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Issued: 6:00 AM CST Nov. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... On this date in weather history...

In 1992, the second of a three day tornado outbreak
continued to spread east across Dixie from eastern
Mississippi, across Alabama and Georgia, to the western
Carolinas. Shortly after midnight, a frightening F4,
with a track 40 miles long and 1 mile wide, struck
eastern Mississippi. The monstrous vortex began from
about midway between Jackson and Hattiesburg, and raced
northeast to about 40 miles west of Meridian. Although
it roared primarily through rural areas, it's still
remarkable no one was killed. However 20 were injured
and it caused up to $50 million damage. Two violent f4s
hit Georgia. The first one was a half mile wide and on
the ground for 20 miles. It began 25 miles northwest of
downtown Atlanta, and raced northeast.Although there
were no fatalities, there were 46 injuries and close to
$50 million damage. The second F4 struck that afternoon
and was deadly. Tearing northeast through central
Georgia, the half mile wide tempest had a track 32 miles
long, and raced northeast from about 40 miles northeast
of Macon to White Plains. There 5 deaths, 86 injuries,
and up to $50 million damage. The longest track,
belonged to an F3 that raced 67 miles from about 40 miles
northwest of Augusta, to about 30 miles northwest of
Columbia South Carolina. Averaging one quarter mile
wide, the tornado killed 1, injured 9, and caused up to
$5 million. Indiana and part of the Ohio River valley
were also hit hard. The most serious was an F4, that
struck about midway between Louisville and Cincinnati.
Crossing the Ohio River from northeast Kentucky, to the
southeast corner of Indiana, the tornado killed 1,
injured 10, and caused up to $5 million damage. On this
second day of the outbreak, 61 tornadoes occurred. The
outbreak finally ended very early the next morning, but
not until making more history.An F3 tornado raced a
staggering 160 miles across eastern North Carolina,
tracking from about 20 miles south of Raleigh to
Elizabeth City. Remarkably there were no fatalities, but
44 were injured, with close to $5 million damage. It's
the longest tornado in North Carolina history.Another
F3 struck 12 miles northwest of Chapel HIll. It was
three quarters of a mile wide, killed 2 and injured 10.
During the three day outbreak, 95 tornadoes occurred, of
which 47 were strong or violent. The tornadoes killed
26, injured 641, caused around $713 million damage, and
affected 13 states. It's the worst November outbreak on

In 1982, Southeast Alaska had a miserable Thanksgiving.
An intense low pressure system produced winds around 100
mph. The Tides were some 3 feet above normal with waves
up to 10 feet.It's surprising the waves weren't higher.
The storm damaged many buildings and roads and destroyed
an unspecified number of boats. The city of Juneau
sustained $2.5 million damage.


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