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post Nov 6 2008, 04:02 PM
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November 6

MN History
1947 Snowstorm moves through state with high winds: causes a million dollars in
damage.

1993 Heavy lake effect snow over eastern portion of Lake of the Woods. 3-4 inches
around Baudette.

U.S. History
# 1951 - Snow fell from the Texas panhandle to the Lower Great Lakes, leaving record totals of 12.5 inches at Saint Louis MO, and 14.1 inches at Springfield MO. Other heavier snowfall totals included 20 inches at Nevada MO, 13.5 inches at Sedan KS, 13 inches at Decature IL, and 10 inches at Alva OK. In the Saint Louis area, up to 20 inches was reported in Washington County. (5th- 6th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - High winds in the northeastern U.S., turning a recent warm spell into a distant memory, gusted to 63 mph at Rhode Island. Squalls resulting from the high winds produced five inches of snow at Marquette MI and seven inches at Rome NY. A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy snow to some of the higher elevations of Arizona, Colorado and Utah. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - A powerful low pressure system over the Great Lakes Region continued to produce snow across parts of the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes Region. Snowfall totals along the shore of Lake Superior reached 24 inches, with three feet of snow reported in the Porcupine Mountain area of Upper Michigan. Marquette MI established a November record with 17.3 inches of snow in 24 hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the south central and southeastern U.S. Nine cities from Florida to Oklahoma and Texas reported record high temperatures for the date as readings warmed into the 80s. The high of 89 degrees at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in Texas equalled their record for November. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 2005 - Severe thunderstorms produced a deadly tornado near Evansville, Indiana during the early morning hours of November 6. There were 23 fatalities from the tornado, with 19 of the deaths occurring in the Eastbrook Mobile Home Park located just to the southeast of the city (Associated Press). It was Indiana's deadliest tornado since the Super Outbreak on April 3, 1974.

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# 1953 - Early east coast snow storm dumps 27 inches of snow in Pennsylvania mountains and wind gusts of 98 mph at Block Island, RI. Other snowfall totals -- Philadelphia 8 inches, Washington DC 4 inches, Richmond VA 3 inches.

# 1961 - Strong Santa Ana winds in Southern California fanned fires that burned many homes in the Brentwood and Bel Air areas.

# 1977 - 5 to 9 inches of rain caused an earthen dam above the town of Toccoa, Georgia to burst during the pre-dawn hours of a Sunday morning, flooding the town and killing 37 people. The Toccoa Falls Bible College was flooded and several people perished there. There were many bridge and road washouts in North Georgia during the event, including 18 in Madison County GA alone.

# 1994 - San Francisco sets 24 hour rainfall record with 6.19 inches.




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post Nov 7 2008, 12:03 PM
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November 7

MN History
1844 Large prairie fire at Ft. Snelling, more fires later on in the week.

U.S. History
# 1940 - The Galloping Gertie bridge at Tacoma, WA, collapsed in strong winds resulting in a six million dollar loss, just four months after the grand opening of the new bridge. The winds caused the evenly sized spans of the bridge to begin to vibrate until the central one finally collapsed. From that point on bridges were constructed with spans of varying size. (David Ludlum)

# 1951 - At 7 AM a blinding flash, a huge ball of fire, and a terrific roar occurred over parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, caused by a disintegrating meteor. Windows were broken in and near Hinton OK by the concussion. (The Weather Channel)

# 1986 - An early season blizzard struck the Northern Plains Region. North Dakota took the brunt of the storm with wind gusts to 70 mph, and snowfall totals ranged up to 25 inches at Devils Lake. (Storm Data)

# 1987 - Heavy snow fell across parts of eastern New York State overnight, with twelve inches reported at the town of Piseco, located in the Mohawk Valley. A storm in the southwestern U.S. left nine inches of snow at the Winter Park ski resort in Colorado. Smoke from forest fires reduced visibilities to less than a mile at some locations from North Carolina to Ohio and Pennsylvania. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Unseasonably warm weather continued across the state of Texas. Seven cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Waco and Del Rio with readings of 92 degrees. McAllen was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 96 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Shortly after daybreak strong thunderstorms developed over a narrow, but almost stationary, east-west band across New Orleans, in southeastern Louisiana. As a result, heavy rains persisted over the same area until mid afternoon before tapering off, and triggered flash flooding across a five county area. Eight to twelve inch rains deluged the area between 9 AM and 6 PM, and totals for the 48 hour period ending at 7 AM on the 8th ranged up to 19.78 inches, between Lake Lexy and Lake Borgne. Approximately 6000 homes in the area reported water damage. The rainfall total for November of 19.81 inches at New Orleans was their highest total for any given month of the year. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1943 - Early snowstorm drops up to 2 feet of snow over Minnesota and South Dakota. In eastern South Dakota a million thanksgiving turkeys are smothered by the heavy snowfall.

# 1986 - New Orleans LA recorded its highest November temperature ever with a reading of 86 degrees.

# 1989 - Tumbleweeds piled up in drifts 14 feet high near Mobridge SD behind a cold front.

# 1996 - Heavy rains across Hawaii were the result of rare southerly winds that block the usual northeasterly trade winds and allow humid air to move across the state from the south.

# 1999 - Unusual November heat across the nation's mid-section. 85 in Winner SD, 81 in Rapid City SD, 78 in Bismarck ND and 78 in Minot ND all were records for November at those locations. Astoria OR set a record for the date at midnight with a reading of 65 degrees. Temperatures were running 25-30 degrees above normal over a large area from Nebraska to North Dakota and Minnesota.




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post Nov 11 2008, 10:52 AM
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Been deer hunting, so haven't been posting. I'll post when I can during the next couple weeks as deer season is 16 days long. And will post all the days that I missed.

November 8

MN History
1870 First storm warning issued for Great Lakes by the U.S. Army.

1943 Severe ice storm in the Twin Cities, and heavy snow over southwest Minnesota.
One person died in St. Paul as a trolley car slid off the tracks and hit a pole. A
Minneapolis man died shoveling snow. Many telephone poles down due to the ice. Places
like Worthington, Windom, and Marshall saw 14 to 16 inches of snow.

1999 November Heat Wave. Temperatures in the 70's and 80's in Minnesota with
records shattered in many places. The Twin Cites had 73 degrees. Canby saw 82.

U.S. History
# 1943 - An early season snowstorm raged across eastern South Dakota and Minnesota into northern Wisconsin. The storm produced 22 inches of snow at Fairbult and Marshall MN, 20 inches at Redwood Falls MN, and 10.1 inches at Minneapolis. Drifts fifteen feet high were reported in Cottonwood County MN. The storm produced up to two feet of snow in South Dakota smothering a million Thanksgiving day turkeys. (6th-8th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1953 - Residents of New York City suffered through ten days of smog resulting in 200 deaths. (The Weather Channel)

# 1966 - The temperature in downtown San Francisco reached a November record of 86 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms over Texas produced locally heavy rains in the Hill Country, with 3.50 inches reported at Lakeway, and 3.72 inches reported at Anderson Mill. Thunderstorms over Louisiana produced hail an inch in diameter at Clay and at Provencial. Blustery northwest winds, ushering cold air into western Kansas and into northwest Texas, gusted to 46 mph at Hill City KS. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Fair weather prevailed across much of the nation for Election Day. Midland TX equalled their record for November with an afternoon high of 89 degrees, and the record high of 87 degrees at Roswell NM was their fifth in eight days. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along and ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from northern Louisiana into central Georgia. Thunderstorms spawned three tornadoes, and there were sixty-four reports of large hail or damaging winds. A late afternoon thunderstorm in central Georgia spawned a tornado which killed one person and injured eight others at Pineview. Late afternoon thunderstorms in central Mississippi produced baseball size hail around Jackson, and wind gusts to 70 mph Walnut Grove. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1914 - It finally rained on this date in Bagdad, California, breaking an incredible rain-free streak of 767 days, the U.S. record!

# 1986 - Wind gust of 124 mph sets Utah record on 11,000 ft. Hidden Peak near Snowbird.

# 1986 - 25 inches of snow in North Dakota as the state is blasted by one of its worst ever November storms. Winds gusted to 70 mph.

# 1991 - Iowa finished its coldest first week of November in history as temperatures averaged nearly 25 degrees below normal for the week.

# 1992 - Rare thunderstorm at St. Paul Island off the Alaskan Coast.

# 1999 - 85 record high temperatures fell across the Midwest as Indian Summer weather was felt across the region. Many locations set new high temperature records for the month of November, not just for the date, including Valetine NE, where the mercury topped out at 86 degrees. Other records included 82 in Omaha NE and 86 in Huron SD. Pierre SD was the nation's hot spot, with a high of 87 degrees that was a record for November. For the second day in a row, Winner SD set a new November record.



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post Nov 11 2008, 10:57 AM
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November 9

MN History
1850 Sky darkened at Ft. Snelling due to prairie fires.

1977 A foot of snow falls in Western Minnesota. I-94 is tied up.

U.S. History
# 1913 - The "freshwater fury", a rapidly deepening cyclone, caused unpredicted gales on the Great Lakes. Eight large ore carriers on Lake Erie sank drowning 270 sailors. Cleveland OH reported 17.4 inches of snow in 24 hours, and a total of 22.2 inches, both all-time records for that location. During the storm, winds at Cleveland averaged 50 mph, with gusts to 79 mph. The storm produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Buffalo NY, and buried Pickens WV under three feet of snow. (9th-11th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1982 - Seven tornadoes touched down in southern California, three of which began as waterspouts. The waterspouts moved ashore at Point Mugu, Malibu, and Long Beach. The Long Beach tornado traveled inland ten miles causing much damage. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Showers and gusty winds associated with a cold front helped extinguish forest fires in the Appalachian Region and clear out smoke in the eastern U.S. Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains from eastern Texas to the Tennessee Valley. Longview TX received 3.12 inches of rain, including two inches in two hours, Tupelo MS was soaked with 2.80 inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a strong cold front produced severe weather from eastern Oklahoma to central Indiana. Hail more than two inches in diameter was reported around Tulsa OK. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - High winds prevailed along the eastern slopes of the Rockies from the afternoon of the 8th into the early morning hours of the 9th. Winds of 50 to 80 mph prevailed across the northwest chinook area of Wyoming, with gusts to 100 mph. Winds in Colorado gusted to 97 mph at Fritz Peak (located near Rollinsville) the evening of the 8th, and early in the morning on the 9th, gusted to 78 mph west of Fort Collins. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1996 - The Veteran's Day storm of November 9-14, 1996 may be the most severe early season lake effect snow (LES) storm the Great Lakes has witnessed in the past fifty years. At the height of the storm, over 160,000 customers were without power in Greater Cleveland alone, as the storm produced isolated snowfall tallies approaching 70". As usual with these LES events, the Veteran's Day storm battered snowbelt communities downwind of each of the Great Lakes while nearby towns went unscathed. (University of Illimois WW2010)

...and more History
# 1864 - Tornado struck ferry on Mississippi River near Chester IL. 4 people died in the town.

# 1926 - 14 people were killed in an F3 tornado at a school in La Plata MD that struck about 3pm. The tornado's path length was 18 miles from near La Plata to Cedarville MD. The building was lifted, blown into a grove of trees and destroyed. Desks were found 7 miles away and other debris as far as 50 miles away. One child's body was blown 300 yards. Papers from the school were found 36 miles away at Bowie.

# 1998 - Tremendous storm system moves across the Plains states on the 9th and 10th, producing record low barometric pressure readings across parts of Iowa (28.54 inches) and Minnesota (28.43 inches). The storm, one of the strongest on record in the Midwest, was reminiscent of the storm that caused the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

# 1999 - More record warmth across the Midwest. For the third day in a row, un-November like weather treated residents of the Midwest. Some of the record highs included Green Bay WI with 74 degrees and Marquette MI with 73. The Marquette high was also a record for November.




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post Nov 11 2008, 11:05 AM
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November 10

MN History
1913 Severe windstorm on Lake Superior. Three ships lost. Winds were clocked at 62
mph at Duluth.

1998 What was called a "Land Hurricane" hit Minnesota. The lowest measured pressure
ever for the state was 28.43 at Austin and Albert Lea. 10 inches of snow fell at Madison,
MN and St. Cloud State University had a gust of 64 mph.

1999 Pea-sized hail up to four inches deep piled up in Eden Prairie. The hail and
torrential rains forced drivers off the road in Bloomington.

U.S. History
# 1915 - An unusually late season tornado struck the central Kansas town of Great Bend killing eleven persons along its 35 mile track. The tornado destroyed 160 homes in Great Bend killing 11 persons and causing a million dollars damage. Hundreds of dead ducks dropped from the sky northeast of the track's end. (The Weather Channel)

