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Today FEBRUARY 26TH, 1910-Parts of Washington State were in the midst of a storm which produced 129 inches of snow at Laconia between the 24th and the 26th, a single storm record for the state. A series of storms, which began on the 23rd, led to a deadly avalanche on the first of March. By late on the 28th, the snow had changed to rain, setting the stage for disaster.
 
FEBRUARY 26TH, 1972-The Buffalo Creek disaster occurred in the Buffalo Creek Hollow of Logan County in West Virginia. A coal slag dam on the Middle Fork of Buffalo Creek burst sending a fifty foot wall of water down a narrow valley killing 125 persons and causing 51 million dollars damage. Three days of rain atop a six inches snow cover prompted the dam break.
 
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Feb 25 FEBRUARY 25TH, 1987-Low pressure in Nevada produced snow from the southwestern U.S. to the Dakotas. Snowfall totals in Arizona ranged up to 82 inches at Alpine. Flagstaff AZ reported 23 inches of snow in 24 hours. Other heavier snowfall totals included 20 inches at Daggett NV, 24 inches at Brian Head UT, 24 inches at Red Lodge MT, and 26 inches at Angel Fire NM. Snow at Los Alamos NM pushed their snowfall total for the winter past their previous record of 123.5 inches.
 
FEBRUARY 25TH, 1922-The temperature at Los Angeles CA soared to 92 degrees to establish a record for the month of February.
 
Feb 24 FEBRUARY 24TH, 1852-The Susquehanna River ice bridge at Havre de Grace MD commenced to break up after forty days of use. A total of 1738 loaded freight cars were hauled along rails laid on the ice.
 
FEBRUARY 24TH, 1936-Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State.
 
Feb 23 FEBRUARY 23RD, 1802-A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked along Cape Cod.
 
FEBRUARY 23RD, 1936-A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives.
 
Feb 22 FEBRUARY 22ND, 1773-The memorable "Cold Sabbath" in New England history. Many persons froze extremities while going to church.
 
FEBRUARY 22ND, 1986-A twelve day seige of heavy rain and snow, which produced widespread flooding and mudslides across northern and central California, finally came to an end. The event caused more than 400 million dollars property damage. Bucks Lake, located in the Sierra Nevada Range, received 49.6 inches of rain during the twelve day period.
 
Feb 21 FEBRUARY 21ST, 1918-A spectacular chinook wind at Granville ND caused the temperature to spurt from a morning low of 33 degrees below zero to an afternoon high of 50 degrees above zero.
 
FEBRUARY 21ST, 1971-An outbreak of tornadoes hit northeastern Louisiana and northern and central Mississippi. The tornadoes claimed 121 lives, including 110 in Mississippi. Three tornadoes accounted for 118 of the deaths. There are 1600 persons injured, 900 homes were destroyed or badly damaged, and total damage was 19 million dollars.
 
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