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Today 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.
 
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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.
 
Feb 20 FEBRUARY 20TH, 1898-Eastern Wisconsin experienced their biggest snowstorm of record. Racine received thirty inches, and drifts around Milwaukee measured fifteen feet high.
 
FEBRUARY 20TH, 1953-A snowstorm in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota produced drifts ten feet high which derailed trains.
 
Feb 19 FEBRUARY 19TH, 1884-Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak.
 
FEBRUARY 19TH, 1888-A tornado struck Mount Vernon IL. The tornado killed sixteen persons along its 62 mile path.
 
Feb 18 FEBRUARY 18TH, 1959-Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North America.
 
FEBRUARY 18TH, 1988-Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with 6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Mayo.
 
Feb 17 FEBRUARY 17TH, 1930-Eureka CA reported an all-time record high of 85 degrees, a record which lasted until September of 1983.
 
FEBRUARY 17TH, 1958-The greatest snowstorm of the mid 20th century struck the northeastern U.S. The storm produced 30 inches of snow in interior New England, including more than 19 inches in 24 hours at the Boston Airport. The same storm produced up to three feet of snow in the Middle Atlantic Coast Region, with 14 inches at Washington D.C., and 15.5 inches at Baltimore MD. The storm resulted in 43 deaths and 500 million dollars damage over the Middle Atlantic Coast States.
 
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