17 January


US Weather events

US Weather events

1972 48 yrs ago
A single storm unloaded 77.5 inches of snow at Summit, MT, to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)
1982 38 yrs ago
Strong chinook winds caused severe wind damage in Boulder, CO. Wind gusts to 118 mph was recorded on the roof of the Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL)
1987 33 yrs ago
A winter storm spread snow from the Southern Rockies into the Middle Mississippi Valley and southwestern sections of the Great Lakes Region, and freezing rain across Texas and oklahoma. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16 inches at Tulia TX, with 12 inches at Wellington KS. (National Weather Summary)
1988 32 yrs ago
A Pacific storm battered the southern coast of California. Winds gusting to 65 mph uprooted trees in San Diego. Los Angeles reported an all-time record low baromteric pressure reading of 29.25 inches. (National Weather Summary)
1989 31 yrs ago
Strong chinook winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies gusted to 90 mph near Rollinsville CO, and reached 94 mph near Big Timber MT. Heavy snow blanketed parts of the Upper Mississippi Valley, with eight inches reported in Douglas County WI. (National Weather Summary)
1990 30 yrs ago
Twenty cities across the southeastern half of the country reported record high temperatures for the date. Record highs included 61 degrees at Williamstown PA and 85 degrees at Brownsville TX. Evening thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds from eastern Texas to Mississippi. (National Weather Summary)
2010 10 yrs ago
A series of strong Pacific storms impacted Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah from January 17th through 23rd, leaving behind several feet of snow across the higher terrain and breaking numerous lowest barometric pressure records across the region. Sunrise Mountain, Arizona received 77 inches of snow, while Mammoth Lakes, California received 90 inches. (NCDC)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

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F5 tornadoes

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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

Jan 17, 1929 11:45 AM UTC 91 yrs ago
Venezuela (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 6.9 UK
Secondary effectstsunami

Jan 17, 1994 12:30 PM UTC 26 yrs ago
United States (map) , 19 km deep Magnitude: 6.7
Secondary effectslandslide, liquefaction
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking60
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects60
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)60
Improved fatality estimates from official reports and detailed scholarly studies33





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