On This Day In Weather History...



NOVEMBER 24TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1812...
Southwesterly winds of hurricane force sank ships and unroofed buildings at
Philadelphia and New York City. (David Ludlum)
...1863...
The "battle above the clouds" was fought on Lookout Mountain near
Chattanooga. Pre-frontal clouds obscured the upper battle- field aiding a
Union victory. (David Ludlum)
...1950...
The temperature at Chicago IL dipped to 2 below zero to equal their record
for the month established on the 29th in 1872. On the first of the month
that year Chicago established a record high for November with a reading of
81 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
...1982...
Hurricane Iwa lashed the Hawaiian Islands of Niihau, Kauai, and Oahu with
high winds and surf. Winds gusting to 120 mph caused extensive shoreline
damage. Damage totalled 150 million dollars on Kauai, and fifty million
dollars on Oahu. The peak storm surge on the south shore was six to eight
feet. It marked the first time in 25 years that Hawaii had been affected by
a hurricane. (The Weather Channel)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky