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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 15

Weather on This Date - December 15

December 15, 1839  The first of triple storms hit Massachusetts Bay. The storm produced whole gales, and more than 20 inches of snow in interior New England. There was great loss of life at Gloucester MA. (David Ludlum)  December 15, 1901  An intense cold front swept across the eastern U.S. The cold front produced heavy rain in Louisiana, and heavy snow in the northeastern U.S. (David Ludlum)  December 15, 1945  A record December snowstorm buried Buffalo, NY, under 36.6 inches of snow, with un

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Weather on This Date - December 14

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 13

Weather on This Date - December 13

December 13, 1915  A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for western New England. (The Weather Channel)  December 13, 1962  A severe Florida freeze occurred. Morning lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage.  In Georgia, an intense cold wave spread across the state. Most readings were zero or below across

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Weather on This Date - December 12

Weather on This Date - December 12

December 12, 1882  Portland, OR, was drenched with 7.66 inches of rain, a record 24 hour total for that location. (12th-13th) (The Weather Channel)  December 12, 1960  The first of three Middle Atlantic snowstorms produced a foot of snow at Baltimore MD. A pre-winter blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. producing wind gusts as high as 51 mph, along with 16 inches of snow at Nantucket MA, and 20 inches at Newark NJ. (David Ludlum)  December 12, 1961 Two tornadoes hit the north and south sides

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Weather on This Date - December 11

Weather on This Date - December 11

December 11, 1932  Very cold weather prevailed along the West Coast. San Francisco received 0.8 inch of snow, and at the airport the temperature dipped to 20 degrees. At Sacramento CA, the mercury dipped to 17 degrees to establish an all-time record low for that location. Morning lows were below freezing from the 9th to the 15th at Sacramento, and the high on the 11th was just 34 degrees. The cold wave dealt severe damage to truck crops and orange groves in the Sacramento Valley. (David Ludlum)

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Weather on This Date - December 10

Weather on This Date - December 10

Newfound Gap - December 10, 2018 December 10, 1699  A severe ice storm hit Boston, MA, causing much damage to orchards. (The Weather Channel)  December 10, 1946  The temperature at New York City soared to 70 degrees. (David Ludlum)  December 10, 1949  The barometric pressure at Las Vegas, NV, reached a record low reading of 29.17 inches (987.8 millibars). (The Weather Channel)  December 10, 1987  A cold front brought high winds to the eastern slopes of the Northern and Central Rockies. W

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Weather on This Date - December 7

Weather on This Date - December 7

December 7, 1740  In early December two weeks of mild and rainy weather culminated in the worst flood in fifty years in the Lower Connecticut River Valley. The Merrimack River swelled to its highest level, and in Maine the raging waters swept away mills, carried off bridges, and ruined highways. (David Ludlum)  December 7, 1935  Severe flooding hit parts of the Houston, TX, area. Eight persons were killed as one hundred city blocks were inundated. Satsuma reported 16.49 inches of rain. The Buff

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Weather on This Date - December 8

Weather on This Date - December 8

Newfound Gap, December 8, 2018 December 8, 1892  A tremendous ice fall occurred at Gay Hill, TX. Ice averaged four to six inches in diameter. (David Ludlum)  December 8, 1938  The temperature at La Mesa, CA, soared to 108 degrees to set a U.S. record for the month of December. (The Weather Channel)  December 8, 1963  Lightning caused the crash of a jet airliner killing 81 persons at Elkton, MD. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  December 8, 1987  A cold front crossing the northweste

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Weather on This Date - December 9

Weather on This Date - December 9

December 9, 1786  A second great snowstorm in just five days brought another 15 inches of snow to Morristown NJ, on top of the eight inches which fell on the 7th and 8th, and the 18 inches which fell on the 4th and 5th. The total snowfall for the week was thus 41 inches. New Haven CT received 17 inches of new snow in the storm. Up to four four feet of snow covered the ground in eastern Massachusetts following the storms. (9th-10th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  December 9, 1917  A sever

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Weather on This Date - December 6

December 6, 1886  A great snowstorm hit the southern Appalachian Mountains. The three day storm produced 25 inches at Rome GA, 33 inches at Asheville NC, and 42 inches in the mountains. Montgomery AL received a record eleven inches of snow. Columbia SC received one to two inches of sleet. (4th-6th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  December 6, 1970  A windstorm toppled the National Christmas Tree at the White House. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  December 6, 1972 Heavy rains of mo

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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 4

This is a view of the Sun on the Winter Solstice at Fairbanks Alaska. That's as high as the sun gets on that date. ------------------------------- Starting today, I will be reducing the content for the Weather on This Date and keep it more focused on historical weather.  I let it get out of control. :-) ------------------------------- December 4, 1786  The first of two great early December storms began. The storm produced 18 inches of snow at Morristown NJ, and twenty inches of snow at New Ha

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Weather on This Date - December 3

