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post Jan 18 2009, 09:35 PM
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January 18

MN History
1994 Governor Arne Carlson ordered all Minnesota public schools closed due to the
extreme cold and severe winter weather. Morning readings were in the 30-below-zero
range. The biggest problem was from high winds that came with the cold.

1996 Blizzard begins across the upper midwest. The Twin Cities Airport was spared the
heavy snow, but received nearly one inch of rain. Heavy ice coatings in the northwest
metro caused thousands of power outages. Windchills were as low as -88 (on the old
windchill scale) at Crookston. Snowstorm totals were 18 inches at Ely, 12 inches at St.
cloud. Mail delivery was stopped for the day in Duluth and I-94 was closed all day from
Rothsay and Moorhead. Flooding problems were caused in the Twin Cities due to backed
up water.

U.S. History
# 1857 - A great cold storm swept across the Atlantic Seaboard. Snowfall totals of 12 inches were common, whole gales caused shipwrecks and damage property on islands, and temperatures near zero prevailed from Virginia northward. Great drifts of snow blocked transportation. Richmond VA was cut off from Washington DC for a week. (David Ludlum)

# 1973 - A baby was carried 300 to 400 yards by the strong winds of a tornado at Corey LA, yet received only minor injuries. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A storm in the south central U.S. blanketed Oklahoma City with eight inches of snow, their highest total since 1948. Snowfall totals in Oklahoma ranged up to 13 inches at Gage, with drifts five feet high. Roof collapses across the state resulted in seven million dollars damage. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A storm in the southwestern U.S. produced a 15 to 20 foot surf along the southern coast of California resulting in more than fifty million dollars damage. A small tornado in Orange County CA lifted a baseball dugout fifteen feet into the air and deposited it in the street, 150 yards away. The same storm also produced 26 inches of snow at Duck Creek UT. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - While fair and mild weather prevailed across the forty-eight states, bitter cold gripped Alaska. The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks was 30 degrees below zero. Thunderstorms along the western Gulf coast drenched parts of southwest Houston with more than four inches of rain. (National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - A winter storm produced heavy snow and high winds across the southwestern U.S. Snowfall totals ranged up to 18 inches at Lake Arrowhead CA and Ashford AZ. High winds in New Mexico gusted to 100 mph east of Albuquerque. Unseasonably warm weather continued from Texas to the Atlantic coast. Twenty cities reported record high temperatures for the date including Roanoke VA with a reading of 71 degrees. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1930 - Oklahoma recorded its all-time state record low temperature with -27F at Watts.

# 1943 - Idaho recorded its coldest temperature ever (-60F) at Island Park Dam.

# 1950 - Oregon continued in the grips of one of its worst winter months ever. A major winter storm brought a thick glaze of ice to Columbia River Gorge, stopping automobile traffic in its tracks. Hundreds of motorists were stranded and had to be rescued by train. Even that was difficult with the coating of ice. The storm caused widespread power outages.

# 1980 - Tropical Cyclone Hyacinthe produces 223.5 inches of rainfall over a ten day period from Commerson, La Reunion Island to set the worldwide mark for rainfall from a tropical cyclone. The same storm dumped 127.6 inches of rain in just seventy-two hours at Grand-Ilet, La Reunion Island.

# 1980 - Dense fog caused a ship to ram the Alno Bridge near Gotenberg Sweden and a 500 foot span of the bridge collapsed. Eight people died when seven cars went off the edge of the broken span.

# 1982 - Extreme cold in the Northeast: Princeton, NJ recorded -9F and Bridgehampton, NY, on Long Island, dropped to -10F.

# 1985 - Tropical Cyclone Nigel struck the Fiji Islands, causing $1 million in damage and twenty fatalities.

# 1986 - Heavy rains in Washington state dumped six to nine on the Seattle area, causing many mudslides. An AMTRAK train was derailed when the soil under the track gave way. Twenty-eight people were injured as a result.

# 1992 - Up to seven inches of snow fell across North Alabama in an unusual snowstorm.

# 1993 - A cold blast of air over the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley: Chicago's high temperature only reached -11F degrees, tying the record for the coldest high temperature that the Windy City has ever recorded. Tower, MN fell to -44F. Thirty-six inches of snow fell in just nine hours at Adams, NY.

# 1993 - Salt Lake City broke its seasonal snowfall when the total reached severity-six inches.

# 1996 - Heavy rain and snowmelt over New England caused disastrous flooding. 125,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes. Eight people would die and over $1 billion of damage would result.

# 2000 - The National Weather Service unveiled its new supercomputer, an IBM SP computer with a 786 processor, located in Bowie MD. The computer replaced an older Cray C-90 computer had been in use since 1994 but it was destroyed in a fire in September 1999. Five times faster than the Cray C-90 it replaced, the new IBM was one of the two fastest weather computers in the world.



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post Jan 18 2009, 10:54 PM
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Thirty-six inches of snow fell in just nine hours at Adams, NY.

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Total Snowfall: 69.7" Biggest Storm: 2/2 11.0" Snow Depth 5"
Snow history: season average L.O 58"from 1995 to 2010

96-97 42.5 97-98 27.5 98-99 71.1" 99-00 44.3" 00-01 58.5" 01-02 47.6"02-03 52.2" 03-04 62.5" 04-05 86.0" 05-06 41.6"06-07 34.5"07-08 99.8"08-09 87.1" 2009/10 49.5"
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post Jan 19 2009, 08:13 AM
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January 19

MN History
1994 The cold continued from the previous day with -47 at Brainerd and, despite the
heat island effect, the Twin Cities' airport hit -27.

U.S. History
# 1810 - The famous "cold day" in New England. Gale force winds wrecked homes, and accompanied a sudden overnight drop in temperature of 50 degrees. Tragedy struck Sanbornton NH where three children froze to death. (David Ludlum)

# 1933 - Giant Forest CA received 60 inches of snow in just 24 hours, a state record, and the second highest 24 hour total of record for the U.S. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - A storm tracking toward the northeastern U.S. produced up to 14 inches of snow in northern Indiana. Peru IN reported a foot of snow. Six cities in Florida reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 88 degrees at Miami equaled their record for the month of January. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A powerful storm hit the central U.S. producing blizzard conditions in the Central High Plains, and severe thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi Valley. Snowfall totals ranged up to 36 inches at Wolf Creek Pass CO, with 31 inches at Elsmere NE. Tornadoes claimed five lives in Tennessee, and a tornado at Cullman AL injured 35 persons. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - The high temperature for the day at Fairbanks, AK, was a frigid 41 degrees below zero, and the morning low of 24 degrees below zero at Anchorage AK was their coldest reading in fourteen years. (National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in eastern Texas and Louisiana. Tornadoes at Garland TX and Apple Springs TX each injured one person. Heavy snow spread from the Southern and Central Rockies into the Great Plains. Storm totals in New Mexico reached 36 inches at Gascon. Totals in the Central Plains ranged up to 15 inches near McCook NE and Garden City KS. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1786 - The reading of -24F at Hartford, CT was the coldest temperature ever seen on a thermometer up to that time.

# 1893 - The temperature rose forty-two degrees in fifteen minutes at Fort Assiniboine, MT. The mercury jumped from -5F to 37F.

# 1925 - Maine recorded its coldest temperature ever (-48F) at Van Buren.

# 1961 - The "Kennedy Inaugural Storm": A major snowstorm moved up the east coast on the day of President Kennedy's inauguration. Washington D.C. picks up one of the lower snowfall totals with seven inches. As much as 28 inches fell in Warwick, R.I.