# 1975 - Another "freshwater fury" hit the Great Lakes. A large ore carrier on Lake Superior, the Edmund Fitzgerald, sank near Crisp Point with the loss of its crew of 29 men. Eastern Upper Michigan and coastal Lower Michigan were hardest hit by the storm, which produced wind gusts to 71 at Sault Ste Marie MI, and gusts to 78 mph at Grand Rapids MI. Severe land and road erosion occurred along the Lake Michigan shoreline. A popular hit song by Gordon Lightfoot was inspired by the storm. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - A cold front brought snow to the Appalachian Region and freezing temperatures to the central U.S. Up to nine inches of snow blanketed Garrett County of extreme western Maryland. Freezing temperatures were reported as far south as El Paso TX and San Angelo TX. Gale force winds lashed the Middle Atlantic Coast and the coast of southern New England. Thunderstorms brought fire quenching rains to Alabama, and produced large hail and damaging winds to eastern North Carolina. Ahead of the cold front, seven cities in Florida and Georgia reported record high temperatures for the date as readings warmed into the 80s. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Strong winds circulating around a deep low pressure system in southeastern Ontario buffeted the northeastern U.S., with the Lower Great Lakes Region hardest hit. Winds in western New York State gusted to 68 mph at Buffalo, to 69 mph at Niagra Falls, and to 78 mph at Brockport. Four persons were injured at Rome NY when a tree was blown onto their car. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Strong southwesterly winds prevailed along the eastern slopes of the Rockies in Montana and Wyoming. Winds of 80 to 90 mph prevailed across the northwest chinook zone of Montana, with gusts to 112 mph. Unseasonably warm weather accompanied the high winds. Shortly after midnight the temperature at Kalispell, MT, reached a record 59 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Windy and wet weather prevailed across Washington State. Strong southerly winds gusted to 70 mph at Rattlesnake Ridge, near Hanford. Six rivers in western Washington State rose above flood stage between the 9th and the 11th of the month, following eight days of moderate to heavy rain. Rainfall over the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains between the 3rd and the 10th ranged from 14 to 24 inches. High freezing levels also caused the early snowpack to melt, adding to the runoff in the rain-swollen rivers. Damage was heaviest in Whatcom County, where the Nooksack River caused nearly six million dollars damage, mostly to roads and bridges. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 2002 - Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front and produced a widespread outbreak of severe weather including many tornadoes. The worst tornado damage was concentrated in Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama. A tornado rated as F-4 on the Fujita Scale struck Van Wert county in Ohio. In Tennessee, the community of Mossy Grove was nearly destroyed by a mile-wide tornado that claimed 12 lives (ENS). A major outbreak of severe weather and tornadoes occurred across the U.S. Tennessee and Ohio valley region on November 10-11, 2002, producing damage in 13 states. A total of 75 tornadoes touched down on Sunday 10th, resulting in at least 36 deaths (ENS).

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# 1835 - The Great Lakes are plagued by frequent November storms that move across the area, augmented by the heat and moisture from the lakes, which are warm relative to the colder air. On this date, a Great Lakes storm struck with devastating effect. 19 ships were sunk and 254 sailors drowned.

# 1989 - Wind gusts to 112 mph occur in Montana as strong Chinook winds blow across the Rockies. Warm weather accompanied the winds with Kallispel, MT reaching 59 at midnight.

# 1990 - A strong F2 tornado touched down on Hatteras Island in North Carolina and winds gusted to 78 mph at the airport.

# 1995 - The afternoon high at Oklahoma City OK was a toasty 83 degrees, but by late evening, over an inch of snow lay on the ground. Friday night football games were played in heavy snow that reduced visibilities to less than the length of a football field.

# 1998 - Twenty three years to the day after the storm that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald, another "superstorm" across the upper Midwest roared to life and took a similar path to its infamous predecessor. Winds gusted to 95 mph on Mackinac Island, MI. Waves on Lake Michigan ran as high as 20 feet. A state record low pressure was measured at Austin and Albert Lea MN with 28.43 inches.

# 1999 - Record high temperatures moved eastward to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. A scattering of record high temperatures were measured, including 75 at BWI airport in Baltimore and 76 in Atlantic City NJ.



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post Nov 11 2008, 11:13 AM
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November 11

MN History
1940 Great Armistice Day Blizzard. 49 people died in Minnesota. Food dropped by Pilot
Max Conrad saved stranded hunters. Barometer fell to 28.66 inches at Duluth. Some
roads were so badly blocked with snow they weren't opened until Nov. 22.

U.S. History
# 1911 - The central U.S. experienced perhaps its most dramatic cold wave of record. During the early morning temperatures across the Central Plains ranged from 68 degrees at Kansas City to 4 above North Platte NE. In Kansas City, the temperature warmed to a record 76 degrees by late morning before the arctic front moved in from the northwest. Skies become overcast, winds shifted to the northwest, and the mercury began to plummet. By early afternoon it was cold enough to snow, and by midnight the temperature had dipped to a record cold reading of 11 degrees above zero. Oklahoma City also established a record high of 83 degrees and record low of 17 degrees that same day. In southeastern Kansas, the temperature at Independence plunged from 83 degrees to 33 degrees in just one hour. The arctic cold front produced severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the Mississippi Valley, a blizzard in the Ohio Valley, and a dust storm in Oklahoma. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel) (The Kansas City Weather Almanac)

# 1940 - An Armistice Day storm raged across the Great Lakes Region and the Upper Midwest. A blizzard left 49 dead in Minnesota, and gales on Lake Michigan caused ship wrecks resulting in another 59 deaths. Up to seventeen inches of snow fell in Iowa, and at Duluth MN the barometric pressure reached 28.66 inches. The blizzard claimed a total of 154 lives, and killed thousands of cattle in Iowa. Whole towns were isolated by huge snowdrifts. (David Ludlum)

# 1955 - An early arctic outbreak set many November temperature records across Oregon and Washington. The severe cold damaged shrubs and fruit trees. Readings plunged to near zero in western Washington, and dipped to 19 degrees below zero in the eastern part of the state. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - A deepening low pressure system brought heavy snow to the east central U.S. The Veteran's Day storm produced up to 17 inches of snow in the Washington D.C. area snarling traffic and closing schools and airports. Afternoon thunderstorms produced five inches of snow in three hours. Gale force winds lashed the Middle and Northern Atlantic Coast. Norfolk VA reported their earliest measurable snow in 99 years of records. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Low pressure brought snow to parts of the Rocky Mountain Region. Totals in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado ranged up to 10 inches at Summitville. Evening thunderstorms produced large hail in central Oklahoma and north central Texas. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Veteran's Day was an unseasonably warm one across much of the nation east of the Rockies. Temperatures warmed into the 70s and 80s from the Southern and Central Plains to the southern half of the Atlantic coast. Thirty-four cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Saint Louis MO with a reading of 85 degrees. Calico AR and Gilbert AR reported record highs of 87 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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# 1990 - An extremely unusual F4 tornado struck Mobara, Japan, causing severe damage. 60 people were injured.

# 1991 - Large hail to the size of golfballs fell in Connecticut during the predawn hours.

# 1996 - Heavy snows across the Great Lakes. Cleveland, Erie and Syracuse blanketed under amazing snowfall totals caused by lake effect snows. 3 days storm totals included 68.9 inches at Chardon OH, 54.8 inches at Edinboro PA and 50 inches at Shaker Heights OH. 41 inches fell at Erie (city) and 27 inches at the Erie Airport. 20.8 inches fell at Cleveland. Syracuse is the snowiest big city on average in the lower 48 states with about 112 inches per year of the white stuff.

# 1999 - High temperature records continued to fall across the Central and Western United States. Several spectators at the Veteran's Day Parade in Dallas had to be treated for heat exhaustion!




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November 12

MN History
1933 Duststorm hits Southwest Minnesota, while a blizzard rages in the Northwest.

