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  1. October 26, 1859 New York City had their earliest substantial snow of record as four inches blanketed the city. (David Ludlum) October 26, 1919 The temperature at Bismarck, ND, plunged to ten degrees below zero, the earliest subzero reading of record for the city, and a record for the month of October. (The Weather Channel) October 26, 1926 Barrow, AK, received a record fifteen inches of snow, and also established a 24 hour precipitation record of 1.00 inch which lasted until the 21st of July in 1987. (The Weather Channel) October 26, 1962 A storm brought five to six inches of snow to Vermont and New Hampshire, with up to ten inches reported in the mountains. (The Weather Channel) October 26, 1983 A heat wave was in progress over the Northern Rockies, with record highs of 81 degrees at Sheridan WY and Billings MT.(Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) October 26, 1987 Five cities in south central Texas reported record high temperatures for the date, including Corpus Christi and Del Rio with readings of 93 degrees. Laredo TX was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 98 degrees. Thunderstorms moving over the Lower Mississippi Valley deluged Lake Charles LA with 2.70 inches of rain in one hour resulting in severe local flooding. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 26, 1988 Thunderstorms moving out of northern Texas spawned five tornadoes in Louisiana during the morning hours. The thunderstorms also produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Jennings LA, and the driver of a vehicle was killed by a falling tree near Coushatta LA. Snow squalls in the Lower Great Lakes Region produced heavy snow in western New York State, with 12 inches reported at Colden. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 26, 1989 Unseasonably warm weather continued in the north central U.S. Afternoon highs of 78 degrees at Alpena MI, 75 degrees at Duluth MN, 79 degrees at Fargo ND, 77 degrees at International Falls MN, 76 degrees at Marquette MI, 75 degrees at Sault Ste Marie MI, and 80 degrees at Saint Cloud MN, were all the warmest of record for so late in the season. Morning lows of 63 degrees at Concordia KS and Omaha NE were the warmest of record for the date. (The National Weather Summary) October 26, 1997 Severe storms moved across parts of central Georgia producing damaging winds which knocked down many trees. These storms also produced up to golf ball sized hail in Laurens County around the Dublin area. One F-0 tornado touched down around Barnesville in Lamar County. Although the intermittent path was 8 miles long, no damage was reported. (NWS Atlanta) Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points Southeast Temperatures TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast View the full article
  2. October 25, 1921 A hurricane with 100 mph winds hit Tampa, FL, causing several million dollars damage. (David Ludlum) October 25, 1977 Dutch Harbor in Alaska reported a barometric pressure reading of 27.31 inches (925 millibars) to establish an all-time record for the state. (The Weather Channel) October 25, 1981 A northbound tornado caused two million dollars damage to Bountstown, FL, in less than five minutes. Fortunately no deaths occurred along its six mile path, which was 30 to 100 yards in width. Radar at Apalachicola had no indication of a tornado or severe weather. (The Weather Channel) October 25, 1987 A storm system moving across the Saint Lawrence Valley produced 40 to 50 mph winds east of Lake Ontario. High winds downed some trees around Watertown NY, and produced waves seven feet high between Henderson Harbor and Alexandria Bay. Mason City IA and Waterloo IA tied for honors as cold spot in the nation with record lows for the date of 19 degrees. Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma and northern Texas produced golf ball size hail and wind gusts to 65 mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 25, 1988 Severe thunderstorms erupted over northeastern Texas during the late evening producing softball size hail at Newcastle and Jonesboro. Low pressure over James Bay in Canada continued to produced showers and gale force winds in the Great Lakes Region. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 25, 1989 Low pressure over Nevada produced high winds in the southwestern U.S., and spread heavy snow into Utah. Winds gusted to 63 mph at the Mojave Airport in southern California. Snowfall totals in Utah ranged up to 12 inches at Snowbird, with 11 inches at Alta. "Indian Summer" type weather continued in the central and eastern U.S. Twenty cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 77 degrees at Alpena MI and 81 degrees at Saint Cloud MN were the warmest of record for so late in the season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 25, 2010 Severe weather was widespread across north and central Georgia. An EF-1 tornado tracked for a little over 4 miles in Dade County from Sulphur Springs Station to Rising Fawn. Thirty homes sustained minor roof damage, two barns were destroyed and a mobile home lost nearly its entire roof. An EF-0 tornado briefly touched down in Catoosa County northeast of Ringgold. Two homes, two chicken houses and a barn sustained minor roof damage. (NWS Atlanta) Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points Southeast Temperatures TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Max Wind Gust WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast View the full article