# 1977 - On this date, the virtually unthinkable happened. It snowed in Miami, FL. Actual snowflakes were flying in the air at Miami Beach and as far south as the northern Florida Keys for the first time in recorded history. The trace of snow that fell at Homestead, Florida is the southernmost snowfall in U.S. history.

# 1988 - A swarm of fourteen tornadoes affected parts of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas. The most violent tornado was an F4 that occurred near Kosciusko MS, but an F3 tornado in Fayette County Tennessee was the most deadly, causing 3 fatalities.

# 1994 - Sixty seven record lows set for the date from Minnesota to Virginia. Ten cities recorded their lowest temperature ever. All time record lows were set at: Indianapolis IN (-27F); Akron OH (-25F); Pittsburgh, PA (-22F); Louisville KY (-22F); Columbus, OH (-22F); and Cleveland, OH (-20F.) Indiana recorded its coldest temperature ever when the mercury fell to -37F at New Whiteland, IN.

# 1994 - Parish,NY picked up several hours of snow accompanied by thunder and lightning with forty-two inches of new snow falling as lake effect snows continued off of Lake Ontario.

# 1995 - 19.7 inches of snow fell on Columbia, MO. The storm would break records for the greatest twenty-four hour snowfall and greatest single snowstorm total. Blizzard conditions resulted as winds gusted to 45 mph.

# 1996 - Moderate to heavy rains and an incredible snowmelt triggered by a rapid warm-up caused serious flooding along the Delaware, Susquehanna, upper Ohio, Potomac and James River basins in Pennsylvania, with crests as much as twenty feet above flood stage. The flooding killed thirty-three people, forced over 200,000 from their homes, and destroyed or damaged hundreds of roads and bridges.




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post Jan 20 2009, 08:48 AM
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January 20

MN History
1917 16 inches of snow falls in the Twin Cities.

1982 Just over 17 inches of snow fell in the Twin Cities. Amazingly, it was to be
outdone two days later.

U.S. History
# 1937 - The wettest Inaugural Day of record with 1.77 inches of rain in 24 hours. Temperatures were only in the 30s as Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworn in for his second term. (David Ludlum)

# 1943 - Strange vertical antics took place in the Black Hills of South Dakota. While the temperature at Deadwood was a frigid 16 degrees below zero, the town of Lead, just a mile and a half away, but 600 feet higher in elevation, reported a balmy 52 degree reading. (David Ludlum)

# 1954 - The temperature at Rogers Pass, MT, plunged to 70 degrees below zero to establish a new record for the continental U.S. (David Ludlum)

# 1978 - A paralyzing "Nor'easter" produced a record 21 inches of snow at Boston, 15 to 20 inches in Rhode Island, and one to two feet of snow in Pennsylvania. Winds along the coast of Connecticut gusted to 70 mph. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Gale force winds lingered along the northern Atlantic coast in the wake of a holiday weekend storm. High winds along the eastern slopes of the Northern Rockies gusted to 67 mph at Livingston MT, and high winds in southern California gusted to 70 mph near San Bernardino. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A storm in the Upper Midwest produced heavy snow and gale force winds. Up to 27.5 inches of snow was reported along the Lake Superior shoreline of Michigan, with 22 inches at Marquette. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - The temperature in the Washington D.C. area warmed into the lower 50s for the Presidential Inauguration during the late morning hours, before gusty northwest winds ushered in colder air that afternoon. (National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - While heavy thunderstorm rains drenched the Central Gulf Coast States, with 4.23 inches reported at Centreville AL in 24 hours, unseasonably warm weather continued across Florida. Five cities in Florida reported record high temperatures for the date. Tampa FL equaled their record high for January of 85 degrees. (National Weather Summary)

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# 1854 - Major tornado struck Brandon and Mount Vernon in Ohio.

# 1937 - California recorded its coldest temperature ever (-45F) at Boca.

# 1951 - The Mount Lamington volcano in New Guinea had not erupted in recorded memory, but in January 1951, it began to belch smoke from its cone. On the 20th, rocks spewed from the mountain, followed by huge cloud of steam and dust that rolled down the mountain at great speed, killing 6000 people, nearly the entire population of the North Coast.

# 1984 - An Arctic cold wave in the east between the 18th and 22nd claimed forty-two lives in fourteen states. One of the coldest readings was -40F in Minong, WI. Subzero readings were measured from the Rockies to New England.

# 1985 - Many all time record lows set during an Arctic outbreak, including: Akron/Canton OH (-24F); Asheville, NC (-16F); Chicago, IL (-27F); Jacksonville, FL (+7F); Nashville, TN (-17F); and Raleigh/Durham (-9F). The extreme cold actually caused television cable wires to shrink, resulting in service disruptions across the state of Virginia.

# 1993 - Heavy rains across Louisiana caused flooding. Nearly eleven inches fell in Lafayette, LA along with nine inches in Baton Rouge.

# 1993 - Major storm in Washington State caused $130 million in damage. 750,00 people had no power in the Puget Sound area. The storm had a central pressure of 980 millibars. Seattle recorded their second highest wind gust ever with 64 mph at SEATAC. Near the mouth of the Columbia River, winds gusted to 100 mph.

# 1994 - Very cold conditions over the Northeast: Cleveland, OH and Pittsburgh, PA ended their longest continuous subzero periods with fifty-two and fifty-six hours respectively. Temperature bottomed out at -45F at Rangeley, ME.



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post Jan 21 2009, 10:56 AM
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January 21

MN History
1936 Warroad fell to a bone-chilling 55 below zero.

1922 High pressure areas that move across this region in the depths of winter are
stronger than at any other times of the year. The barometer at Collegeville hit 31.11
inches. A record high pressure for the state.

U.S. History
# 1863 - A severe coastal storm dropped heavy rain on the Fredericksburg area of Virginia. It disrupted a Union Army offensive in an ill famed "mud march". (David Ludlum)

# 1982 - The second of two major snowstorms to hit southern Minnesota came to an end. Minneapolis received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours to break the previous record of 17 inches in 24 hours established just a few days earlier. A record 38 inches of snow covered the ground following the two storms, with drifts ten feet high. (David Ludlum)

# 1985 - Three days of snow squalls at Buffalo NY finally came to an end. The squalls, induced by relatively warm water in Lake Erie, produced 34 inches of snow at the International Airport, with up to 47 inches reported in the suburbs of Buffalo. The New York "blizzard of 85" left many counties disaster areas. (19th-21st) (Weather Channel) (Storm Data) President Reagan was sworn in for a second term in the coldest Inauguration Ceremony of record. Cold and wind resulted in wind chill readings as much as 30 degrees below zero. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1987 - Low pressure over Minnesota produced high winds in the Northern Plains Region. Winds gusted to 66 mph at Rapid City SD, and reached 70 mph at Belle Fourche SD. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - High pressure over northern Nevada and low pressure off the coast of southern California combined to produce high winds in the southwestern U.S. Wind gusts in the San Francisco area reached 70 mph at Fremont. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Cold and snow prevailed in the northeastern U.S. Up to 13 inches of snow was reported between Woodford and Searsburg in Vermont. Montpelier VT reported a wind chill reading of 42 degrees below zero. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the state of Florida. Eight cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including West Palm Beach with a reading of 86 degrees. Rain in southern New England changed to freezing rain, then to sleet, and then to heavy snow during the late morning. Most of Massachusetts was blanketed with 6 to 10 inches of snow. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1854 - Coldest day of the famous "California Cold Winter" with 19F recorded at Sacramento, CA.

# 1893 - Record snows fell across west Texas. Lubbock broke their single storm snowfall record with 16.8 inches. Plainview, TX recorded eighteen inches. Dalhart, TX picked up fifteen inches of the white stuff.

# 1918 - Temperature rose 83 degrees at Granville, N.D. in the space of a few hours, from a morning reading of -33F to 50F by afternoon.

# 1985 - North Carolina's coldest temperature ever (-34F) at Mt. Mitchell. Neighboring South Carolina also recorded their coldest ever. The official reading is -19F at Caesar's Head, SC, but a -20F observation was recorded near Long Creek, SC.

# 1985 - More eastern cold: Jacksonville, FL recorded its all-time record low (7F). Macon, GA had its coldest day ever with 6F. It was the coldest Inauguration day in history as President Reagan is sworn in for a second term during cold and wind that resulted in wind chill readings of -30F. Many counties in New York were declared disaster areas, because of heavy snow.

# 1993 - Winds gusted to an incredible 176 mph at Lake Tahoe, CA, with sustained winds measured at 122 mph as a major Pacific low pressure system moved ashore. Twenty-one inches of snow fell in twenty-four hours at Sierra Ski Ranch, bringing the snow pack there to 163 inches.

# 1994 - Frigid conditions persisted over the Northeast. All-time record lows were established at Williamsport, PA (-20F), Wilkes-Baare Scranton, PA (-21F), Harrisburg, PA (-22) and Allentown, PA (-15). The morning low in Worcester, MA was below zero for the seventh day in a row to establish a new record.

# 1999 - Eighty-seven tornadoes were reported across the South, establishing a one-day January record for the country. Eight people were killed in Arkansas and Tennessee as twisters ripped through parts of both states. Hardest hit were Beebe, AR, Little Rock, AR and Clarksville, TN. 163 tornadoes were reported in January shattering the old mark of 52 set in 1975.

# 2000 - A powerful ocean storm off the coast of New England developed an "eye" as the central pressure fell to 28.16 inches, the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane.



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post Jan 24 2009, 05:45 PM
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January 22

MN History
1936 Perhaps the coldest windchill the Twin Cities has ever seen was -67 on this day
with the new windchill formula (-87 with the old formula). The temperature was -34 with
a wind speed of 20mph. All traffic in the Twin Cities was severely hampered and a
number of fatalities were caused by the cold.

1982 The Twin Cities got 21.1 inches of snow, with a total of nearly 40 inches on the
ground.

U.S. History
# 1943 - Chinook winds during the early morning hours caused the temperature at Spearfish SD to rise from 4 below zero to 45 above in just two minutes, the most dramatic temperature rise in world weather records. An hour and a half later the mercury plunged from 54 above to 4 below zero in twenty-seven minutes. (David Ludlum) blink.gif

# 1987 - A winter storm spread snow from central Mississippi through northern Georgia to New England. Up to 15 inches of snow fell across the heavily populated areas of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Traffic tie-ups nearly paralyzed the Washington D.C. area. Winds gusted to 76 mph at Chatham MA, and in Pennsylvania, snowfall totals ranged up to 21 inches at Dushore. Williamsport PA received five inches of snow in just one hour. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - The nation was free of winter storms for a day, however, winds in southern California gusted to 80 mph in the Grapevine area of the Tehachapi Mountains, and winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies reached 100 mph in the Upper Yellowstone Valley of Montana. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Low pressure brought heavy rain and gale force winds to Florida. Daytona Beach was drenched with 5.48 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a January record for that location, and winds at Titusville FL gusted to 63 mph. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - It was a very tame and peaceful mid winter day. Mild weather prevailed across the nation, with rain and snow primarily confined to the northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest. Warm weather continued in Florida. Highs of 83 degrees at Hollywood and 85 degrees at Miami were records for the date. (National Weather Summary)

# 2005 - A major winter snowstorm, referred to as the Blizzard of 2005, affected the Northeastern United States. More than one foot of snow covered much of southern New England in the storm's aftermath, with well over two feet in some areas of Massachusetts. Strong winds created blizzard conditions with low visibilities and considerable blowing and drifting of snow.

...and more History
# 1781 - Great coastal storm sweeps New York/New England coasts. Several men-of-war sunk, causing problems for the British war effort.

# 1904 - An unseasonable F4 tornado leveled the northern part of the town of Moundville, AL just after midnight, killing thirty seven. The tornado reportedly glowed with a phosphorescent glow. An engineer on a northbound Great Southern train saw the destruction right after it occurred, and backed his train twelve miles in reverse to the town of Akron, where he sent a telegram for help.

# 1930 - Illinois recorded its coldest temperature ever at Mt. Carroll (-35F). The reading would be tied during the winter of 1995-96, when the temperature plummeted to -35F at Elizabeth.

# 1982 - Boulder, CO recorded a wind gust to an incredible 150 mph!

# 1985 - Virginia recorded its coldest temperature ever (-30F) at Mountain Lake.

# 1989 - Chandalar Lake, AK recorded a balmy high temperature of -66F!

# 1997 - A major snowstorm hit northern California, dumping snow at the rate of two inches per hour on the Sierra Mountains. A six foot snowdrift trapped Amtrak's California Zephyr in Donner Pass, much like a similar storm had done in January 1952. Fortunately, the AMTRAK train was freed after just a few hours, not three days like the 1952 event.



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post Jan 24 2009, 05:51 PM
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January 23

U.S History
# 1780 - The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S. A British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16 degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from sea supply. (David Ludlum)

# 1971 - The temperature at Prospect Creek, AK, plunged to 80 degrees below zero, the coldest reading of record for the United States. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Strong winds ushered bitterly cold air into the north central U.S., and produced snow squalls in the Great Lakes Region. Snowfall totals in northwest Lower Michigan ranged up to 17 inches in Leelanau County. Wind chill temperatures reached 70 degrees below zero at Sault Ste Marie MI and Hibbing MN. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Northeastern Colorado experienced its most severe windstorm in years. A wind gust to 92 mph was recorded at Boulder CO before the anenometer blew away, and in the mountains, a wind gust to 120 mph was reported at Mines Peak. The high winds blew down a partially constructed viaduct east of Boulder, as nine unanchored concrete girders, each weighing forty-five tons, were blown off their supports. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Low pressure brought heavy snow to Wyoming, with 18 inches reported at the Shoshone National Forest, and 17 inches in the Yellowstone Park area. Gunnison CO, with a low of 19 degrees below zero, was the cold spot in the nation for the twelfth day in a row. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - A Pacific cold front brought strong and gusty winds to the northwestern U.S. Winds in southeastern Idaho gusted to 62 mph at Burley. Strong winds also prevailed along the eastern slopes of the northern and central Rockies. Winds in Wyoming gusted to 74 mph in Goshen County. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1812 - A second major series of earthquakes was felt as part of the New Madrid Shocks of the winter of 1811-1812. Many observers reported that the January 23 shocks were as strong as the main earthquake on December 16th of the preceding year.

# 1916 - The temperature at Browning, MT dropped from 44F to -56F in 24 hours to establish a record 24 temperature drop for the United States.

# 1935 - The Blizzard of 1935 dumped a wide swath of snow from Florida to New England. The snowfall came from two storms that struck back to back. Snowfalls of one foot or greater were measured in New York City, Boston and Portland, ME. Fifty-two inches fell at Winthrop MA. . Thousands of jobless men were hired by the Home Relief Program and the Federal Relief Administration to shovel snow for 25 cents an hour.

# 1940 - 21.6 inches of snow fell at Richmond VA, setting a record. Six days of below zero temperature readings followed the storm.

# 1943 - The song says that it never rains in Southern California. Don't tell that to the folks at Hoegees Camp in the San Gabriel Mountains where 26.12 inches fell in twenty-four hours to set the state precipitation record.

