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Weather on This Date - April 8

Weather on This Date - April 8

Today in Weather History for April 8  April 8, 1919  A tornado swarm in northern Texas resulted in the deaths of 64 persons. (David Ludlum)  April 8, 1926  The lightning-set oil depot fire near San Luis Obispo CA boiled over and engulfed 900 acres. Many tornado vortices resulted from the intense heat of the fire. One such tornado traveled 1000 yards, picked up a house and carried it 150 feet, killing the two occupants inside. (The Weather Channel)  April 8, 1973  A severe storm brought high w
Weather on This Date - April 7

Weather on This Date - April 7

Today in Weather History for April 7  April 7, 1857  A late season freeze brought snow to every state in the Union. Even as far south as Houston TX the mercury plunged to 21 degrees. (David Ludlum)  April 7, 1929  Record heat prevailed across New England. Hartford CT reported an afternoon high of 90 degrees. (David Ludlum)  April 7, 1935  Amarillo, TX, reported dust obscuring visibility for twenty hours. Blowing dust was reported twenty-seven of thirty days in the month. On several days the v
Weather on This Date - April 6

Weather on This Date - April 6

Today in Weather History for April 6  April 6, 1936  A tornado outbreak in the Deep South resulted in a total of 446 deaths and eighteen million dollars damage. It was a "Tale of Two Cities". During the evening of the 5th a tornado hit Tupelo MS killing 216 persons, injuring 700 others, and causing three million dollars damage. The next morning the paths of two tornadoes met about 8:30 AM and cut a swath four blocks wide through Gainesville GA killing 203 persons, injuring 934, and causing thir
Weather on This Date - April 5

Weather on This Date - April 5

Today in Weather History for April 5  April 5, 1945  The temperature at Eagles Nest, NM, plunged to 45 degrees below zero to establish an April record for the United States. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  April 5, 1955  The Northern Rockies and the Northern High Plains were in the midst of a four day storm which produced 52 inches of snow at Lead, located in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. (David Ludlum)  April 5, 1972  A tornado, 500 yards wide at times, touched down at a m
Weather on This Date - April 3

Weather on This Date - April 3

Today in Weather History for April 3  April 3, 1955  Record snows fell in north central Wyoming and south central Montana. Billings MT received a storm total of 42.3 inches, and on the 4th reported a record snow depth of 35 inches. Sheridan WY established a 24 hour snowfall record of 26.7 inches. (2nd-4th) (The Weather Channel)  April 3, 1974  A "Super-Outbreak" of tornadoes ravaged the Midwest and the eastern U.S. Severe weather erupted early in the afternoon and continued through the next da
Weather on This Date - April 1

Weather on This Date - April 1

Today in Weather History for April 1  April 1, 1912  A tornado with incredible velocity ripped into downtown Houston, TX, breaking the water table and giving the city its first natural waterspout. (The Weather Channel)  April 1, 1923  Residents in the eastern U.S. awoke on "April Fool's Day" to bitterly cold temperatures. The mercury plunged to -34 degrees at Bergland MI and to 16 degrees in Georgia. (David Ludlum)  April 1, 1987  Forty-five cities across the southeastern U.S. reported record
Weather on This Date - March 31

Weather on This Date - March 31

Today in Weather History for March 31  March 31, 1890  Saint Louis, MO, received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours. It was the worst snowstorm of record for the St Louis. (David Ludlum)  March 31, 1954  The temperature at Rio Grande City, TX, hit 108 degrees, which for thirty years was a U.S. record for the month of March. (The Weather Channel)  March 31, 1962  A tornado struck the town of Milton, FL, killing 17 persons and injuring 100 others. It was the worst tornado disaster in Florida history
Weather on This Date - March 30

Weather on This Date - March 30

Today in Weather History for March 30  March 30, 1823  A great Northeast storm with hurricane force winds raged from Pennsylvania to Maine. The storm was most severe over New Jersey with high tides, uprooted trees, and heavy snow inland. (David Ludlum)  March 30, 1899  A storm which buried Ruby, CO, under 141 inches of snow came to an end. Ruby was an old abandoned mining town on the Elk Mountain Range in the Crested Butte area. (The Weather Channel)  March 30, 1977  Hartford, CT, hit 87 degr
Weather on This Date - March 29

Weather on This Date - March 29

Today in Weather History for March 29  March 29, 1886  Atlanta, GA, was drenched with a record 7.36 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)  March 29, 1920  Clear Spring, MD, received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours to establish a state record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  March 29, 1921  The temperature in Washington D.C. dropped from 82 degrees to 26 degrees thus ending an early spring. (David Ludlum)  March 29, 1935  A severe duststorm blanketed Amarillo, TX, for 84 hou
Weather on This Date - March 28

Weather on This Date - March 28

Today in Weather History for March 28  March 28, 1917  Thane Creek, AK, reported a snow cover of 190 inches. (The Weather Channel)  March 28, 1920  The worst tornado disaster of record occurred in Chicago IL as a tornado killed 28 persons and caused three million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  March 28, 1920 An outbreak of tornadoes occurred on this date. The worst tornadoes occurred in Troup County where one tornado, possibly an F-4, moved through the town of West Point flattening a four
Weather on This Date - March 27

Weather on This Date - March 27

Today in Weather History for March 27  March 27, 1890  An outbreak of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. One of the tornadoes struck Louisville KY killing 78 persons and causing four million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  March 27, 1950  A three day snowstorm in the High Plains Region finally came to an end. The storm produced 34 inches of snow in 24 hours at Dumont, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and a total of 50 inches. (David Ludlum)  March 27, 1984  The temperature at B
Weather on This Date - March 26