  3. October 24, 1785 A four day rain swelled the Merrimack River in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to the greatest height of record causing extensive damage to bridges and mills. (David Ludlum) October 24, 1878 A hurricane produced widespread damage across North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At Philadelphia PA, the hurricane was the worst of record. (David Ludlum) October 24, 1937 A snow squall in Buffalo NY tied up traffic in six inches of slush. (David Ludlum) October 24, 1947 The Bar Harbor holocaust occurred in Maine when forest fires consumed homes and a medical research institute. The fires claimed 17 lives, and caused thirty million dollars damage. (David Ludlum) October 24, 1951 Sacramento, CA, reported a barometric pressure of 29.42 inches, to establish a record for October. (The Weather Channel) October 24, 1969 Unseasonably cold air gripped the northeastern U.S. Lows of 10 degrees at Concord, NH, and 6 degrees at Albany NY established October records. (The Weather Channel) October 24, 1987 Snow fell across northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin overnight, with five inches reported at Poplar Lake MN and Gunflint Trail MN. Thunderstorm rains caused flash flooding in south central Arizona, with street flooding reported around Las Vegas NV. Strong northwesterly winds gusting to 50 mph downed some trees and power lines in western Pennsylvania and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 24, 1988 Strong winds circulating around a deep low pressure centered produced snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region, with six inches reported at Ironwood MI. Wind gusts to 80 mph were reported at State College PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 24, 1989 A storm in the western U.S. produced up to three feet of snow in the mountains around Lake Tahoe, with 21 inches reported at Donner Summit. Thunderstorms in northern California produced 3.36 inches of rain at Redding to establish a 24 hour record for October, and bring their rainfall total for the month to a record 5.11 inches. Chiefly "Indian Summer" type weather prevailed across the rest of the nation. Fifteen cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the 70's and 80's. Record highs included 74 degrees at International Falls MN, and 86 degrees at Yankton SD. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 24, 2005 Hurricane Wilma reached the U.S. coastline near Everglades City in Florida with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph. The hurricane accelerated across south Florida and the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area, exiting the coast later the same day. There were 10 fatalities in Florida, and nearly 6 million people lost power, the most widespread power outage in Florida history. Preliminary estimates of insured losses in Florida were over $6 billion, while uninsured losses were over $12 billion. October 24, 2008 A gravity wave developed on the back edge of a large area of light to moderate rain as it was moving into the eastern portions of central and south Georgia. Wind gusts likely reached or exceeded 60 MPH in Bibb County, which experienced the most extensive damage during this event. Windows were blown out of restaurants in downtown Macon and garage doors were blown in. Approximately 10,000 residents, mostly in the Bloomfield and north Macon area, were left without power for several hours during the event. (NWS Atlanta) Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points Southeast Temperatures TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast View the full article
  4. October 23, 1761 A hurricane struck southeastern New England. It was the most violent in thirty years. Thousands of trees blocked roads in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. (David Ludlum) October 23, 1843 "Indian Summer" was routed by cold and snow that brought sleighing from the Poconos to Vermont. A foot of snow blanketed Haverhill NH and Newberry VT, and 18 to 24 inches were reported in some of the higher elevations. Snow stayed on the ground until the next spring. (22nd-23rd) (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) (The Weather Channel) October 23, 1984 A F-1 tornado touched down in New Salem (Dade County). Two barns were destroyed, two vehicles were overturned and several trees were downed. (NWS Atlanta) October 23, 1987 Thirteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. It marked the sixth record low of the month for Greer SC and Columbia SC, and the ninth of the month for Montgomery AL. Showers and thunderstorms deluged Corpus Christi TX with five inches of rain. Winnemucca NV reported their first measurable rain in ninety-two days, while Yakima WA reported a record 96 days in a row without measurable rainfall. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) October 23, 1988 Denver, CO, reported their first freeze of the autumn, and Chicago, IL, reported their first snow. In Texas, afternoon highs of 93 degrees at Austin and San Antonio were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary) October 23, 1989 A storm moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain and high winds to the Central Pacific Coast Region. High winds in Nevada gusted to 67 mph at Reno, and thunderstorms around Redding CA produced wind gusts to 66 mph. Locally heavy rains in the San Francisco area caused numerous mudslides, adding insult to injury for earthquake victims. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 23, 2007 Severe thunderstorms struck Bartow County. A church pavilion that was under construction was damaged by thunderstorm winds. This damage was estimated at $10,000. (NWS Atlanta) Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points Southeast Temperatures TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta Blairsville Dalton View the full article
  5. 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 travels via telephone wiring. (The Weather Channel) October 22, 1987 Yakutat, AK, surpassed their previous all-time yearly precipitation total of 190 inches. Monthly records were set in June with 17 inches, in September with 70 inches, and in October with more than 40 inches. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987) Twenty-two cities in the eastern U.S., most of them in the southeast states, reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of 30 degrees at Athens GA, 28 degrees at Birmingham AL, and 23 degrees at Pinson AL, were the coldest of record for so early in the season. (The National Weather Summary) Showers produced heavy rain in southern California, with amounts ranging up to five inches at Blue Jay. Flash flooding resulted in two deaths, ten injuries, and more than a million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 22, 1988 A "nor'easter" swept across the coast of New England. Winds gusted to 75 mph, and large waves and high tides caused extensive shoreline flooding. A heavy wet snow blanketed much of eastern New York State, with a foot of snow reported in Lewis County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 22, 1989 A storm system moving out of the Gulf of Alaska brought rain to the Northern and Central Pacific Coast Region, with snow in some of the mountains of Oregon, and wind gusts to 60 mph along the Oregon coast. Six cities in Florida reported record low temperatures for the date, including Tallahassee with a reading of 34 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 22, 1994 Heavy rain fell across northwest Georgia. One to three inches of rain fell in Floyd County and caused minor flooding on Old Rockmart Road. A house on this road became surrounded with water; however water did not make it into the home. (NWS Atlanta) Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points Southeast Temperatures TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta Blairsville Dalton View the full article
  6. October 21, 1934 A severe windstorm lashed the northern Pacific coast. In Washington State, the storm claimed the lives of 22 persons, and caused 1.7 million dollars damage, mostly to timber. Winds, gusting to 87 mph at North Head WA, produced waves twenty feet high. (David Ludlum) October 21, 1957 The second in a series of unusual October storms hit southern California causing widespread thunderstorms. Santa Maria was drenched with 1.13 inches of rain in two hours. Hail drifted to 18 inches in East Los Angeles. Waterspouts were sighted off Point Mugu and Oceanside. (20th-21st) (The Weather Channel) October 21, 1987 Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at Valentine NE, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen SD. Temperatures warmed rapidly during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland KS warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) October 21, 1988 Joan, the last hurricane of the season, neared the coast of Nicaragua packing 125 mph winds. Joan claimed more than 200 lives as she moved over Central America, and total damage approached 1.5 billion dollars. Crossing more than 40 degrees of longitude, Hurricane Joan never strayed even one degree from the 12 degree north parallel. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 21, 1989 Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico AR with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach FL with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came to an end, but not before leaving Marquette MI buried under 12.7 inches of snow, a record 24 hour total for October. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points Southeast Temperatures TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta Blairsville Dalton View the full article
