November 8 Weather History

...1870... The first storm warning was issued by the U.S. Signal Corps Weather Service.

...1894... 1.5 inches of snow fell at Newport, Rhode Island setting the record high for the date.

...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)

...1953... Residents of New York City suffered through ten days of smog resulting in 200 deaths.

...1966... The temperature in downtown San Francisco reached a November record high of 86 degrees.

...1986... A new Utah state record for the strongest wind gust was established at 6:16 am MST, when a wind gust of 124 mph was recorded on 11,000 foot high Hidden Peak in the Snowbird area. -North Dakota was blasted by a blizzard which was, for many parts of the state, the worst November blizzard on record. 1 to 2 feet of snow fell with the highest amount reported at Devil's Lake with 25 inches. Winds gusted as high as 70 mph at many locations.

...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.

...1988... Fair weather prevailed across much of the nation for Election Day. Midland TX equaled their record high 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.

...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.

...1991... The first week in November in Iowa was extremely cold. The average temperature over the state for the week was 18.3 degrees, which is 24.7 degrees below normal! This was easily the coldest first week of November in 100 years of record.

...1992... A thunderstorm occurred at St. Paul Island off the coast of Alaska in the Bering sea. The thunderstorm is extremely rare at this location. The last thunderstorm observed at this location was over 40 years ago on November 21, 1951.

...2012... A high wind gust of 56 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island breaking the record of 52 miles per hour set back in 1957

...2016... A low wind gust of 10 miles per hour was set at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 11 mph set back in 2011.

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