November 24 Weather History

...1812... Southwesterly winds of hurricane force sank ships and unroofed buildings at Philadelphia and New York City.

...1863... The "battle above the clouds" was fought on Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga. Pre-frontal clouds obscured the upper battle field aiding a Union victory.

...1897... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island dipped to 8 degrees, setting the record low temperature for the date.

...1901... A high wind gust of 71 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island breaking the record of 57 miles per hour set in 1898 and setting the all time high record high gust for November.

...1950... The temperature at Chicago IL dipped to 2 below zero to equal their record for the month established on the 29th in 1872. On the first of the month that year Chicago established a record high for November with a reading of 81 degrees.

...1982... Hurricane Iwa lashed the Hawaiian Islands of Niihau, Kauai, and Oahu with high winds and surf. Winds gusting to 120 mph caused extensive shoreline damage. Damage totaled 150 million dollars on Kauai, and fifty million dollars on Oahu. The peak storm surge on the south shore was six to eight feet. It marked the first time in 25 years that Hawaii had been affected by a hurricane.

...1983... The 24 hour snowfall record for Duluth, Minnesota was broken with 16.5 inches in 24 hours and a total snowfall of 19.7 inches. This broke the old record of 15.7 inches, which occurred on November 16th and 17th in 1968.

...1987... Showers and thunderstorms produced heavy rain in southern Missouri, southeast Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma. Flooding was reported in Greene County of southwestern Missouri. Springfield MO was drenched with more than six inches of rain. Thunderstorms over southern Texas produced more than eight inches of rain in Caldwell County and Hayes County, and thunderstorms over south central Oklahoma produced one inch hail at Temple twice within an hour.

...1988... Low pressure brought heavy snow and high winds to the Northern and Central Rockies. Snowfall totals in Colorado ranged up to 40 inches at Wolf Creek Pass, with 27 inches falling in 24 hours. Telluride CO received 32 inches of snow, and winds atop Mines Peak gusted to 95 mph.

...1989... "Mother Nature" completed a one-two punch in the northeastern U.S., as record cold temperatures followed in the wake of record snows. A dozen cities reported record low temperatures for the date. Morning lows of one degree above zero at Hartford CT, 3 degrees at Portland ME, and 6 degrees at Providence RI, were records for November. Houlton ME was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 14 degrees below zero. The snow pack at Newport, Rhode Island was 8 inches, breaking the record of 7 inches set back in 1897.

...1992... A major winter storm was in progress across the Texas Panhandle western Oklahoma, and western Kansas. Near blizzard conditions prevailed that contributed to a massive 200 car pile up on Interstate 40 in Amarillo, Texas. All traffic was brought to a virtual standstill in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles. 19 inches of snow with drifts over 6 feet was reported at Laverne, Oklahoma. Drifts reached 10 to 15 feet near Hugoton, Kansas. Big snowfall totals in Kansas included 17 inches at Liberal, 16 inches at Garden City, and 14 inches at Dodge City.

...1993... Bismarck, North Dakota was in the middle of a 5 day snowstorm, over which time 28.3 inches of snow fell on the city -- its greatest snowstorm on record. A slow moving 6 contour 500 mb cutoff low was responsible for this big snow.

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