November 26 Weather History

...1888... A hurricane passed inside Nantucket Island and over Cape Cod. The storm later crossed Nova Scotia. Winds at Block Island, Rhode Island reached 84 mph and Providence recorded a low pressure of 29.15 inches.

...1896... Snow and high winds hit the Northern Plains and the Upper Mississippi Valley, with a Thanksgiving Day blizzard across North Dakota. The storm was followed by a severe cold wave in the Upper Midwest. The temperature at Pokegama Dam MI plunged to 45 degrees below zero.

...1938... The morning low temperature dropped to 14 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island breaking the record of 17 degrees set in 1917.

...1964... A high wind gust of 55 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island breaking the record of 38 miles per hour set in 1956.

...1974... A record early snowstorm hit Caribou, Maine with 22.3 inches of snow in 24 hours and a storm total of 30 inches. This storm was the major contributor to Caribou's snowiest November on record (34.9 inches).

...1987... A Thanksgiving Day storm in the northeastern U.S. produced heavy snow in northern New England and upstate New York. Snowfall totals in Maine ranged up to twenty inches at Flagstaff Lake. Totals in New Hampshire ranged up to 18 inches at Errol. Gales lashed the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. A second storm, over the Southern and Central Rockies, produced nine inches of snow at Kanosh UT, and 13 inches at Divide CO, with five inches reported at Denver CO.

...1983... A massive snowstorm hit from Colorado northeastward to Wisconsin beginning on this day and continuing into the 28th. A fairly uniform 1 to 2 feet was reported. The highest amount was reported at Sidney, Nebraska with 27 inches. Denver, Colorado recorded 21.5 inches. Blizzard conditions prevailed over much of the area with winds gusting as high as 60 mph. Limon, Colorado reported zero visibility in snow and blowing snow for a solid 24 hours in a row.

...1988... Thunderstorms produced severe weather over the Central Gulf Coast States during the late morning and afternoon hours. Five tornadoes were reported in Mississippi, with the tornadoes causing a million dollars damage at Ruleville, and in Warren County. In Utah, the town of Alta was blanketed with 15 inches of snow overnight, and during the day was buried under another 16.5 inches of snow.

...1989... A massive storm over the western U.S. produced heavy snow in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. The storm produced more than two feet of snow in the higher elevations of northern and central Utah, bringing more than sixty inches of snow to the Alta Ski Resort in the Wasatch Mountains. Winds in Utah gusted to 60 mph at Bullfrog. The storm brought much needed snow to the ski resorts of Colorado, with 19 inches reported at Beaver Creek.

...2001... Tropical Storm Olga strengthened into a hurricane in the central Atlantic, making this the third hurricane to form this month. This was the first time three hurricanes had formed in the Atlantic basin in the month of November.

...2015... The barometer at Newport, Rhode Island reached 30.83 inches, breaking the record high of 30.71 inches set in 1934.

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