Today In History

In 1798, an early season snowstorm brought heavy snowfall to the Northeast. Eighteen inches fell in New York City, while 36 inches fell at locations in New Hampshire and Maine. The brutal winter to follow kept snow on the ground in some places until May.

In 1985, Hurricane Kate made landfall at Mexico Beach, Florida. The storm produced winds of 100 miles-per-hour.

In 1992, a tornado outbreak was ongoing in the southern half of the country. There was no break in tornado activity from 1:30 p.m. on the 21st until 7:30 a.m. on the 23rd. The tornadoes started in Texas and ended up in North Carolina. Houston, Texas was struck hard on the 22nd as six tornadoes moved through the area, one rated as high as an F4.

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