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October 14th

Local and Regional Events:

October 14, 1969:

Cold air during the overnight produced lows from six degrees in Custer, Gillette, and Devils Tower to fifteen degrees in Dupree, Hot Springs, and the Rapid City Airport.


Local Climate Information:

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U.S.A and Global Events for October 14th:

1909: An F3 tornado struck Pittsburg Landing and Stantonville, TN killing 23 people and injuring 80 others.

The newspaper article above is courtesy of The Ogdensburg Journal, published on Saturday, October 16th, 1909.


1941: America's first television weather forecast was broadcast on New York's WNBT (later WNBC). There weren’t many televisions at that time, so viewers were limited to perhaps a few hundred people. The weathercast consisted of a sponsor's message followed by a screen of text containing the next day's forecast. Click HERE for more information from WNBC.


1981: Four days of heavy rain across northern Texas and southern Oklahoma came to an end. The most torrential rains fell in a band from southwest of Abilene Texas to McAlester Oklahoma, with up to 21 inches reported at Breckenridge, in north central Texas. The torrential rains were the result of decaying Hurricane Norma, which also spawned thirteen tornadoes across the region. Seven deaths were attributed to the flooding.


Storm total rainfall map of Hurricane Norma during October 1981. The image is courtesy of the Weather Prediction Center.


1984: Dense fog contributes to an 118 vehicle accident on I-94, just south of Milwaukee, the seventh day of an eight-day stretch of fog. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reportedly close to zero.

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