23 February


US Weather events

US Weather events

1802 217 yrs ago
A great snowstorm raged along the New England coast producing 48 inches of snow north of Boston. Three large ships from Salem were wrecked along Cape Cod. (David Ludlum)
1936 83 yrs ago
A severe blizzard in the Sierra Nevada Range closed Donner Pass. It stranded 750 motorists and claimed seven lives. (David Ludlum)
1987 32 yrs ago
A winter storm buried the Middle Atlantic Coast Region under heavy snow. Totals ranged up to 24 inches at Lancaster PA, with 23 inches at Coatesville PA. During the height of the storm Philadelphia PA received five inches of snow in just one hour. The Washington D.C. area was blanketed with up to 15 inches of snow. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 31 yrs ago
Strong northwesterly winds ushered arctic air into the central U.S., and temperatures in Missouri were thirty degrees colder than the previous day. The strong winds produced squalls along the shore of Lake Superior, with up to 15 inches of snow reported over the Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 30 yrs ago
Nineteen cities in the central U.S. reported new record low temperatures for the date, including Lincoln NE with a reading of 19 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 29 yrs ago
A fast moving storm produced near blizzard conditions in Michigan. Snowfall totals ranged up to 9.5 inches in Allegan County, wind gusts reached 74 mph at Ann Arbor, and five foot snow drifts were reported around Saginaw. The Michigan AAA records showed more than 5000 traffic accidents reported, a near record for one day. There were several chain reaction collisions. One near Pontiac involved a hundred cars. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes


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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1949-02-23 16.08 UTC 70 yrs ago
China (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 7.3
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)12

1957-02-23 20.26 UTC 62 yrs ago
Taiwan (map) , 56.8 km deep Magnitude: 7.2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)7

1965-02-23 22.11 UTC 54 yrs ago
Chile (map) , 38.5 km deep Magnitude: 6.5
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

1969-02-23 00.37 UTC 50 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 60.6 km deep Magnitude: 5.9
Secondary effectstsunami
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)600

1994-02-23 08.02 UTC 25 yrs ago
Iran (map) , 7 km deep Magnitude: 6.1
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking6
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)9

1995-02-23 05.19 UTC 24 yrs ago
Taiwan (map) , 43.6 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2

1995-02-23 21.03 UTC 24 yrs ago
Cyprus (map) , 18 km deep Magnitude: 5.9
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking2
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)2

2001-02-23 00.09 UTC 18 yrs ago
China (map) , 7 km deep Magnitude: 5.6
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking3
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects3
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)3
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)3





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