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Historic Weather Events

1888 - The Great Blizzard, Notheastern U.S.

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/blizzard1.html

http://www.celebrateboston.com/disasters/blizzard-of-1888.htm

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DE1D7113AF937A25752C0A96E948260

http://www.suite101.com/content/the-great-blizzard-of-1888-a200895

http://nsidc.org/snow/gallery/blizzard_1888a.html

http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Great-Blizzard-of-1888

http://www.nycsubway.org/articles/1888-blizzard.html

http://dailyperspective.newspaperarchive.com/blogs/daily-perspective/2010-03-12/great-blizzard-1888

1896 - The Great Cyclones at St. Louis, Midwestern U.S.

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/cyclone.htm

http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/mo/tornadoes/stlouis-tornadomay1896.htm

http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/nws/tornado.html

http://books.google.com/books?id=xxx-Wu1oZykC&printsec=frontcover&dq=1896%09Great+Cyclones+at+St.+Louis&source=bl&ots=o3lgoMdxIk&sig=VPwvz9nTqOeyQtue07inMKtiYEc&hl=en&ei=5d1rTe6YBdC2twfshfnlAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=6&ved=0CDcQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=1896%09Great%20Cyclones%20at%20St.%20Louis&f=false

http://images.stltoday.com/stltoday/resources/1896cyclone.pdf

http://www.archive.org/details/greatcycloneatst01curz

http://www.stlouisskywarn.com/pics_videos_pg2.htm

1900 - Galveston Hurricane, Texas, U.S.

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1900s/Galveston/

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/galveston.htm

http://www.1900storm.com/

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/history.shtml#galveston

http://www.history.noaa.gov/stories_tales/cline2.html

http://www.1900storm.com/photographs/index.lasso

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1841442,00.html

 

1910 - Wellington Avalanche, Washington State, U.S.

http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/mvmmvm/index.html

http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/events/1910avalanche.htm

http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=5127

http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/mvmmvm/index.html

http://www3.gendisasters.com/washington/474/wellington%2C-wa-avalanche-train-wreck%2C-mar-1910

http://digitum.washingtonhistory.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=any&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOROOT=/curtis&CISOBOX1=1910

 

1913 - The Great Lakes Storm (The Big Blow)

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dtx/stm_1913.php

http://www.pointeauxbarqueslighthouse.org/preserve/shipwrecks/1913storm.cfm

http://www.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/swio/pages/content/1913_hurricane.htm

http://www.absolutemichigan.com/dig/recreation-sports/remembering-the-great-storm-of-1913/

http://www.newsinhistory.com/blog/great-lakes-storm-1913-kills-over-250-destroys-19-ships

 

1921 - The Thrall Flood, Texas, U.S.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr03-193/cd_files/USGS_Storms/patton.htm 

http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/The_Flood_of_1921_in_Williamson_county_texas.html

Flash floods in Texas By Jonathan Burnett

http://impactnews.com/georgetown-hutto-taylor/history/1440-taylor-flood-of-1921-deadliest-in-texas

http://www.texasescapes.com/MikeCoxTexasTales/Central-Texas-Flood.htm

 

1922 - The Knickerbocker Storm, Upper Mid Atlantic States, U.S.

http://www.weatherbook.com/knickerbocker.html

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2008/01/the_great_knickerbocker_snowst_1.html

http://www.epicdisasters.com/index.php/site/comments/newsreel_footage_of_the_knickerbocker_storm_of_1922/

 

1925 - Tri-State Tornado, Midwestern U.S.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/natural-disasters/4219866

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/?n=1925tor

http://www.semp.us/publications/biot_reader.php?BiotID=191

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/tri-state-tornado.htm

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/forces/t_2.html

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-tri-state-tornado

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1472896/Tri-State-Tornado-of-19255

 

1927 -  Mississippi Flood, Midwestern U.S.

http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/es1308/es1308page05.cfm