1940 Temperatures fall below zero across Minnesota from being in the 60's the day
before.

U.S. History
# 1906 - The mercury soared to 106 degrees at Craftonville, CA, a November record for the U.S. (The Weather Channel)

# 1959 - Between Noon on the 11th and Noon on the 12th, a winter storm buried Helena, MT, under 21.5 inches of snow, which surpassed their previous 24 hour record by seven inches. (The Weather Channel)

# 1968 - A severe coastal storm produced high winds and record early snows from Georgia to Maine. Winds reached 90 mph in Massachusetts, and ten inches of snow blanketed interior Maine. (David Ludlum)

# 1974 - A great Alaska storm in the Bering Sea caused the worst coastal flooding of memory at Nome AK with a tide of 13.2 feet. The flooding caused 12 million dollars damage, however no lives are lost. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Heavy snow spread across much of New England. Totals in Massachusetts ranged up to 14 inches in Plymouth County. The seven inch total at the Logan Airport in Boston was their highest of record for so early in the season, and the 9.7 inch total at Providence RI was a record for November. Roads were clogged with traffic and made impassable as snowplow operators were caught unprepared for the early season snowstorm. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather in the Lower Mississippi Valley during the afternoon and early evening hours. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Bovina MS. Morning thunderstorms drenched Atlanta TX with more than four inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Thirty-three cities reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the 70s and 80s from the Southern and Central Plains to the Southern and Middle Atlantic Coast Region. The afternoon high of 80 degrees at Scottsbluff NE was a record for November, and highs of 76 degrees at Rapid City SD and 81 degrees at Chattanooga TN were the warmest of record for so late in the season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 2003 - Thunderstorms developed in southern California and produced torrential downpours across parts of the Los Angeles area. More than 5 inches of rain fell in just 2 hours in southern Los Angeles, producing severe urban flooding. Small hail also accompanied the storms, accumulating several inches deep in some areas of the city. Nearly 115,000 electrical customers lost power as the storms affected the area (Associated Press).

...and more History
# 1970 - The infamous "Bangladesh Cyclone" of 1970 strikes the Bay of Bengal of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). Tropical cyclones in the Indian Ocean are called cyclones. An estimated 300,000 persons were killed as a wall of water 20 feet high swept across the low islands and settlements in the Ganges Delta.

# 1980 - A rain band from Hurricane Jeannie dropped 23.38 inches of rain in 24 hours at Key West, Florida for an all-time 24 hour record.

# 1990 - 14 typhoons hit the Philippines in 1990. Late season Typhoon Mike was the worst, striking n this date with winds of up to 144 mph. 436 people perished in the storm.

# 1992 - Intense low pressure over Canada brought high winds across the Great Lakes to the Northeast on the 11th and 12th. The intense winds created a 3 foot seiche on Lake Erie.

# 1998 - Heavy rains in Texas plagued many of the same areas that had been struck by severe flooding in late October. 8.44 inches of rain fell between the 12th and 14th in Victoria TX, adding to their monthly total of 10.11 inches which established a new November record. The San Bernard River surged to a record flood stage of 24.7 feet, five feet above the pervious record stage.

# 1999 - Record warmth in parts of the West made lots of people happy, but not the ski resorts. The World Cup races at Park City UT had to be moved because of a lack of snow. More records were set on this date, including 81 at Sheridan WY, which was an all-time November record for that location. Other all-time November records were set at Pendleton OR (80), Glasgow MT (79), Lweiston ID (77), and Missoula MT (71).



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November 13

MN History
1938 Snowstorm across Northern Minnesota. Barometer falls to 29.31 in Duluth.

1986 By this time lakes had froze over as far south as Winona.

U.S. History
# 1933 - The first dust storm of the great dust bowl era of the 1930s occurred. The dust storm, which had spread from Montana to the Ohio Valley the day before, prevailed from Georgia to Maine resulting in a black rain over New York and a brown snow in Vermont. Parts of South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa reported zero visibility on the 12th. On the 13th, dust reduced the visibility to half a mile in Tennessee. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1946 - General Electric scientists produced snow in the Massachusetts Berkshires in the first modern day cloud seeding experiment. (The Weather Channel)

# 1953 - Strong southeasterly winds associated with a Pacific cold front reached 70 mph at Sacramento CA to equal their all-time record. The previous record had been established in a similar weather pattern on December 12th of the previous year. (The Weather Channel)

# 1981 - A powerful cyclone brought high winds to Washington State and Oregon. The cyclone, which formed about 1000 miles west of San Francisco, intensified rapidly as it approached the Oregon coast with the central pressure reaching 28.22 inches (956 millibars). A wind trace from the Whiskey Run Turbine Site, about 12 miles south of Coos Bay in Oregon, showed peak gusts to 97 mph fifty feet above ground level. The wind caused widespread damage in Washington and Oregon, with 12 deaths reported. As much as four feet of snow fell in the Sierra Nevada Range of northern California. (Storm Data)

# 1987 - A storm moving off the Pacific Ocean produced rain and gale force winds along the northern and central Pacific coast, and heavy snow in the Cascade Mountains. Cold weather prevailed in the southeastern U.S. Five cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Asheville NC with a reading of 21 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Low pressure brought rain and snow and gusty winds to the northeastern U.S. A thunderstorm drenched Agawam MA with 1.25 inches of rain in fifteen minutes. Winds gusted to 58 mph at Nantucket MA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Thirty-two cities in the central and eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date as readings warmed into the 70s as far north as Michigan and Pennsylvania. Afternoon highs in the 80s were reported from the Southern Plains to the southern Atlantic coast. Columbia SC reported a record high of 86 degrees, and the high of 71 degrees at Flint MI was their warmest of record for so late in the season. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1833 - Tremendous display of Leonids Meteor Shower in western United States.

# 1881 - Hailstones from a tremendous storm that hit Georgia on the 8th were still visible nearly a week later at Dry Pond GA.

# 1999 - Over 135 daily record highs were established across the western and central United States. Lincoln NE and Omaha NE set their all-time November high temperature records with 85 and 83 degrees respectively. Springfield MO also set an all-time November record with 81 degrees. It was a springlike 75 in Denver and unheard of 68 in Green Bay WI.




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1833 Spectacular meteor show at Ft. Snelling.

1987 Warm enough to still golf, fish, and windsurf in central and southern Minnesota.

2002 A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Alaska turned some water in wells black in
southeast Minnesota due to magnesium particles that were shaken loose.

U.S. History
# 1964 - With the help of a fresh three inch cover of snow, the temperature at Ely, NV, dipped to 15 degrees below zero to establish an all-time record low for the month of November. That record of -15 degrees was later equalled on the 19th of November in 1985. (The Weather Channel)

# 1974 - A storm produced 15 inches of snow at the Buffalo, NY, airport, and 30 inches on the south shore of Lake Erie. (David Ludlum)

# 1986 - An early season cold wave set more than 200 records from the northwestern U.S. to the east coast over a seven day period. For some places it proved to be the coldest weather of the winter season. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1987 - The first major snowstorm of the season hit the Southern and Central Rockies, producing 12 inches at the Brian Head ski resort in Utah overnight. Strong and gusty winds associated with the storm reached 52 mph at Ruidoso NM. In the eastern U.S., the temperature at Washington D.C. soared to 68 degrees, just three days after being buried under more than a foot of snow. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A massive storm produced snow and gusty winds in the western U.S., with heavy snow in some of the higher elevations. Winds gusted to 66 mph at Show Low AZ, and Donner Summit, located in the Sierra Nevada Range of California, was buried under 23 inches of snow. Heavy rain soaked parts of California, with 3.19 inches reported at Blue Canyon. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Unseasonably warm weather prevailed east of the Rockies. Temperatures reached 70 degrees as far north as New England, and readings in the 80s were reported across the southeast quarter of the nation. Nineteen cities reported record high temperatures for the date. For the second time in the month Dallas/Fort Worth TX equalled their record for November with an afternoon high of 89 degrees. The high of 91 degrees at Waco TX was their warmest of record for so late in the season. Heavy snow blanketed parts of Wyoming overnight, with a foot of snow reported at Cody, and ten inches at Yellowstone Park. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1972 - Heavy snow fell in parts of New England as a major coastal storm moved up the coast. 18 inches of wet snow fell in Vermont and New Hampshire. Power lines were felled and communication disrupted.

# 1979 - Severe flooding in Hawaii after 40 inches or more of rain fell over the mountainous areas of the northeastern islands. A new road to Waipio Lookout was severely damaged.

# 1995 - An early season snowstorm drops 20-30 inches of snow in sections of Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Some totals included 32 inches at Somerset County, PA 28 inches at Garrett County, MD, and 21 inches at Coudersport, PA.

# 1999 - The twelveth named storm of the North Atlantic Hurricane Season formed in the Caribbean on this date. Within a few hours, Tropical Storm Lenny was upgraded to a hurricane, with maximum winds of 80 mph. The hurricane was moving eastward and was threatening the island of Jamaica.

# 1999 - For the eight straight day, record highs were set across a large area of the nation. It was 91 in Phoenix AZ to establish a new record. 83 in Little Rock AR tied their record for the date. Memphis TN broke their record with a high of 81. Over 300 record daily highs were set during the week, including over three dozen new records for November.




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1976 So far this year there had been over three thousand forest fires.

U.S. History
# 1900 - A record lake-effect snowstorm at Watertown, NY, produced 45 inches in 24 hours. The storm total was 49 inches. (14th-15th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1967 - A surprise snow and ice coating paralyzed Boston during the evening rush hour. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms spawned twenty-two tornadoes in eastern Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. A tornado moving out of northeastern Texas killed one person and injured ninety-six others around Shreveport LA causing more than five million dollars damage. Tornadoes in Texas claimed ten lives, and injured 191 persons. A tornado caused more than nineteen million dollars damage around Palestine TX. Severe thunderstorms spawned eighteen tornadoes in Mississippi and seven in Georgia the next day, and thunderstorms in southeastern Texas produced wind gusts to 102 mph at Galveston, and wind gusts to 110 mph at Bay City, killing one person. There were a total of forty-nine tornadoes in the south central U.S. in two days. The tornadoes claimed eleven lives, injured 303 persons, and caused more than seventy million dollars damage. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Oklahoma and northeastern Texas to northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin from mid morning through the pre-dawn hours of the following day. Thunderstorms spawned forty-four tornadoes, including thirteen in Missouri, and there were more than two hundred reports of large hail or damaging winds. A tornado in central Arkansas hit Scott and Lonoke killing five people, injuring sixty others, and causing fifteen million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A tornado hit Southside, AR, killing one person, injuring ten others, and causing more than two million dollars damage, and a tornado near Clarksville AR injured nine persons and caused more than two million dollars damage. A tornado moving through the southwest part of Topeka KS injured twenty-two persons and caused nearly four million dollars damage. A tornado near Jane MO killed one person and injured twelve others, and a tornado moving across the southwest part of O'Fallon MO injured ten persons. Severe thunderstorms also produced hail three and a half inches in diameter east of Denison TX, and wind gusts to 85 mph at Kirksville MO. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms developing along a powerful cold front began to produce severe weather in the Middle Mississippi Valley before sunrise, and by early the next morning thunderstorms had spawned seventeen tornadoes east of the Mississippi River, with a total of 350 reports of severe weather. There were one hundred reports of damaging winds in Georgia, and five tornadoes, and there were another four tornadoes in Alabama. Hardest hit was Huntsville AL where a violent tornado killed 21 persons, injured 463 others, and caused one hundred million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms in Kentucky produced hail three inches in diameter in Grayson County, and wind gusts to 110 mph at Flaherty. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the eastern U.S. through the morning and afternoon hours. Severe thunderstorms spawned 23 tornadoes, and there were 164 reports of damaging winds. There were fourteen tornadoes in New Jersey, central and eastern New York, and eastern Pennsylvania, and 122 reports of damaging winds. A tornado at Coldenham NY killed nine school children and injured eighteen others, and thunderstorm winds gusted to 100 mph at Malvern PA. Thunderstorms spawned a total of thirty-nine tornadoes east of Great Plains in two days, and there 499 reports of large hail and damaging winds. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 2005 - Severe thunderstorms produced over 30 tornadoes in 6 states, resulting in one fatality and at least 35 injuries (Associated Press). Some of the worst damage occurred in Henry county, Tennessee, where numerous homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.

# 2006 - Strong winds cause severe damage at a skating rink in Montgomery, Alabama where more than 30 preschoolers were playing. Two children suffered injuries but there were no fatalities.

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# 1989 - As a line of severe thunderstorms moved eastward from the Central to Eastern United States during the afternoon of November 15th, a powerful tornado touched down southwest of Huntsville, Alabama at 430 PM CST and plowed through a busy business and residential area in the southern part of the city. The F4 tornado had winds between 207 and 260 mph. It killed 21 people and injured 463. Twelve of the 21 fatalities occurred in automobiles as many persons were homeward bound during the afternoon rush hour. Tragically, many motorists were caught on congested streets and highways in the nearly pitch black conditions of the on-rushing storm. Undoubtedly, many never saw the tornado, making escape virtually impossible with such little time to react. The damage path was 18.5 miles long and 1/2-mile wide. Total damage was around 100 million dollars. The tornado struck Jones Valley Elementary School on Garth Road. Thirty-seven children, five teachers, and seven painters were in the school when the tornado struck. The children were part of an Extended Daycare Program conducted at the school. The lead teacher of the day-care program moved the children from the second floor of the school building into a small open area under the stairway on the first floor. This action, first suggested by the school principal as she left for the day, saved the lives of the children. Following the tornado, temperatures dropped quickly, and late night news reports showed snow showers falling around the terrible damage.

# 1999 - Hurricane Lenny was churning eastward through the Caribbean, passing south of Jamaica and threatening Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. During the day, reconnaissance planes found a central pressure of 971 mb and top winds of 100 mph.



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1931 Tornado near Maple Plain in Hennepin County. Path of storm was five miles long.

