November 2 Weather History

...1743... Benjamin Franklin's "eclipse hurricane" unlocked the key to storm movement. Ben Franklin, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was prevented from viewing a lunar eclipse in a Northeast rainstorm, but his brother, who was in Boston, saw it, though the rain began an hour later.

...1810... A 7 inch snowfall in New York City permitted the earliest sleighing in the city streets.

...1897... Newport, Rhode Island got deluged with 3.49 inches of rain, not only setting a record for the date but also the highest amount for any November day since records were kept there since 1893.

...1946... A heavy wet snow began to cover the Southern Rockies. Up to three feet of snow blanketed the mountains of New Mexico, and a 31 inch snow at Denver CO caused roofs to collapse.

...1950... The highest temperature for the month of November reached 74 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island.

...1961... The temperature at Atlanta GA reached 84 degrees to establish a record for November.

...1966... A storm brought 18 inches of snow to Celia KY in 24 hours. It tied the state 24 hour snowfall record first established at Bowling Green.

...1987... A dozen cities, mostly in the Ohio Valley, reported record high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 83 degrees at Paducah KY and 84 degrees at Memphis TN. Temperatures reached 70 degrees as far north as southern Lower Michigan. Showers and thundershowers over southern Florida, associated with a tropical depression, produced 4.77 inches of rain at Tavernier, located in the Upper Florida Keys.

...1988... A very intense low pressure system brought heavy rain, snow, and high winds, to parts of the northeastern U.S. Portland ME established a record for November with 4.52 inches of rain in 24 hours, and winds along the coast of Maine gusted to 74 mph at Southwest Harbor. Heavy snow blanketed parts of northern Vermont and upstate New York, with 15 inches reported at Spruce Hill NY.

...1989... Squalls in the Upper Great Lakes Region the first three days of the month buried Ironwood MI under 46 inches of snow, and produced 40 inches at Hurley WI. Arctic cold invaded the Southern Plains Region. Midland TX reported a record low of 22 degrees.

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