November 25 Weather History

...1784... A great windstorm at Bennington, Vermont and the "Violent Southeast Storm" at Portsmouth, New Hampshire seems to be an analog of a similar storm of 1950. Portsmouth had a very high tide and flooding.

...1918... Southern California had its worst windstorm in 40 years. Winds at Mount Wilson hit speeds of 96 mph.

...1926... An F4 tornado cut a 35 mile path through Faulkner and Cleburne counties in Arkansas. Heber Springs was devastated. 23 people were killed and 90 were injured.

...1950... A great storm hit the Northern and Central Appalachians with snow and high winds. Winds reached hurricane force along eastern slopes of the Appalachians, with gusts to 100 mph at Hartford CT, 110 mph at Concord NH, 58 mph at Newport, Rhode Island and 160 mph at Mount Washington NH. Heavy rain also hit the eastern slopes, with eight inches reported at Slide Mountain NY. The western slopes were buried under heavy snow. The storm produced record snowfall totals of 27.7 inches at Pittsburgh PA, and 36.3 inches at Steubenville OH. The snow, and record cold temperatures, resulted in 160 deaths. (25th-26th)

...1970... The temperature at Tallahassee FL dipped to 13 degrees, following a high of 40 degrees the previous day. The mercury then reached 67 degrees on the 26th, and highs were in the 70s the rest of the month.

...1971... A big thanksgiving snowstorm dumped 1 to 2 feet of snow over interior sections of the Mid Atlantic and the Northeast. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton area in Pennsylvania had 20.5 inches of snow in 24 hours to set a new all-time 24 hour snowfall record. Albany, New York was buried under 22.5 inches for a new November and early season record as well as the 5th heaviest snowfall on record. Cobleskill, New York checked in with a storm total of 26 inches.

...1983... The "Great Thanksgiving Weekend Blizzard" hit Denver CO. The storm produced 21.5 inches of snow in 37 hours, closing Stapleton Airport for 24 hours. The snow and wind closed interstate highways around Denver. Visibility at Limon CO was down to zero for 24 hours.  At Newport, Rhode Island 2.87 inches of rain fell, breaking the record of 1.95 set in 1971 (.69 fell in one hour).

...1987... An early morning thunderstorm in southeastern Texas produced high winds which rolled a mobile home east of Bay City killing two of the four occupants. Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in central and eastern Texas, with nine inches reported at Huntsville, and 8.5 inches at Wimberly. Snow fell across northern and central Lower Michigan, with totals ranging up to nine inches at Cadillac.

...1988... Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and northwest Texas during the day and into the night. Thunderstorms in Texas produced softball size hail at Alba, and wind gusts to 80 mph at Krum. Hail and high winds caused nearly five million dollars damage at Kaufman TX, and strong downburst winds derailed twenty-eight freight cars at Fruitvale TX.

...1989... A strong Pacific storm dumped one to three feet of snow on higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada Range of California and Nevada. Snowfall totals in California ranged up to 38 inches at Donner Summit, with 30 inches at the Sierra Ski Ranch. The storm also produced heavy snow in Oregon, with 23 inches reported at Santiam Pass. Another storm crossing the Central Rockies produced 12 to 18 inches of snow in the northern and central mountains of Colorado.

...2003... The low dew point dropped to minus 7 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island breaking the record of minus 2 set in 2005.

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