U.S. History
# 1958 - More than six inches of snow fell at Tucson, AZ. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1959 - The most severe November cold wave in U.S. history was in progress. A weather observing station located 14 miles northeast of Lincoln MT reported a reading of 53 degrees below zero, which established an all-time record low temperature for the nation for the month of November. Their high that day was one degree above zero. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - High winds and heavy snow created blizzard conditions across parts of eastern Colorado. Wind gusts reached 68 mph at Pueblo, and snowfall totals ranged up to 37 inches at Echo Lake. In Wyoming, the temperature dipped to 14 degrees below zero at Laramie. Strong thunderstorms in Louisiana drenched Alexandria with 16.65 inches of rain in thirty hours, with an unofficial total of 21.21 inches north of Olla. Flash flooding in Louisiana caused five to six million dollars damage. (15th-16th) (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - A powerful low pressure system in the north central U.S. produced high winds across the Great Lakes Region, with wind gusts to 60 mph reported at Chicago IL. Heavy snow blanketed much of Minnesota, with eleven inches reported at International Falls. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Snow and gusty winds invaded the north central U.S. Winds gusting to 40 mph produced wind chill readings as cold as 25 degrees below zero, and blizzard conditions were reported in Nebraska during the late morning hours. High winds around a powerful low pressure system produced squalls in the Great Lakes Region. Winds gusted to 63 mph at Whitefish Point MI, and snowfall totals in Michigan ranged up to 19 inches at Hart, north of Muskegon. (15th-16th) (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 2006 - An F-3 tornado strikes Riegelwood, NC causing eight deaths and twenty injuries

...and more History
# 1989 - Continuation of previous day's severe weather outbreak produced 22 tornadoes from Virginia to New York State. At 12:05pm, a straight-line wind gust blew down the cafeteria wall at the East Oldenham Elementary School near Newburg NY. 9 students were killed. A lady was killed in Manhattan when an I-beam was blown from a 21 story building.

# 1999 - Hurricane warnings were in effect as late-season Hurricane Lenny was threatening Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Lenny was a Category 3 hurricane with top winds of 115 mph. Lenny was not only unusual because of its late-season strength, but because of its forward movement. Lenny was moving from west to east across the Caribbean. Lenny was the first hurricane in recorded history to threaten Puerto Rico from the west, as most storms move east to west across the Caribbean. The unusual motion meant that some harbors normally protected from hurricanes were threatened.

# 1999 - The calendar said November, but you couldn't tell it by the temperature readings over the western United States. More record highs were set across the west, including 89 in Phoenix, 74 in Provo UT and 70 in Cheyenne WY.




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MN History
1835 Strange night at Ft. Snelling. Northern lights seen over prairie fires.

U.S. History
# 1869 - Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage. (David Ludlum)

# 1927 - A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern Washington, DC, injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen over the Potomac River ninety minutes later. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1953 - The temperature at Minneapolis, MN, reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A storm in the Rockies produced 21 inches of snow at the Monarch ski resort in Colorado, with 14 inches reported at Steamboat Springs CO. Early morning thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. drenched Mary Esther FL with 4.43 inches of rain. Gale force winds over the Great Lakes Region gusted to 49 mph at Johnstown PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Another in a series of storms brought heavy snow to the mountains of the western U.S. Totals ranged up to 17 inches at Bob Scott Summit in Nevada. Winds around Reno NV gusted to 80 mph. The Alta and Sundance ski resorts in Utah received 14 inches of snow. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Freezing temperatures overspread the southeastern U.S. in the wake of the severe weather outbreak of the previous two days. Eight cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Gilbert AR with a reading of 8 degrees. A fast moving storm blanketed the Great Lakes Region and Upper Ohio Valley with snow during the night. Totals ranged up to 12 inches at Pellston MI and Little Valley NY. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1869 - All of the cars of a train were blown off the tracks near Boston Corners, New York, by strong winds. The derailed cars fell down a 75-foot embankment. An ensuing fire burned up the mail and baggage car. Three people died. Major losses of timber were reported in New England's Berkshre and Green Mountains as hurricane force winds struck the area.

# 1999 - Hurricane Lenny was packing winds of 140 mph as it moved just south of the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. A 15-ft. storm surge battered the island washing away homes, boats and roads. Its' winds later increased to 145 mph as the storm moved near St. Maarten. The menacing Category 4 storm was dubbed "left-handed Lenny" because of its unusual motion. Only two other tropical storms have moved west to east across the open waters of the Caribbean like Lenny. The central pressure in the hurricane was down to an amazing 933 mb, making it as strong as 1979's Hurricane David in the Caribbean. Lenny was the fifth major hurricane of the 1999 North Atlantic Hurricane Season. A spokesman for the National Weather Service in Puerto Rico said that Lenny was a "once in a lifetime event" because of its appearance so late in the season and its unusual course across the Caribbean.



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QUOTE(BriSr @ Nov 17 2008, 10:05 AM) *
# 1953 - The temperature at Minneapolis, MN, reached 71 degrees, their warmest reading of record for so late in the autumn. (The Weather Channel)


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November 18

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1979 Heat wave continues in Southwest Minnesota. Temperature hits 70 degrees at
Browns Valley.

U.S. History
# 1873 - A severe storm raged from Georgia to Nova Scotia causing great losses to fishing fleets along the coast. In Maine, the barometric pressure reached 28.49 inches at Portland. (David Ludlum)

# 1955 - An early season cold snap finally came to an end. Helena, MT, experienced 138 consecutive hours of subzero temperatures, including a reading of 29 below zero, which surpassed by seven degrees their previous record for the month of November. Missoula MT broke their November record by 12 degrees with a reading of 23 below zero, and Salt Lake City UT smashed their previous November record of zero with a reading of 14 below. Heavy snow in the Great Basin closed Donner Pass CA, and total crop damage from the cold wave amounted to eleven million dollars. (David Ludlum)

# 1957 - A tornado, 100 yards in width, traveled a nearly "straight as an arrow" 27-mile path from near Rosa AL to near Albertville AL, killing three persons. A home in the Susan Moore community in Blount County was picked up and dropped 500 feet away killing one person. (The Weather Channel)

# 1986 - The first of two successive snowstorms struck the northeastern U.S. The storm produced up to 20 inches of snow in southern New Hampshire. Two days later a second storm produced up to 30 inches of snow in northern Maine. (Storm Data)

# 1987 - It was a windy day across parts of the nation. Gale force winds whipped the Great Lakes Region. Winds gusting to 80 mph in western New York State damaged buildings and flipped over flatbed trailers at Churchville. In Montana, high winds in the Upper Yellowstone Valley gusted to 64 mph at Livingston. Strong Santa Ana winds buffeted the mountains and valleys of southern California. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms developing along a warm front drenched Little Rock AR with 7.01 inches of rain, smashing their previous record for the date of 1.91 inches. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - A second surge of arctic air brought record cold to parts of the north central U.S. Eleven cities in the Upper Midwest reported record low temperatures for the date, including Rochester MN with a reading of 4 degrees below zero. Strong winds ushering the arctic air into the north central U.S. produced squalls in the Lower Great Lakes Region. Snowfall totals in northern Ohio ranged up to twenty inches in Ashatabula County and Geauga County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1421 - St. Elizabeth's Flood. 10,000 people died as 72 Dutch villages were swept away when dikes were breached by waves from an intense low pressure system.

# 1921 - 54 inches of snow and sleet close the Columbia River Highway in the Dalles, Oregon area.

# 1999 - Hurricane Lenny stalled near the island of St. Maarten in the nothern Leeward Islands for much of the day, dropping between 25 and 30 inches of rain that led to widespread flooding.




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QUOTE(BriSr @ Nov 18 2008, 09:11 PM) *
# 1988 - Thunderstorms developing along a warm front drenched Little Rock AR with 7.01 inches of rain, smashing their previous record for the date of 1.91 inches. (The National Weather Summary)


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November 19

MN History
1957 Snowstorm in Southeast Minnesota. A foot is dumped at Winona. Heavy crop
losses.

U.S. History
# 1921 - The Columbia Gorge ice storm finally came to an end. In Oregon, 54 inches of snow, sleet and glaze blocked the Columbia River Highway at the Dalles. Apart from traffic on the river itself, all transportation between Walla Walla WA and Portland OR came to a halt. Nine trains were stopped as railroads were blocked for several days. (David Ludlum)

# 1957 - Nineteen inches of snow covered the ground at Cresco, IA, a record November snow depth for the state. (The Weather Channel)

# 1981 - An unusually early snowstorm struck the Twin Cities of Minnesota, with as much as a foot of snow reported. The weight of the heavy snow caused the newly inflated fabric dome of the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis to collapse and rip. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A sharp cold front pushed across the Great Lakes Region and the Mississippi Valley. Northwest winds gusting to 50 mph in Iowa caused some property damage around Ottumwa, and wind chill readings reached 16 degrees below zero at Hibbing MN. Showers and thunder- storms over Florida produced 5.80 inches of rain in six hours at Cocoa Beach. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Strong thunderstorms developed during the mid morning hours and produced severe weather across eastern Texas and the Lower Mississippi Valley into the wee hours of the night. Thunderstorms spawned twenty-one tornadoes, including thirteen in Mississippi. One tornado killed two persons and injured eleven others at Nettleton MS, and another tornado injured eight persons at Tuscaloosa AL. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail in east Texas and northern Louisiana, and Summit MS was deluged with six inches of rain in four hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Gale force winds continued to produce squalls in the Lower Great Lakes Region early in the day. Snowfall totals in western New York State reached 24 inches in southern Lewis County, with 21 inches reported at Highmarket. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the Northern and Central Plains Region. Eight cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Denver CO with a reading of 79 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 2003 - Flooding affected the central Appalachians and Eastern Seaboard, with some isolated 8-inch rainfall totals across mountainous areas. There were 11 deaths caused by flooding in the region (Associated Press).

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# 1930 - 23 people died in an unusually strong (F4) November Oklahoma tornado that carved a seven mile path at 9:30 in the morning from west of the Oklahoma City metro area through Bethany. Five students and a teacher were killed as they dove for cover in the Canal Creek School. This twister ranks ninth in the list of Ten most deadly Oklahoma tornadoes.

# 1978 - A waterspout moved onshore in the Hilo HI harbor causing damage.

# 1996 - The first in a series of wet and wintry storms strike the West Coast as the Pineapple Connection, a long fetch of moisture reached from the Hawaiian Islands to the U.S. Pacific Coast, fed moisture into the powerful storms. Rain fell over southern Oregon, with snow in the Seattle area. Spokane experienced freezing rain and snow and more than 75,000 people were without power for weeks.

# 1998 - "Mr. Tornado," Famed tornado researcher Theodore Fujita passed away after a long illness on this date. Fujita was 78. He developed the famous Fujita scale which is used to classify the damage caused by tornadoes. Fujita also discovered microbursts - sudden, severe downdrafts that can result in 150 mph winds on or near the ground - after studying the starburst patterns of trees uprooted by tornadoes. He blamed microbursts for the 1975 Eastern Airlines Flight 66 crash at New York's Kennedy Airport. The discovery, controversial for years before it became accepted among meteorologists, led to installation of Doppler radar at airports to improve safety.

# 1999 - Lenny weakened to a tropical storm over the Virgin Islands after wreaking havoc for several days on an unusual west to east trek across the Caribbean. The storm was fifth major November hurricane on record. Its atypical west-east track made it a once-in-a-century event. Typically, when a tropical storm forms in the Caribbean this late in the season, it heads northward, rarely making it to hurricane status. Other major November hurricanes included: a category 4 storm in 1912, a category 4 hurricane in 1932, Category 4 Greta in 1956, Category 3 Kate in 1985 and Lenny.




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November 20

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1953 Freezing rain hits parts of Minnesota. 3 inches of ice on wires at telephone wires at
Lake Benton.

U.S. History
# 1869 - A second great windstorm in three days struck Vermont and New York blowing railroad trains off their tracks. (David Ludlum)

# 1914 - The high temperature of 28 degrees at Atlanta, GA, was their earliest daily high below the freezing mark. (The Weather Channel)

# 1979 - A blizzard struck Cheyenne, WY, producing a record 19.8 inches of snow in 24 hours, and a record total of 25.6 inches in forty hours. Strong winds created huge drifts stopping all transportation. (19th-21st) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Blustery northwest winds created snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region and the Upper Ohio Valley. Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 18 inches at Paradise. Lake City MI received 9.5 inches of snow in four and a half hours. Up to a foot of snow blanketed Oswego County in western New York State. Strong winds produced wind chill readings as cold as 22 degrees below zero at Duluth MN. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a fast moving cold front produced severe weather in the Upper Ohio Valley and the Middle Atlantic Coast Region during the afternoon and early evening. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 69 mph at Kennedy Airport in New York City, and winds along the cold front itself gusted to 56 mph at Cincinnati OH. The same storm produced snow in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois, with eight inches reported at Rolla MO. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Low pressure brought thunderstorms and high winds to the northeastern U.S. There were 193 reports of damaging winds with thunderstorms in New York State, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Tornadoes touched down near Seaside Park NJ and McAlevys Port PA. Winds with thunderstorms gusted to 92 mph at Poughkeepsie NY, and reached 94 mph at Newburgh NY. High winds in the Washington D.C. area, gusting to 73 mph, resulted in one death. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1900 - A late season outbreak of tornadoes kills 77 people in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. A group of students and a teacher trying to escape an approaching tornado in Arkansas were injured when the twister overtook them. It had missed the school building entirely.

# 1979 - Unusual electrical storm hit Yukutat AK.





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November 21

MN History
1980 About now, around 28 thousand Canadian geese spend their nights on Silver Lake
in Rochester.

