Violent Thunderstorms End Chicago’s Weekend

Denver, CO (1984)
“Bronco Blizzard” — Denver Broncos hosted a Monday
night football game with the Green Bay Packers
in a raging snowstorm. A total of 9-15 inches in
Denver; 34 inches in the mountains. The Air Force
Academy cancelled classes for the first time ever.

East Coast (1954)
Hurricane Hazel, worst hurricane in NC history
hit inland at Myrtle Beach, SC; central
pressure = 21.97″/94.2 mb. 110-mph gusts;
Cape Fear’s highest floods. 19 people killed,
beaches destroyed, storm caused $250 million
loss. At Greensboro, NC – 6.24″ of rain, most
ever in one calendar day in Oct. Raleigh, NC
had 4.04″ of rain, most ever in one calendar day
in Oct. The barometer reading at Baltimore, MD
was 28.93″. Wind gust to 94 mph at Philadelphia,
PA were highest on record. Wind gusts of 98 mph
at Washington, D.C., were the highest on record.

Savannah Beach, GA (1947)
Seeded hurricane reversed course and struck
the beach moving west. Pressure – 28.77″/
974.3 mb. Highest gusts 100 mph. One killed,
1,500 buildings badly damaged, $3 million
damages. First hurricane to be seeded -
public up in arms because it reversed
direction and hit land. People blamed
seeding for its reverse in course, so the
project was terminated.

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