Weather on This Date - March 26

Today in Weather History for March 26  March 26, 1913  The Ohio River Basin flood reached a peak. Ten inch rains over a wide area of the Ohio River Basin inundated cities in Ohio, drowning 467 persons, and causing 147 million dollars damage. The Miami River at Dayton reached a level eight feet higher than ever before. The flood, caused by warm weather and heavy rains, was the second mostly deadly of record for the nation. (David Ludlum)  March 26, 1954  The temperature at Allaket, AK, plunged
Weather on This Date - March 25

Weather on This Date - March 25

Today in Weather History for March 25  March 25, 1843  A second great snowstorm hit the northeastern U.S. The storm produced snow from Maine all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Natchez MS received three inches of snow, and up to 15 inches buried eastern Tennessee. Coastal Maine received 204 inches of snow that winter. (David Ludlum)  March 25, 1914  Society Hill, SC, was buried under 18 inches of snow, establishing a state record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  March 25, 1934  A sprin
Weather on This Date - March 24

Weather on This Date - March 24

Today in Weather History for March 24  March 24, 1912  Residents of Kansas City began to dig out from a storm produced 25 inches of snow in 24 hours. The snowfall total was nearly twice that of any other storm of modern record in Kansas City before or since that time. A record 40 inches of snow fell during the month of March that year, and the total for the winter season of 67 inches was also a record. By late February of that year Kansas City had received just six inches of snow. Olathe KS rec
Weather on This Date - March 23

Weather on This Date - March 23

Today in Weather History for March 23  March 23, 1913  A vicious tornado hit the city of Omaha, NE. The tornado struck during the late afternoon on Easter Sunday, and in just twelve minutes cut a swath of total destruction five miles long and two blocks wide across the city killing 94 persons and causing 3.5 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)  March 23, 1916  Pocatello, ID, received a record 14.6 inches of snow in 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)  March 23, 1987  A blizzard raged
Weather on This Date - March 22

Weather on This Date - March 22

Today in Weather History for March 22  March 22, 1920  A spectacular display of the Northern Lights was visible as far south as Bradenton FL, El Paso TX, and Fresno CA. At Detroit MI, the display was described so brilliant as to blot out all stars below first magnitude. (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)  March 22, 1936  A great flood crested on rivers from Ohio to Maine. The flood claimed 107 lives and caused 270 million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)  March 22, 1954  Six to ten inch
Weather on This Date - March 21

Weather on This Date - March 21

Today in Weather History for March 21  March 21, 1932  A tornado swarm occurred in the Deep South. Between late afternoon and early the next morning severe thunderstorms spawned 31 tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Tennessee. The tornadoes killed 334 persons and injured 1784 others. Northern Alabama was hardest hit. Tornadoes in Alabama killed 286 persons and caused five million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  March 21, 1952  Severe thunderstorms spawned thirty-one tornadoes acros
Weather on This Date - March 20 - Vernal Equinox

Weather on This Date - March 20 - Vernal Equinox

Today in Weather History for March 20  March 20, 1875 a massive tornado outbreak tore through the Southeast, with Georgia the hardest hit. Several of the tornadoes were of F-4 strength and overall took a total of 96 lives. (NWS Atlanta) March 20, 1924  A late winter storm in Oklahoma produced nearly a foot of snow at Oklahoma City and at Tulsa. (David Ludlum)  March 20, 1948  The city of Juneau received 31 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for the Alaska capitol. (20th-21st) (David Ludlum)
ENSO State and Georgia Winters

ENSO State and Georgia Winters

The main focus on this article is not to make a winter forecast, but  to explore what effects El Nino's and teleconnections have on winter weather across the southeast. One of the main sources of data in this report comes from a weather friend of mine that I call "Brother Larry". Larry would prefer to remain anonymous, so from here on out you'll hear me refer to Larry as "Brother Larry". 🙂  Larry has a wealth of information about the weather history in Georgia, and I'll be using a lot of his fin
Weather on This Date - March 19

Weather on This Date - March 19

Today in Weather History for March 19  March 19, 1935  Suffocating dust storms occurred frequently in southeastern Colorado between the 12th and the 25th of the month. Six people died, and many livestock starved or suffocated. Up to six feet of dust covered the ground. Schools were closed, and many rural homes were deserted by tenants. (The Weather Channel)  March 19, 1950  Timberline Lodge reported 246 inches of snow on the ground, a record for the state of Oregon. (The Weather Channel)  Mar
Weather on This Date - March 18

Weather on This Date - March 18

Today in Weather History for March 18  March 18, 1925  The great Tri-State Tornado occurred, the most deadly tornado in U.S. history. The tornado claimed 695 lives (including 234 at Murphysboro IL and 148 at West Frankfort IL), and caused seventeen million dollars property damage. It cut a swath of destruction 219 miles long and as much as a mile wide from east central Missouri to southern Indiana between 1 PM and 4 PM. The tornado leveled a school in West Frankfort IL, and picked up sixteen st
Weather on This Date - March 17

Weather on This Date - March 17

My parents view looking over Sarasota Bay Today in Weather History for March 17  March 17, 1892  A winter storm in southwestern and central Tennessee produced 26 inches of snow at Riddleton, and 18.5 inches at Memphis. It was the deepest snow of record for those areas. (David Ludlum)  March 17, 1895 The mercury fell to a record low of 23°F for this date in Atlanta. (NWS Atlanta) March 17, 1906  The temperature at Snake River, WY, dipped to 50 degrees below zero, a record for the U.S. f
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