On this date in history...
In 1900, a record breaking lake-effect snowfall struck upstate New York. Watertown, New York recorded a whopping 45 inches of snow
during a 24-hour period. This record would not be broken until 1976.
In 1987, a severe weather outbreak struck the southern Plains and Louisiana, spawning 49 tornadoes that killed 12 people and injured 292. An F3 tornado tracked nearly 50 miles across eastern Texas into Louisiana, killing 34,000 chickens.
In 1988, an F2 tornado hit Topeka, Kansas, injuring 22 people, while in nearby Arkansas, two tornadoes moved through the central part of the state, killing six people.