December 3, 1856  A severe blizzard began to rage across Iowa and Kansas. It produced as much as 16 inches of snow in Iowa. (David Ludlum)  December 3, 1886 A great snowstorm dumped up to 42 inches of snow in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Twenty-five inches fell at Rome, GA.  (NWS Atlanta) December 3, 1926  Yuma, AZ, was soaked with 1.10 inch of rain, and by the 10th of the month had received 4.43 inches, making it the wettest December of record. The average annual rainfall for Yuma is 3

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Weather on This Date - December 2

https://www.reaerialfilming.com/abernethy-forest-morning-2/ December 2, 1896  An early season snow and ice storm struck the southeastern U.S. It produced 11 inches of snow at Charlotte NC, and six inches at Atlanta GA. (David Ludlum)  December 2, 1925  A late season hurricane caused extensive damage across the Florida peninsula, then moved off the Georgia coast crossing Cape Hatteras as a tropical storm. The storm produced whole gales along the Middle Atlantic and Southern New England coast.

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Weather on This Date - December 1 - Start of Meteorological Winter

https://www.mountainphotography.com/photo/winter-twilight-over-ouray/ December 1, 1831  The coldest December of record in the northeastern U.S. commenced. Temperatures in New York City averaged 22 degrees, with just four days above freezing, and at Burlington VT the temperature never did get above freezing. The Erie Canal was closed the first day of December, and remained closed the entire month. (David Ludlum)  December 1, 1896  The temperature at Kipp, MT, rose 30 degrees in just seven minut

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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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November 29th, 2018

November 29, 1896  The mercury plunged to 51 degrees below zero at Havre, MT. It marked the culmination of a two week long cold wave caused by a stagnate high pressure area similar to those over Siberia during the winter. During the month of November temperatures across Montana and the Dakotas averaged 15 to 25 degrees below normal. (David Ludlum)  November 29, 1969  Dense fog along the Jersey Turnpike resulted in a chain reaction of vehicle collisions during the morning rush hour. A propane tr

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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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Weather on This Date - November 26

https://imgur.com/gallery/g22VI November 26, 1888  A late season hurricane brushed the East Coast with heavy rain and gale force winds. The hurricane passed inside Nantucket and over Cape Cod, then crossed Nova Scotia. (David Ludlum)  November 26, 1896  Snow and high winds hit the Northern Plains and the Upper Mississippi Valley, with a Thanksgiving Day blizzard across North Dakota. The storm was followed by a severe cold wave in the Upper Midwest. The temperature at Pokegama Dam MI plunged to

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Weather on This Date - November 24

November 24, 1812  Southwesterly winds of hurricane force sank ships and unroofed buildings at Philadelphia and New York City. (David Ludlum)  November 24, 1863  The battle above the clouds was fought on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga. Pre-frontal clouds obscured the upper battle- field aiding a Union victory. (David Ludlum)  November 24, 1950  The temperature at Chicago, IL, dipped to 2 below zero to equal their record for the month established on the 29th in 1872. On the first of the mont

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Weather on This Date - November 23

November 23, 1909  Rattlesnake Creek was deluged with 7.17 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a record for the state of Idaho. (The Weather Channel)  November 23, 1943  Northern New Hampshire was in the grips of a record snowstorm which left a total of 55 inches at Berlin, and 56 inches at Randolph. The 56 inch total at Randolph established a 24 hour snowfall record for the state. In Maine, Middle Dam received a record 35 inches of snow in 24 hours. (David Ludlum)  November 23, 1987  Rain

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Weather on This Date - November 22

November 22, 1641  An observer at Boston, MA, recorded a great tempest of wind and rain from the southeast all night, as fierce as a hurricane, and thereupon followed the highest tide which we have seen since our arrival here . (David Ludlum)  November 22, 1957  Extremely destructive Santa Ana winds blew from Oxnard to San Diego and inland parts of southern California. The high winds produced a 28,000 acre brush fire on a 40-mile front west of Crystal Lake. People were ordered off streets in so

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Weather on This Date - November 21

November 21, 1798  A four day storm was in progress in the northeastern U.S. The storm dropped a foot of snow on New York City and New Haven, and as much as three feet in Maine and New Hampshire. The snowstorm ushered in a long and severe winter, in some places the ground remained covered with snow until the following May. (David Ludlum)  November 21, 1967  Excessive rains in southern California caused the most severe flooding and the most damaging mud slides in 33 years. Downtown Los Angeles r

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Weather on This Date - November 20

November 20, 1869  A second great windstorm in three days struck Vermont and New York blowing railroad trains off their tracks. (David Ludlum)  November 20, 1900  An unusual tornado outbreak in the Lower Mississippi Valley resulted in 73 deaths and extensive damage across Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. (David Ludlum)  November 20, 1914  The high temperature of 28 degrees at Atlanta, GA, was their earliest daily high below the freezing mark. (The Weather Channel)  November 20, 1979  A bl

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