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/flood/

http://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2202

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/05/0501_river4.html

http://www.archive.org/details/mississippi_flood_1927

http://www.scribd.com/doc/277485/1927-Mississippi-River-Flood

http://web.mst.edu/~rogersda/umrcourses/ge342/1927%20Mississippi%20River%20Flood.pdf

http://books.google.com/books?id=lh0JevgRoKsC&dq=1927+Mississippi+River+Flood&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=BONrTYi6JcSXtwfVw8nmAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=17&ved=0CHgQ6AEwEA#v=onepage&q=1927%20Mississippi%20River%20Flood&f=false

http://books.google.com/books?id=WZGkrV5lmu4C&dq=1927+Mississippi+River+Flood&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=8-RrTcfgG4WUtwfbi9nmAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=16&ved=0CHcQ6AEwDw#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

1928 - The Great Okeechobee Hurricane and Flood, Southeastern U.S.

http://www2.sptimes.com/weather/HG.2.html

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mfl/?n=okeechobee

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/search/sfl-1928-hurricane,0,3210460.story

http://www.ibiblio.org/uncpress/hurricanes/sept28.html

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1920s/Okeechobee/

 

1930's - The Dust Bowl, Central Plains, U.S.

http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_02.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/dustbowl/

http://www.weru.ksu.edu/new_weru/multimedia/dustbowl/dustbowlpics.html

http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/depression/dustbowl.htm

http://www.drought.unl.edu/whatis/dustbowl.htm

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1583.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312210/Dustbowl.html

 

1931 - Yangtze River Flood, China

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/flood/deluge.html

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yangtze-river-peaks-in-china

http://www.armageddononline.org/1931-Yellow-River-and-China-floods.html

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_long_was_the_flood_of_Yangtze_river_in_1931

http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/1931_China_floods

http://history.cultural-china.com/en/34H7420H12518.html

 

1935 - Florida Keys Hurricane, Florida, U.S.

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1930s/LaborDay/

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Storm_pages/labor_day/labor_article.html

http://www.hurricaneville.com/1935_hurricane.html

http://www.semp.us/publications/biot_reader.php?BiotID=631

http://www.soyouwanna.com/soyouwanna-ten-biggest-storms-20th-century-4029-p4.html

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wh1935.htm

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/history.shtml#galveston

http://www.keyshistory.org/shelf1935hurr.html

 

1936 - Heat Wave, Midwestern U.S.

http://www.kclibrary.org/?q=blog/week-kansas-city-history/heat-wave

http://blogs.davenportlibrary.com/sc/?p=185

http://blogs.woodtv.com/2010/07/13/the-heat-wave-of-1936/

http://www.newspaperarchive.com/DailyPerspectiveFullView.aspx?viewdate=07/13/2009&jumpto

 

1938 - New England Hurricane, Northeastern U.S.

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/hurricane/hurricane1938.shtml

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-great-new-england-hurricane

http://www.southstation.org/hurr1.htm

http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/mandias/38hurricane/index.html

http://chl.wes.army.mil/shore/newyork/longisland/1938hurricane.pdf

http://www.suite101.com/content/the-new-england-hurricane-1938-a187101

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1930s/GreatNewEngland/

 

1940 - The Armistice Day Blizzard, Midwestern U.S.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/dvn/?n=armistice_day_blizzard

http://www.kosmix.com/topic/armistice_day_blizzard/Images

http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/107542968.html

http://www.wingsoveralma.org/natureeventsresources/armisticedayblizzard.html

http://www.newspaperarchive.com/DailyPerspectiveFullView.aspx?viewdate=11/11/2009

 

1950 - The Storm of the Century, Eastern U.S.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/storm-of-the-century-hits-eastern-us

http://www.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/swio/pages/content/1950_thanksgivingStorm.htm

http://mountainnaturalist.blogspot.com/2008/01/great-appalachian-storm-of-1950.html

http://www.appalachianhistory.net/2010/11/thanksgiving-1950-the-snowstorm-of-the-century.html

 

1959 - Super Typhoon Vera, Japan

http://www.rms.com/Reports/1959_Typhoon_Vera.pdf

http://www.suite101.com/content/super-typhoon-vera-1959-a109120

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1950s/vera/

http://ams.confex.com/ams/29Hurricanes/techprogram/paper_168250.htm

 

1969 - Hurricane Camille, Southeastern U.S.

