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This is where you will find all of the "Weather on This Date" post. These post take a historical look at notable past weather events that occurred on a given date.  For the winter season I do have some images and data as it pertains to snow, so that is one of the seasonal changes that you'll see within a post.  These post are actually created using the old blog site (yes, it's still being used!) and posted here via a RSS feed. 

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Weather on This Date - October 22

October 22, 1965 
The temperature soared to 104 degrees at San Diego, CA. Southern California was in the midst of a late October heat wave that year. Los Angeles had ten consecutive days with afternoon highs reaching 100 degrees. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) 

October 22, 1985 
A guest on the top floor of a hotel in Seattle, WA, was seriously injured while talking on the phone when lightning struck. Several persons are killed each year when the electrical charge from a lightning bolt travels via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel) 

October 22, 1987 
Yakutat, AK, surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of 190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30 degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National Weather Summary) Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

October 22, 1988 
A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75 mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

October 22, 1989 
A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six cities in Florida reported record low temperatures for the date, including Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

October 22, 1994
Heavy rain fell across northwest Georgia. One to three inches of rain fell in Floyd County and caused minor flooding on Old Rockmart Road. A house on this road became surrounded with water; however water did not make it into the home. (NWS Atlanta)

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou     TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map   Today's Climate Records and Averages   Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA   5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points Southeast Temperatures     TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps   TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies   WIND Max Wind Speed       WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast   EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta   Blairsville Dalton         View the full article  

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Weather on This Date - October 21

October 21, 1934 
A severe windstorm lashed the northern Pacific coast. In Washington State, the storm claimed the lives of 22 persons, and caused 1.7 million dollars damage, mostly to timber. Winds, gusting to 87 mph at North Head WA, produced waves twenty feet high. (David Ludlum) 

October 21, 1957 
The second in a series of unusual October storms hit southern California causing widespread thunderstorms. Santa Maria was drenched with 1.13 inches of rain in two hours. Hail drifted to 18 inches in East Los Angeles. Waterspouts were sighted off Point Mugu and Oceanside. (20th-21st) (The Weather Channel) 

October 21, 1987 
Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at Valentine NE, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen SD. Temperatures warmed rapidly during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland KS warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) 

October 21, 1988 
Joan, the last hurricane of the season, neared the coast of Nicaragua packing 125 mph winds. Joan claimed more than 200 lives as she moved over Central America, and total damage approached 1.5 billion dollars. Crossing more than 40 degrees of longitude, Hurricane Joan never strayed even one degree from the 12 degree north parallel. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

October 21, 1989 
Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico AR with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach FL with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came to an end, but not before leaving Marquette MI buried under 12.7 inches of snow, a record 24 hour total for October. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou     TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map   Today's Climate Records and Averages   Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA   5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points   Southeast Temperatures     TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps   TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies   WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust   PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast   EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta   Blairsville Dalton         View the full article  

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Weather on This Date - October 20

October 20, 1770 
An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47 years. (David Ludlum) 

October 20, 1983 
Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45 inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather Channel) 

October 20, 1987 
Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

October 20, 1988 
Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California, afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary) 

October 20, 1989 
Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings dipped into the 20's and 30's across much of the south central and southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia and the Carolina's. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to 4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data) 

October 20, 2016
A record high temperature for this date in Atlanta was set at 88°F. The average high is 72°F. (NWS Atlanta)

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou     TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map   Today's Climate Records and Averages   Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA   5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points   Southeast Temperatures     TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps   TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies   WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust   PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast   EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta   Blairsville Dalton         View the full article  

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Weather on This Date - October 19

October 19, 1844 
The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum) 

October 19, 1961 
Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel) 

October 19, 1976
A record low temperature for this date in Atlanta was set at 35°F. The normal low is 51°F. (NWS Atlanta)

October 19, 1984 
Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem, TX (located 15 miles northwest of Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The Weather Channel) 

October 19, 1987 
A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary) 

October 19, 1988 
Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) 

October 19, 1989 
Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92 degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in October, and 116 such days for the year. 

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou     TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map   Today's Climate Records and Averages   Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA   5:00 AM TEMPS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Southeast Temperatures     TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps   TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies   WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust   PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast   EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta   Blairsville Dalton         View the full article  

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Weather on This Date - October 18

October 18, 1906 
A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the Florida Keys. (David Ludlum) 

October 18, 1910 
Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty ships were grounded. (The Weather Channel) 

October 18, 1930 
A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of Buffalo. (David Ludlum) 

October 18, 1987 
Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

October 18, 1988 
Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) 

October 18, 1989 
Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80 degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) 

October 18, 1993
Lightning struck and knocked out a high voltage arrestor in Summerville (Chattooga County) knocking out power for over 8,300 Georgia Power customers. In Roswell (Fulton County), a 16 year old boy was critically injured when struck by lightning in the chest while mowing a lawn. (NWS Atlanta)

October 18, 2005 
With the formation of Hurricane Wilma, the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season tied the record for the most named storms for any season (21 storms in 1933), and also tied the record for the most hurricanes in a single season (12 in 1969). Wilma peaked at category-5 intensity on the 19th, with a minimum central pressure falling to 882 millibars (26.05 inches of mercury), the lowest pressure ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. Wilma also became the most rapidly-intensifying storm on record, with a maximum-sustained surface wind speed increase of 105 mph in a 24-hour period. 

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou     TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map   Today's Climate Records and Averages       5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points     TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps   TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies   WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust   PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast   EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta   Blairsville Dalton         View the full article  

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Weather on This Date - October 17

October 17, 1781 
General Cornwallis attempted to escape encirclement by crossing York River, "but a violent storm arose" dispersing his boats causing him to ask for an armistice. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) 

October 17, 1910 
A hurricane made a loop off the southwest coast of Florida. Winds above 100 mph were reported at Fort Myers FL, and the barometric pressure at Sand Key reached 28.40 inches. (David Ludlum) 

October 17, 1950 
Small but powerful Hurricane King struck Miami, FL. The hurricane packs winded to 122 mph, with gusts to 150 mph. Hurricane King then moved up the Florida peninsula to Georgia. Four persons were killed and damage was 28 million dollars. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) 

October 17, 1971 
Great balls of fire were observed just ahead of a tornado moving down the main street of Wray CO. However, little other electrical activity accompanied the storm. Nine persons were injured in the tornado, all at a trailer court at the edge of town. (The Weather Channel) 

October 17, 1984 
A snowstorm struck northern Utah producing a record 18 inches in 24 hours at Salt Lake City, and 40 inches at the nearby Alta Ski Resort. The town of Magna, located ten miles west of Salt Lake City, did not receive any snow at all. The storm was responsible for a fifty vehicle pile-up along Interstate 15 near Farmington UT. (Storm Data) 

October 17, 1987 
It was a great day for an Oktoberfest, or to enjoy the colors of autumn, as much of the nation enjoyed sunny and mild weather. Columbia SC dipped to 34 degrees, marking their third morning in a row of record cold. Bakersfield CA reached 80 degrees for the 143rd day in a row to break a record established in 1940. (The National Weather Summary) 

October 17, 1988 
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Middle Mississippi Valley and the Lower Ohio Valley. Severe thunderstorms spawned three tornadoes in Indiana, including one which injured four persons. Strong thunderstorm winds at Connerville IND caused three million dollars damage. Thunderstorms in Illinois produced hail two inches in diameter Colfax. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

October 17, 1989 
Showers and thunderstorms representing the remnants of Hurricane Jerry deluged southeast Kentucky with four to six inches of rain in 18 to 24 hours, resulting in widespread flash flooding. Flooding resulted in more than five million dollars damage. Temperatures again warmed into the 80s and lower 90s in the southeastern U.S. Lakeland FL and Orlando FL reported record highs of 95 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map   Today's Climate Records and Averages   Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA   5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points     TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps   TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES  High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies   WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust   PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast   EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta   Blairsville Dalton         View the full article  

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