November 22 Weather History

...1641... An observer at Boston MA recorded a "great tempest of wind and rain from the southeast all night, as fierce as a hurricane, and thereupon followed the highest tide which we have seen since our arrival here".

...1720... New York City had an early severe cold snap. Doctor Colden wrote "my ink freezes as I write".

...1956... A wind gust of 58 miles per hour was reported at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 39 miles per hour set in 1952.

...1957... Extremely destructive Santa Ana winds blew from Oxnard to San Diego and inland parts of southern California. The high winds produced a 28,000 acre brush fire on a 40-mile front west of Crystal Lake. People were ordered off streets in some areas due to flying debris. (21st-22nd)

...1984... Over 4 inches of rain fell in less than 4 hours, making for a very wet Thanksgiving in Palm Beach, Florida. Much street and urban flooding occurred.

...1987... Eight cities in the eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Elkins WV, reported a low of 5 degrees above zero, Newport, Rhode Island reported a low of 15 degrees, breaking the record of 19 degrees set in 1969 and 1895.. Gale force winds continued along the Northern Atlantic Coast.

...1988... Wet and windy weather prevailed across the western U.S., with heavy snow in some of the higher elevations. Winds gusted to 62 mph at Vedauwoo WY, and reached 75 mph at Tillamook OR. Shelter Cove CA was drenched with 4.37 inches of rain in 24 hours.

...1989... Strong northerly winds produced squalls along the shore of Lake Michigan, with heavy snow in extreme southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee WI received nine inches of snow, and in Racine County there were more than one hundred automobile accidents.

...1992... For the second day in a row, a major tornado outbreak occurred, this time over the southeastern U.S. northward through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. 45 tornadoes touched down. Georgia was hit hard with 2 F4, 1 F3, and 3 F2 tornadoes that killed 6 people and injured 144. White Plains was practically leveled by one of the F4 tornadoes. Another F4 tornado, a multiple vortex type, cut a 22 mile path through extreme southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky. One person was killed and 9 were injured. Indiana had a total of 15 tornadoes on this day to set two state records -- the largest November tornado outbreak and the most tornadoes in November. This tornado outbreak made a significant contribution to what was to become the biggest November ever for the U.S. in terms of number of tornadoes.

...2005... Newport, Rhode Island was deluged with 3.23 inches of rain, breaking the record of 1.12 inches set in 1933.

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