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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 - April 19

Weather on This Date - April 19

(Today in Weather History for April 19  April 19, 1775  The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place under clear crisp weather at Lexington-Concord. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  April 19, 1941  The temperature at Sodus, NY, soared to 95 degrees. The next day Albany, NY, reported a record for April of 93 degrees. (The Weather Channel)  April 19, 1973  Glenrock, WY, received 41 inches of snow in just 24 hours, and a storm total of 58 inches, to establish two state records

NorthGeorgiaWX

NorthGeorgiaWX

Weather on This Date - April 18

Weather on This Date - April 18

Today in Weather History for April 18  April 18, 1880  More than two dozen tornadoes were reported from Kansas and Arkansas to Wisconsin and Michigan. More than 100 persons were killed, including 65 persons at Marshfield MO. (David Ludlum)  April 18, 1906  A severe earthquake shook San Francisco, and unusual easterly winds spread fires destroying the city. (David Ludlum)  April 18, 1944  California experienced its worst hailstorm of record. Damage mounted to two million dollars as two consecu

NorthGeorgiaWX

NorthGeorgiaWX

Weather on This Date - April 16

Weather on This Date - April 16

Today in Weather History for April 16  April 16, 1851  The famous "Lighthouse Storm" raged near Boston Harbor. Whole gales and gigantic waves destroyed Minot Light with its two keepers still inside. The storm resulted in great shipping losses and coastal erosion. (David Ludlum)  April 16, 1880  A tornado near Marshall, MO, carried the heavy timbers of an entire home a distance of twelve miles. (The Weather Channel)  April 16, 1933  Franklin Lake, NH, was buried under 35 inches of snow. (Sandr

NorthGeorgiaWX

NorthGeorgiaWX

Weather on This Date - April 15

Weather on This Date - April 15

Today in Weather History for April 15  April 15, 1884 A large tornado struck what is now metro Atlanta, killing 10 people. The tornado destroyed buildings in Sandtown, between Union City and Fairburn. Another tornado struck Harris and Meriwether Counties that day, killing 7 people and destroying 40 buildings. The worst damage was in Pine Mountain. April 15, 1921  Two mile high Silver Lake, CO, received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours, the heaviest 24 hour total of record for North America. The s

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NorthGeorgiaWX

Weather on This Date - April 14

Weather on This Date - April 14

Today in Weather History for April 14  April 14, 1873  A famous Easter blizzard raged across Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. Gale force winds blew the wet snow into massive drifts, however there were few deaths due to the sparse population and due to the gradual increase of the storm. (David Ludlum)  April 14, 1886  A devastating tornado, 800 yards in width at times, cut a twenty mile path through Saint Cloud MN killing 74 persons. The bottom of the Mississippi River was said to have been s

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NorthGeorgiaWX

Weather on This Date - April 12

Weather on This Date - April 12

Today in Weather History for April 12  April 12, 1927  A tornado wiped out the town of Rock Springs, TX, killing 72 persons and causing 1.2 million dollars damage. The tornado, more than one mile in width, destroyed 235 of 247 buildings, leaving no trace of lumber or contents in many cases. Many survivors were bruised by large hail which fell after the passage of the tornado. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  April 12, 1934  Winds atop Mount Washington, NH, averaged 186 mph for five minute
Weather on This Date - April 11

Weather on This Date - April 11

Today in Weather History for April 11  April 11, 1939 A tornado ripped through Waco in Haralson County, killing one and injuring six. It also passed through Bremen in Haralson County and Temple in Carroll County causing more injuries. (NWS Atlanta) April 11, 1965  Severe thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest spawned fifty-one tornadoes killing 256 persons and causing more than 200 million dollars damage. Indiana, Ohio and Michigan were hardest hit in the "Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak". (David Lud
Weather on This Date - April 9

Weather on This Date - April 9

Today in Weather History for April 9  April 9, 1877  Oregon Inlet, NC, was widened three quarters of a mile by a nor'easter. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  April 9, 1947  A tornado struck Woodward, OK, during the late evening killing 95 persons and causing six million dollars damage. The tornado, one to two miles in width, and traveling at a speed of 68 mph, killed a total of 167 persons along its 221 mile path from Texas into Kansas, injured 980 others, and caused nearly ten million
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
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