23 September


US Weather events

US Weather events

1904 115 yrs ago
The temperature at Charlotteburg, NJ, dipped to 23 degrees, the coldest reading of record for so early in the autumn for the state. (The Weather Channel)
1983 36 yrs ago
A thunderstorm downburst caused a timber blowdown in the Kaibab National Forest north of the Grand Canyon. Two hundred acres were completely destroyed, and scattered destruction occurred across another 3300 acres. Many trees were snapped off 15 to 30 feet above ground level. (The Weather Channel)
1987 32 yrs ago
Autumn began on a rather pleasant note for much of the nation. Showers and thunderstorms were confined to Florida and the southwestern deserts. Warm weather continued in the western U.S., and began to spread into the Great Plains Region, but even in the southwestern deserts readings remained below 100 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 31 yrs ago
Thunderstorms developing along a cold front in the south central U.S. produced severe weather in Oklahoma during the afternoon and early evening hours. Thunderstorms produced softball size hail near Noble and Enterprise, and baseball size hail at Lequire and Kinta. A tornado near Noble OK destroyed a mobile home injuring one person. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 30 yrs ago
Seventeen cities in the north central U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Devils Lake ND with a reading of 22 degrees. Jackson KY reported a record low of 41 degrees during the late afternoon. Strong northwesterly winds ushering cold air into the central and northeastern U.S. gusted to 55 mph at Indianapolis IND. Winds along the cold front gusted to 65 mph at Norfolk VA, and thunderstorms along the cold front deluged Roseland NJ with 2.25 inches of rain in one hour. The temperature at Richmond VA plunged from 84 degrees to 54 degrees in two hours. Snow and sleet was reported at Binghamton NY. (Storm Data)
2005 14 yrs ago
Hurricane Rita reached the Texas/Louisiana border area near Sabine Pass as a category-3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph. A storm surge of at least 15 feet flooded parts of Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Terrebonne and Vermilion parishes, where sugar cane crop losses were estimated near $300 million. An 8-foot storm surge in New Orleans overtopped the provisionally-repaired levees (from Hurricane Katrina damage)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

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F5 tornadoes

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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

Sep 23, 1945 03:34 PM UTC 74 yrs ago
China (map) Magnitude: 6.3 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)600

Sep 23, 1947 12:28 PM UTC 72 yrs ago
Iran (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 6.8 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)500

Sep 23, 1955 03:06 PM UTC 64 yrs ago
China (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 6.9
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)593

Sep 23, 1980 07:10 PM UTC 39 yrs ago
Japan (map) , 82.7 km deep Magnitude: 5.3
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)2

Sep 23, 2011 10:41 AM UTC 8 yrs ago
Turkey (map) , 7.2 km deep Magnitude: 7.1
Improved fatality estimates from official reports and detailed scholarly studies601 (as of October 30, 2011)





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