U.S. History
# 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)

# 1967 - Excessive rains in southern California caused the most severe flooding and the most damaging mud slides in 33 years. Downtown Los Angeles received eight inches of rain, and 14 inches fell in the mountains. (David Ludlum)

# 1985 - Hurricane Kate made landfall during the evening hours near Mexico Beach, FL. Wind gusts to 100 mph were reported at Cape San Blas FL. It was the latest known hurricane to hit the U.S. so far north. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Squalls in the Lower Great Lakes Region and the Upper Ohio Valley produced 14 inches of snow at Snowshoe WV, and nearly eight inches at Syracuse NY. Eleven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Record lows included 21 degrees at Pinson AL, 9 degrees at Syracuse NY, and 8 degrees at Binghamton NY. Gale force winds lash the Middle and Northern Atlantic Coast, and the strong northwesterly winds produced wind chill readings as cold as 30 degrees below zero. Winds gusting to 60 mph at Trumansburg NY toppled a chimney onto a nearby truck. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - High winds accompanied rain and snow in the northeastern U.S. Caribou ME received eight inches of snow in six hours, and Fort Kent ME was blanketed with a total of fourteen inches of snow. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - The storm which produced thunderstorms and high winds in the northeastern U.S. the previous day, produced snow and high winds in New England, with blizzard conditions reported in Maine. Winds gusted to 55 mph at Boston MA, and reached 58 mph at Augusta ME, and hurricane force winds were reported off the coast of Maine. Snowfall totals ranged up to 18 inches at Vanceboro ME, with 17 inches at South Lincoln VT. There were thirty-five sstormrelated injuries in Maine. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1984 - It was a wet Thanksgiving indeed in parts of South Florida. Palm Beach FL picked up over 4 inches of rain in just 4 hours.

# 1985 - Hurricane Kate made landfall at Mexico Beach, Florida with sustained winds of 100 mph. Six named tropical cyclones made landfall in the United States in 1985, setting a new record.

# 1987 - Most of the buildings on the island of Truk were destroyed by a tropical storm. Unusual in the regard that tropical cyclones rarely are so intense that close to the equator.

# 1992 - The November 21-23 tornado outbreak was the third largest outbreak in recorded history and was one of the longest continuous outbreak ever recorded. There was no break in tornado activity from 1:30 p.m. on the 21st when tornadoes started in Texas until 7:30 am on the 23rd, when the last tornadoes lifted up in North Carolina. On this date, 6 tornadoes were spawned in the Houston metro area with 3 on the ground at one time in Harris county. An F4 tornado struck the eastern suburbs of Houston destroying 200 homes and damaged 1000. The track of the F4 tornado was more than 20 miles. 23 tornadoes rumbled through Alabama and Mississippi. Another F4 tornado had a 128 mile track through 7 Mississippi counties and killed 12.

# 1999 - The calendar said mid-November, but you wouldn't have known it by the summery temperatures and lack of rain from Texas to Nebraska, across the South to Georgia and even in Indiana. Forests across the east were becoming tinderboxes, with up to 60,000 acres burned in the Appalachians. The dry, mild weather expected this winter was being attributed in part to La Nina, the global weather phenomenon marked by cooler-than-normal water in the eastern Pacific. Moist air from the Pacific shifted farther north than usual, leaving the South and Southwest drier and warmer than normal. Crawfish farmers in Louisiana were feeling the effect as their ponds were drying up. Hunters also reported that waterfowl were bypassing dry central Louisiana in favor of coastal areas.

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1970 Gale driven snow across Minnesota. 45 mph winds over Rochester and Duluth.

U.S. History
# 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)

# 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 some areas due to flying debris. (21st-22nd) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Eight cities in the eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Elkins, WV, reported a low of 5 degrees above zero. Gale force winds continued along the Northern Atlantic Coast. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Wet and windy weather prevailed across the western U.S., with heavy snow in some of the higher elevations. Winds gusted to 62 mph at Vedauwoo WY, and reached 75 mph at Tillamook OR. Shelter Cove CA was drenched with 4.37 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Strong northerly winds produced squalls along the shore of Lake Michigan, with heavy snow in extreme southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee WI received nine inches of snow, and in Racine County there were more than one hundred automobile accidents. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1992 - 45 tornadoes hit the Tennessee and Ohio valleys. Georgia bore the brunt of the storms as 6 tornadoes killed 6 people and injured 144 there. Indiana had 15 tornadoes, which was a record for the state for the month of November. One F4 tornado cut a path 22 miles long through Indiana and Kentucky. This tornado debunked the myth that twisters don't cross rivers, as this devastating tornado crossed the Ohio River twice.

# 1999 - First significant snowstorm of the year pounded Colorado with up to 20 inches of snow at Fairplay CO southwest of Denver and 9 inches in the Mile High City. The snowstorm reduced visibilities, causing a massive 83 car pileup on I-70 west of Denver. 2 people were killed and 30 were injured in the giant accident. The first blast of wintry weather followed unusually warm weather that had Denver averaging 12 degrees above normal for the first 3 weeks of the month. November is the second snowiest month on average in Denver.



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1954 Gale over Minnesota. Considerable damage in downtown Wadena.

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# 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)

# 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)

# 1987 - Rain and gale force winds prevailed along the Northern Pacific coast. Quillayute, WA, received 1.57 inches of rain in 24 hours, including nine tenths of an inch in six hours. Heavy snow fell over northern Oregon and the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Temperatures began to moderate in the eastern U.S. following a bitterly cold weekend. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Low pressure crossing the Great Basin brought wintry weather to parts of the western U.S. Up to a foot of snow blanketed Yellowstone Park, and winds gusted to 70 mph at Casper WY, and reached 95 mph near Reno NV. Up to seven inches of rain was reported in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area of California. Paradise CA was soaked with 5.37 inches of rain in 24 hours. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Low pressure tracking across the Carolinas brought heavy rain to parts of the Southern Atlantic Coast Region for Thanksgiving Day, and blanketed the Middle Atlantic Coast States and southern New England with heavy snow. The storm produced up to nine inches of snow over Long Island NY, and up to 14 inches over Cape Cod MA, at Yarmouth. Totals of 4.7 inches at New York City and 6.0 inches at Newark NJ were records for Thanksgiving Day, the 8.0 inch total at Providence RI was a record for any given day in November, and the 6.5 inch total at Strasburg CT was a record for the month of November as a whole. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 2004 - An outbreak of severe thunderstorms produced reports of 54 tornadoes across portions of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Alabama. In Texas's Hardin county, one person was killed with three injured when a tornado struck during the afternoon (Associated Press).

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# 1960 - Tiros II weather satellite was launched. It recorded 25,574 photographs during its 10 month lifespan.

# 1974 - Bismarck ND was in the middle of a 5 day snowstorm that dumped 28.3 inches of snow.

# 1982 - (23rd-24th)Hurricane Iwa struck the Hawaiian islands of Niah, Kauai and Oahu. Winds gusted above 130 mph and sustained winds were near 100 mph. Honolulu had gust to 81 mph. Total damage was well over $200 million. Iwa was the first hurricane to strike Hawaii in 23 years since Dot had hit the islands in August 1959.

# 1992 - 45 inches of snow fell in 24 hours at Alta UT to set their all-time record for snowfall in a 24 hour period.

# 1999 - 70 degrees at Portland ME was just one of many records set in the central and eastern part of the country as unusual warmth continued to highlight the November weather.



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