On This Day In Weather History...
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
The Columbia Gorge ice storm finally came to an end. In Oregon, 54 inches
of snow, sleet and glaze blocked the Columbia River Highway at the Dalles.
Apart from traffic on the river itself, all transportation between Walla
Walla WA and Portland OR came to a halt. Nine trains were stopped as
railroads were blocked for several days. (David Ludlum)
Nineteen inches of snow covered the ground at Cresco IA, a record November
snow depth for the state. (The Weather Channel)
An unusually early snowstorm struck the Twin Cities of Minnesota, with as
much as a foot of snow reported. The weight of the heavy snow caused the
newly inflated fabric dome of the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in downtown
Minneapolis to collapse and rip. (The Weather Channel)
Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky