18 February


US Weather events

US Weather events

1899 119 yrs ago
While much of the central and eastern U.S. was recovering from the most severe cold wave of modern history, the temperature at San Francisco soared to 80 degrees to establish a record for month of February. (David Ludlum)
1959 59 yrs ago
Some of the higher elevations of California were in the midst of a five day storm which produced 189 inches of snow, a single storm record for North America. (13th-19th)
1987 31 yrs ago
A small but intense low pressure system combined with northerly upslope winds to produce eight inches of snow in five hours at Meeteetsie WY, located southeast of Cody. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 30 yrs ago
Thunderstorms soaked the Central Gulf Coast Region with heavy rain. Totals in southern Louisiana ranged up to 8.50 inches near the town of Ridge, with 6.55 inches at Plaguemine. Thunderstorms in northern Florida drenched Apalachicola with 5.41 inches of rain in 24 hours, and produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Mayo. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 29 yrs ago
Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina brought freezing rain and heavy snow to Virginia and the Carolinas. Snowfall totals in Virginia ranged up to 18 inches at Franklin. Freezing rain reached a thickness of two inches around Charlotte NC. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 28 yrs ago
An intense but slow moving Pacific storm worked its way across Utah over a two day period. The storm blanketed the valleys with 4 to 12 inches of snow, and produced up to 42 inches of snow in the mountains. Heavy snow also fell across northern Arizona. Williams received 22 inches of snow, and 12 inches was reported along the south rim of the Grand Canyon. (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

1910-02-18 05.09 UTC 108 yrs ago
Greece (map) , 150 km deep Magnitude: 6.9
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)6

1911-02-18 18.41 UTC 107 yrs ago
Kyrgyzstan (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 7.2
Secondary effectslandslide
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)90

1981-02-18 08.28 UTC 37 yrs ago
South Africa (map) , 33 km deep Magnitude: 4.7
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects4
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)4





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