- In 1951...The state of Iowa experienced a record snowstorm. The storm buried Iowa City under 27 inches of snow.
- In 1989...Residents of the southern U.S. viewed a once in a life-time display of the "Northern Lights". Unseasonably warm weather continued in the southwestern U.S. The record high of 88 degrees at Tucson AZ was their seventh in a row. In southwest Texas, the temperature at Sanderson soared from 46 degrees at 8 AM to 90 degrees at 11 AM.
- In 1990...The role of video tape and the advances in media technology provided many breath-taking views of tornadoes in the 1990s. People came from miles around to film the Hesston, Kansas, tornado. One tornado started near Goshen, only to merge with a second near Hesston and track northeast to just southwest of Topeka, Kansas.
- In 1999...A winter storm produced an area of 3 to as much as 16 inches of snow over a portion of southwest and south central Missouri. The hardest hit areas, where 14 to 16 inches of snow was reported, were in an area from Pineville and Neosho to Springfield then east to the Houston and Cabool areas. Unoffical snowfall reports of 23 inches were reported by law enforcement near Cassville and 18 to 22 inches in the Nixa/Ozark area in Christian County. Snow drifts were 3 to 4 feet high in some of the hardest hit areas. Although there were numerous accidents reported by law enforcement, no serious damage or injuries were reported. Scattered power outages were also reported by local electric cooperatives. Some homes in the hardest hit areas around Cassville and Pineville were without power for over 24 hours.
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