HISTORICAL WEATHER EVENTS -- 16 October
From the files of the Aviation Weather Center, Kansas
City, MO and Intellicast
- ...1880...A blizzard struck eastern South Dakota and
southern Minnesota blocking railroads. Snowdrifts remained throughout
the following very hard winter. (Intellicast)
- ...1913...The temperature in Downtown San Francisco soared
to 101 degrees to equal their record for October. (The Weather Channel)
- ...1937...An unlikely winter-like storm produced as much as
ten inches of snow in Minnesota and Iowa.
- ...1944...The 1944 Cuba - Florida hurricane, also known as the Pinar del Rio Hurricane, stuck western Cuba on this day as a Category 4 hurricane. This hurricane killed an estimated 300 people in Cuba and nine in Florida. This is currently the 7th costliest U.S. Atlantic hurricane with an estimated $40.6 billion in damage (adjusted to 2010 dollars). (National Weather Service files)
- ...1987...Ten cities in the southeastern U.S. reported
record low temperatures for the date. The low of 34 degrees at Augusta,
GA marked their third straight morning of record cold. A cold front
brought showers and thunderstorms to parts of the central U.S.
Lightning struck a bull and six cows under a tree near Battiest, OK.
(The National Weather Summary)
- ...1988...Late afternoon thunderstorms produced severe
weather in southwestern Lower Michigan and northern Indiana. One
thunderstorm spawned a tornado north of Nappanee, IN that caused half a
million dollars damage. Six cities in California reported record high
temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 100 degrees at Red
Bluff, CA was the latest such reading of record for so late in the
autumn season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
- ...1989...Heavy snow blanketed the foothills of Colorado.
Up to three inches was reported around Denver. Echo Lake was buried
under nineteen inches of snow. Temperatures again warmed into the 80s
and lower 90s in the eastern and south central U.S. Thirteen cities
reported record high temperatures for the date, including Atlantic
City, NJ with a reading of 84 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National
- ...2004...A chain-reaction accident on I-95 near White Marsh, MD that injured 49 people was caused by the glare of sudden hail. (National Weather Service files)
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