On This Day In Weather History - December 9
The 7.5 inches of snow is the eighth heaviest for the month of December.
Vevay, IN, on the Ohio River, reported 26 inches of snow in 24 hours with 14 foot drifts. By the 16th, people could walk across the river from Vevay to Kentucky.
A strong storm produced wind gusts of 40 to 65 mph from the Alaska Peninsula to the North Gulf Coast of Alaska. Southeasterly winds gusted to 75 mph in the Anchorage area. Gusty winds associated with the same cold front caused a power outage across much of the island of Hawaii.