13 December


US Weather events

US Weather events

1915 103 yrs ago
A heavy snowstorm kicked off the snowiest winter in modern records for western New England. (The Weather Channel)
1962 56 yrs ago
A severe Florida freeze occurred. Morning lows reached 35 degrees at Miami, 18 degrees at Tampa, and 12 degrees at Jacksonville. It was the coldest December weather of the 20th century and caused millions of dollars damage to crops and foliage. In Georgia, the morning low of 9 degrees below zero at Blairsville established a state record for the month of December. (David Ludlum)
1987 31 yrs ago
A major winter storm produced high winds and heavy snow in the Southern Rockies and the Southern High Plains. Snowfall totals in New Mexico ranged up to 25 inches at Cedar Crest, with up to three feet of snow reported in the higher elevations. Winds of 75 mph, with gusts to 124 mph, were reported northeast of Albuquerque NM. El Paso TX was buried under 22.4 inches of snow, including a single storm record of 16.8 inches in 24 hours. The snowfall total surpassed their previous record for an entire winter season of 18.4 inches. Record cold was experienced the next three nights as readings dipped into the single numbers. High winds ushering unseasonably cold air into the southwestern U.S. gusted to 100 mph at Grapevine CA. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 30 yrs ago
Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced up to a foot of snow in eastern Nassau County and western Suffolk County of southeastern New York State. Mild weather prevailed across the western half of the country. Nine cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Goodland KS with a reading of 74 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 29 yrs ago
Strong northwesterly winds, ushering bitterly cold arctic air into the central U.S., produced squalls with heavy snow in the Great Lakes Region. Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan ranged up to 24 inches at Manistique. Nine cities in Arkansas and Texas reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico Rock AR with a reading of 4 degrees above zero. (Storm Data)
2002 16 yrs ago
A powerful Pacific storm system plowed into the western United States during the 13th-16th, producing high winds, heavy rains, significant mountain snowfall and causing 9 deaths (Associated Press)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes


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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

Dec 13, 1957 01:45 AM UTC 61 yrs ago
Iran (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 6.8
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2000
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)3000

Dec 13, 1976 06:36 AM UTC 42 yrs ago
China (map) , 3.4 km deep Magnitude: 5.9
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2

Dec 13, 1982 09:12 AM UTC 36 yrs ago
Yemen (map) , 7 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking2800
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2800
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2800
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)1507

Dec 13, 1990 12:24 AM UTC 28 yrs ago
Italy (map) , 12.1 km deep Magnitude: 5.6
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking19
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects19
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)12
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)19

Dec 13, 1990 03:01 AM UTC 28 yrs ago
Taiwan (map) , 9.4 km deep Magnitude: 6.3
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking2
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2





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