16 February


US Weather events

US Weather events

1903 117 yrs ago
The temperature at Pokegama Dam MN plunged to 59 degrees below zero to establish a state record. (David Ludlum)
1943 77 yrs ago
Record cold prevailed in the northeastern U.S. The mercury plunged to 43 degrees below zero at Concord NH, and to -39 degrees at Portland ME. The morning low of -32 degrees at Falls Village CT established a state record, yet the afternoon high that day was 20 degrees above zero. (David Ludlum)
1987 33 yrs ago
A winter storm produced snow and ice in the Ohio Valley and the Appalachian Region. Snowfall totals in Virginia ranged up to 14 inches around Farmville, while Granville NC reported eight inches of sleet and ice. Freezing rain in eastern North Carolina caused extensive damage to power lines. Gales lashed the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 32 yrs ago
Santa Ana winds in southern California gusted to 50 mph in the Rancho Cucamonga area. Quiet weather prevailed across the rest of the nation. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 31 yrs ago
A surge of arctic air produced all-time record high barometric pressure readings of 31.08 inches at Duluth MN, 30.97 inches at Chicago IL and 30.94 inches at South Bend IN. Readings of 31.00 inches at Milwaukee WI and 30.98 inches at Rockford IL tied their all-time records. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the southeastern U.S. Highs of 81 degrees at Athens GA, 87 degrees at Charleston SC, 85 degrees at Macon GA, and 86 degrees at Savannah GA were records for February. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 30 yrs ago
Strong thunderstorms developing ahead of an arctic cold front produced severe weather across the southeastern U.S. between mid morning on the 15th and early evening on the 16th. Thunderstorms spawned thirteen tornadoes, including one which, prior to dawn on the 16th, injured eleven persons near Carrollton GA. There were also 121 reports of large hail or damaging winds. A late afternoon thunderstorm on the 15th produced baseball size hail at Jackson MS, and prior to dawn on the 16th, a thunderstorm produced high winds which injured four persons at Goodwater AL. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


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F5 tornadoes

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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

Feb 16, 1941 04:38 PM UTC 79 yrs ago
Iran (map) Magnitude: 6.3 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)680

Feb 16, 1979 10:08 AM UTC 41 yrs ago
Peru (map) , 55.1 km deep Magnitude: 7.1
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking18
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects18
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)18
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)13

Feb 16, 1984 05:18 PM UTC 36 yrs ago
Afghanistan (map) , 208.1 km deep Magnitude: 6.4
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking4
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects4
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)4
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)4

Feb 16, 2004 02:44 PM UTC 16 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 12.7 km deep Magnitude: 5.0
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking5
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects5
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)5





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