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16feballdayFebruary 16 Tornado Events

16feballdayLongest Tornado Path14 miles in 1995

16feballdayLargest Tornado Width880 Yards in 1954

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Confirmed EF1 tornado in Uniontown occurred last night with winds up to 105 mph. 1st recorded tornado in NWS Pittsburgh area of responsibility during February since 1950.

#OTD in 1903: Pokegama Dam in #MN plunged to -59 degrees. They saw 3 straight days with lows 50 below zero or colder! #wxhistory

#OTD in 1903: Pokegama Dam in #MN plunged to -59 degrees. They saw 3 straight days with lows 50 below zero or colder! #wxhistory

Date of earliest 100°F day on record using stations with 30+ years of data. [Note: mapping outlier events is notoriously difficult.]

Date of earliest 100°F day on record using stations with 30+ years of data. [Note: mapping outlier events is notoriously difficult.]

February 15, 1949
Talk about “Extreme Weather”
Record shattering High Temperatures on East Coast as frigid “Arctic Storm” hits the Northern Plains.
Washington DC & Baltimore = 77°
Philadelphia = 74°
New York = 71°
(still record highs to this date)
https://t.co/F3qqvsEdn1

February 15, 1949
Talk about “Extreme Weather”
Record shattering High Temperatures on East Coast as frigid “Arctic Storm” hits the Northern Plains.
Washington DC & Baltimore = 77°
Philadelphia = 74°
New York = 71°
(still record highs to this date)
https://t.co/F3qqvsEdn1

Five years ago today a meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the Russian town of #Chelyabinsk.

Here's how it looked from one of @eumetsat's weather satellites.

Five years ago today a meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the Russian town of #Chelyabinsk.

Here's how it looked from one of @eumetsat's weather satellites.

Here's what @JimCantore got for #ValentinesDay 3 years ago in Massachusetts. Now that's something to love.

Here's what @JimCantore got for #ValentinesDay 3 years ago in Massachusetts. Now that's something to love.

Mild Valentine's Day in #Houston today, but 123 years ago, we were dealing with 20" of snow, as was much of SE Texas and SW Louisiana. The story in four parts @SpaceCityWX: https://t.co/sc2xDWavNp #houwx #txwx #lawx

Mild Valentine's Day in #Houston today, but 123 years ago, we were dealing with 20" of snow, as was much of SE Texas and SW Louisiana. The story in four parts @SpaceCityWX: https://t.co/sc2xDWavNp #houwx #txwx #lawx

Alaska Valentine's Day Extremes: highest temp 58ºF Ketchikan in 1963, Lowest -68F Northway 1979 (honorable mention: Umiat high temp -52F, 1985). Most snow: Valdez 37.5" 1928, most rain 5.06" Main Bay (Prince William Sound) 2008. #akwx @Climatologist49 @weather_history @DaveSnider

Time for #Tornado #History - Late Feb 13 into early Feb 14, 2000, 3 devastating tornadoes struck portions of SW GA. There was a total of 19 fatalities, many in mobile homes. One of the hardest hit areas was #Camilla. Our detailed summary: https://t.co/DGOy0w2Kos #gawx #wxhistory

Time for #Tornado #History - Late Feb 13 into early Feb 14, 2000, 3 devastating tornadoes struck portions of SW GA. There was a total of 19 fatalities, many in mobile homes. One of the hardest hit areas was #Camilla. Our detailed summary: https://t.co/DGOy0w2Kos #gawx #wxhistory
Time for #Tornado #History - Late Feb 13 into early Feb 14, 2000, 3 devastating tornadoes struck portions of SW GA. There was a total of 19 fatalities, many in mobile homes. One of the hardest hit areas was #Camilla. Our detailed summary: https://t.co/DGOy0w2Kos #gawx #wxhistory
Time for #Tornado #History - Late Feb 13 into early Feb 14, 2000, 3 devastating tornadoes struck portions of SW GA. There was a total of 19 fatalities, many in mobile homes. One of the hardest hit areas was #Camilla. Our detailed summary: https://t.co/DGOy0w2Kos #gawx #wxhistory
Time for #Tornado #History - Late Feb 13 into early Feb 14, 2000, 3 devastating tornadoes struck portions of SW GA. There was a total of 19 fatalities, many in mobile homes. One of the hardest hit areas was #Camilla. Our detailed summary: https://t.co/DGOy0w2Kos #gawx #wxhistory

On This Day in #WxHistory:

In 1784, ice floes reportedly blocked the Mississippi River at New Orleans, Louisiana. The only other time this has occurred was in 1899. #LAwx

Feb 12-13, 1958 - Tallahassee, #FL recorded their largest snowfall on record with 2.8" #wxhistory @FLMemory photos ->
https://t.co/5gjRiO6RUc

Feb 12-13, 1958 - Tallahassee, #FL recorded their largest snowfall on record with 2.8"  #wxhistory @FLMemory photos ->
https://t.co/5gjRiO6RUc

It was a difficult task preparing for Valentine's Day in 1899. A bitter arctic outbreak culminated in a strong blizzard which brought measurable snow to much of the east, including the Gulf of Mexico. It was on this day, that it began to directly impact New England:

It was a difficult task preparing for Valentine's Day in 1899.  A bitter arctic outbreak culminated in a strong blizzard which brought measurable snow to much of the east, including the Gulf of Mexico.  It was on this day, that it began to directly impact New England:

On Feb. 11-13, 1899, Arkansas experienced its most widespread and severe cold ever recorded. All-time record lows were set at Fayetteville, Harrison, Fort Smith, Little Rock, Monticello & many other localities. Likely the coldest wx in the state since Jan. 1864.#arwx #wxhistory

On Feb. 11-13, 1899, Arkansas experienced its most widespread and severe cold ever recorded. All-time record lows were set at Fayetteville, Harrison, Fort Smith, Little Rock, Monticello & many other localities. Likely the coldest wx in the state since Jan. 1864.#arwx #wxhistory
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