 17

Weather on This Date - February 17

February 17, 1930  Eureka, CA, reported an all-time record high of 85 degrees, a record which lasted until September of 1983. (The Weather Channel)  February 17, 1936  The temperature at McIntosh SD plunged to 58 degrees below zero to establish a state record. (David Ludlum)  February 17, 1958  The greatest snowstorm of the mid 20th century struck the northeastern U.S. The storm produced 30 inches of snow in interior New England, including more than 19 inches in 24 hours at the Boston Airport.

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Weather on This Date - February 13

Weather on This Date - February 13

February 13, 1784  Ice floes blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans, then passed into the Gulf of Mexico. The only other time this occurred was during the "Great Arctic Outbreak" of 1899. (David Ludlum)  February 13, 1885  The "Friday the 13th" avalanche at Alva, UT, killed sixteen persons, and left thirteen others buried for twelve hours before being rescued. (David Ludlum)  February 13, 1889  It was the coldest morning of record along the Gulf Coast. The temperature dipped to 7 above z

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Weather on This Date - February 11

Weather on This Date - February 11

Looking across my front yard February 11, 1899  Perhaps the greatest of all arctic outbreaks commenced on this date. The temperature plunged to 61 degrees below zero in Montana. At the same time a "Great Eastern Blizzard" left a blanket of snow from Georgia to New Hampshire. The state of Virginia took the brunt of the storm, with snowfall totals averaging 30 to 40 inches. (David Ludlum)  February 11, 1983  The Middle Atlantic Coast States and southern New England were in the midst of a maj

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Weather on This Date - February 9

Weather on This Date - February 9

February 9, 1933  The temperature at Moran, WY, located next to Tetons National Park, plunged to 63 degrees below zero to establish a state record. The temperature at the Riverside Ranger Station in Montana dipped to 66 below zero to establish a record for the state, and a record for the nation which stood until 1954. (David Ludlum)  February 9, 1934  The mercury dipped to 51 degrees below zero at Vanderbilt to establish a record for the state of Michigan. The temperature at Stillwater plunged

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Weather on This Date - February 8

Weather on This Date - February 8

My backyard, February 12, 2014 February 8, 1835  A severe cold wave gripped the southeastern U.S. The mercury dipped to 8 above at Jacksonville FL, and to zero at Savannah GA. Orange trees were killed to the roots. (David Ludlum)  February 8, 1895 The mercury fell to 0°F to set the record low temperature for this date in Atlanta. In 1957, the record high temperature for this date in Atlanta was set at 79°F. (NWS Atlanta) February 8, 1936  The temperature at Denver CO plunged to a record

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Weather on This Date - February 5

Weather on This Date - February 5

February 5, 1887  San Francisco experienced its greatest snowstorm of record. Nearly four inches was reported in downtown San Francisco, and the western hills of the city received seven inches. Excited crowds went on a snowball throwing rampage. (David Ludlum)  February 5, 1987  Thunderstorms in the Southern Plains Region caused flooding in parts of south central Texas. Del Rio TX was soaked with two inches of rain in two hours prior to sunrise. (The National Weather Summary)  February 5, 1988

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Weather on This Date - February 4

Weather on This Date - February 4

February 4, 1961  The third great snowstorm of the winter season struck the northeastern U.S. Cortland NY received 40 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)  February 4, 1987  Gales lashed the northern Pacific coast and the coast of northern New England. A storm in the central U.S. produced five inches of snow at Rapid City SD. (The National Weather Summary)  February 4, 1988  A winter storm produced heavy snow from the Upper Ohio Valley to New England, with up to 12 inches reported in Vermont and New

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Weather on This Date - February 2

Weather on This Date - February 2

February 2, 1952  The only tropical storm of record to hit the U.S. in February moved out of the Gulf of Mexico and across southern Florida. It produced 60 mph winds, and two to four inches of rain. (2nd-3rd) (The Weather Channel) February 2, 1956  A record snowstorm in New Mexico and west Texas began on Ground Hog's Day. The storm produced 15 inches of snow at Roswell NM, and up to 33 inches in the Texas Panhandle. (David Ludlum)  February 2, 1966 A winter storm across far north Georgia produ

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Weather on This Date - February 1

Weather on This Date - February 1

February 1, 1893  Thunder and lightning accompanied sleet and snow at Saint Louis MO during the evening hours, even though the temperature was just 13 degrees above zero. (The Weather Channel)  February 1, 1951  The greatest ice storm of record in the U.S. produced glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania causing twenty-five deaths, 500 serious injuries, and 100 million dollars damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for a we

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Weather on This Date - January 30

Weather on This Date - January 30

January 30, 1936  Birmingham, AL, established a single storm record and 24 hour record with 11 inches of snow. (29th-30th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  January 30, 1977  The great "Buffalo Blizzard" finally abated after three days. The storm added a foot of new snow to 33 inches already on the ground. Winds gusting to 75 mph reduced visibility to near zero, produced snow drifts twenty-five feet high, and kept wind chill readings 50 degrees below zero. The blizzard paralyzed the city, a

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Weather on This Date - January 27

Weather on This Date - January 27

January 27, 1772  The "Washington and Jefferson Snowstorm" occurred. George Washington reported three feet of snow at Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson recorded about three feet at Monticello. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  January 27, 1940 Georgia's lowest temperature ever occurred on this date near Calhoun with a reading of -17°F. (NWS Atlanta) January 27, 1966  Oswego, NY, was in the midst of a five day lake effect storm which left the town buried under 102 inches of snow. (Davi

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Weather on This Date - January 26

Weather on This Date - January 26

January 26, 1978  A paralyzing blizzard struck the Midwest. One to three feet of snow fell in Michigan, and 20 to 40 inches was reported across Indiana. Winds reached 70 mph in Michigan, and gusted above 100 mph in Ohio. The high winds produced snow drifts twenty feet high in Michigan and Indiana stranding thousands on the interstate highways. Temperatures in Ohio dropped from the 40's to near zero during the storm. (David Ludlum)  January 26, 1983  The California coast was battered by a storm

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