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Weather on This Date - January 25

Weather on This Date - January 25

January 25, 1821  The Hudson River was frozen solid during the midst of the coldest winter in forty-one years. Thousands of persons crossed the ice from New York City to New Jersey, and refreshment taverns were set up in the middle of the river to warm pedestrians. (David Ludlum)  January 25, 1837  At 7 PM a display of the Northern Lights danced above Burlington, VT. Its light was equal to the full moon. Snow and other objects reflecting the light were deeply tinged with a blood red hue. Blue,

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Weather on This Date - January 24

Weather on This Date - January 24

January 24, 1916  The temperature at Browning MT plunged 100 degrees in just 24 hours, from 44 degrees above zero to 56 degrees below zero. It was a record 24 hour temperature drop for the U.S. (Weather Channel) (National Severe Storms Forecast Center)  January 24, 1935  Snowstorms hit the northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest producing record 24 hour snowfall totals of 23 inches at Portland ME and 52 inches at Winthrop MA. (David Ludlum)  January 24, 1956  Thirty-eight inches of rain de

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Weather on This Date - January 23

Weather on This Date - January 23

January 23, 1780  The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S. A British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16 degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from sea supply. (David Ludlum)  January 23, 1971  The temperature at Prospect Creek, AK, plunged to 80 degrees below zero, the coldest reading of record for the United States. (David Ludlum)  January 23, 1987  Stro

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Weather on This Date - January 22

Weather on This Date - January 22

January 22, 1943  Chinook winds during the early morning hours caused the temperature at Spearfish SD to rise from 4 below zero to 45 above in just two minutes, the most dramatic temperature rise in world weather records. An hour and a half later the mercury plunged from 54 above to 4 below zero in twenty-seven minutes. (David Ludlum) January 22, 1987  A winter storm spread snow from central Mississippi through northern Georgia to New England. Up to 15 inches of snow fell across the heavily pop

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Weather on This Date - January 19

Weather on This Date - January 19

January 19, 1810  The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tragedy struck Sanbornton NH where three children froze to death. (David Ludlum)  January 19, 1933  Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S. (David Ludlum)  January 19, 1977  Snowflakes were observed at Homestead and Miami Beach in extreme sout

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Weather on This Date - January 18

Weather on This Date - January 18

January 18, 1857  A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard. Snowfall totals of 12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward. Great drifts of snow blocked transportation. Richmond VA was cut off from Washington DC for a week. (David Ludlum)  January 18, 1973  A baby was carried 300 to 400 yards by the strong winds of a tornado at Corey LA, yet received only minor injuries. (The Weath

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Weather on This Date - January 17

Weather on This Date - January 17

This morning over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. January 17, 1817  A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England. (David Ludlum)  January 17, 1893  The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro, DE, to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)  January 17, 1972  A single storm unloaded 77.5

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Weather on This Date - January 15

Weather on This Date - January 15

January 15, 1852  Between January 15th and February 24th a total of 1378 railroad cars were drawn by horses across the frozen Susquehanna River to engines waiting at Havre De Grace, MD. (The Weather Channel)  January 15, 1932  Up to two inches of snow whitened the Los Angeles basin of California. The Los Angeles Civic Center reported an inch of snow, and even the beaches of Santa Monica were whitened with snow, in what proved to be a record snowstorm for Los Angeles. (David Ludlum) (The Weather

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Weather on This Date - January 14

Weather on This Date - January 14

January 14, 1863  The greatest snowstorm of record for Cincinnati OH commenced, and a day later twenty inches of snow covered the ground. That total has remained far above the modern day record for Cincinnati of eleven inches of snow in one storm. (David Ludlum)  January 14, 1882  Southern California's greatest snow occurred on this date. Fifteen inches blanketed San Bernardino, and even San Diego reported a trace of snow. (David Ludlum)  January 14, 1979  Chicago, IL, was in the midst of thei

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Weather on This Date - January 13

Weather on This Date - January 13

January 13, 1886  A great blizzard struck the state of Kansas without warning. The storm claimed 50 to 100 lives, and eighty percent of the cattle in the state. (David Ludlum)  January 13, 1888  The mercury plunged to 65 degrees below zero at Fort Keough, located near Miles City MT. The reading stood as a record for the continental U.S. for sixty-six years. (David Ludlum)  January 13, 1912  The temperature at Oakland, MD, plunged to 40 degrees below zero to establish a state record. (Sandra an

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Weather on This Date - January 12

Weather on This Date - January 12

January 12, 1888  A sharp cold front swept southward from the Dakotas to Texas in just 24 hours spawning a severe blizzard over the Great Plains. More than 200 pioneers perished in the storm. Subzero temperatures and mountainous snow drifts killed tens of thousands of cattle. (David Ludlum)  January 12, 1912  The morning low of 47 degrees below zero at Washta IA established a state record. (The Weather Channel)  January 12, 1982 A freak snow storm, now known as Snow Jam, occurred in the Atlant

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This is the hard part...

This is the hard part...

This is the part I hate. Sitting... waiting... Yes, we know the pattern is changing, but everyone wants to see concrete evidence, they want to see a big snowstorm barreling toward us like a giant avalanche. I know because that's what I want.  But I (we) have to be patient. We've had our 60 days of cold, 30 days of warmth, so it's now time for our 60 days of cold again. Winter is knocking on the doorstep, no question about it. But until the models can get it all figured out... we wait for our sto

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Weather on This Date - January 11

Weather on This Date - January 11

January 11, 1918  A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks. The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28 above to 15 below zero during passage of the cold front. (David Ludlum)  January 11, 1972  Downslope winds hit the eastern slopes of the Rockies in northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming. Boulder CO reported wind gusts to 143 mph and

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Weather on This Date - January 10

Weather on This Date - January 10

January 10, 1800  Savannah, GA, received a foot and a half of snow, and ten inches blanketed Charleston SC. It was the heaviest snowfall of record for the immediate Coastal Plain of the southeastern U.S. (David Ludlum)  January 10, 1911  The temperature at Rapid City, SD, plunged 47 degrees in just fifteen minutes. (The Weather Channel)  January 10, 1949  Snow was reported at San Diego, CA, for the first and only time since 1882. Snow was noted even on some of the beaches in parts of the Los A

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Weather on This Date - January 9

Weather on This Date - January 9

January 9, 1875  The temperature at Cheyenne, WY, dipped to an all-time record cold reading of -38 degrees. (The Weather Channel)  January 9, 1888  Severe cold gripped much of the western U.S. At Portland OR the Columbia River was frozen for two weeks, and in southern California temperatures dipped below freezing in some of the citrus growing areas. (David Ludlum)  January 9, 1976  Lake effect snow squalls buried the town of Adams NY under 68 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)  January 9, 1987  A
Weather on This Date - January 8

Weather on This Date - January 8

January 8, 1953  A severe ice storm in the northeastern U.S. produced up to four inches of ice in Pennsylvania, and two to three inches in southeastern New York State. In southern New England the ice coated a layer of snow up to 20 inches deep. The storm resulted in 31 deaths and 2.5 million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  January 8, 1973  A severe ice storm struck Atlanta GA. The storm paralyzed the city closing schools and businesses, and damage from the storm was estimated at 25 million doll
Weather on This Date - January 7

Weather on This Date - January 7

January 7, 1873  A blizzard raged across the Great Plains. Many pioneers, unprepared for the cold and snow, perished in southwest Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. (David Ludlum)  January 7, 1971  The temperature at Hawley Lake, located southeast of McNary, AZ, plunged to 40 degrees below zero to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)  January 7, 1987  A storm in the southwestern U.S. produced 30 inches of snow north of Zion National Park in southern Utah, with 18 inches reported at Ce
Weather on This Date - January 6

Weather on This Date - January 6

January 6, 1880  Seattle, WA, was in the midst of their worst snowstorm of record. Hundreds of barns were destroyed, and transportation was brought to a standstill, as the storm left the city buried under four feet of snow. (David Ludlum)  January 6, 1884  The temperature dipped to one degree below zero at Atlanta, GA. It marked the final day of a severe arctic outbreak in the South and Midwest. (David Ludlum)  January 6, 1987  A storm moving across the western U.S. spread heavy snow into the
Weather on This Date - January 5

Weather on This Date - January 5

January 5, 1835  It was a record cold morning in the eastern U.S. The mercury at the Yale Campus in New Haven CT plunged to 23 degrees below zero, and reached 40 below in the Berkshire Hills of Connecticut. (David Ludlum)  January 5, 1904  Bitterly cold air gripped the northeastern U.S. Morning lows of -42 degrees at Smethport PA and -34 at River Vale NJ established state records. (The Weather Channel)  January 5, 1913  The temperature at the east portal to Strawberry Tunnel reached 50 degrees
Weather on This Date - January 4

Weather on This Date - January 4

January 4, 1888  Sacramento, CA, received 3.5 inches of snow, an all-time record for that location. The heaviest snow in recent history was two inches on February 5th in 1976. (4th-5th) (The Weather Channel)  January 4, 1971  A blizzard raged from Kansas to Wisconsin, claiming 27 lives in Iowa. Winds reached 50 mph, and the storm produced up to 20 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)  January 4, 1982  Milwaukee, WI, was shut down completely as a storm buried the city under 16 inches of snow in 24 ho
Weather on This Date - January 3

Weather on This Date - January 3

January 3, 1777  An overnight freeze enabled George Washington and his troops to flank the British at Trenton, cross their lines at Princeton, and seek security in the hills of northern New Jersey. (David Ludlum)  January 3, 1961  A three day long ice storm was in progress over northern Idaho which produced an accumulation of ice eight inches thick, a U.S. record. Heavy fog, which blanketed much of northern Idaho from Grangeville to the Canadian border, deposited the ice on power and phone line
Weather on This Date - January 2

Weather on This Date - January 2

January 2, 1910  A great flood in Utah and Nevada washed out 100 miles of railroad between Salt Lake City UT and Los Angeles CA causing seven million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  January 2, 1961  The coldest temperature of record for the state of Hawaii was established with a reading of 14 degrees atop Haleakela Summit. (David Ludlum)  January 2, 1987  A winter storm moving up the Atlantic coast brought heavy snow and high winds to the northeastern U.S. Wind gusts reached 82 mph at Trenton
Weather on This Date - January 1

Weather on This Date - January 1

January 1, 1864  Snow, gales and severe cold hit the Midwest. It was the most bitter cold New Year's day of record with afternoon highs of 16 below zero at Chicago IL and 25 below at Minneapolis MN. (David Ludlum)  January 1, 1934  Heavy rain which began on December 30th led to flooding in the Los Angeles Basin area of California. Flooding claimed the lives of at least 45 persons. Walls of water and debris up to ten feet high were noted in some canyon areas. Rainfall totals ranged up to 16.29 i
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