# 1955 - Mobile Alabama recorded its largest snowfall in 55 years as 3.5 inches fell.

# 1966 - Major nor'easter dumped 21.1 inches of snow on Rochester, NY.

# 1969 - Massive F4 tornado carved a 105 mile path across six counties in Mississippi, killing thirty-two people. The twister affected many rural areas and small towns, except for the town of Hazelhurst where eleven people died.

# 1973 - On this date, the Eldfell Volcano erupted along a 1.5 mile fissure on the island of Heimaey, Iceland, creating a spectacular curtain of fire. The brave efforts of volunteers prevented the lava flow from closing the entrance to the harbor of the important fishing town of Vestmannaeyjar, literally saving the island's livelihood.

# 1982 - Blizzard in the upper Midwest dumped tremendous snows across Minnesota and Iowa. 18.5 inches fell at Minneapolis, MN. Eighteen inches fell at Sioux City, IA. Winds of up to sixty mph piled up drifts to twenty feet tall!





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January 24

MN History
1925 Solar eclipse seen across northern Minnesota during the morning. The Duluth
Herald reported that chickens were "puzzled by the dark morning" and didn't leave their
roosts.

1950 Ice storm over southwest Minnesota. Ice on telephone wires from 1/3 to 1.5 inches.
Bismarck, North Dakota had 17 inches of snow. A Northern Pacific passenger train
derailed at Detroit Lakes with no injuries.

1968 A rare severe thunderstorm hits the Twin Cities and left a coating of ice an inch
thick. 10 thousand homes were without power.

U.S. History
# 1916 - The temperature at Browning MT plunged 100 degrees in just 24 hours, from 44 degrees above zero to 56 degrees below zero. It was a record 24 hour temperature drop for the U.S. (Weather Channel) (National Severe Storms Forecast Center)

# 1935 - Snowstorms hit the northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest producing record 24 hour snowfall totals of 23 inches at Portland ME and 52 inches at Winthrop MA. (David Ludlum)

# 1956 - Thirty-eight inches of rain deluged the Kilauea Sugar Plantation of Hawaii in 24 hours, including twelve inches in just one hour. (David Ludlum)

# 1963 - A great arctic outbreak reached the southern U.S. The cold wave broke many records for duration of cold weather along the Gulf Coast. A reading of 15 degrees below zero at Nashville TN was an all-time record low for that location. (David Ludlum)

# 1982 - Chinook winds plagued the foothills of southeastern Wyoming and northern and central Colorado for the second straight Sunday. The winds gusted to 140 mph at Wondervu CO, located northeast of Denver. Chinook winds a week earlier produced wind gusts to 137 mph. (Storm Data)

# 1987 - Temperatures in Minnesota plunged far below the zero mark. International Falls MN reported a morning low of 35 degrees below zero, and Warroad MN was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 45 below zero. A storm developing in northeastern Texas produced severe thunderstorms with large hail in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Camden AR reported golf ball size hail. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A blizzard rapidly developed in the north central U.S. In just one hour weather conditions in eastern North Dakota switched from sunny skies, light winds and temperature readings in the 20s, to rapidly falling temperatures and near zero visibility in snow and blowing snow. High winds in Wyoming, gusting to 72 mph at Gillette, produced snow drifts sixteen feet high. Northwestern Iowa experienced its second blizzard in just 24 hours. High winds in Iowa produced wind chill readings as cold as 65 degrees below zero. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Heavy snow blanketed the Rockies and the Northern High Plains Region. Hettinger ND received 12 inches of snow. Wolf Creek Pass CO was blanketed with 16 inches of snow in just 24 hours. Severe cold prevailed across Alaska. Between the 24th and the 29th of January, a total of thirty stations in the state report all-time record low temperatures. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - A deep low pressure system brought high winds and heavy snow to the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Winds gusting to 82 mph at Shemya reduced the visibility to near zero in blowing snow. Rain and gale force winds lashed the northern Pacific coast. Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains over the central Gulf coast states. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1857 - Extreme cold in New England: temperatures dropped to -50F in parts of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. -11F on Nantucket. -30F in Boston suburbs. These readings were the coldest temperatures recorded before the U.S. Weather Bureau came into existence.

# 1922 - Wisconsin recorded its coldest temperature ever (-54F) at Danbury. This reading is also the coldest temperature ever recorded east of the Mississippi River.

# 1967 - The tornado outbreak across the Central U.S. was the furthest north an outbreak ever recorded in the winter. Thirty-two total tornadoes occurred, with fourteen in Iowa. Nine twisters occurred in Missouri, eight in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. Iowa had never recorded a tornado in January up to this point. Seven people died.

# 1982 - Whirlwinds damaged cars and airplanes in Boulder, CO.

# 1997 - Rare mid-winter tornadoes strike parts of Alabama and Tennessee. One twister struck the eastern part of Tuscaloosa Alabama, killing one person and injuring eight. The tornado struck a strip shopping center, crushing the roof of a crowded grocery store and tossing cars in the parking lot like toys.




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1916 Severe ice storm hits Mower County. Hundreds of birds killed.

U.S. History
# 1821 - The Hudson River was frozen solid during the midst of the coldest winter in forty-one years. Thousands of persons crossed the ice from New York City to New Jersey, and refreshment taverns were set up in the middle of the river to warm pedestrians. (David Ludlum)

# 1837 - At 7 PM a display of the Northern Lights danced above Burlington, VT. Its light was equal to the full moon. Snow and other objects reflecting the light were deeply tinged with a blood red hue. Blue, yellow and white streamers were also noted. (The Weather Channel)

# 1965 - Alta, UT, was in the midst of a storm that left the town buried under 105 inches of snow establishing a record for the state. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - The second major storm in three days hit the Eastern Seaboard producing up to 15 inches of snow in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Up to 30 inches of snow covered the ground in Virginia following the two storms. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - High winds created blizzard conditions in the mountains of Colorado. Winds gusted to 109 mph at Echo Lake, and a wind gust to 193 mph was reported atop Mount Evans. A "nor'easter" moving up the Atlantic Coast spread heavy snow from the Carolinas to New England, with as much as 16 inches reported in the Poconos of eastern Pennsylvania. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Bitter cold air, coming down from Alaska, settled over the Northern Rockies. Wilson WY reported a morning low of 48 degrees below zero. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the south central U.S. One thunderstorm in north central Texas spawned a tornado which injured three persons at Troy. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Low pressure developed explosively over east central Missouri and moved into Lower Michigan producing high winds and heavy snow across parts of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. Wind gusts to 60 mph and up to a foot of snow created near blizzard conditions in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Wind gusts in Indiana reached 76 mph at Wabash. Thunderstorms associated with the storm produced wind gusts to 54 mph at Fort Madison IA. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1940 - The temperature at Richmond, VA dropped to -6F, the first of six consecutive days with below zero readings. The cold followed on the heels of the city's biggest snowstorm ever, as 21.6 inches of snow fell over a three-day period.

# 1978 - Meteorologist Bert Reeves was concerned as he studied the weather charts for the day of the National Weather Service in Indianapolis IN. He would issue a blizzard warning for the entire state of Indiana. It turned out to be a good move, as a major blizzard paralyzed much of the Upper Midwest, with South Bend IN getting dumped on by an amazing 4 feet of snow!

# 1983 - Central pressure drops to 940 millibars in massive storm in the Gulf of Alaska. The intensity was the equivalent of a strong category three hurricane.

# 1987 - Oklahoma was reeling from one of its worst winter storms ever as up to two inches of ice accumulated from Duncan to Norman to Tulsa OK. Many areas were without power for up to two weeks.

