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Today NOVEMBER 22ND, 1641-An observer at Boston MA recorded a "great tempest of wind and rain from the southeast all night, as fierce as a hurricane, and thereupon followed the highest tide which we have seen since our arrival here".
 
NOVEMBER 22ND, 1957-Extremely destructive Santa Ana winds blew from Oxnard to San Diego and inland parts of southern California. The high winds produced a 28,000 acre brush fire on a 40-mile front west of Crystal Lake. People were ordered off streets in some areas due to flying debris.
 
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Nov 21 NOVEMBER 21ST, 1798-A four day storm was in progress in the northeastern U.S. The storm dropped a foot of snow on New York City and New Haven, and as much as three feet in Maine and New Hampshire. The snow-storm ushered in a long and severe winter, in some places the ground remained covered with snow until the following May.
 
NOVEMBER 21ST, 1967-Excessive rains in southern California caused the most severe flooding and the most damaging mudslides in 33 years. Downtown Los Angeles received eight inches of rain, and 14 inches fell in the mountains.
 
Nov 20 NOVEMBER 20TH, 1869-A second great windstorm in three days struck Vermont and New York blowing railroad trains off their tracks.
 
NOVEMBER 20TH, 1900-An unusual tornado outbreak in the Lower Mississippi Valley resulted in 73 deaths and extensive damage across Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
 
Nov 19 NOVEMBER 19TH, 1921-The Columbia Gorge ice storm finally came to an end. In Oregon, 54 inches of snow, sleet and glaze blocked the Columbia River Highway at the Dalles. Apart from traffic on the river itself, all transportation between Walla Walla WA and Portland OR came to a halt. Nine trains were stopped as railroads were blocked for several days.
 
NOVEMBER 19TH, 1981-An unusually early snowstorm struck the Twin Cities of Minnesota, with as much as a foot of snow reported. The weight of the heavy snow caused the newly inflated fabric dome of the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis to collapse and rip.
 
Nov 18 NOVEMBER 18TH, 1955-An early season cold snap finally came to an end. Helena MT experienced 138 consecutive hours of subzero temperatures, including a reading of 29 below zero, which surpassed by seven degrees their previous record for the month of November. Missoula MT broke their November record by 12 degrees with a reading of 23 below zero, and Salt Lake City UT smashed their previous November record of zero with a reading of 14 below. Heavy snow in the Great Basin closed Donner Pass CA, and total crop damage from the cold wave amounted to eleven million dollars.
 
NOVEMBER 18TH, 1873-A severe storm raged from Georgia to Nova Scotia causing great losses to fishing fleets along the coast. In Maine, the barometric pressure reached 28.49 inches at Portland.
 
Nov 17 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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