Category: Met 101/Weather History

November 21, 1967: Worst Rain To Hit Los Angeles In Nearly 30 Years

November 21, 1967: Worst Rain To Hit Los Angeles In Nearly 30 Years

| November 21, 2017 @ 3:40 pm

At the time, it was the worst siege of wet weather to hit the Los Angeles area in nearly 30 years, and on November 21st, 1967, a total of 7.93 inches had fallen in a three-day span.

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November 21, 1985: Hurricane Kate Makes Landfall Near Mexico Beach, Florida

November 21, 1985: Hurricane Kate Makes Landfall Near Mexico Beach, Florida

| November 21, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

During the evening hours on November 21, 1985, a weak category 2 Hurricane Kate made landfall on the shores of Mexico Beach, Florida, which is just over 30 miles down the Gulf Coast from Panama City Beach.

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November 20, 1900: An Unusual Tornado Outbreak

November 20, 1900: An Unusual Tornado Outbreak

| November 20, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

The afternoon and evening hours of November 20, 1900, turned out to be a very costly one across portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

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Welcome to November: A Transition Month

Welcome to November: A Transition Month

| November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

November is considered a “transition month” between fall and winter across much of the country, and Central Alabama is no different.

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One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

One Forecast, Three Scenarios, Very Different Impacts

| October 6, 2017 @ 2:20 pm

Communicating uncertainty and risk in a hurricane forecast is very difficult. The cone of uncertainty is very misunderstood. Here is a way to visualize the different impacts of three very real scenarios that could happen based on the current forecast and current average track errors.

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Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

Today is the 57th Anniversary of Hurricane Donna Striking the Keys

| September 10, 2017 @ 1:49 am

On this date in 1960, Hurricane Donna made the first of her four U.S. landfalls as a category four hurricane, devastating much of the Florida Keys.

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Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

Where Irma Might Rank Among the Top Ten Most Intense U.S. Landfalling Hurricanes

| September 9, 2017 @ 5:30 am

Here are the top ten hurricanes to strike the United States, ranked by central pressure at landfall. Irma will almost certainly make this list.

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Remembering Katrina:  Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

Remembering Katrina: Still No Mandatory Evacuation for New Orleans On This Date in 2005

| August 27, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

On this date in 2005, preparations were underway along the Gulf Coast for Hurricane Katrina, but inexplicably there was still no mandatory evacuation for New Orleans.

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Another Hurricane Camille Eyewitness Story

Another Hurricane Camille Eyewitness Story

| August 17, 2017 @ 8:51 pm

There are many harrowing stories of survival along the Mississippi Coast from Hurricane Camille, which struck on this date in 1969. Here is one.

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Camille:  An Amazing Afternoon

Camille: An Amazing Afternoon

| August 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm | 14 Replies

An Air Force Hurricane Hunter likely saved many lives with their report from Hurricane Camille on this date in 1969, hours before landfall.

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Remembering 1969’s Hurricane Camille:  In the Crosshairs

Remembering 1969’s Hurricane Camille: In the Crosshairs

| August 17, 2017 @ 10:45 am | 10 Replies

On the morning of August 17, 1969 the Mississippi Gulf Coast woke up in the crosshairs of monster Hurricane Camille.

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A Fateful Week in Weather History From This Week in 1969

A Fateful Week in Weather History From This Week in 1969

| August 14, 2017 @ 8:34 am

One of the most infamous hurricanes in Gulf Coast history wreaked havoc during this week in weather history in 1969.

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Birmingham’s Longest 100F Streak

Birmingham’s Longest 100F Streak

| August 13, 2017 @ 2:30 pm

On this date in 2007, Birmingham was in the midst of its longest streak of 100 degree days ever.

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“We Have Met Our Andrew”

“We Have Met Our Andrew”

| August 13, 2017 @ 11:25 am

Hurricane Charley made a devastating hit on Southwest Florida on August 13, 2004.

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