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1960s/camille/

http://www.csc.noaa.gov/hes/docs/postStorm/H_CAMILLE.pdf

http://www.angelfire.com/ms3/n5ycn/camille.html

http://www.harrison.lib.ms.us/library_services/camille.htm

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wcamille.htm

http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/about_us/meet_us/roger_pielke/camille/gallery.html

http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Hurricane_Camille_August_1969

 

1970 - Bangladesh Cyclone, Bangladesh

http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/storms/most-destructive-storms5.htm

http://www.unisdr.org/ppew/info-resources/ewc2/upload/downloads/Rahman_Bangladesh.doc

http://www.genocidebangladesh.org/?p=93

http://www.hardcoreweather.com/showthread.php/12701-Bhola-Cyclone-of-1970

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1970s/greatbhola/

 

1971 - Vietnam Floods, Vietnam

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mysterious-flood-strikes-north-vietnam

 

1972 - Hurricane Agnes, East Coast, U.S.

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/tropical/rain/agnes1972.html

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/whagnes.htm

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1970s/agnes/

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/marfc/Flood/agnes.html

http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/pao/h-agnes.htm

http://www.stormpulse.com/hurricane-agnes-1972

 

1974 - Tornado Outbreak, Eastern U.S.

http://www.april31974.com/

http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/storms/

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/natural-disasters/4219870

 

1977 - Buffalo Blizzard, New York, U.S.

http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/bzpns.htm

http://www.semp.us/publications/biot_reader.php?BiotID=581

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wbufbliz.htm

http://larc.hamgate.net/blizzard_of_1977.htm

http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Great_Lakes_Blizzard_of_1977

 

1978 - The New England Blizzard, Northeastern U.S.

http://www.boston.com/news/specials/blizzard_of_78/

http://www.suite101.com/content/storm-of-the-century-1993-a57006

http://www.hurricanes-blizzards-noreasters.com/78blizzard.html

http://www.toddgross.com/todd_gross_new_england_we/weather_history/index.html

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/papers/blizzard78/mainblizzardof78.htm

http://www.hampton.lib.nh.us/hampton/history/storms/78sad.htm

http://www.boston.com/news/weather/articles/2008/02/08/national_weather_services_history_of_the_blizzard_of_1978/

 

1991 - The Perfect Storm, Atlantic Ocean

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/satellite/satelliteseye/cyclones/pfctstorm91/pfctstorm.html

http://www.deadlystorms.com/storms/1991/1991%20Perfect%20Storm/index.htm

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/perfect-storm-hits-north-atlantic

http://weather.about.com/od/winterweather/p/perfect_storm.htm

http://www.life123.com/question/The-Perfect-Storm-1991

 

1992 - Hurricane Andrew, Southeastern U.S.

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1990s/andrew/

http://www.hurricanes-blizzards-noreasters.com/HURRICANE-ANDREW.html

http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/hurricane_andrew.htm

http://www.stormeyes.org/tornado/SkyPix/skypixha.htm

 

1993 - Superstorm, East Coast, U.S.

http://www.rms.com/Reports/1993_SuperStorm.pdf

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/?n=winter_blizzardof1993

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitalweathergang/2008/03/the_superstorm_of_march_13_199_1.html

http://www.albany.edu/~ew5766/ATM422Project/intro.html

http://lists.onenet.net/pipermail/hep-list/2009-March/000065.html

http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~schultz/pubs/schultzetal97.PDF

 

1993 - Great Midwest Flood, Midwestern U.S.

