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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 31

Weather on This Date - October 31

October 31, 1846  Eighty-seven pioneers were trapped by early snows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that piled five feet deep, with 30 to 40 foot drifts. Just 47 persons survived the "Donner Pass Tragedy". (The Weather Channel)  October 31, 1932 Severe thunderstorms struck southeast Georgia. In Grady County, a 100 yard wide tornado struck and killed 2 people. An additional 28 people were injured. (NWS Atlanta) October 31, 1950  Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the central U.S. for Hallo

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Weather on This Date - October 30

Weather on This Date - October 30

October 30, 1925  Nashville, TN, was blanketed with an inch of snow, their earliest measurable snow of record. (The Weather Channel) October 30, 1947  The Donora, PA, smog disaster finally came to an end. For five days an inversion trapped impurities in the lower atmosphere over the Monongahela Valley killing 20 persons, and leaving more than 2000 others sick. (26th-30th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  October 30, 1965 Heavy rains fell from west central Georgia to northeast Georgia. T

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Weather on This Date - October 29

Weather on This Date - October 29

October 29, 1917  The temperature at Denver, CO, dipped to zero, and at Soda Butte, WY, the mercury plunged to 33 degrees below zero, a U.S. record for the month of October. (David Ludlum) October 29, 1942  A tornado struck the town of Berryville in northwest Arkansas killing 20 persons and causing half a million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  October 29, 1956  A violent tornado, or series of tornadoes, moved along a path more than 100 miles in length from south of North Platte NE into Rock C

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Weather on This Date - October 28

Weather on This Date - October 28

October 28, 1936  The temperature at Layton, NJ, dipped to 9 above zero to establish a state record for the month of October. (The Weather Channel)  October 28, 1971  A severe early season blizzard raged across the Plateau Region and Rocky Mountain Region. Heavy snow blocked railroads and interstate highways, and record cold accompanied the storm. Lander WY received 27 inches of snow, and the temperature at Big Piney WY plunged to 15 degrees below zero. (David Ludlum)  October 28, 1987  Thunde

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Weather on This Date - October 27

Weather on This Date - October 27

October 27, 1764  A "very remarkable storm of snow with high winds" produced 22 inches at Rutland in central Massachusetts. (David Ludlum)  October 27, 1929  A snowstorm dumped 27 inches upon Ishpeming, MI, in 24 hours to establish a state record. (David Ludlum)  October 27, 1962  An early season winter storm over New England blanketed northern Maine with 7 to 16 inches of snow, and southeastern New England with up to 3 inches of snow. Worcester MA received a record 4.7 inches of snow. (The We

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Weather on This Date - October 26

Weather on This Date - October 26

October 26, 1859  New York City had their earliest substantial snow of record as four inches blanketed the city. (David Ludlum)  October 26, 1919  The temperature at Bismarck, ND, plunged to ten degrees below zero, the earliest subzero reading of record for the city, and a record for the month of October. (The Weather Channel)  October 26, 1926  Barrow, AK, received a record fifteen inches of snow, and also established a 24 hour precipitation record of 1.00 inch which lasted until the 21st of

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Weather on This Date - October 25

Weather on This Date - October 25

October 25, 1921  A hurricane with 100 mph winds hit Tampa, FL, causing several million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  October 25, 1977  Dutch Harbor in Alaska reported a barometric pressure reading of 27.31 inches (925 millibars) to establish an all-time record for the state. (The Weather Channel)  October 25, 1981  A northbound tornado caused two million dollars damage to Bountstown, FL, in less than five minutes. Fortunately no deaths occurred along its six mile path, which was 30 to 100 y

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Weather on This Date - October 24

Weather on This Date - October 24

October 24, 1785  A four day rain swelled the Merrimack River in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to the greatest height of record causing extensive damage to bridges and mills. (David Ludlum)  October 24, 1878  A hurricane produced widespread damage across North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At Philadelphia PA, the hurricane was the worst of record. (David Ludlum)  October 24, 1937  A snow squall in Buffalo NY tied up traffic in six inches of slush. (David Ludlum) 

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Weather on This Date - October 23

Weather on This Date - October 23

October 23, 1761  A hurricane struck southeastern New England. It was the most violent in thirty years. Thousands of trees blocked roads in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (David Ludlum)  October 23, 1843  "Indian Summer" was routed by cold and snow that brought sleighing from the Poconos to Vermont. A foot of snow blanketed Haverhill NH and Newberry VT, and 18 to 24 inches were reported in some of the higher elevations. Snow stayed on the ground until the next spring. (22nd-23rd) (Sandra and T

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Weather on This Date - October 22

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 tra

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Weather on This Date - October 21

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

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Weather on This Date - October 20

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, an

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Weather on This Date - October 19

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. (1

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Weather on This Date - October 18

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

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Weather on This Date - October 17

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.

