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October 11th

Local and Regional Events:

October 11, 1997:

High winds and hail caused nearly $20,000 in damage to rural Meade County homes.


Local Climate Information:

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U.S.A and Global Events for October 11th:

1846: A major hurricane, likely a Category 5, moved through the Caribbean Sea. This Great Havana Hurricane struck western Cuba on 10 October. It hit the Florida Keys on 11 October, destroying the old Key West Lighthouse and Fort Zachary Taylor.


The damage wrought by the 1846 hurricane in Havana, Cuba. The image is courtesy of the Sea Heritage Journal.


1906: Games 1 and 2 of all Chicago World Series were played amid snow flurries. Snow would not happen again in a World Series until 1997. The high temperature for game 3 played on this day was 43 degrees.


2005: A tropical depression, formerly Hurricane Vince, became the first tropical cyclone make landfall in Spain since 1842.

Above is the tropical depression track across southern Spain.

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