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This Day in Local Weather History ...
1 October 1890 → An act transferring the nation's weather service to the Department of Agriculture (from the Department of War) was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison.
1 October 1977 → Several tornadoes struck the area, including an F1 in Lexington (with a 9 mile long path), an F2 in Hardin County, an F1 in Harrison County, IN, and an F1 in Marion County. The Harrison County twister caused one fatality when the tornado splintered a trailer home, killing the male occupant and injuring his wife.
This Day in National/World Weather History ...
1 October 1752 → A 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.
1 October 1945 → A Navy plane that went down in a typhoon in the South China Sea was the first Hurricane Hunter flight to be lost.
1 October 1976 → 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 at least 435 people.