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December 31st:

On this day in 1910, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories in Canada fell to -79.

On this day in 1933, Los Angeles, California saw 7.36 inches in 24 hours leading to the worse flood in history for the city. Led to 44 fatalities.

On this day in 1947, a tornado outbreak occurred across the Southern U.S. causing up to 20 fatalities. While the total number of tornadoes is unknown, it produced 7 significant, 1 violent, and 3 killer tornadoes. One notable tornado was an F4 that hit Cotton Valley, Louisiana (north of Shreveport) and causing 14 of the 20 fatalities.

On this day in 1954, Tropical Storm Alice formed in the eastern Caribbean. It would intensify into a 90mph, gusts to 110mph, category 1 hurricane with a pressure of 987mbar by January 2nd, 1955. While no fatalities occurred, it did cause up to $623,000 in damages in the Lesser Antilles. Alice is the only Atlantic hurricane to span two calendar years and only the second Atlantic storm to do so with Zeta (2005) being the other.

On this day in 1963, a snowstorm struck the Deep South. 15.1 inches fell at Meridian, MS, 10.5 inches fell at Bay St. Louis, MS, and 4.5 inches fell at New Orleans, Louisiana. Former Alabama Football Coach "Bear" Bryant said that the only thing that could have messed up his team's chances in the Sugar Bowl against Ole Miss in New Orleans was a freak snow. Even with the 4.5 inches that fell the night before the game, Alabama won 12-7.

On this day in 1967, the fabled ice Bowl NFL Playoff game was held in -13 degree temperature at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

On this day in 1982, the rain gauge total for December at Puu Kukui, Hawaii (elevation almost 5,800 feet near the top of the West Maui Mountains) recorded 42 inches. The total for the year was 704.83 inches. This is the all-time greatest calendar year rainfall for the U.S.

On this day in 1989, Northway, Alaska recorded 31.85 inches of mercury (1078.5 mbar). The highest pressure ever recorded in the United States.

On this day in 1991, Valdez, Alaska recorded 137.1 inches of snow for the month of December, setting a new all-time record snowfall for December.

On this day in 1994, a tornado hit Cotton Valley, Louisiana causing up to 18 fatalities.

On this day in 2003, Tri-Cities Regional Airport in eastern Tennessee had it's wettest year with 65.65 inches.

On this day in 2004, 1,819 tornadoes occurred in the US. This is the most tornadoes ever recorded in a year. Average per year is around 1200.

On this day in 2008, Hart, Michigan recorded it's snowiest year on record with over 200 inches of snow and up to 140.7 inches in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

On this day in 2010, a severe weather/tornado outbreak occurred across five states including Mississippi and Alabama. Produced up to 37 tornadoes, leading to 9 fatalities and $138.98 million in damages. Thunderstorm gusts up to 80mph were recorded at 8 locations. There were 7 EF-3 tornadoes two of which hit Cincinnati, Arkansas and the other affecting Fenton-Sunset Hills, Missouri.


Another interesting fact: There's been just 1 tropical system globally to reach or maintain category 5 intensity during the New Year's timeframe which is Super Typhoon Hester (1952) with max winds of 185mph in the Western Pacific.
 

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My local NWS office does these daily. If yours doesn't maybe use this to encourage them ;)
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January 1st Weather History:

On this day in 1886, Norway's coldest night on record occurred as the low temperature dropped to -60.5 at Karasjok.

On this day in 1916, Rainmaker Charles Hatfield offered to bring rain to parched San Diego, California for $10,000. He began burning strange chemicals on this date to summon rain. It did begin to rain on January 10th which ended up being a problem because it never stopped raining for days resulting in damaging floods. The city refused to pay him the money.

On this day in 1955, Tropical Storm Violet formed in the Western Pacific. A few days later, it peaked at 85mph, gusts to 105mph, with a pressure of 995mbar before making landfall on the Philippines. Dissipated January 6th.

On this day in 1970, an intense tornado hit Bulahdelah, New South Wales, Australia. While this tornado was never officially given a rating, it is considered to be a F5. This is the strongest tornado in Australia's history. It is estimated to have wiped out 1 million trees.

On this day in 1984, a severe cold spell finally broke in Topeka, Kansas as the temperature rose above 32 after 554 hours below freezing. The city spent a record setting 95 consecutive hours at or below 0 from December 21st to December 25th, 1983.

On this day in 2002, intense lake effect snow buried Montague, New York under 127 inches of snow over a 4-day period. The 127 inches in Montague is one of the greatest snowfalls ever recorded for a single lake effect snow event.

On this day in 2006, Sydney, Australia records a high of 111.6 degrees. The 2nd hottest day on record there. Sydney Airport recorded its hottest day on record at 113.4 degrees.

On this day in 2011, an EF3 tornado touched down in Attala County, Mississippi at approximately 12:02am CST. This makes it the earliest tornado on record in any calendar year.
 

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Love the responses, but if we post everything now this thread will become dead in exactly 364 more days ;) I'm going to limit my NWS/GSP posts to significant events from here on.
 

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January 2nd Weather History:

On this day in 1893, 13 inches of snow fell in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is the city's greatest snowfall in 24 hours on record.
On this day in 1992, A blizzard affects the Middle East. Jerusalem saw 16 inches of snow while Amman Jordan recorded their heaviest snow in over 40 years with 26 inches.
On this day in 2006, a tornado outbreak occurred from the Ohio Valley down into the Southeast region. This outbreak produced 20 confirmed tornadoes making it one of the largest tornado outbreaks ever recorded in the month of January. A F3 tornado hit Hollonville, Georgia while an F2 tornado hit Southwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Overall, only 1 fatality occurred and up to $7.4million in damages.
 

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January 3rd Weather History:

On this day in 1877, low temperature hit -3 in Washington D.C.

On this day in 1921, first radio broadcasts of weather forecasts began.

On this day in 1949, an F4 tornado hit Warren, Arkansas causing 57 fatalities and up to $1.3million in damages.

On this day in 1961, a 3-day long ice storm was in progress across northern Idaho which produced an ice accumulation of 8 inches thick. This is an U.S. record.

On this day in 1993, Canton, NY plummeted to 28.20 inches of mercury (954mbar). This is the lowest ever recorded at a non-coastal station in the U.S.

On this day in 2002, The Weather Channel closes their offices for the day as a 2-day winter storm brought snow to the Deep South including Atlanta. Only essential personnel reported for work at the network.
 

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Don't want to highjack this post and I see the Severe Weather 2022 thread is lock, but if anyone interested in the 2022 Mississippi Severe Weather stats, they are on the North MS Storm chasers FB page. The post also includes some nation wide numbers
 

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5 January Weather History
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The tornado in Liberty had a very short path as if it was targeting only the school parking lot where it stacked two cars onto two other cars, making the headline pic on the Greenville News newspaper. There's a discrepancy between this F0 rating and the past climate data which has it as an F1 which IIRC was what the newspaper reported. Here's the info from the tornado section of Past Climate Data from the NWS GSP office:

F1 TORNADO 1424 LT 2007-01-05
Counties: PICKENS-SC
From 1 SE LIBERTY (SC) To 1 SE LIBERTY (SC)
Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 15
Path Length: 0.1 Miles Width: 20 Yards
 

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January 5th Weather History:

On this day in 1892, a F3 tornado hit West-Southwest of Fayetteville, Georgia. It led to 3 fatalities.
On this day in 1917, a schoolhouse was hit by an F3 tornado in Vireton, Oklahoma. Unfortunately, this led to the fatalities of 15 children. This is considered the deadliest incidents of its kind in U.S. History.
On this day in 1962, twin tornadoes hit Crestview, Florida causing 1 fatality.
On this day in 1974, the warmest temperature ever recorded in Antarctica occurred as Vanda Station on the South Coast reported 59 degrees.
On this day in 1993, Maui's Mount Haleakala saw up to 18 inches of ice.
On this day in 1998, a severe ice storm affected northern New England and Southern Quebec, Canada. Freezing rain and freezing drizzle occurred in Quebec for longer than 80 hours. Over a million households in Canada loss power lasting for over a month. Overall, the storm resulted in 56 fatalities.
On this day in 1999, Congersville, Illinois set all-time state record low temperature of -36 degrees.
On this day in 2004, Meacham, Oregon hit -31 degrees. Resulting in the coldest day in the town's 55-year climate records.
 

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On this day in 1880, Seattle, Washington saw 4 feet of snow.

On this day in 1892, a tornado hit Winter Garden, Florida destroying 5 homes and leading to 1 fatality.

On this day in 1951, a tornado of either F2 or F3 strength hit Alexandria, Louisiana.

On this day in 1958, a tropical system formed in the Western Pacific. It would intensify into Tropical Storm Ophelia by January 7th then a 140mph typhoon by the 8th. On January 12th, it peaked at category 5 super typhoon intensity with winds of 160mph, gusts to 180mph, with a pressure of 940mbar. This typhoon led to 23 fatalities. This is the only known Category 5 typhoon in the month of January in the Western Pacific on record.

On this day in 1968, the all-time record low temperature at International Falls, Minnesota was set at -46.

On this day in 1983, All 50 states had at least one location that was below freezing. A rare feat.

On this day in 1988, Arkansas saw up to 16 inches of snow while Oklahoma saw up to 18 inches.

On this day in 1992, Milwaukee, Wisconsin saw the Sun peek out for the first time since December 21st, 1991, setting a city record for consecutive cloudy days.

On this day in 1994, a record setting 55.5 inches of snow fell at Alta, Utah in 24 hours.


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January 7th Weather History:

On this day in 1913, Tucson, Arizona dropped to 6 degrees. This set the all-time record low temperature for the city.

On this day in 1966, Tropical Cyclone Denise affected Reunion Island as a category 2 cyclone. Denise dropped 45 inches of rain in 12 hours and 71.80 inches in 48 hours on Reunion Island. Overall, this cyclone caused 3 fatalities.

On this day in 1971, the temperature at Hawley Lake, Arizona plunged to -40 degrees establishing a state record.

On this day in 1973, a major ice storm crippled Atlanta, Georgia with 4 inches of freezing rain. Up to 300,000 people were without power for a week.

On this day in 1988, a winter storm produced 27 inches of snow in the Bad Creek area of South Carolina.

On this day in 1989, a F4 tornado hit Allendale, Illinois causing more than $5million in damages.

On this day in 1990, winds gusted to 130mph on Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington State.

On this day in 1997, a severe thunderstorm downburst produced a 146mph wind gust at Seymour-Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

On this day in 2004, the worst ice and snowstorms in a decade affected Portland, Oregon. Airport remained closed for 3 days.

On this day in 2008, a multiple day severe weather/tornado outbreak affected the central and southern U.S. Leading to 72 confirmed tornadoes, it caused 4 fatalities and up to $88 million in damages. The outbreak produced 8 EF-3 tornadoes. 4 on January 7th across Illinois and Missouri. 4 on January 10th across Mississippi and Alabama including one that hit Caledonia, MS. It produced the first January tornadoes in Wisconsin since 1967.
 

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January 7th Weather History:

On this day in 1913, Tucson, Arizona dropped to 6 degrees. This set the all-time record low temperature for the city.

On this day in 1966, Tropical Cyclone Denise affected Reunion Island as a category 2 cyclone. Denise dropped 45 inches of rain in 12 hours and 71.80 inches in 48 hours on Reunion Island. Overall, this cyclone caused 3 fatalities.

On this day in 1971, the temperature at Hawley Lake, Arizona plunged to -40 degrees establishing a state record.

On this day in 1973, a major ice storm crippled Atlanta, Georgia with 4 inches of freezing rain. Up to 300,000 people were without power for a week.

On this day in 1988, a winter storm produced 27 inches of snow in the Bad Creek area of South Carolina.

On this day in 1989, a F4 tornado hit Allendale, Illinois causing more than $5million in damages.

On this day in 1990, winds gusted to 130mph on Rattlesnake Ridge in Washington State.

On this day in 1997, a severe thunderstorm downburst produced a 146mph wind gust at Seymour-Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, North Carolina.

On this day in 2004, the worst ice and snowstorms in a decade affected Portland, Oregon. Airport remained closed for 3 days.

