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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 - February 17

Weather on This Date - February 17

February 17, 1930  Eureka, CA, reported an all-time record high of 85 degrees, a record which lasted until September of 1983. (The Weather Channel)  February 17, 1936  The temperature at McIntosh SD plunged to 58 degrees below zero to establish a state record. (David Ludlum)  February 17, 1958  The greatest snowstorm of the mid 20th century struck the northeastern U.S. The storm produced 30 inches of snow in interior New England, including more than 19 inches in 24 hours at the Boston Airport.

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Weather on This Date - February 13

Weather on This Date - February 13

February 13, 1784  Ice floes blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans, then passed into the Gulf of Mexico. The only other time this occurred was during the "Great Arctic Outbreak" of 1899. (David Ludlum)  February 13, 1885  The "Friday the 13th" avalanche at Alva, UT, killed sixteen persons, and left thirteen others buried for twelve hours before being rescued. (David Ludlum)  February 13, 1889  It was the coldest morning of record along the Gulf Coast. The temperature dipped to 7 above z

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Weather on This Date - February 11

Weather on This Date - February 11

Looking across my front yard February 11, 1899  Perhaps the greatest of all arctic outbreaks commenced on this date. The temperature plunged to 61 degrees below zero in Montana. At the same time a "Great Eastern Blizzard" left a blanket of snow from Georgia to New Hampshire. The state of Virginia took the brunt of the storm, with snowfall totals averaging 30 to 40 inches. (David Ludlum)  February 11, 1983  The Middle Atlantic Coast States and southern New England were in the midst of a maj

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Weather on This Date - February 9

Weather on This Date - February 9

February 9, 1933  The temperature at Moran, WY, located next to Tetons National Park, plunged to 63 degrees below zero to establish a state record. The temperature at the Riverside Ranger Station in Montana dipped to 66 below zero to establish a record for the state, and a record for the nation which stood until 1954. (David Ludlum)  February 9, 1934  The mercury dipped to 51 degrees below zero at Vanderbilt to establish a record for the state of Michigan. The temperature at Stillwater plunged

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Weather on This Date - February 8

Weather on This Date - February 8

My backyard, February 12, 2014 February 8, 1835  A severe cold wave gripped the southeastern U.S. The mercury dipped to 8 above at Jacksonville FL, and to zero at Savannah GA. Orange trees were killed to the roots. (David Ludlum)  February 8, 1895 The mercury fell to 0°F to set the record low temperature for this date in Atlanta. In 1957, the record high temperature for this date in Atlanta was set at 79°F. (NWS Atlanta) February 8, 1936  The temperature at Denver CO plunged to a record

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Weather on This Date - February 5

Weather on This Date - February 5

February 5, 1887  San Francisco experienced its greatest snowstorm of record. Nearly four inches was reported in downtown San Francisco, and the western hills of the city received seven inches. Excited crowds went on a snowball throwing rampage. (David Ludlum)  February 5, 1987  Thunderstorms in the Southern Plains Region caused flooding in parts of south central Texas. Del Rio TX was soaked with two inches of rain in two hours prior to sunrise. (The National Weather Summary)  February 5, 1988

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Weather on This Date - February 4

Weather on This Date - February 4

February 4, 1961  The third great snowstorm of the winter season struck the northeastern U.S. Cortland NY received 40 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)  February 4, 1987  Gales lashed the northern Pacific coast and the coast of northern New England. A storm in the central U.S. produced five inches of snow at Rapid City SD. (The National Weather Summary)  February 4, 1988  A winter storm produced heavy snow from the Upper Ohio Valley to New England, with up to 12 inches reported in Vermont and New

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Weather on This Date - February 2

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 - February 1

Weather on This Date - February 1

February 1, 1893  Thunder and lightning accompanied sleet and snow at Saint Louis MO during the evening hours, even though the temperature was just 13 degrees above zero. (The Weather Channel)  February 1, 1951  The greatest ice storm of record in the U.S. produced glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania causing twenty-five deaths, 500 serious injuries, and 100 million dollars damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for a we

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Weather on This Date - January 30

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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Weather on This Date - January 27

Weather on This Date - January 27

January 27, 1772  The "Washington and Jefferson Snowstorm" occurred. George Washington reported three feet of snow at Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson recorded about three feet at Monticello. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  January 27, 1940 Georgia's lowest temperature ever occurred on this date near Calhoun with a reading of -17°F. (NWS Atlanta) January 27, 1966  Oswego, NY, was in the midst of a five day lake effect storm which left the town buried under 102 inches of snow. (Davi