http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/floods/papers/oh_2/great.htm

http://water.usgs.gov/nwsum/WSP2425/flood.html

http://mo.water.usgs.gov/fact_sheets/fs-188-95-southard/report.pdf

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pah/hydro/floodof93.php

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s1125.htm

 

1997 - Hurricane Iniki, Hawaii, U.S.

http://ronhashiro.htohananet.com/iniki/

http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/MET/Faculty/businger/poster/hurricane

http://www.drgeorgepc.com/HurricaneIniki.html

http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Hurricane_Iniki

 

1998 - Canadian Ice Storm, Eastern Ontario/Western Quebec, Canada

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0009646

http://canadaonline.about.com/cs/weather/p/icestorm.htm

http://archives.cbc.ca/environment/extreme_weather/topics/258/

http://windupradio.com/icestorm.htm

http://www.rms.com/Reports/1998_Ice_Storm_Retrospective.pdf

 

1998 - Hurricane Mitch, Central America

http://www.hurricanescience.org/history/storms/1990s/mitch/

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1998mitch.html

http://landslides.usgs.gov/research/other/hurricanemitch/

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/mitch.html

http://www.recoveryplatform.org/countries_and_disasters/disaster/14/hurricane_mitch_1998

http://www.hurricanemitch.com/

 

1999 - Oklahoma/Kansas Tornado Outbreak, Central Plains, U.S.

http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/news/may3rd/outbreak.html

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/assessments/ok-ks/report7.pdf

http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/weathermatrix/story/31390/large-tornado-outbreak-in-progress-in-oklahoma-kansas.asp

http://www.rms.com/Reports/1999_Oklahoma_Tornado_Outbreak.pdf

http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/extremes/1999/may/extremes0599.html

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s191.htm

 

2002 - Pongsona Super Typhoon, Pangsona, Guam (Pacific Ocean)

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/assessments/pdfs/Pongsona.pdf

http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=312

http://www.nps.gov/archive/wapa/indepth/Park/Cultural/Pongsona.htm

http://www.arcglendale.org/article.aspx?&a=3345

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/3271804

http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=12840

 

2005 - Hurricane Katrina, Gulf Coast, North America

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/natural-disasters/4219870

http://www.katrina.noaa.gov/

http://www.nola.com/katrina/

http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hurricanekatrina.html

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/special-reports/katrina.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/3214/06.html

http://www.katrinadestruction.com/

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/h2005_katrina.html

 

2005 - Laguna Beach Landslide, California, U.S.

http://www.usgs.gov/homepage/landslide_laguna.asp

http://bootnetworks.com/laguna-beach-landslide/index.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=699115n

http://www.ktvu.com/slideshow/news/4555644/detail.html?qs=;s=1;p=news;dm=ss;w=400

http://www.villagelaguna.org/Village_Laguna_newsletters/Sept05.pdf

 

2008 - Midwestern U.S. Floods, U.S.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/special-reports/2008-floods.html

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/midwest_floods_june2008.pdf

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1775/pdf/pp1775.pdf

http://www.documentingreality.com/forum/f181/2008-midwest-floods-usa-june-2008-16-photos-45189/

http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1775/

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/cgi-app/reports?ARCHIV=1&LANG=en&MENU=207&FILE=b1.txt&DAY=20080624&JJA=2008&MMA=06&TTA=30

 

2011 - The Great Tohoku - Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

Australian Broadcasting Company

BBC - Animated Guide to Tsunamis

International Federation of Red Cross

MCEER

United States Department of State

United States Geological Survey

 

2011 - Joplin, Missouri Tornado, U.S.

ABC News Video

New York Times

CBS News-First Person Video

National Geographic News

National Weather Service Assessment

Tornado Videos.net

 

2011 - Hurricane Irene, East Coast North America

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/08/hurricane_irene.html

http://www.weather.com/weather/hurricanecentral/article/tropical-depression-nine-storm-hurricane-irene_2011-08-20

http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricanes/hurricane-irene-dead-million-power/story?id=14393026 http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/08/hurricane_irene.html  

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