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Today DECEMBER 8TH, 1988-Santa Ana winds buffeted southern California, with gusts to 92 mph reported at Laguna Peak. The high winds unroofed buildings, and downed trees and power lines, igniting five major fires, and numerous smaller ones. Damage was estimated at 15 to 20 million dollars.
 
DECEMBER 8TH, 1963-Lightning caused the crash of a jet airliner killing 81 persons at Elkton MD.
 
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Dec 07 DECEMBER 7TH, 1740-In early December two weeks of mild and rainy weather culminated in the worst flood in fifty years in the Lower Connecticut River Valley. The Merrimack River swelled to its highest level, and in Maine the raging waters swept away mills, carried off bridges, and ruined highways.
 
DECEMBER 7TH, 1935-Severe flooding hit parts of the Houston TX area. Eight persons were killed as one hundred city blocks were inundated. Satsuma reported 16.49 inches of rain. The Buffalo and White Oak Bayous crested on the 9th.
 
Dec 06 DECEMBER 6TH, 1886-A great snowstorm hit the southern Appalachain Mountains. The three day storm produced 25 inches at Rome GA, 33 inches at Asheville NC, and 42 inches in the mountains. Montgomery AL received a record eleven inches of snow. Columbia SC received one to two inches of sleet.
 
DECEMBER 6TH, 1970-A windstorm toppled the National Christmas Tree at the White House.
 
Dec 05 DECEMBER 5TH, 1886-A big snowstorm in the southeastern U.S. produced 11 inches at Montgomery AL, 18.5 inches at Rome GA, and 22.5 inches at Knoxville TN.
 
DECEMBER 5TH, 1953-A killer tornado hit Vicksburg MS killing 38 persons, injuring 270 others, and causing 25 million dollars damage, the most damage since the forty-seven days of continuous shelling the town received in the Civil War.
 
Dec 04 DECEMBER 4TH, 1786-The first of two great early December storms began. The storm produced 18 inches of snow at Morristown NJ, and twenty inches of snow at New Haven CT. It also resulted in high tides at Nantucket which did great damage.
 
DECEMBER 4TH, 1982-The temperature in New York City's Central Park reached 72 degrees to establish a record high for December. The month as a whole was also the warmest of record.
 
Dec 03 DECEMBER 3RD, 1983-Birmingham AL was drenched with 9.22 inches of rain in 24 hours. The rains caused severe flash flooding which literally submerged traffic.
 
DECEMBER 3RD, 1926-Yuma AZ was soaked with 1.10 inch of rain, and by the 10th of the month had received 4.43 inches, making it the wettest December of record. The average annual rainfall for Yuma is 3.38 inches.
 
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