08 February


US Weather events

US Weather events

1835 188 yrs ago
A severe cold wave gripped the southeastern U.S. The mercury dipped to 8 above at Jacksonville FL, and to zero at Savannah GA. Orange trees were killed to the roots. (David Ludlum)
1936 87 yrs ago
The temperature at Denver CO plunged to a record 30 degrees below zero. (David Ludlum)
1985 38 yrs ago
Blue Canyon, CA, set a 24-hour February snowfall record by receiving 42 inches of snow from February 7th-8th.
1987 36 yrs ago
A powerful storm produced blizzard conditions in the Great Lakes Region. Winds gusted to 86 mph at Janesville WI and Cleveland OH received 12 inches of snow. North winds of 50 to 70 mph raised the water level of southern Lake Michigan two feet, and produced waves 12 to 18 feet high, causing seven million dollars damage along the Chicago area shoreline. It was the most damage caused by shoreline flooding and erosion in the history of the city of Chicago. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 35 yrs ago
Arctic air invaded the north central U.S. Hibbing MN reported a morning low of 30 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 34 yrs ago
A winter storm over California produced snow from the beaches of Malibu to the desert canyons around Palm Springs, and the snow created mammoth traffic jams in the Los Angeles Basin. Sixteen cities in the western U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Marysville CA reported an all-time record low reading of 21 degrees above zero. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 33 yrs ago
Unseasonably mild weather prevailed across the south central and eastern U.S. Twenty-two cities, including five in Michigan, reported record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 53 degrees at Flint MI surpassed their previous record by ten degrees, and the high of 66 degrees at Burlington IA exceeded their old record by eight degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
2009 14 yrs ago
Snow falls at levels above elevations of 11,000 feet on the Big Island's Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea in Hawaii. (The Weather Doctor
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


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F5 tornadoes

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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1987-02-08 18.33 UTC 36 yrs ago
Papua New Guinea (map) , 42.3 km deep Magnitude: 7.3
Secondary effectstsunami, landslide, liquefaction
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
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)1

1990-02-08 07.15 UTC 33 yrs ago
Philippines (map) , 26 km deep Magnitude: 6.7
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)1

1995-02-08 18.40 UTC 28 yrs ago
Colombia (map) , 74 km deep Magnitude: 6.3
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking42
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects42
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)42
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)40





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