November 12 Weather History

...1820... A heavy snowstorm covered all of New England with 12 inches falling over Massachusetts and Connecticut, giving folks an opportunity to do some early sleighing.

...1906... The mercury soared to 106 degrees at Craftonville CA, a November record for the U.S.

...1909... The high temperature of 71 degrees set the record daily high for the date at Newport, Rhode Island.

...1947... It was a stormy day at Newport, Rhode Island. 3.18 inches of rain and a wind gust of 61 miles per hour were recorded, both setting record highs for the date.

...1959... Between Noon on the 11th and Noon on the 12th, a winter storm buried Helena MT under 21.5 inches of snow, which surpassed their previous 24 hour record by seven inches.

...1968... New England was battered by its third severe coastal storm in only 5 days. A 978 millibars (28.88 inches) low crossed Long Island (29.10 inches was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island and produced wind gusts near 100 mph at Block Island, Rhode Island and tides ran 5 to 10 feet above normal in some places with severe coastal flooding and damage. Rockland, Maine recorded a wind gust to 86 mph. 1 to 2 inches of rain fell in most places with 5 to 10 inches of snow in the higher elevations. Some of the higher elevations in western and northern New England had over 60 inches of snow total from the three storms.

...1974... A great Alaska storm in the Bering Sea caused the worst coastal flooding of memory at Nome AK with a tide of 13.2 feet. The flooding caused 12 million dollars damage, however no lives are lost.

...1980... A fringe rain band from hurricane Jeannie in the Gulf of Mexico let loose a deluge of 23.28 inches of rain in 24 hours at Key West, Florida. This set a new all-time 24 hour rainfall record for Key West.

...1987... Heavy snow spread across much of New England. Totals in Massachusetts ranged up to 14 inches in Plymouth County. The seven inch total at the Logan Airport in Boston was their highest of record for so early in the season, and the 9.7 inch total at Providence RI was a record for November; Newport RI received 8.1 inches, second highest daily snow total for November. Roads were clogged with traffic and made impassable as snowplow operators were caught unprepared for the early season snowstorm.

...1988... Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather in the Lower Mississippi Valley during the afternoon and early evening hours. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Bovina MS. Morning thunderstorms drenched Atlanta TX with more than four inches of rain.

...1989... Thirty-three cities reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the 70s and 80s from the Southern and Central Plains to the Southern and Middle Atlantic Coast Region. The afternoon high of 80 degrees at Scottsbluff NE was a record for November, and highs of 76 degrees at Rapid City SD and 81 degrees at Chattanooga TN were the warmest of record for so late in the season. 

...2003... Thunderstorms developed in southern California and produced torrential downpours across parts of the Los Angeles area. More than 5 inches of rain fell in just 2 hours in southern Los Angeles, producing severe urban flooding. Small hail also accompanied the storms, accumulating several inches deep in some areas of the city. Nearly 115,000 electrical customers lost power as the storms affected the area

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