On this day in 2008, a multiple day severe weather/tornado outbreak affected the central and southern U.S. Leading to 72 confirmed tornadoes, it caused 4 fatalities and up to $88 million in damages. The outbreak produced 8 EF-3 tornadoes. 4 on January 7th across Illinois and Missouri. 4 on January 10th across Mississippi and Alabama including one that hit Caledonia, MS. It produced the first January tornadoes in Wisconsin since 1967.
2008 I remember this Caledonia tornado affecting some friends.
 

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On this day in 2008, a multiple day severe weather/tornado outbreak affected the central and southern U.S. Leading to 72 confirmed tornadoes, it caused 4 fatalities and up to $88 million in damages. The outbreak produced 8 EF-3 tornadoes. 4 on January 7th across Illinois and Missouri. 4 on January 10th across Mississippi and Alabama including one that hit Caledonia, MS. It produced the first January tornadoes in Wisconsin since 1967.
This is particularly interesting because not only does the Kenosha EF1 add to Wisconsin's "snow tornado" list, but the same supercell produced an EF3 tornado beforehand. Two of Wisconsin's three January tornadoes on record occurred on this date (the other being an F3 in January 1967).

Damage from the Wheatland EF3; this tornado honestly seems like an EF4 candidate to me given at least one well anchored house was leveled, though it may have had construction flaws I'm not aware of.
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Video of the Kenosha EF1 w/ the snow patches on the ground clearly visible:
 

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January 8th Weather History:

On this day in 1780, one of the coldest times in Washington D.C. history froze all the waterways of the Middle Atlantic region including the Potomac River and most of the Chesapeake Bay. On the northern part of the bay, sleighs crossed from Annapolis to the Eastern Shore. To the south, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, and Portsmouth were connected by thick ice that supported foot traffic between ports.
On this day in 1859, New York City's temperature remained continuously below zero. This is the only day on record this has occurred.
On this day in 1913, Death Valley National Park in California recorded a low of 15. The coldest reading ever recorded in Death Valley.
On this day in 1923, Los Angeles, California hit 90 degrees. Their hottest January temperature on record.
On this day in 1937, San Jacinto, Nevada fell to -50 degrees. This is Nevada's coldest temperature ever recorded.
On this day in 1979, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada recorded it's warmest January day on record with a temperature of 56.3 degrees while Moscow, Russia recorded it's coldest day in nearly a century of -49 degrees.
On this day in 2000, Kirensk, Siberia recorded a temperature of -72 degrees.
On this day in 2019, 2 EF-1 tornadoes affected parts of Northeastern Ohio and Northwestern Pennsylvania.
On this day in 2022, Tropical Cyclone Cody was in the South Pacific. On January 10th, it would achieve max intensity of 60mph, gusts to 80mph, with a pressure of 971mbar. It caused 1 fatality and $25 million in damages across Fiji.
 

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January 9th Weather History:

On this day in 1857, a 7.9 earthquake hits Fort Tejon, California.
On this day in 1875, the temperature dropped to -38 degrees in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This was an all-time record cold temperature for the city.
On this day in 1880, 6 feet of snow falls in Seattle, Washington in 5 days.
On this day in 1888, the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon was frozen for 2 weeks.
On this day in 1889, a tornado hit Brooklyn, New York.
On this day in 1899, the temperature at Norway House, Manitoba, Canada dropped to -63. This is the coldest day ever recorded in Manitoba.
On this day in 1932, pink snow fell in Durango, Colorado as dust from the Painted Desert mixed with a snowstorm.
On this day in 1949, one inch of snow fell at both Laguna and Long Beach, California while San Diego saw their first trace of snow since 1882.
On this day in 1954, Greenland recorded it's coldest temperature of -87 at Northice.
On this day in 1976, Adams, New York had 68 inches of snow along with the 54 inches that fell in just 24 hours. This remains the state record for most snow in 24 hours.
On this day in 1977, St. Cloud, Minnesota recorded their coldest temperature ever with a reading of -43 at 8am. Between January 3rd thru 19th, the low temperatures there dropped to -15 or lower on fourteen of the seventeen days.
On this day in 1992, Minneapolis, Minnesota had it's first view of the Sun in 350 hours (14.5 days).
On this day in 2010, sleet and snowflakes fell from Tampa to Palm Bay, Florida and points north. Minor accumulations occurred on vehicles and pool screens.
 

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