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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 - December 5

December 5, 1886  A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 11 inches at Montgomery AL, 18.5 inches at Rome GA, and 22.5 inches at Knoxville TN. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  December 5, 1941  The temperature at Enosburg Falls soared to 72 degrees to establish a state record for Vermont for the month of December. (The Weather Channel)  December 5, 1953  A killer tornado hit Vicksburg, MS, killing 38 persons, injuring 270 others, and causing 25 million dollars damage, the most

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Weather on This Date - December 17

Mt. LeConte cabin after snow - http://www.highonleconte.com/ December 17, 1884  A three week blockade of snow began at Portland, OR. A record December total of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)  December 17, 1924  A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of January, and electricity was not restored until January

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Weather on This Date - December 29

December 29, 1830  A very heavy snowstorm ushered in the "winter of the deep snow." The storm produced 30 inches of snow at Peoria IL and 36 inches at Kansas City MO. Cold and snow continued until the middle of February causing great suffering among pioneers. (David Ludlum)  December 29, 1894  A severe freeze hit Florida destroying fruit and causing considerable damage to trees. (David Ludlum) December 29, 1954  Fort Scott, KS, was buried under 26 inches of snow in 24 hours to establish a stat

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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 - 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 - December 18

December 18, 1957  A tornado swept across Jackson County, Williamson County and Franklin County in southern Illinois killing eleven persons. (David Ludlum)  December 18, 1967 A tornado touched down just outside the southern city limits of Rome in Floyd County. Several houses were damaged, a truck was picked up and left overturned off the road and a car was overturned several times. Two people were injured, one being the driver of the overturned car who suffered only minor injuries. (NWS Atlan

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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.

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Weather on This Date - November 14

November 14, 1964  With the help of a fresh three inch cover of snow, the temperature at Ely, NV, dipped to 15 degrees below zero to establish an all-time record low for the month of November. That record of -15 degrees was later equaled on the 19th of November in 1985. (The Weather Channel)  November 14, 1974  A storm produced 15 inches of snow at the Buffalo, NY, airport, and 30 inches on the south shore of Lake Erie. (David Ludlum)  November 14, 1986  An early season cold wave set more than

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Weather on This Date - December 22

December 22, 1839  The second of triple December storms hit the northeastern U.S. The storm produced 25 inches of snow at Gettysburg, PA, and gales in New England, but only produced light snow along the coast. (David Ludlum)  December 22, 1961  Holiday travel was paralyzed over extreme northeastern Kansas, and adjacent parts of Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. The storm produced 5 to 15 inches of snow, with drifts up to ten feet high. (22nd-23rd) (The Weather Channel)  December 22, 1983  On the fi

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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 - 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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Weather on This Date - December 23

December 23, 1811  A cold storm hit Long Island sound with a foot of snow, gale force winds, and temperatures near zero. During the storm many ships were wrecked, and in some cases entire crews perished. (David Ludlum)  December 23, 1955  The barometric pressure dipped to 28.97 inches (981 millibars) at Boise ID, an all-time record for that location. (The Weather Channel)  December 23, 1982  A major winter storm struck Colorado producing heavy snow and blizzard conditions. A record two feet of

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Weather on This Date - December 14

December 14, 1924  The temperature at Helena, MT, plunged 79 degrees in 24 hours, and 88 degrees in 34 hours. The mercury plummeted from 63 above to 25 below zero. At Fairfield MT the temperature plunged 84 degrees in just 12 hours, from 63 at Noon to 21 below zero at midnight. (David Ludlum)  December 14, 1987  A powerful storm spread heavy snow from the Southern High Plains to the Middle Mississippi Valley, and produced severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi Valley. During the evening

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Weather on This Date - December 20

December 20, 1836  A famous cold wave occurred in central Illinois. A cold front with 70 mph winds swept through at Noon dropping the temperature from 40 degrees to near zero in a matter of minutes. Many settlers froze to death. Folklore told of chickens frozen in their tracks and men frozen to saddles. Ice in streams reportedly froze to six inches in a few hours. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  December 20, 1942  An early cold wave sent the temperature plunging to 3 degrees below zero at

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Weather on This Date - February 2

February 2, 1952  The only tropical storm of record to hit the U.S. in February moved out of the Gulf of Mexico and across southern Florida. It produced 60 mph winds, and two to four inches of rain. (2nd-3rd) (The Weather Channel) February 2, 1956  A record snowstorm in New Mexico and west Texas began on Ground Hog's Day. The storm produced 15 inches of snow at Roswell NM, and up to 33 inches in the Texas Panhandle. (David Ludlum)  February 2, 1966 A winter storm across far north Georgia produ

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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 - 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 - December 28

December 28, 1839  The third storm in two weeks hit the northeastern U.S. It brought two more feet of snow to Hartford, CT, and Worcester, MA. Whole gales swept the coast causing many wrecks. (David Ludlum)  December 28, 1897  The temperature at Dayville, OR, hit 81 degrees to establish a state record for December. (The Weather Channel)  December 28, 1924  Iowa experienced it coldest December morning of record. Morning lows averaged 25 degrees below zero for the 104 weather stations across the

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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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Weather on This Date - November 1

November 1, 1861  A hurricane near Cape Hatteras, NC, battered a Union fleet of ships attacking Carolina ports, and produced high tides and high winds in New York State and New England. (David Ludlum)  November 1, 1966  Santa Anna winds fanned fires, and brought record November heat to parts of coastal California. November records included 86 degrees at San Francisco, 97 degrees at San Diego, and 101 degrees at the International airport in Los Angeles. Fires claimed the lives of at least sixtee

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Weather on This Date - December 25

December 25, 1962 an ice storm struck northeast Georgia causing extreme damage to utility lines, trees and shrubs in a ten county area centered around Gainesville in Hall County. Thousands of homes were without power and telephone service for up to 30 hours. (NWS Atlanta) December 25, 1964 A short lived tornado touched down in Cordele (Crisp County). The roof was blown off a National Guard Armory and several stores were damaged as the tornado hop-skipped over parts of Cordele. (NWS Atlanta)

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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

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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 - March 7

Today in Weather History for March 7  March 7, 1717  The Great Snow, a composite of four winter storms to hit the eastern U.S. in nine days, finally came to an end. Snow depths averaged 60 inches following the storm. Up to four feet of snow fell around Boston MA, and snow drifts 25 feet high were reported around Dorchester MA. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  March 7, 1932  A severe coastal storm set barometric pressure records from Virginia to New England. Block Island RI reported a baro

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Weather on This Date - January 30

January 30, 1936  Birmingham, AL, established a single storm record and 24 hour record with 11 inches of snow. (29th-30th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  January 30, 1977  The great "Buffalo Blizzard" finally abated after three days. The storm added a foot of new snow to 33 inches already on the ground. Winds gusting to 75 mph reduced visibility to near zero, produced snow drifts twenty-five feet high, and kept wind chill readings 50 degrees below zero. The blizzard paralyzed the city, a

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