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On This Day In Weather History - November 19


1906   A three-day period of snow begins, and leaves a total of 5.8 inches. This is the third highest November storm total.


1798   This marked the beginning of the Long Winter of 1789-99, as eighteen inches of snow fell in New York City.

1921   The Columbia Gorge ice storm finally came to an end after blocking the Columbia River Highway at the Dalles with 54 inches of snow, sleet, and glaze.

1981   The Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN was damaged by the weight of heavy snow. Almost a foot of snow was reported, which weighed heavily on the newly-inflated roof, causing it to tear and collapse. After completely deflating, the rip was repaired, and the roof was re-inflated.