# 1990 - A vicious storm hit Europe with winds of up to 120 mph. Forty five people were killed in Great Britain with damage estimates as high as $1.3 billion. Even the beautiful double-decker buses of London stopped in the face of the storm for fear they would be tipped over by the high winds.

# 1991 - The temperature at Saranack Lake, NY fell to -25F.

# 1999 - Residents of the San Joaquin Valley in California were treated to a rare occurrence: snow! Snow had only fallen in the area fifteen times since 1937, when three inches fell at Bakersfield, CA during the early morning hours on this date. The snowfall easily surpassed the old record of 1.5 inches.

# 2000 - Forecasters were caught by surprise by a major winter storm in the nation's capital. Afternoon forecasts called for light snow, thinking the storm would pass further out to sea. The storm hugged the coast and dropped a foot of snow on Washington. The storm dumped 20.2 inches of snow on Raleigh, NC, establishing an all-time snowfall record and paralyzing the city.



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

# 1983 - The California coast was battered by a storm which produced record high tides, thirty-two foot waves, and mudslides, causing millions of dollars damage. The storm then moved east and dumped four feet of snow on Lake Tahoe. (22nd-29th) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A winter storm spread heavy snow across the Middle and Northern Atlantic Coast States, with 18 inches reported at Vineland NJ, and wind gusts to 65 mph at Chatham MA. Snow cover in Virginia ranged up to thirty inches following this second major storm in just one week. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A snowstorm in the northeastern U.S. produced 19 inches at Austerlitz NY and Stillwater NY. A storm in the Great Lakes Region left 16.5 inches at Marquette MI, for a total of 43 inches in six days. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Snow and high winds created blizzard-like conditions in northwestern Vermont. Winds at Saint Albins gusted to 88 mph. In Alaska, the town of Cold Foot (located north of Fairbanks) reported a morning low of 75 degrees below zero. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - A winter storm spread high winds from the northwestern U.S. to Wyoming and Colorado, with heavy snow in some of the high elevations. Stevens Pass WA received 17 inches of snow, half of which fell in four hours. In extreme northwest Wyoming, Togwotee Mountain Lodge received 24 inches of snow. Winds in Colorado gusted to 90 mph at Rollinsville. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1937 - The Ohio River was in flood from Pittsburgh, PA to Cairo, IL. The river was an amazing eighty feet above flood stage at Cincinnati, OH.

# 1940 - Alabama and the Deep South were in the deep freeze. The official reading at the Birmingham City weather office was 1F. The airport reading, the official location now, was -10 degrees. Skaters were actually able to skate on the frozen surface of the Black Warrior River west of Birmingham, where ice was six inches thick near the banks. An unheard of event! The cold followed on the heels of a ten inch snowfall on January 23rd.

# 1950 - An unusually warm fall and January left waters in Schuylkill and Tulpehocken Rivers warm enough for unheard of mid-winter swimming at Reading, PA.

# 1967 - Twenty-nine hours after it started, the unprepared city of Chicago was buried under twenty-three inches of snow. Winds gusted to fifty mph, creating whiteout conditions and drifts up to twelve feet high. . Thousands of cars and buses were abandoned by their drivers all over the city, making the job of plowing the streets nearly impossible. It still stands as Chicago's greatest snowstorm.

# 1980 - Grand Ilet in the South Indian Ocean east of Madagascar recorded the world record twelve hour rainfall with a whopping forty-six inches of rain. The twenty-four hour record belongs to nearby Cilaos on La Reunion Island, with over seventy-three inches in 1952.

# 1994 - More snow at Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA brought their total for the month to forty-two inches, making it the city's snowiest month ever.

# 1996 - Birmingham, AL recorded 4.71 inches of rain during strong thunderstorms, setting a record for the most January rainfall ever in the Magic City.





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# 1772 - The "Washington and Jefferson Snowstorm" occurred. George Washington reported three feet of snow at Mount Vernon, and Thomas Jefferson recorded about three feet at Monticello. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1966 - Oswego, NY, was in the midst of a five day lake effect storm which left the town buried under 102 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)

# 1967 - Residents of Chicago, IL, began to dig out from a storm which produced 23 inches of snow in 29 hours. The snow paralyzed the city and suburbs for days, and business losses were enormous. (David Ludlum)

# 1989 - The last half of January was bitterly cold over most of Alaska. Nearly thirty stations established all-time record low temperatures. On this date Tanana reported a low of -76 degrees. Daily highs of -66 degrees were reported at Chandalar Lake on the 22nd, and at Ambler on the 26th. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A powerful storm moving into the western U.S. produced 13 inches of snow at Daggett Pass NV, and 16 inches in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Winds gusted to 63 mph at Reno NV, and wind gusts in Oregon exceeded 80 mph. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - The nation got a breather from winter storms, however, cold arctic air settled into the southeastern U.S. Hollywood FL reported a record low reading of 39 degrees. (National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Low pressure in north central Alaska continued to direct air across northern Siberia and the edges of the Arctic Circle into the state. The temperature at Fairbanks remained colder than 40 degrees below zero for the eighth day in a row. Lows of 68 below at Galena, 74 below at McGrath, and 76 below at Tanana, were new records for the date. Wind chill readings were colder than 100 degrees below zero. (National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - Another in a series of cold fronts brought high winds to the northwestern U.S., and more heavy snow to some of the higher elevations. The series of vigorous cold fronts crossing the area between the 23rd and the 27th of the month produced up to 60 inches of snow in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 2005 - Month-to-date snowfall at Boston Logan International Airport totaled 43.1 inches, making January the snowiest month on record.

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# 1805 - New York, NY received twenty-four inches of snow in forty-eight hours. It reportedly snowed continuously the entire time.

# 1937 - Ohio River crested at 74.1 at Portsmouth, well above flood wall of 60 feet.

# 1940 - Florida experiences a three-day freeze. There was tremendous damage to citrus crops with losses totaling $10 million. Georgia's lowest temperature ever occurred on this date near Calhoun with a reading of -17F.

# 1994 - Massive high pressure led to record cold temperature readings over New England and New York, including -48F at Crown Point, NY and -46F at Shoreham, VT. -29F at Burlington, VT was a new record for the day by nine degrees. It was the third day in a row that a record low was set at Caribou, ME with a reading of -23F.

# 1998 - Flat Top, WV, at an elevation of 3300 feet set a new January twenty-four hour snowfall record for the state of West Virginia as thirty-five inches fell on the 27th and 28th. Surrounding areas at lower elevations had nearly all rain. Bluefield and Beckley, WV both established new twenty-four hour snowfall records.

# 2000 - A major winter storm struck Arkansas with heavy snow. Up to twenty inches fell across southern portions of the state with the largest official total sixteen inches at Hope, AR. Little Rock picked up seven inches. It was the worst winter storm in Arkansas since 1988.




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January 28

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1846 Not too shabby for a January day. The high in the Twin Cities was 50, which is the
normal high for the beginning of March.

1914 A very rare thunderstorm observed at Maple Plain during the evening. Heavy
thunder and vivid lightning was observed.

