...1849... A coastal hurricane caused shore damage and snow in interior sections of New England. Henry David Thoreau inspected a shipwreck near Boston.
...1946... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island peaked at 82 degrees.
...1956... Newport, Rhode Island was deluged with 2.54 inches of rain (1.30 inches in one hour) in a strong thunderstorm.
...1962... Remnants of Hurricane Daisy passed to the east of Cape Cod. Newport, Rhode Island recorded 1.63 inches of rain, low barometer of 29.27 inches and a wind gust of 40 miles per hour.
...1970... Puerto Rico suffered the "most widespread natural disaster in recent years" when floods devastated the entire island. The torrential rains were a result of a slow moving tropical depression which took nearly six days to exit the area. Total rainfall in the eastern interior division averaged 30 inches. 38.4 inches was recorded at Jayuya. The flooding claimed 18 lives and resulted in 62 million dollars damage.
...1981... Seattle WA received four inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the city.
...1987... It was another hot day in the southwestern U.S. Tucson AZ hit 101 degrees for the second day in a row to again equal their record for the month of October. Phoenix AZ reported a record high of 103 degrees, and Blythe CA and Yuma AZ tied for honors as the hot spot in the nation with afternoon highs of 108 degrees. (
...1988... Morning fog in the central U.S. reduced the visibility to near zero at some locations. Morning lows of 28 degrees at Rockford IL and 24 degrees at Waterloo IA were records for the date. Afternoon highs of 92 degrees at Hollywood FL and Miami FL were records for the date.
...1989... Morning thunderstorms in central Texas drenched San Antonio with 3.10 inches of rain in six hours causing local flooding in northeastern sections of the city. Temperatures dipped below the freezing mark from the Northern Rockies to the Upper Mississippi Valley.
...1992... 2.1 inches of snow fell at Concordia, Kansas to set a new record for the earliest measurable snowfall for the city.