12 December


US Weather events

US Weather events

1882 137 yrs ago
Portland, OR, was drenched with 7.66 inches of rain, a record 24 hour total for that location. (12th-13th)
1960 59 yrs ago
The first of three Middle Atlantic snowstorms produced a foot of snow at Baltimore MD. A pre-winter blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. producing wind gusts as high as 51 mph, along with 16 inches of snow at Nantucket MA, and 20 inches at Newark NJ. (David Ludlum)
1969 50 yrs ago
The worst tornado of record for western Washington State tracked south of Seattle, traveling five miles, from Des Moines to Kent. The tornado, 50 to 200 yards in width, began as a waterspout over Puget Sound. One person was injured and the tornado caused half a million dollars damage. (The Weather Channel)
1987 32 yrs ago
While a developing winter storm began to spread snow across New Mexico into Colorado, high winds ushered unseasonably cold air into the southwestern states. Winds in California gusted to 60 mph in the Sacramento River Delta, and in the San Bernardino Valley. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 31 yrs ago
Cold arctic air spread from the Great Lakes Region to the Appalachian Region. Twenty-five cities, mostly in the northeastern U.S., reported record low temperatures for the date. The low of 12 degrees below zero at Albany NY was their coldest reading of record for so early in the season. Saranac Lake NY was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 28 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 30 yrs ago
A winter storm produced snow from northern Mississippi to the Middle Atlantic Coast, with 10.5 inches reported at Powhatan VA. Heavy snow whitened the Black Hills of South Dakota, with 36 inches reported at Deer Mountain. Thirteen cities in the north central U.S., from Minnesota to Texas, reported record low temperatures for the date, including Duluth MN and Yankton SD with morning lows of 22 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary)
1995 24 yrs ago
A severe coastal storm is blamed for five deaths and loss of power to over one million people in Oregon and Washington. Winds at Sea Lion Caves near Florence topped out at 119 mph before problems developed with the anemometer. In Newport, a gust of 107 mph occurred downtown, while Astoria and Cape Blanco also had gusts of over 100 mph. Astoria's air pressure dropped as low as 28.53 inches, an all-time record (and comparable to the central pressure of a Category 2 hurricane!)
2008 11 yrs ago
A significant ice storm wreaked havoc across New York and New England on December 12, disrupting electricity and leaving over 1 million homes and businesses without power. New Hampshire alone had as many as 320,000 residents without power, which according to reports it was described as the worst outages in 30 years (Reuters)
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

1953-12-12 17.31 UTC 66 yrs ago
Peru (map) , 19 km deep Magnitude: 7.5
Secondary effectstsunami
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)7
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)7

1979-12-12 07.59 UTC 40 yrs ago
Colombia (map) , 23.6 km deep Magnitude: 8.1
Secondary effectstsunami
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking600
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects600
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)600
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)300

1981-12-12 20.26 UTC 38 yrs ago
Pakistan (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 4.6
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking6
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)6

1992-12-12 05.29 UTC 27 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 28 km deep Magnitude: 7.7
Secondary effectstsunami, landslide
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2519
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1740
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)2500

2005-12-12 21.47 UTC 14 yrs ago
Afghanistan (map) , 223.8 km deep Magnitude: 6.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking5
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects5
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)5





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