U.S. History
# 1922 - The "Knickerbocker" storm immobilized the city of Washington D.C. The storm produced 28 inches of snow in 32 hours, and the heavy snow caused the roof of the Knickerbocker movie theatre to collapse killing 96 persons. (David Ludlum)

# 1963 - The low of -34 degrees at Cynthiana, KY, equaled the state record established just four days earlier at Bonnieville. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A storm moving out of the Central Rockies into the Northern Plains Region produced up to a foot of snow in the Colorado Rockies, and wind gusts to 99 mph at Boulder CO. High winds in Colorado caused 5.6 million dollars damage. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Barometric pressure readings of 30.55 inches at Miami FL, 30.66 inches at Tampa FL, and 30.72 inches at Apalachicola FL were all-time record high readings for those locations. (National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Nome, AK, reported an all-time record low reading of 54 degrees below zero, and the temperature at Fairwell AK dipped to 69 degrees below zero. Deadhorse AK reported a morning low of 49 degrees below zero, and with a wind chill reading of 114 degrees below zero. In the Lower Forty-eight States, a winter storm over Colorado produced up to 15 inches of snow around Denver. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Strong and gusty winds prevailed across the northwestern U.S., and heavy snow continued over the mountains of Washington State and Oregon. In Idaho, Mullan received seven inches of snow, and winds gusted to 65 mph southeast of Burley. Heavy rain soaked coastal sections of western Oregon. Rainfall totals of 1.20 inches at Portland and 1.57 inches at Eugene were records for the date. Winds in Oregon gusting to 60 mph downed power lines in Umatilla County knocking out power to more than 13,000 homes, just prior to the kick-off of the "Super Bowl" game. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1868 - The Columbia River froze in Oregon. Pedestrian traffic and sleighs were able to cross from Vancouver to Portland on the frozen river.

# 1887 - Snowflakes "as large as milk pans" fell across several square miles of Montana. The flakes, which were measured at 15 inches across and I8 inches thick, hold the unofficial size record !

# 1940 - Amazing photographs show thick ice on the Mississippi River at the unlikeliest of locations, Vicksburg, MS, as the Deep South was in the throes of an intense cold wave.

# 1948 - Ice Storm from Arkansas to South Carolina caused $20 million in damage and thirty fatalities.

# 1951 - The worst ice storm in U.S. History struck from Texas to West Virginia between January 28-February 1, causing $100 million in damage and twenty-five fatalities. Tennessee was one of the hardest-hit states, with roads remaining impassable up to ten days after the event.

# 1977 - The twelve inches of snow that fell in three days at Buffalo, NY would not have been big news in a city used to big snows. The Great Buffalo Blizzard started like many other snow squalls from Lake Erie, but during this storm, strong northwest winds lifted up the snow piled on frozen Lake Erie and blasted the city with it. People were trapped wherever they were, in their cars, homes, or offices. 9 people froze to death in their stranded automobiles.

# 1986 - The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded after liftoff from Cape Canaveral. Cold weather on the morning of liftoff was blamed for causing O-rings to fail that caused the explosion.




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# 1887 - Snowflakes "as large as milk pans" fell across several square miles of Montana. The flakes, which were measured at 15 inches across and I8 inches thick, hold the unofficial size record !


Wow! I can only imagine how amazing and beautiful that would have been! So were they 8 or 18 inches thick?


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Wow! I can only imagine how amazing and beautiful that would have been! So were they 8 or 18 inches thick?

18". They just had a typo error in the the statement. I try to proof read a bit to fix those errors, but didn't catch that one.


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January 29

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1977 Due to the extreme cold, the St. Paul Winter Carnival was held indoors for the first
time.

U.S. History
# 1780 - On the coldest morning of a severe winter the mercury dipped to 16 degrees below zero at New York City, and reached 20 degrees below zero at Hartford CT. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island. (The Weather Channel)

# 1921 - A small but intense windstorm resulted in the "Great Olympic Blowdown" in the Pacific Northwest. Hurricane force winds, funneled along the mountains, downed vast expanses of Douglas fir trees, and the storm destroyed eight billion board feet of timber. Winds at North Head WA gusted to 113 mph. (David Ludlum)

# 1983 - A series of Pacific coast storms finally came to an end. The storms, attributed in part to the ocean current, "El Nino", produced ocean swells 15 to 20 feet high which ravaged the beaches of southern California. Much of the damage was to homes of movies stars in the exclusive Malibu Colony. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A strong storm moving out of the Central Rockies spread snow across the north central states, with up to eight inches of snow in Wisconsin, and produced wind gusts to 64 mph at Goodland KS. A thunderstorm produced three inches of snow in forty-five minutes at Owing Mills MD. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Rain and snow were primarily confined to the northwestern U.S. An afternoon reading of 34 degrees at International Falls MN was a record high for the date. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Bitter cold air continued to pour into Alaska. At McGrath, temperature dipped to 63 degrees below zero. Strong winds blowing through the Alaska Range between Fairbanks and Anchorage produced a wind chill reading of 120 degrees below zero at Cantwell. (National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - Severe thunderstorms in the southeastern U.S. spawned a tornado which destroyed three mobile homes near Blythe GA injuring six persons. A fast moving cold front produced high winds in the western U.S. Winds along the coast of Oregon gusted to 65 mph at Portland, and high winds generated 22 to 26 foot seas which battered the coast. Winds near Reno NV gusted to 78 mph. High winds also buffeted the Central High Plains, with gusts to 94 mph reported at La Mesa CO. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1966 - Strong coastal storm brought blizzard conditions and gale force winds to the East Coast. Snow drifted to ten feet. Some snowfall amounts: Roanoke, VA: 17 inches; Washington and Baltimore: 12 inches; Newport PA: 16 inches.

# 2002 - A major three-day winter storm blasted parts of Kansas and Missouri. A catastrophic ice storm occurred south of the snow area, with two inches of ice and snow accumulating in the Kansas City, MO area. Thousands of trees were felled by the storm, blocking roads, felling utility lines and causing fires. 325,000 people were reportedly without power in Kansas City alone.



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January 30

MN History
1893 Blizzard hits the state with temperatures falling 40 degrees in five hours at Park
Rapids.

1994 Duluth has a record low of -35.

U.S. History
# 1936 - Birmingham, AL, established a single storm record and 24 hour record with 11 inches of snow. (29th-30th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1977 - The great "Buffalo Blizzard" finally abated after three days. The storm added a foot of new snow to 33 inches already on the ground. Winds gusting to 75 mph reduced visibilities to near zero, produced snow drifts twenty-five feet high, and kept wind chill readings 50 degrees below zero. The blizzard paralyzed the city, and caused 250 million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - A winter storm brought more heavy snow to the North Atlantic Coast Region, with 13.6 inches reported at Hiram ME. January proved to be the snowiest of record for much of Massachusetts. Worcester MA reported an all-time monthly record of 46.8 inches of snow. (National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Strong southerly winds, gusting to 53 mph at Kansas City MO, spread warm air into the central U.S. Nineteen cities reported record high temperatures for the date. Snow and strong northwest winds ushered cold arctic air into the north central states. The temperature at Cutbank plunged from 54 degrees to a morning low of 7 degrees below zero. (National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - The temperature at McGrath, AK, dipped to 62 degrees below zero, and Fairbanks reported a reading of 51 degrees below zero, with unofficial readings in the area as cold as 75 degrees below zero. The massive dome of bitterly cold air began to slide down western Canada toward the north central U.S. Strong southwest winds ahead of the arctic front pushed the temperature at Great Falls MT to 62 degrees, and gusted to 124 mph at Choteau MT, overturning trucks and mobile homes, and a dozen empty railroad cars. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - A major winter storm produced heavy snow from Indiana to New England. It was the biggest storm in two and a half years for eastern New York State. Snowfall totals in the mountains of Maine ranged up to 20 inches at Guilford and Lovell. Other heavy snowfall totals included 17 inches at Utica NY, and 19 inches at Bethel VT, Ludlow VT, and New London NH. The storm claimed three lives in eastern New York State, and four lives in Vermont. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 2005 - A significant ice storm struck parts of northern Georgia on the 30th-31st. Ice accretion was as great as 2 inches in Monroe county, located southeast of Atlanta. Power outages in the area at the height of the storm affected nearly 320,000 homes and businesses.

