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History/Folklore

September 27, 2019
The 2009 Samoa Islands tsunami caused the largest number of American deaths due to a tsunami in the 21st Century.
September 21, 2018
On This Day, September 16, 2004, Hurricane Ivan made its first US landfall over Gulf Shores, Alabama, as a Category 3 hurricane.
October 30, 2018
Halloween 1991 was no treat for many residents in Iowa and Minnesota who were buried under several feet of snow and up to 3 inches of ice.
August 6, 2018
Over 250 years ago, meteorologists used kites to carry thermometers aloft and record upper air observations.
August 24, 2018
On the evening of July 17, 1998, a 7 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, followed by a series of three deadly tsunami waves.
August 6, 2018
On June 28, 2013, lightning sparked a wildfire near Yarnell, Arizona, that cut the lives of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots tragically short.
August 24, 2018
On back-to-back Sundays in January 1982, several Colorado communities bore the brunt of damaging Chinook winds.
August 24, 2018
Fifty years ago, a high-stakes football rivalry and extreme weather contributed to the making of the Ice Bowl of 1967.
August 24, 2018
During Times Square’s first New Year’s ball drop on December 31, 1907, it was 35°F with winds from the west at 20 mph.
August 24, 2018
During the first Capitol Christmas celebration in Washington, DC, on December 24, 1913, it was sunny with a high of 46°F.