  7. October 20, 1770 An exceedingly great storm struck eastern New England causing extensive coastal damage from Massachusetts to Maine, and the highest tide in 47 years. (David Ludlum) October 20, 1983 Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Tico caused extensive flooding in central and south central Oklahoma. Oklahoma City set daily rainfall records with 1.45 inch on the 19th, and 6.28 inches on the 20th. (17th-21st) (The Weather Channel) October 20, 1987 Cold arctic air invaded the Upper Midwest, and squalls in the Lake Superior snowbelt produced heavy snow in eastern Ashland County and northern Iron County of Wisconsin. Totals ranged up to 18 inches at Mellen. In the western U.S., the record high of 69 degrees at Seattle WA was their twenty-fifth of the year, their highest number of record highs for any given year. Bakersfield CA reported a record 146 days in a row with daily highs 80 degrees or above. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 20, 1988 Unseasonably warm weather continued in the western U.S. In California, afternoon highs of 96 degrees at Redding and Red Bluff were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary) October 20, 1989 Forty-nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date as readings dipped into the 20's and 30's across much of the south central and southeastern U.S. Lows of 32 degrees at Lake Charles LA and 42 degrees at Lakeland FL were records for October, and Little Rock AR reported their earliest freeze of record. Snow blanketed the higher elevations of Georgia and the Carolina's. Melbourne FL dipped to 47 degrees shortly before midnight to surpass the record low established that morning. Showers and thunderstorms brought heavy rain to parts of the northeastern U.S. Autumn leaves on the ground clogged drains and ditches causing flooding. Up to 4.10 inches of rain soaked southern Vermont in three days. Flood waters washed 600 feet of railroad track, resulting in a train derailment. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data) October 20, 2016 A record high temperature for this date in Atlanta was set at 88°F. The average high is 72°F. (NWS Atlanta) Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points Southeast Temperatures TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta Blairsville Dalton View the full article
  8. October 19, 1844 The famous "Lower Great Lakes Storm" occurred. Southwesterly winds were at hurricane force for five hours, driving lake waters into downtown Buffalo NY. The storm drowned 200 persons. (David Ludlum) October 19, 1961 Rain changed to a record early season, heavy wet snow over the southern mountains of West Virginia. Leaves were still on trees, resulting in the worst forest disaster since the fires of 1952 and 953. One to two feet of snow fell near Summersville and Richwood. (19th-20th) (The Weather Channel) October 19, 1976 A record low temperature for this date in Atlanta was set at 35°F. The normal low is 51°F. (NWS Atlanta) October 19, 1984 Thunderstorms deluged the town of Odem, TX (located 15 miles northwest of Corpus Christi) with 25 inches of rain in just three and a half hours. Most businesses in Odem were flooded, as were 1000 homes in nearby Sinton. (The Weather Channel) October 19, 1987 A cold front brought rainshowers to parts of the central U.S., and ushered cool Canadian air into the Great Plains Region. Daytime highs were only in the 30s in North Dakota and eastern Montana. (The National Weather Summary) October 19, 1988 Thunderstorms produced high winds in eastern Colorado, with gusts to 63 mph reported at La Junta. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary) October 19, 1989 Record breaking snows fell across northern and central Indiana. Totals ranged up to 10.5 inches at Kokomo, and 9.3 inches was reported at Indianapolis. The 8.8 inch total at South Bend was a record for the month as a whole. Up to seven inches of snow fell in extreme southern Lower Michigan, and up to six inches fell in southwestern Ohio. The heavy wet snow downed many trees and power lines. Half the city of Cincinnati OH was without electricity during the morning hours. Temperatures dipped below freezing across much of the Great Plains Region. Twenty cities, including fourteen in Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date. North Platte NE reported a record low of 11 degrees. In Florida, four cities reported record high temperatures for the date. The record high of 92 degrees at Miami also marked a record fourteen days of 90 degree weather in October, and 116 such days for the year. Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Southeast Temperatures TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta Blairsville Dalton View the full article
  9. October 18, 1906 A hurricane struck South Florida drowning 124 persons stranded in the Florida Keys. (David Ludlum) October 18, 1910 Northeasterly winds as high as 70 mph (from a hurricane moving northward up the Florida peninsula) carried water out of Tampa Bay and the Hillsboro River. The water level lowered to nine feet below mean low water. Forty ships were grounded. (The Weather Channel) October 18, 1930 A big early season lake effect snowburst on the lee shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario produced 47 inches at Governeur NY and 48 inches just south of Buffalo. (David Ludlum) October 18, 1987 Thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced golf ball size hail at Atlanta, along with wind gusts to 86 mph, and four inches of rain. Damage from the storm was estimated at more than a million dollars. Sunny and mild weather continued across much of the rest of the nation. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 18, 1988 Eight cities in the southwestern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Red Bluff CA with a reading of 96 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) October 18, 1989 Unseasonably cold air began to invade the central and eastern U.S. Light snow fell across northern Maine, and snow was also reported in the Great Lakes Region, including the Chicago area. Bismarck ND was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 9 degrees above zero. Five cities in Florida reported record high readings for the date, as temperatures warmed above 80 degrees. Miami FL reported a record high of 90 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) October 18, 1993 Lightning struck and knocked out a high voltage arrestor in Summerville (Chattooga County) knocking out power for over 8,300 Georgia Power customers. In Roswell (Fulton County), a 16 year old boy was critically injured when struck by lightning in the chest while mowing a lawn. (NWS Atlanta) October 18, 2005 With the formation of Hurricane Wilma, the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season tied the record for the most named storms for any season (21 storms in 1933), and also tied the record for the most hurricanes in a single season (12 in 1969). Wilma peaked at category-5 intensity on the 19th, with a minimum central pressure falling to 882 millibars (26.05 inches of mercury), the lowest pressure ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. Wilma also became the most rapidly-intensifying storm on record, with a maximum-sustained surface wind speed increase of 105 mph in a 24-hour period. Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta Blairsville Dalton View the full article
  10. 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. The hurricane packs winded to 122 mph, with gusts to 150 mph. Hurricane King then moved up the Florida peninsula to Georgia. Four persons were killed and damage was 28 million dollars. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) October 17, 1971 Great balls of fire were observed just ahead of a tornado moving down the main street of Wray CO. However, little other electrical activity accompanied the storm. Nine persons were injured in the tornado, all at a trailer court at the edge of town. (The Weather Channel) October 17, 1984 A snowstorm struck northern Utah producing a record 18 inches in 24 hours at Salt Lake City, and 40 inches at the nearby Alta Ski Resort. The town of Magna, located ten miles west of Salt Lake City, did not receive any snow at all. The storm was responsible for a fifty vehicle pile-up along Interstate 15 near Farmington UT. (Storm Data) October 17, 1987 It was a great day for an Oktoberfest, or to enjoy the colors of autumn, as much of the nation enjoyed sunny and mild weather. Columbia SC dipped to 34 degrees, marking their third morning in a row of record cold. Bakersfield CA reached 80 degrees for the 143rd day in a row to break a record established in 1940. (The National Weather Summary) October 17, 1988 Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Middle Mississippi Valley and the Lower Ohio Valley. Severe thunderstorms spawned three tornadoes in Indiana, including one which injured four persons. Strong thunderstorm winds at Connerville IND caused three million dollars damage. Thunderstorms in Illinois produced hail two inches in diameter Colfax. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) October 17, 1989 Showers and thunderstorms representing the remnants of Hurricane Jerry deluged southeast Kentucky with four to six inches of rain in 18 to 24 hours, resulting in widespread flash flooding. Flooding resulted in more than five million dollars damage. Temperatures again warmed into the 80s and lower 90s in the southeastern U.S. Lakeland FL and Orlando FL reported record highs of 95 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) Data courtesy of WeatherForYou TODAY'S WEATHER SUMMARY Today's Weather Map Today's Climate Records and Averages Astronomical Information for Today - Accurate for Gwinnett County GA 5:00 AM TEMPS AND DEW POINTS Temperatures 24 Hour Temperature Change Dew Points TODAY'S FORECAST TEMPERATURES High Temps Low Temps TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES High Temp Anomalies Low Temp Anomalies WIND Max Wind Speed Max Wind Gust PRECIPITATION WPC - 24 Hour Precipitation Forecast WPC - 7 Day Precipitation Forecast EURO ENSEMBLE 15 DAY TEMPERATURE OUTLOOK Lawrenceville Atlanta Blairsville Dalton View the full article
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