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Weather on This Date - January 26

Weather on This Date - January 26

January 26, 1978  A paralyzing blizzard struck the Midwest. One to three feet of snow fell in Michigan, and 20 to 40 inches was reported across Indiana. Winds reached 70 mph in Michigan, and gusted above 100 mph in Ohio. The high winds produced snow drifts twenty feet high in Michigan and Indiana stranding thousands on the interstate highways. Temperatures in Ohio dropped from the 40's to near zero during the storm. (David Ludlum)  January 26, 1983  The California coast was battered by a storm

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Weather on This Date - January 25

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 - January 24

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 - January 23

Weather on This Date - January 23

January 23, 1780  The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S. A British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16 degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from sea supply. (David Ludlum)  January 23, 1971  The temperature at Prospect Creek, AK, plunged to 80 degrees below zero, the coldest reading of record for the United States. (David Ludlum)  January 23, 1987  Stro

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Weather on This Date - January 22

Weather on This Date - January 22

January 22, 1943  Chinook winds during the early morning hours caused the temperature at Spearfish SD to rise from 4 below zero to 45 above in just two minutes, the most dramatic temperature rise in world weather records. An hour and a half later the mercury plunged from 54 above to 4 below zero in twenty-seven minutes. (David Ludlum) January 22, 1987  A winter storm spread snow from central Mississippi through northern Georgia to New England. Up to 15 inches of snow fell across the heavily pop

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Weather on This Date - January 19

Weather on This Date - January 19

January 19, 1810  The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tragedy struck Sanbornton NH where three children froze to death. (David Ludlum)  January 19, 1933  Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S. (David Ludlum)  January 19, 1977  Snowflakes were observed at Homestead and Miami Beach in extreme sout

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Weather on This Date - January 18

Weather on This Date - January 18

January 18, 1857  A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard. Snowfall totals of 12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward. Great drifts of snow blocked transportation. Richmond VA was cut off from Washington DC for a week. (David Ludlum)  January 18, 1973  A baby was carried 300 to 400 yards by the strong winds of a tornado at Corey LA, yet received only minor injuries. (The Weath

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Weather on This Date - January 17

Weather on This Date - January 17

This morning over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. January 17, 1817  A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England. (David Ludlum)  January 17, 1893  The mercury dipped to 17 degrees below zero at Millsboro, DE, to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)  January 17, 1972  A single storm unloaded 77.5

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Weather on This Date - January 15

Weather on This Date - January 15

January 15, 1852  Between January 15th and February 24th a total of 1378 railroad cars were drawn by horses across the frozen Susquehanna River to engines waiting at Havre De Grace, MD. (The Weather Channel)  January 15, 1932  Up to two inches of snow whitened the Los Angeles basin of California. The Los Angeles Civic Center reported an inch of snow, and even the beaches of Santa Monica were whitened with snow, in what proved to be a record snowstorm for Los Angeles. (David Ludlum) (The Weather

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Weather on This Date - January 14

Weather on This Date - January 14

January 14, 1863  The greatest snowstorm of record for Cincinnati OH commenced, and a day later twenty inches of snow covered the ground. That total has remained far above the modern day record for Cincinnati of eleven inches of snow in one storm. (David Ludlum)  January 14, 1882  Southern California's greatest snow occurred on this date. Fifteen inches blanketed San Bernardino, and even San Diego reported a trace of snow. (David Ludlum)  January 14, 1979  Chicago, IL, was in the midst of thei

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Weather on This Date - January 12

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 - January 13

Weather on This Date - January 13

January 13, 1886  A great blizzard struck the state of Kansas without warning. The storm claimed 50 to 100 lives, and eighty percent of the cattle in the state. (David Ludlum)  January 13, 1888  The mercury plunged to 65 degrees below zero at Fort Keough, located near Miles City MT. The reading stood as a record for the continental U.S. for sixty-six years. (David Ludlum)  January 13, 1912  The temperature at Oakland, MD, plunged to 40 degrees below zero to establish a state record. (Sandra an

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Weather on This Date - January 11

Weather on This Date - January 11

January 11, 1918  A tremendous blizzard completely immobilized the Midwest, stopping mail service for two weeks. The vast storm then moved through the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley. Winds reached 60 mph at Toledo OH, and the temperature plunged from 28 above to 15 below zero during passage of the cold front. (David Ludlum)  January 11, 1972  Downslope winds hit the eastern slopes of the Rockies in northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming. Boulder CO reported wind gusts to 143 mph and

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Weather on This Date - January 10

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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