17 December


US Weather events

US Weather events

1884 134 yrs ago
A three week blockade of snow began at Portland, OR. A record December total of 34 inches was received. (David Ludlum)
1924 94 yrs ago
A severe icestorm struck central Illinois. It coated the ground with nearly two inches of glaze at Springfield. The storm caused 21 million dollars damage along with much hardship. Ice was on the trees until the 4th of January, and electricity was not restored until January 10th. (David Ludlum)
1929 89 yrs ago
"An icestorm in western New York State resulted in much damage and hardship. A Buffalo report stated, ""one was kept awake by the breaking limbs, which snapped off with a report much louder than a rifle shot."" (17th-18th)"
1987 31 yrs ago
A storm in the southwestern U.S. brought heavy rain and heavy snow to parts of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Charleston NV was blanketed with 12 inches of snow. Lake Havasu City AZ was drenched with 2.26 inches of rain. (Storm Data)
1988 30 yrs ago
Squalls brought locally heavy snow to the southeastern shores of Lake Michigan. Totals in Michigan ranged up to 14 inches at Harvey. Totals in Ohio ranged up to 16 inches at Chardon. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 29 yrs ago
Twenty-one cities from Kentucky to Pennsylvania reported record low temperatures for the date, including Columbus OH with a reading of 12 degrees below zero. Heavy snow continued in the Colorado Rockies. Vail received 65 inches of snow between the 14th and the 18th of December. Steamboat Springs was buried under 74 inches, and reported a total of 108 inches of snow between the 10th and the 18th of the month. (The National Weather Summary)
2002 16 yrs ago
Thunderstorms preceding a strong cold front pushed into the U.S. Mississippi Valley, producing severe weather and tornadoes. Three people were killed in Missouri and Arkansas with more than 40 injuries (Associated Press)
2008 10 yrs ago
A winter storm dumped as much as 3.6 inches of snow across Las Vegas, Nevada, prompting the closure of schools and highways. This was the largest December snowfall on record and the heaviest snowfall since January 1979 when a total of 7.5 inches fell (Associated Press)
Origine dati: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes


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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

17.12.1920 18:59 UTC 98 yrs ago
Argentina (mappa) , 10 km deep Magnitudo: 6.0 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)400

17.12.1949 06:53 UTC 69 yrs ago
Chile (mappa) , 0 km deep Magnitudo: 7.8
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

17.12.1949 15:07 UTC 69 yrs ago
Chile (mappa) , 0 km deep Magnitudo: 7.8
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)3

17.12.1979 19:58 UTC 39 yrs ago
Indonesia (mappa) , 15 km deep Magnitudo: 6.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking27
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects27
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)32
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)32

17.12.1987 02:08 UTC 31 yrs ago
Japan (mappa) , 47.3 km deep Magnitudo: 6.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking2
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)2

17.12.2006 21:39 UTC 12 yrs ago
Indonesia (mappa) , 30 km deep Magnitudo: 5.8
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking7
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects7





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