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Weather History Archive

Local and Regional Events:

September 11, 1978:

High winds to 65 mph damaged the roofs of several barns outside of Watertown during the early evening.


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

1900: The remnants of the Great Galveston Hurricane were located over central Iowa on this day. Eastern Nebraska, northwest Iowa, and southern Minnesota show four-plus inches of rain from this storm.

Sep 11, 1900 Galveston Hurricane

Above was the surface map on September 11th, 1900. The remnants of Hurricane Galveston were located over central Iowa.


1961: Hurricane Carla made landfall on the northeast part of Matagorda Island, Texas as a strong Category 4 storm. Click HERE for more information from the NWS Office in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Sep 11, 1961 Hurricane Carla

Hurricane Carla was the first tropical cyclone to have its entire life history recorded by research flights, or hurricane hunters. Click HERE for more information from the Hurricane Research Division.


1992: Hurricane Iniki struck the island of Kaua’i with winds of 145 mph and a central pressure of 27.91 inches of mercury, making it a Category 4 hurricane. Iniki is the strongest hurricane to strike Hawaii Islands in recent history.

Sep 11, 1992 Hurricane Iniki

Above is Hurricane Iniki at peak intensity on September 11 at 2358 UTC. This image was produced from data from NOAA-11, provided by NOAA.

Sep 11, 1992 Hurricane Iniki track

Above is a close-up view of Hurricane’s Iniki track over western Hawaii.  


2011: Hurricane Erin was off the coast of New Jersey and New York on this day. Click HERE for more information from the website,

Additional pictures can be found HERE.

Sep 11, 2001 Hurricane Erin

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