22 January


US Weather events

US Weather events

1943 77 yrs ago
Chinook winds during the early morning hours caused the temperature at Spearfish SD to rise from 4 below zero to 45 above in just two minutes, the most dramatic temperature rise in world weather records. An hour and a half later the mercury plunged from 54 above to 4 below zero in twenty-seven minutes. (David Ludlum)
1987 33 yrs ago
A winter storm spread snow from central Mississippi through northern Georgia to New England. Up to 15 inches of snow fell across the heavily populated areas of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Traffic tie-ups nearly paralyzed the Washington D.C. area. Winds gusted to 76 mph at Chatham MA, and in Pennsylvania, snowfall totals ranged up to 21 inches at Dushore. Williamsport PA received five inches of snow in just one hour. (National Weather Summary)
1988 32 yrs ago
The nation was free of winter storms for a day, however, winds in southern California gusted to 80 mph in the Grapevine area of the Tehachapi Mountains, and winds along the eastern slopes of the Rockies reached 100 mph in the Upper Yellowstone Valley of Montana. (National Weather Summary)
1989 31 yrs ago
Low pressure brought heavy rain and gale force winds to Florida. Daytona Beach was drenched with 5.48 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a January record for that location, and winds at Titusville FL gusted to 63 mph. (National Weather Summary)
1990 30 yrs ago
It was a very tame and peaceful mid winter day. Mild weather prevailed across the nation, with rain and snow primarily confined to the northeastern U.S. and the Pacific Northwest. Warm weather continued in Florida. Highs of 83 degrees at Hollywood and 85 degrees at Miami were records for the date. (National Weather Summary)
2000 20 yrs ago
A severe ice storm hit northern Georgia and portions of northwest South Carolina on January 22-23. Over half a million utility customers were without power during and after the storm, with the Atlanta area severely affected.
2005 15 yrs ago
A major winter snowstorm, referred to as the Blizzard of 2005, affected the Northeastern United States. More than one foot of snow covered much of southern New England in the storm's aftermath, with well over two feet in some areas of Massachusetts. Strong winds created blizzard conditions with low visibilities and considerable blowing and drifting of snow. (NCDC)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records

1943 77 yrs ago
Fastest ever recorded temperature rise: 27 C (49 F) in two minutes - Spearfish, South Dakota


F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes


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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1987-01-22 05.10 UTC 33 yrs ago
Italy (map) , 21 km deep Magnitude: 4.2
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2

1989-01-22 23.02 UTC 31 yrs ago
Tajikistan (map) , 3.4 km deep Magnitude: 5.3
Secondary effectslandslide
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects274
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)274
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)274

1997-01-22 17.57 UTC 23 yrs ago
Turkey (map) , 46.1 km deep Magnitude: 5.7
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects0
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

2002-01-22 04.53 UTC 18 yrs ago
Greece (map) , 88 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1

2003-01-22 02.06 UTC 17 yrs ago
Mexico (map) , 24 km deep Magnitude: 7.5
Secondary effectstsunami, landslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking29
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects29
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)29

2008-01-22 17.14 UTC 12 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 20 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1





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