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Today NOVEMBER 17TH, 1869-Southwest winds of hurricane force swept the Berkshire and Green Mountains of New England causing extensive forest and structural damage.
 
NOVEMBER 17TH, 1927-A tornado cut a seventeen mile path across Alexandria and southeastern Washington D.C. injuring 31 persons. The tornado struck the Naval Air Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded. A waterspout was seen over the Potomac River ninety minutes later.
 
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Nov 16 NOVEMBER 16TH, 1959-The most severe November cold wave in U.S. history was in progress. A weather observing station located 14 miles northeast of Lincoln MT reported a reading of 53 degrees below zero, which established an all-time record low temperature for the nation for the month of November. Their high that day was one degree above zero.
 
NOVEMBER 16TH, 1987-High winds and heavy snow created blizzard conditions across parts of eastern Colorado. Wind gusts reached 68 mph at Pueblo, and snowfall totals ranged up to 37 inches at Echo Lake. In Wyoming, the temperature dipped to 14 degrees below zero at Laramie. Strong thunderstorms in Louisiana drenched Alexandria with 16.65 inches of rain in thirty hours, with an unofficial total of 21.21 inches north of Olla. Flash flooding in Louisiana caused five to six million dollars damage.
 
Nov 15 NOVEMBER 15TH, 1900-A record lake-effect snowstorm at Watertown NY produced 45 inches in 24 hours. The storm total was 49 inches.
 
NOVEMBER 15TH, 1967-A surprise snow and ice coating paralyzed Boston during the evening rush hour.
 
Nov 14 NOVEMBER 14TH, 1985-In Colombia a mudflow, said to be a fifth the size of the gigantic Amazon River, covers the town of Armero and destroys Chinchina, killing 25,000 people, following an eruption of the Nevada del Ruiz volcano, 85 miles northwest of Bogota.
 
NOVEMBER 14TH, 1974-A storm produced 15 inches of snow at the Buffalo NY airport, and 30 inches on the south shore of Lake Erie.
 
Nov 13 NOVEMBER 13TH, 1933-The first dust storm of the great dust bowl era of the 1930s occurred. The dust storm, which had spread from Montana to the Ohio Valley the day before, prevailed from Georgia to Maine resulting in a black rain over New York and a brown snow in Vermont. Parts of South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa reported zero visibility on the 12th. On the 13th, dust reduced the visibility to half a mile in Tennessee.
 
NOVEMBER 13TH, 1981-A powerful cyclone brought high winds to Washington State and Oregon. The cyclone, which formed about 1000 miles west of San Francisco, intensified rapidly as it approached the Oregon coast with the central pressure reaching 28.22 inches (956 millibars). A wind trace from the Whiskey Run Turbine Site, about 12 miles south of Coos Bay in Oregon, showed peak gusts to 97 mph fifty feet above ground level. The wind caused widespread damage in Washington and Oregon, with 12 deaths reported. As much as four feet of snow fell in the Sierra Nevada Range of northern California.
 
Nov 12 NOVEMBER 12TH, 1968-A severe coastal storm produced high winds and record early snows from Georgia to Maine. Winds reached 90 mph in Massachusetts, and ten inches of snow blanketed interior Maine.
 
NOVEMBER 12TH, 1974-A great Alaska storm in the Bering Sea caused the worst coastal flooding of memory at Nome AK with a tide of 13.2 feet. The flooding caused 12 million dollars damage, however no lives are lost.
 
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