On This Day In Weather History...



SEPTEMBER 26TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1936...
Denver CO was buried under 21.3 inches of snow, 19.4 inches of which fell
in 24 hours. The heavy wet snow snapped trees and wires causing seven
million dollars damage. (26th-27th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
...1950...
Residents of the northeastern U.S. observed a blue sun and a blue moon,
caused by forest fires in British Columbia. (David Ludlum)
...1963...
San Diego CA reached an all-time record high of 111 degrees. Los Angeles
hit 109 degrees. (David Ludlum)
...1970...
Santa Ana winds brought fires to Los Angeles County, and to points south
and east. Half a million acres were consumed by the fires, as were 1000
structures. Twenty firemen were injured. (25th-29th) (The Weather Channel)
...1979...
In the midst of a hot September for Death Valley, California, the afternoon
high was 104 degrees for the second of three days, the coolest afternoon
highs for the month. (The Weather Channel)
...1987...
Freezing temperatures were reported in the Northern and Central
Appalachians, and the Upper Ohio Valley. The morning low of 27 degrees at
Concord NH tied their record for the date. Temperatures soared into the 90s
in South Dakota. Pierre SD reported an afternoon high of 98 degrees. (The
National Weather Summary)
...1988...
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across Florida. Afternoon highs of 92
degrees at Apalachicola and 95 degrees at Fort Myers were records for the
date. (The National Weather Summary)
...1989...
Rain spread from the southeastern states across New England overnight. Cape
Hatteras NC reported measurable rainfall for the fourteenth straight day,
with 15.51 inches of rain recorded during that two week period. Phoenix AZ
reported a record high of 108 degrees, and a record 134 days of 100 degree
weather for the year. Afternoon temperatures were only in the 40s over
parts of northwest Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. (The National Weather
Summary)

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