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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 - 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
Weather on This Date - March 16

Weather on This Date - March 16

Today in Weather History for March 16  March 16, 1942  Two tornadoes, 24 minutes apart, struck Baldwin, MS, resulting in 65 deaths. (David Ludlum)  March 16, 1975  A single storm brought 119 inches of snow to Crater Lake, O,R establishing a state record. (The Weather Channel)  March 16, 1986  A small but rare tornado touched down perilously close to Disneyland in Anaheim CA. (Storm Data)  March 16, 1987  Softball size hail caused millions of dollars damage to automobiles at Del Rio TX. Three
Weather on This Date - March 15

Weather on This Date - March 15

March 15, 1941  The most severe blizzard in modern history struck North Dakota and Minnesota. The blizzard hit on a Saturday night while many are traveling, and thus claimed 71 lives. Winds gusted to 75 mph at Duluth MN, and reached 85 mph at Grand Forks ND. Snow drifts twelve feet high were reported in north central Minnesota. A cold front traveling 30 mph crossed Minnesota in just seven hours. (15th-16th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  March 15, 1987  A winter storm in the western U.S.
Weather on This Date - March 14

Weather on This Date - March 14

March 14, 1870  The term blizzard was first applied to a storm which produced heavy snow and high winds in Minnesota and Iowa. (David Ludlum)  March 14, 1944  A single storm brought a record 21.6 inches of snow to Salt Lake City UT. (The Weather Channel)  March 14, 1960  Northern Georgia was between snowstorms. Gainesville GA received 17 inches of snow during the month, and reported at least a trace of snow on the ground 22 days in March. Snow was on roofs in Hartwell GA from the 2nd to the 29
Weather on This Date - March 13

Weather on This Date - March 13

1993 Storm of The Century March 13, 1907  A storm produced a record 5.22 inches of rain in 24 hours at Cincinnati, OH. (12th-13th) (The Weather Channel)  March 13, 1951  The state of Iowa experienced a record snowstorm. The storm buried Iowa City under 27 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)  March 13, 1977  Baltimore, MD, received an inch of rain in eight minutes. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  March 13, 1987  A winter storm produced heavy snow in the Sierra Nevada Range of Californi
Weather on This Date - March 12

Weather on This Date - March 12

Today in Weather History for March 12  March 12, 1888  A blizzard paralyzed southeastern New York State and western New England. The storm produced 58 inches of snow at Saratoga NY, and 50 inches at Middletown CT. The blizzard was followed by record cold temperatures, and the cold and snow claimed 400 lives. New York City received 20.9 inches of snow, Albany NY reported 46.7 inches. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  March 12, 1954  A blizzard raged from eastern Wyoming into the Black Hills
Weather on This Date - March 9

Weather on This Date - March 9

March 9, 1956  A whopping 367 inches of snow was measured on the ground at the Ranier Paradise Ranger Station in Washington. The snow depth was a state record and the second highest total of record for the continental U.S. (The Weather Channel)  March 9, 1960  A winter storm produced a narrow band of heavy snow from north central Kentucky into Virginia and the mountains of North Carolina. Snowfall amounts ranged from 12 to 24 inches, with drifts up to eleven feet high in western Virginia. (Davi
Weather on This Date - March 8

Weather on This Date - March 8

Today in Weather History for March 8  March 8, 1717  On Fishers Island in Long Island Sound, 1200 sheep were discovered to have been buried under a snow drift for four weeks. When finally uncovered, one hundred sheep were still alive. (The Weather Channel)  March 8, 1909  The town of Brinkley AR was struck by a tornado which killed 49 persons and caused 600,000 dollars damage. The tornado, which was two-thirds of a mile in width, destroyed 860 buildings. Entire families were killed as houses w
Weather on This Date - March 7

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
Weather on This Date - March 6

Weather on This Date - March 6

March 6, 1872  A cold wave hit the East coast sending the mercury plunging to 8 degrees below zero at Boston. It was the most severe March cold wave in modern history. (David Ludlum)  March 6, 1900  A Chinook wind blowing down the slopes of the Rockies through Havre MT raised the temperature 31 degrees in just three minutes. (The Weather Channel)  March 6, 1954  Florida received its greatest modern-day snowfall of record, with 4.0 inches at the Milton Experimental Station. Pensacola FL equalle
Weather on This Date - March 5

Weather on This Date - March 5

Snow on the peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. View from Look Rock on March 5, 2019. March 5, 1960  Eastern Massachusetts greatest March snowstorm of record began to abate. The storm produced record 24 hour snowfall totals of 27.2 inches at Blue Hill Observatory, 17.7 inches at Worcester, and 16.6 inches at Boston. Winds gusted to 70 mph. (3rd-5th) (The Weather Channel)  March 5, 1962  A tremendous storm raged along the Atlantic coast. The great Atlantic storm caused more th
Weather on This Date - March 4

Weather on This Date - March 4

March 4, 1909  Though fair weather was forecast, President Taft was inaugurated amidst a furious storm. About ten inches of wet snow disrupted travel and communications. The storm drew much criticism against the U.S. Weather Bureau. (David Ludlum)  March 4, 1953  Snow was reported on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. (The Weather Channel)  March 4, 1966  A severe blizzard raged across Minnesota and North Dakota. The blizzard lasted four days producing up to 35 inches of snow, and wind gusting to 1
Weather on This Date - March 3

Weather on This Date - March 3

March 3, 1966  A tornado hit Jackson, MS, killing 54 persons. (David Ludlum)  March 3, 1980  A coastal storm produced 25 inches of snow at Elizabeth City, NC, and 30 inches at Cape Hatteras NC. At Miami FL the mercury dipped to 32 degrees. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  March 3, 1983  The last of a series of storms to strike the California coast finally came to an end. Waves fifteen to twenty feet high pounded the coast for two days, and in a four day period up to 18 inches of rain dr
Weather on This Date - March 2

Weather on This Date - March 2

March 2, 1846  A great storm hit Virginia and the Carolinas. The storm caused half a million dollars damage, and in North Carolina drowned fifty families and a thousand cattle on Notts Island. (David Ludlum)  March 2, 1927  Raleigh, NC, was buried under 17.8 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for that location. Nashville NC received 31 inches of snow. The average snow depth in the state of Carolina was fourteen inches. (The Weather Channel)  March 2, 1975  The governor's Tornado in Atlanta d
Weather on This Date - March 1

Weather on This Date - March 1

March 1, 1910  The deadliest avalanche of record in the U.S. thundered down the mountains near Wellington Station WA sweeping three huge locomotive train engines and some passenger cars, snowbound on the grade leading to Stevens Pass, over the side and into a canyon, and burying them under tons of snow. The avalanche claimed the lives of more than 100 people. The station house at Wellington was also swept away. (The Weather Channel)  March 1, 1914  High winds and heavy snow crippled New Jersey
Weather on This Date - February 27

Weather on This Date - February 27

February 27, 1717 What was perhaps the greatest snow in New England history commenced on this date. During a ten day period a series of four snowstorms dumped three feet of snow upon Boston, and the city was snowbound for two weeks. Up to six feet of snow was reported farther to the north, and drifts covered many one story homes. (David Ludlum) February 27, 1969 A record snowstorm in Maine came to an end. Two to four feet of snow buried southern and central Maine, with a state record of 57

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Weather on This Date - February 28

Weather on This Date - February 28

February 28, 1900  A massive storm spread record snows from Kansas to New York State. Snowfall totals rangeD up to 17.5 inches at Springfield IL and 43 inches at Rochester NY, with up to 60 inches in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. (David Ludlum)  February 28, 1952  An intense storm brought coastal sections of southeastern Massachusetts to a halt, stranding 3000 motorists on Lower Cape, and leaving ten thousand homes on the Cape without electricity. Winds gusting to 72 mph created m

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Weather on This Date - February 26

Weather on This Date - February 26

February 26, 1910  Parts of Washington State were in the midst of a storm which produced 129 inches of snow at Laconia between the 24th and the 26th, a single storm record for the state. A series of storms, which began on the 23rd, led to a deadly avalanche on the first of March. By late on the 28th, the snow had changed to rain, setting the stage for disaster. (The Weather Channel)  February 26, 1972  The Buffalo Creek disaster occurred in the Buffalo Creek Hollow of Logan County in West Virgi

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Weather on This Date - February 25

Weather on This Date - February 25

https://www.smokymountainguides.com/stories/2015/11/29/winter-hiking-in-the-smoky-mountains February 25, 1922  The temperature at Los Angeles, CA, soared to 92 degrees to establish a record for the month of February. (David Ludlum)  February 25, 1977  Dust reduced visibilities from eastern Virginia through the southeastern states to Florida between the 24th and the 28th. The dust originated in the western Great Plains on the 22nd and 23rd, with wind gusts above 100 mph reported at Guadalup

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Weather on This Date - February 24

Weather on This Date - February 24

February 24, 1852  The Susquehanna River ice bridge at Havre de Grace, MD, commenced to break up after forty days of use. A total of 1738 loaded freight cars were hauled along rails laid on the ice. (David Ludlum)  February 24, 1936  Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State. (24th-25th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  February 24, 1987  A massive winter storm began to oversp

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Weather on This Date - February 23

Weather on This Date - February 23

February 23, 1802 - A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked along Cape Cod. (David Ludlum) February 23, 1936 - A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives. (David Ludlum) February 23, 1987 - A winter storm buried the Middle Atlantic Coast Region under heavy snow. Totals ranged up to 24 inches at Lancaster PA, with 23 inches at

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Weather on This Date - February 22

Weather on This Date - February 22

https://www.smokymountainrafting.com February 22, 1773  The memorable "Cold Sabbath" in New England history. Many persons froze extremities while going to church. (David Ludlum)  February 22, 1936  Although heat and dust prevailed in the spring and summer, early 1936 brought record cold to parts of the U.S. Sioux Center IA reported 42 inches of snow on the ground, a state record. (20th-22nd) (The Weather Channel)  February 22, 1986  A twelve siege of heavy rain and snow, which produced wi

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Weather on This Date - February 21

Weather on This Date - February 21

February 21, 1918  A spectacular Chinook wind at Granville, ND, caused the temperature to spurt from a morning low of 33 degrees below zero to an afternoon high of 50 degrees above zero. (David Ludlum)  February 21, 1935  Frequent duststorms occurred in eastern Colorado during the month, forcing schools to close and people to stay indoors. A fatality occurred on this date when two section cars collided on the railroad near Arriba CO, due to poor visibility. (The Weather Channel)  February 21,

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Weather on This Date - February 20

Weather on This Date - February 20

February 20, 1805 The Potomac River was opened after being closed by ice for a period of two months. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) February 20, 1898 Eastern Wisconsin experienced their biggest snowstorm of record. Racine received thirty inches, and drifts around Milwaukee measured fifteen feet high. (David Ludlum) February 20, 1953 A snowstorm in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota produced drifts ten feet high which derailed trains. (David Ludlum) February 20, 1987  A s

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Weather on This Date - February 19

Weather on This Date - February 19

February 19, 1884  Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak. (David Ludlum)  February 19, 1888  A tornado struck Mount Vernon IL. The tornado killed sixteen persons along its 62 mile path. (David Ludlum)  February 19, 1954  High winds across the southern half of the Great Plains, gusting to 85 mph, caused the worst dust storms

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