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Some Interesting Weather Extremes

Patrick Townson (
Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:35:13 -0500

Late-October weather extremes according to Old Farmers Almanac:

October 24, 1878 -- A hurricane hit Philadelphia. Much damage done.
October 25, 1919 -- Bismarck, North Dakota, recorded its earliest
below-zero reading, minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
October 26, 1963 -- The temperature in Boston was 84 degrees Fahrenheit.
October 27, 1843 -- A storm deposited snow and sleet on Mississippi.
October 28, 1973 -- The Georgia mountains received five inches of snow.
October 29, 1963 -- A snow hurricane in Maine. Cold air on the western
portion of a storm circulation caused snowfall of
6 to 18 inches in western Maine mountains.
October 30, 1844 -- Buffalo Barracks, New York, received 30 inches of
snow in a three-day storm.
October 31, 1971 -- New York City experienced an October high temper-
ature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit.</li>

October 29 -- Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 A.M. Daylight Saving
Time was first observed in the United States during World War I and
then again during World War II. The time change was enacted to provide
more light in the evening hours. Since 1987, Daylight Saving Time has
begun at 2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in April and has ended at 2:00
A.M. on the last Sunday in October. Be aware, there will be a change
next year. Daylight Saving Time will start on the second Sunday in
March and end on the first Sunday in November.

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