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Sep 21, 1938
A great hurricane smashed into Long Island and bisected New
England causing a massive forest blowdown and widespread
flooding. Winds gusted to 186 mph at Blue Hill MA, and a storm
surge of nearly thirty feet caused extensive flooding along the
coast of Rhode Island. The hurricane killed 600 persons and
caused 500 million dollars damage. The hurricane, which lasted
twelve days, destroyed 275 million trees.
IN 1995...The earliest snow on record fell across southwest Kansas
with 2 to 3 inches common. Lane county reported six inches. This
was the earliest snowfall ever recorded at the Dodge City Airport.
This was also the only time there was measurable snowfall for the
month of September. A total of 1.3 inches fell at the Dodge City
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Also from NOAA's history site - Stories and Tales of the early Weather Service includes: personal accounts of lives in the Weather Service, war tales, stories of experiences in violent weather phenomena, technological tales, and an account of NOAA in the space age.