...and more History
# 1927 - Central New York hit by record snowstorm. Twenty-seven inches of snow fell at Syracuse.

# 1954 - January tornadoes in Canada are extremely rare, but one occurred on this date near Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

# 1966 - All time record cold for the following states: Alabama (-27F) at New Market; Mississippi (-19F) at Corinth; North Carolina (-29F) at Mount Mitchell.

# 1969 - Thirty-four inches of snow was on the ground at Eugene OR as the state dug out from five days of record snows. Twelve foot drifts blocked some roads.

# 1996 - Sault Ste. Marie, MI broke their seasonal snowfall record for the year with over 180 inches, easily breaking the old record of 178.6 inches set in 1976-77.

# 2002 - An very cold, but unofficial reading of -62F was recorded in Middle, UT. The official all-time record low temperature for the state of Utah is -69F set at Peter's Sink on February 1, 1985.

# 2002 - .A little over half an inch of snow fell at the Tucson International Airport, the first measurable snow in eleven years in the southern Arizona city. Snow fell periodically throughout the day and thundersnow was even reported during the evening hours. Some heavily traveled roads in the Tucson Metro area were closed the following morning as black ice formed on bridges.

# 2002 - A widespread area of freezing rain and snow affected the southern Plains and Midwest. Kansas City and Oklahoma City were especially hard hit. It was reported to be the worst ice storm in 120 years at Kansas City. A foot of snow fell at Chicago, IL.



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1893 The temperature dropped 40 degrees in five hours during a blizzard at Park Rapids.

U.S. History
# 1911 - Tamarack, CA, was without snow the first eight days of the month, but by the end of January had been buried under 390 inches of snow, a record monthly total for the U.S. (The Weather Channel)

# 1949 - The temperature at San Antonio, TX, plunged to a record low of one degree below zero. Helena MT reached 42 degrees below zero. (David Ludlum)

# 1966 - A blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. When the storm came to an end, twenty inches of snow covered the ground at Washington D.C. (David Ludlum)

# 1982 - A snowstorm struck Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Twenty-five inches of snow at Greenville IL, located east of Saint Louis, paralyzed the community. The storm left 4000 motorists stranded for two days. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - A storm in the Pacific Northwest produced wind gusts to 85 mph in Oregon, and nearly two inches of rain in twelve hours in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Ten inches of snow at Stampede Pass WA brought their total snow cover to 84 inches. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thirty-one cities in the central and northeastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date, with many occurring during the early morning hours. Temperatures in western New York State reached the 60s early in the day. Strong northerly winds in the north central U.S. produced wind chill readings as cold as 60 degrees below zero in North Dakota. (National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - The barometric pressure at Norway, AK, reached 31.85 inches (1078.4 mb) establishing an all-time record for the North American Continent. The temperature at the time of the record was about 46 degrees below zero (The Weather Channel). Severe arctic cold began to invade the north central U.S. The temperature at Great Falls MT plunged 85 degrees in 36 hours. Valentine NE plummeted from a record high of 70 degrees to zero in just nine hours. Northwest winds gusted to 86 mph at Lander WY, and wind chill readings of 80 degrees below zero were reported in Montana. Sixty-four cities in the central U.S. reported record highs for the date as readings reached the 60s in Michigan and the 80s in Kansas. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - High winds in Montana on the 28th, gusting to 77 mph at Judith Gap, were followed by three days of snow. Heavy snow fell over northwest Montana, with up to 24 inches reported in the mountains. An avalanche covered the road near Essex with six feet of snow. Snow and high winds also plagued parts of the southwestern U.S. Winds gusted to 54 mph at Show Low AZ, and Flagstaff AZ was blanketed with eight inches of snow. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1920 - Northfield, VT recorded the highest barometric pressure ever observed in the lower forty-eight states with a reading of 31.14 inches of mercury. The cold high pressure would be followed by a major winter storm just three days later that paralyzed the region.

# 1937 - Major Oregon snowstorm: twenty-five inches at Salem, OR and 16 inches at Portland, OR.

# 1953 - The Netherlands experienced its worst flood disaster in five centuries as a furious storm attacked the North Dutch Coast, with the greatest surge on record for the North Sea. Over one million acres of land was underwater. Over 1800 people died. Damage was totaled at over $500 million.

# 1982 - Heavy snow fell from Missouri to Indiana. Twenty-five inches fell at Greenville, IL. St. Louis, MO recorded fourteen inches. The storm stranded as many as 4000 motorists in Illinois for up to two days.

# 1990 - Atlantic City, NJ finished its warmest January ever ,which followed directly after its coldest December ever!

# 1991 - The month wrapped up as the wettest ever at Apalachicola, FL and Lake Charles LA with 20.80 and 14.29 inches of rain respectively.

# 1992 - Hundreds of people were buried and killed in the worst avalanches in recent times in eastern Turkey. The village of Gomec, Turkey was one of the hardest hit when over half of its population was killed along with 132 Turkish soldiers in an avalanche that buried the town.

# 1994 - Coldest month ever in Caribou, ME: average temperature -7F, breaking the old record of 1.3F in January 1857.

# 2002 - Astronomers were treated to a show as two major storms on Jupiter were interacting. One of the storms was a gigantic "white oval" that is the size of the earth and over 70 years old. The other storm was the Great Red Spot, a centuries old tempest that is twice as large as Earth. Space weather is a new field of study.



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February 1

MN History
1931 Heat wave across south. St. Peter hits 60.

U.S. History
# 1893 - Thunder and lightning accompanied sleet and snow at Saint Louis MO during the evening hours, even though the temperature was just 13 degrees above zero. (The Weather Channel)

# 1951 - The greatest ice storm of record in the U.S. produced glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania causing twenty-five deaths, 500 serious injuries, and 100 million dollars damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for a week to ten days. (David Ludlum)

# 1951 - The temperature at Taylor Park Dam plunged to 60 degrees below zero, a record for the state of Colorado. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1985 - Snow, sleet and ice glazed southern Tennessee and northern sections of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The winter storm produced up to eleven inches of sleet and ice in Lauderdale County AL, one of the worst storms of record for the state. All streets in Florence AL were closed for the first time of record. (1st-2nd) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - A storm in the Pacific Northwest produced wind gusts to 100 mph at Cape Blanco OR, and up to six inches of rain in the northern coastal mountain ranges. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thirty cities in the eastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date, including Richmond VA with a reading of 73 degrees. Thunderstorms in southern Louisiana deluged Basile with 12.34 inches of rain. Arctic cold gripped the north central U.S. Wolf Point MT reported a low of 32 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - While arctic cold continued to invade the central U.S., fifty-four cities in the south central and eastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. Russell KS, the hot spot in the nation with a high of 84 degrees the previous day, reported a morning low of 12 above. Tioga ND reported a wind chill reading of 90 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - Thunderstorms associated with an upper level weather disturbance produced severe weather across the eastern half of Texas during the late afternoon and evening. Four persons were injured at Waco TX where thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 80 mph. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 97 mph at Cotulla TX injuring two other persons. Golf ball size hail was reported at Whitney and northeast of Whitsett. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1916 - Seattle records 21.5 inches of snow for its greatest 24-hour snowfall.

# 1920 - Record high-pressure over the northeast U.S. 31.09 inches at Portland ME is the highest barometric pressure ever recorded at sea level in the United States. Record low temperatures accompanied the record high pressure. The mercury dropped to -45 F at Pittsburg NH.

# 1955 - Tornado touched down at Commerce Landing along the Mississippi River in Tunica County, Mississippi. The storm cut an 8-mile path to Clark, Mississippi. 17 people were killed in a plantation school at Commerce Landing, making it the third deadliest school tornado disaster in U.S. History. The heroic teacher died trying to save her students by shepherding them into ditches. The rebuilt school was named after her . One dead child was blown one half mile. The event was not officially called a tornado at the time.

# 1985 - Temperature plummeted to -28 degrees at Madison WI. This easily shattered the record low for the date of -22 degrees. The reading tied the record all-time low for Madison, which had also occurred on February 2, 1959 and February 9, 1899.

# 1985 - Colorado records its coldest temperature ever (-61F) at Taylor Park as does Utah (-69F).

# 1992 - The Canadian Maritimes experience one of their greatest blizzards of all time. 2 to 3 feet of snow fell across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. New Brunswick recorded 63 inches of snow for their all time single storm record. Winds gusted as high as 90 mph. Danforth Maine had 13 inches of snow.

# 1992 - 68 at Dickinson ND set their all-time record high temperature for February.




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February 2

MN History
1927 Spring-like temperatures on Groundhog's day. Tracy is 57 and Fairmont reaches
56.

1988 Temperature bottoms out at -43 at Embarrass.

1996 State record low temperature set. With numerous media folk present, the low
dipped to -60 three miles south of Tower. Governor Arne Carlson canceled school
statewide due to the cold.

U.S. History
# 1952 - The only tropical storm of record to hit the U.S. in February moved out of the Gulf of Mexico and across southern Florida. It produced 60 mph winds, and two to four inches of rain. (2nd-3rd) (The Weather Channel)

# 1956 - A record snowstorm in New Mexico and west Texas began on Ground Hog's Day. The storm produced 15 inches of snow at Roswell NM, and up to 33 inches in the Texas Panhandle. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - A fast moving arctic front brought snow and high winds to the north central U.S. Winds gusted to 69 mph at Brookings SD. Big Falls MN reported nine inches of snow. Record warmth was reported just ahead of the front. Burlington IA reported a record high of 59 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - A dying low pressure system over southern California deluged the San Diego coastal mountains with more than four inches of rain causing half a million dollars damage. Arctic air invading the north central U.S. sent the mercury plunging to 38 degrees below zero at Park Rapids MN. Raleigh NC reported a record high of 75 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Bitter cold air covered much of the central U.S. Butte MT reported a wind chill reading of 91 degrees below zero, Salt Lake City UT was blanketed with 11.9 inches of snow in 24 hours, and winds around Reno NV gusted to 80 mph. Unseasonably warm weather continued in the southeastern U.S. Twenty-eight cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Wilmington NC with a reading of 80 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1990 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather in the Lower Mississippi Valley during the late afternoon and evening hours. One person was injured in a tornado near Reidheimer LA. Thunderstorms northeast of Brandon MS produced hail three inches in diameter along with high winds which downed or snapped off one hundred trees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1789 - It was too cold even for the Groundhog on this Groundhog's Day. -28 in Hartford Connecticut. Minus 18 degrees near Philadelphia.

# 1901 - Pacific mail steamers strikes rock while attempting to enter the Golden Gate during heavy fog. 128 people drowned.

# 1916 - Dome of cathedral in Seattle is crushed under the weight of a three day wet snow which totaled 32.5 inches in accumulation.

# 1951 - Severe ice storm from Pennsylvania to Texas. Tennessee is hardest hit state. Telephone and electric service knocked out for 7 to 10 days. $100 million in damage. (see also earlier dates)

# 1951 - -35 at Greensburg IN would be state' coldest until 1994.

# 1955 - A massive black blizzard (a snowstorm combined with black dust and dirt churned from the earth by strong wind) strikes the Southwest and Plains.

# 1976 - Intense coastal storm brings very high winds to New England. Winds gusted to 115 mph at Southwest Harbor, ME and Bear Island ME. Winds gusted to 98mph at Chatham MA. The pressure dropped to a record low of 28.35 inches at Caribou ME. 13 inches of snow fell at Danforth, ME.

# 1983 - Jacksonville, FL records wind gust to 112 mph. Major snowstorm across Plains. 15 inches of snow at Concordia KS.

# 1996 - Record February cold across the eastern two-thirds of the country. Over 400 daily record low temperatures were set. Groundhog Day 1996 would have seen a frozen groundhog in Tower Minnesota where the state's all time record low with a reading of -60 degrees was recorded. International Falls recorded their all time February record low with -45 degrees. The temperature in Embarrass MN plummeted to -53 degrees. International Falls MN was really embarrassed when its annual Icebox Days festival was canceled because it was too cold. The place to be this day was in Orlando, where it was a delightful 85 degrees.

# 1996 - Heavy snows fell across the mid-Atlantic. Rehoboth Beach DE picked up 18 inches of snow. The 6.8 inches of snow that fell at Charleston WV was enough to set their record for the snowiest winter ever there, and it was only February.


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February 3

MN History
1947 Strong dust storm hits Crookston with winds near 50 mph. Visibility was cut down
to 300 feet.

1989 Severe cold across Minnesota with lows in the 40-below-zero range in the north.

U.S. History
# 1917 - Downtown Miami, FL, reported an all-time record low of 27 degrees. (David Ludlum)

# 1947 - The temperature at Tanacross, AK, plunged to a record 75 degrees below zero. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Wintry weather was confined to freezing drizzle and light snow in the northeastern U.S., and light rain and snow in the western U.S. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. The temperature at Midland TX plunged from a record high of 80 degrees to 37 degrees in just three hours. Morning lows in the higher elevations of Wyoming were as cold as 38 degrees below zero. Heavy snow blanketed southwestern Colorado, with 16 inches reported at Steamboat Springs. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - A winter storm brought heavy snow and high winds to the western U.S. Up to three feet of snow blanketed the Sierra Nevada of California, and buried parts of northeastern Washington State under three feet of snow in five days. High winds across Washington State reached 75 mph, with gusts to 105 mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Severe cold gripped the north central U.S. The morning low of 29 degrees below zero at Casper WY was a record for the month of February. Wisdom MT hit 53 degrees below zero. Missoula MT reported a wind chill reading of 85 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1990 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather over the central Gulf coast states during the afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms spawned seven tornadoes in Alabama, including one which touched down north of Birmingham injuring fifteen people and causing nearly three million dollars damage. A tornado at Margaret injured eleven persons and caused a million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1803 - Winston Salem NC picks up 20 inches of snow.

# 1844 - Boston Harbor was so thick with ice on this date that a channel had to be cut through the ice for a ship to leave with 30,000 letters for England.

# 1961 - New England reeling under third great snowstorm of the winter. 1-3 feet of snow falls from Pennsylvania to New England. 22.6 in at Newark NJ and 22 inches at JFK. Cortland NY 40 inches. 15 foot drifts. 73 killed.

# 1963 - Warmest February temperature ever recorded in the United States (105F) at Montezuma AZ.

# 1986 - A five-day ice storm of freezing drizzle and fog from the 1st through the 5th caused ice to accumulate to a thickness of 5 to 8 inches in central North Dakota. Many people were left without power. The ice in Wisconsin felled millions of trees.

# 1996 - Iowa ties lowest temperature ever at Elkader (-47 F). Illinois ties its coldest temperature ever at Elizabeth (-35 F) tying record set at Mt. Carroll, Jan 22, 1930. Des Moines sets its all time record for consecutive hours below zero at 132 hours! Milwaukee WI tied its all-time coldest for February with -26 degrees. Iowa tied its record low with Elkader at -47 degrees.

# 1997 - High temperature of 78 degrees at Victoria TX sets record high temperature for date.



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