On This Day In Weather History - October 1
There has not been measurable precipitation since 1977.
The second severe hurricane in two weeks hit the Carolinas. The Onslow County Courthouse was destroyed along with all of its records, while Beacon Island disappeared until waters receded.
A Navy plane that went down in a typhoon in the South China Sea was the first Hurricane Hunter flight ever to be lost.
Hurricane Liza brought heavy rains and winds to Mexico, causing a dam to break on the Cajoncito River, flooding the town of La Paz, and killing 630 people.