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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 - January 9

Weather on This Date - January 9

January 9, 1875  The temperature at Cheyenne, WY, dipped to an all-time record cold reading of -38 degrees. (The Weather Channel)  January 9, 1888  Severe cold gripped much of the western U.S. At Portland OR the Columbia River was frozen for two weeks, and in southern California temperatures dipped below freezing in some of the citrus growing areas. (David Ludlum)  January 9, 1976  Lake effect snow squalls buried the town of Adams NY under 68 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)  January 9, 1987  A
Weather on This Date - January 8

Weather on This Date - January 8

January 8, 1953  A severe ice storm in the northeastern U.S. produced up to four inches of ice in Pennsylvania, and two to three inches in southeastern New York State. In southern New England the ice coated a layer of snow up to 20 inches deep. The storm resulted in 31 deaths and 2.5 million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  January 8, 1973  A severe ice storm struck Atlanta GA. The storm paralyzed the city closing schools and businesses, and damage from the storm was estimated at 25 million doll
Weather on This Date - January 7

Weather on This Date - January 7

January 7, 1873  A blizzard raged across the Great Plains. Many pioneers, unprepared for the cold and snow, perished in southwest Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. (David Ludlum)  January 7, 1971  The temperature at Hawley Lake, located southeast of McNary, AZ, plunged to 40 degrees below zero to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)  January 7, 1987  A storm in the southwestern U.S. produced 30 inches of snow north of Zion National Park in southern Utah, with 18 inches reported at Ce
Weather on This Date - January 6

Weather on This Date - January 6

January 6, 1880  Seattle, WA, was in the midst of their worst snowstorm of record. Hundreds of barns were destroyed, and transportation was brought to a standstill, as the storm left the city buried under four feet of snow. (David Ludlum)  January 6, 1884  The temperature dipped to one degree below zero at Atlanta, GA. It marked the final day of a severe arctic outbreak in the South and Midwest. (David Ludlum)  January 6, 1987  A storm moving across the western U.S. spread heavy snow into the
Weather on This Date - January 5

Weather on This Date - January 5

January 5, 1835  It was a record cold morning in the eastern U.S. The mercury at the Yale Campus in New Haven CT plunged to 23 degrees below zero, and reached 40 below in the Berkshire Hills of Connecticut. (David Ludlum)  January 5, 1904  Bitterly cold air gripped the northeastern U.S. Morning lows of -42 degrees at Smethport PA and -34 at River Vale NJ established state records. (The Weather Channel)  January 5, 1913  The temperature at the east portal to Strawberry Tunnel reached 50 degrees
Weather on This Date - January 4

Weather on This Date - January 4

January 4, 1888  Sacramento, CA, received 3.5 inches of snow, an all-time record for that location. The heaviest snow in recent history was two inches on February 5th in 1976. (4th-5th) (The Weather Channel)  January 4, 1971  A blizzard raged from Kansas to Wisconsin, claiming 27 lives in Iowa. Winds reached 50 mph, and the storm produced up to 20 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)  January 4, 1982  Milwaukee, WI, was shut down completely as a storm buried the city under 16 inches of snow in 24 ho
Weather on This Date - January 3

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
Weather on This Date - January 2

Weather on This Date - January 2

January 2, 1910  A great flood in Utah and Nevada washed out 100 miles of railroad between Salt Lake City UT and Los Angeles CA causing seven million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  January 2, 1961  The coldest temperature of record for the state of Hawaii was established with a reading of 14 degrees atop Haleakela Summit. (David Ludlum)  January 2, 1987  A winter storm moving up the Atlantic coast brought heavy snow and high winds to the northeastern U.S. Wind gusts reached 82 mph at Trenton
Weather on This Date - January 1

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
Weather on This Date - December 31

Weather on This Date - December 31

February 12, 2014 - My backyard December 31, 1917  The temperature at Lewisburg, WV, plunged to 37 degrees below zero to set a state record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  December 31, 1929  Greenland Ranch, in Death Valley, California, went the entire year without measurable precipitation. (The Weather Channel)  December 31, 1933  A 24 hour rainfall of 7.36 inches set the stage for the worst flood in Los Angeles history. Flooding claimed 44 lives. (David Ludlum)  December 31, 1

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Weather on This Date - December 29

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 - December 28

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 - December 27

Weather on This Date - December 27

December 27, 1869  A post Christmas storm in New York and Vermont produced record storm totals of 30 inches at Burlington, VT, and 39 inches at Montpelier VT. A public emergency was declared in Vermont. (David Ludlum)  December 27, 1892  An Atlantic coast storm produced a record 18.6 inches of snow at Norfolk, VA, including 17.7 inches in 24 hours. The storm also produced 9.5 inches of snow at Raleigh NC, and brought snow to northern Florida for the first time in 35 years. (26th- 28th) (The Wea

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Weather on This Date - December 25

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 - December 23

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 22

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 - December 21 - Winter Solstice

Weather on This Date - December 21 - Winter Solstice

December 21, 1892  Portland, OR, was buried under a record 27.5 inches of snow. (21st-24th) (The Weather Channel)  December 21, 1929  An exceptional storm produced snow from the Middle Rio Grande Valley of Texas to southern Arkansas. The storm produced 26 inches of snow at Hillsboro TX, 18 inches at El Dorado AR, and 14 inches at Bossier LA. (21st-22nd) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  December 21, 1964  A great warm surge from the Pacific Ocean across Oregon and northern California broug

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Weather on This Date - December 20

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 - December 19

Weather on This Date - December 19

December 19, 1777  The Continental Army moved into encampment at Valley Forge amidst stormy winds and piercing cold. A relatively moderate winter followed. (David Ludlum)  December 19, 1924  The Riverside Ranger Station in Yellowstone Park, WY, reported a low of 59 degrees below zero, a December record for the U.S. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  December 19, 1957  A tornado, 200 yards in width, killed two persons along its 15-mile path from near Waldo to near Bueana Vista in southwester

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Weather on This Date - December 18

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 - December 17

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 16

Weather on This Date - December 16

Top of LeConte December 16, 1835  New England experienced one of their coldest days of record. At noon on that bitterly cold Wednesday the mercury stood at four degrees below at Boston, 15 degrees below at Norfolk CT, and 17 degrees below at Hanover NH. The temperature at Boston was 12 degrees below zero by sunset. Gale force winds accompanied the severe cold, and that night a great New York City fire destroyed much of the financial district. (David Ludlum)  December 16, 1917  An ice jam c

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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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