November 21 Weather History

...1798... A four day storm was in progress in the northeastern U.S. The storm dropped a foot of snow on New York City and New Haven, and as much as three feet in Maine and New Hampshire. The snowstorm ushered in a long and severe winter, in some places the ground remained covered with snow until the following May.

...1956... A wind gust of 63 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 50 miles per hour set the year before (1955).

...1967... Excessive rains in southern California caused the most severe flooding and the most damaging mud slides in 33 years. Downtown Los Angeles received eight inches of rain, and 14 inches fell in the mountains.

...1985... Hurricane Kate made landfall during the evening hours near Mexico Beach FL. Wind gusts to 100 mph were reported at Cape San Blas FL. It was the latest known hurricane to hit the U.S. so far north.

...1987... Squalls in the Lower Great Lakes Region and the Upper Ohio Valley produced 14 inches of snow at Snowshoe WV, and nearly eight inches at Syracuse NY. Eleven cities in the eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Record lows included 21 degrees at Pinson AL, 9 degrees at Syracuse NY,  8 degrees at Binghamton NY and 16 degrees at Newport RI, which also had a wind chill of minus 1 degree, setting a record low for the date.. Gale force winds lash the Middle and Northern Atlantic Coast, and the strong northwesterly wind.

...1988... High winds accompanied rain and snow in the northeastern U.S. Caribou ME received eight inches of snow in six hours, and Fort Kent ME was blanketed with a total of fourteen inches of snow.

...1989... The storm which produced thunderstorms and high winds in the northeastern U.S. the previous day, produced snow and high winds in New England, with blizzard conditions reported in Maine. Winds gusted to 55 mph at Boston MA, and reached 58 mph at Augusta ME, and hurricane force winds were reported off the coast of Maine. Snowfall totals ranged up to 18 inches at Vanceboro ME, with 17 inches at South Lincoln VT. There were thirty-five sstorm related injuries in Maine.

...1992... A powerful storm system traversing central Texas set off severe thunderstorms which spawned 6 tornadoes within 70 minutes in the Houston Metropolitan area. At one time, there was 3 tornadoes on the ground at the same time in Harris county. The strongest tornado of this group (F4) tracked 20 miles through the eastern suburbs of Houston and destroyed over 200 homes and damaged over 1000. Beginning in the late evening and and into early morning hours of the 22nd, 23 tornadoes struck Mississippi and Alabama. An F4 tornado killed 12 people on a 128 mile track through 7 counties in Mississippi.

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