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Weather on This Date - November 9

November 9, 1913  The freshwater fury, a rapidly deepening cyclone, caused unpredicted gales on the Great Lakes. Eight large ore carriers on Lake Erie sank drowning 270 sailors. Cleveland OH reported 17.4 inches of snow in 24 hours, and a total of 22.2 inches, both all-time records for that location. During the storm, winds at Cleveland averaged 50 mph, with gusts to 79 mph. The storm produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Buffalo NY, and buried Pickens WV under three feet of snow. (9th-11th) (David L

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Weather on This Date - November 8

Weather on This Date - November 8

November 8, 1870  The first storm warning was issued by the U.S. Signal Corps Weather Service. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  November 8, 1943  An early season snowstorm raged across eastern South Dakota and Minnesota into northern Wisconsin. The storm produced 22 inches of snow at Fairbult and Marshall MN, 20 inches at Redwood Falls MN, and 10.1 inches at Minneapolis. Drifts fifteen feet high were reported in Cottonwood County MN. The storm produced up to two feet of snow in South Dak

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Weather on This Date - November 7

Weather on This Date - November 7

November 7, 1940  The Galloping Gertie bridge at Tacoma, WA, collapsed in strong winds resulting in a six million dollar loss, just four months after the grand opening of the new bridge. The winds caused the evenly sized spans of the bridge to begin to vibrate until the central one finally collapsed. From that point on bridges were constructed with spans of varying size. (David Ludlum)  November 7, 1951  At 7 AM a blinding flash, a huge ball of fire, and a terrific roar occurred over parts of T

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Weather on This Date - November 6

Weather on This Date - November 6

November 6, 1951  Snow fell from the Texas panhandle to the Lower Great Lakes, leaving record totals of 12.5 inches at Saint Louis MO, and 14.1 inches at Springfield MO. Other heavier snowfall totals included 20 inches at Nevada MO, 13.5 inches at Sedan KS, 13 inches at Decature IL, and 10 inches at Alva OK. In the Saint Louis area, up to 20 inches was reported in Washington County. (5th- 6th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) November 6, 1977 At approximately 1:30 AM the Barnes Lake Dam c

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Weather on This Date - November 5

Weather on This Date - November 5

November 5, 1894  The famous Election Day snowstorm occurred in Connecticut. As much as a foot of wet snow fell, and the snow and high winds caused great damage to wires and trees. Winds gusted to 60 mph at Block Island RI. (David Ludlum)  November 5, 1961  Strong Santa Ana winds fanned the flames of the Bel Air and Brentwood fires in southern California destroying many homes. At 10 PM the Los Angeles Civic Center reported a temperature of 74 degrees along with a dew point of 5 degrees. On the

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Weather on This Date - November 4

Weather on This Date - November 4

November 4, 1927  A great Vermont flood occurred. Tropical rains deluged the Green Mountain area of Vermont causing the worst flood in the history of the state. Torrential rains, up to 15 inches in the higher elevations, sent streams on a rampage devastating the Winooski Valley. Flooding claimed 200 lives and caused 40 million dollars damage. The town of Vernon reported 84 deaths. Flooding left up to eight to ten feet of water in downtown Montpelier VT. (2nd-4th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Chan

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Weather on This Date - November 30

November 30, 1875  A severe early season cold wave set November records in the northeastern U.S. The temperature dipped to 5 above zero at New York City, 2 below at Boston MA, and 13 below at Eastport ME. (David Ludlum)  November 30, 1957  Lee slope winds enhanced by Hurricane Nina gusted to 82 mph at Honolulu, Hawaii, a record wind gust for that location. Wainiha, on the island of Kauai, was deluged with 20.42 inches of rain, and 35 foot waves pounded some Kauai beaches, even though the eye of

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Weather on This Date - November 3

Weather on This Date - November 3

November 3, 1890  The temperature at Los Angeles, CA, reached 96 degrees, a November record for 76 years. (David Ludlum)  November 3, 1927  Somerset VT was deluged with 8.77 inches of rain to establish a 24 hour record for the state. (3rd-4th) (The Weather Channel)  November 3, 1961  A rare November thunderstorm produced snow at Casper, WY. (3rd-4th) (The Weather Channel)  November 3, 1987  Twenty-one cities, mostly in the Ohio Valley, reported record high temperatures for the date. The after

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Weather on This Date - November 28

November 28, 1921  New England was in the midst of a four day ice storm, their worst of record. Ice was more than three inches thick in many places following the storm, and property damage was in the millions of dollars. Northern New England received heavy snow with more than two feet reported in some areas. Overnight freezing rains continued through the day at Worcester MA while the wind increased to a gale. Streets become impassable even on foot, and whole towns were plunged into darkness with

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Weather on This Date - November 27

November 27, 1883  Fire engines were called out in New York City and New Haven, CT, as a result of the afterglow of the sunset due to vivid red ash from the Krakatoa Volcano explosion in August. (The Weather Channel)  November 27, 1898  The Portland storm raged across New England producing gale force winds along the coast and heavy snow inland. A foot of snow blanketed Boston MA, and 27 inches fell at New London CT. Winds at Boston gusted to 72 mph, and wind gusts to 98 mph were estimated at Bl

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