November 15

From NWS
: A rare November tornado outbreak struck Iowa with eight tornadoes touching down across the state. Several of these affected Monroe, Wayne, Appanoose, and Wapello counties including one tornado that injured four people north of Rathbun Lake. Meanwhile in western and northwestern Iowa several inches of snow fell as cold air rushed in on the back side of the storm system. The highest reported snowfall amounts included 3.3 inches at Oakland, 4.0 inches at Cherokee, Logan, and Sheldon, 5.0 inches at Storm Lake, and 5.3 inches at Denison.

1960: A rare mid-November tornado produced F2 damage as it moved northeast through Manchester to near Greeley, damaging about 50 homes. Another, smaller tornado passed just north of Bellvue.

This Day in National/World Weather History …
 15 November 1900 → A lake effect snowstorm dropped 45 inches of snow in 24 hours at Watertown, NY.
 15 November 1987 → Starting in 1987, for three straight years there were significant tornado outbreaks that occurred on November 15. Each outbreak included F3 strength tornadoes and affected at least three states.
 15 November 1989 → Huntsville, AL was hit hard by a deadly F4 tornado. The tornado killed 21, injured 463, and caused damage costing upwards of $250 million.


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This post was written by Schnack on November 15, 2012

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