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Significant Rain and Flooding Threat Along the Texas Coast; Dangerous Heat Persists From the Midwest to the Northeast

Potential Tropical Cyclone One will likely bring significant heavy rain, flash, urban and river flooding and wind impacts to southern Texas Wednesday. A Moderate Risk (level 3 of 4) of Excessive Rainfall is in effect. A dangerous heat wave will continue this week over the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and the Northeast. Numerous record-tying/breaking high temperatures are possible. Read More >

Weather History Archive

Weather History - February 15th

Local and Regional Events:

February 15th, 1969:

Heavy snow and winds of 15 to 25 mph caused blowing and drifting snow, which closed many roads. The heaviest snow fell in the southeast part of the state, where a foot of snow was reported.

February 15th, 1990:

Heavy snow developed across southwest South Dakota early on the 15th and moved slowly across the state before ending early on the 16th. A narrow band of 10 to 12 inches accumulated in Central South Dakota from Pierre to near Huron. Lesser amounts of 3 to 6 inches fell north and south of the heavy snow band. Some heavier snowfall amounts included 6 inches at Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, 10 inches Pierre, and 12 inches at Huron.

U.S.A and Global Events for February 15th:

1564: Galileo Galilei, who invented the telescope, the compass, and the thermometer, was born on February 15th, 1564. Click HERE for more information from galileo.rice.edu/

2000: Amarillo, Texas, set unusual temperature records today. The high of 82 degrees smashed the old daily high of 76 degrees set in 1921. Likewise, the morning low of 41 degrees broke the old high-low record of 40 degrees, established in 1921.

2013: A meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded over the Russian town of Chelyabinsk. Click HERE for more information from phys.org

Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.