HISTORICAL WEATHER EVENTS - 16 November
From the files of the Aviation Weather Center, Kansas
City, MO and Intellicast
- ...1958...More than six inches (6.4 inches) of snow fell at
Tucson, AZ, one of the biggest ever for that location. (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)
Severe thunderstorms produced 22 tornadoes from Virginia to New York,
with fourteen tornadoes occurring in New Jersey, central and eastern
New York, and eastern Pennsylvania, and 122 reports of damaging winds.
A tornado caused a wall at the Coldenham School in Newburgh, NY to
collapse, killing nine school children and injuring eighteen others.
Thunderstorm winds gusted to 100 mph at Malvern, PA. Winds gusted to 80
mph (Storm Data) (Intellicast)
- ...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. It was the first hurricane in recorded history to threaten Puerto Rico from the west. The unusual motion meant that some harbors normally protected from hurricanes were threatened. (National Weather Service files)
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