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1 November 1999, Winnipeg, Manitoba: An Alberta Clipper with record November winds of 87 km/h (54 mph) gusting to 113 km/hr (70 mph) roar across the city.
2 November 1945, Prince Rupert, British Columbia: Major wind and rain storm hits the area. Coming after several days of snow in the mountains, the rain causes over 30 slides and washouts, two trapping a train carrying 141 American soldiers for two days.
3 November 1922, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: A northwesterly gale spawns huge waves that causes severe damage along the northern coast. Winds exceed 130 km/hr (80 mph) during the storm.
4 November 1980 Vancouver, British Columbia: Vancouver sets a record high at 18.4°C (65.1°F), the warmest November day to date.
5 November 1975 Regina, Saskatchewan: The city's warmest November day to date: 23.3°C (74°F).
5 November 2003 Kelowna, British Columbia: A big November chill descends on Kelowna, the morning brought a low of -13°C (8.6°F), about 5 Co (9 Fo ) colder than it gets in January.
6-7 November 1880, Lake Ontario: A Great Lakes gales wrecks or disables a score of ships, including the Belle Sheridan, a collier just 15 km (10 miles) from Toronto. Only one of seven crew members survive.
6-13 November 1969, Quebec: Severe ice storm between Quebec City and Manicouagan River power dams causes over $1.5 million damage to transmission lines and towers. over 30 transmission towers under construction are brought down.
6-13 November 2010, Newfoundland: Strong winds blow warm air into Newfounland. Daily temperature records are broken at Deer Lake 18.9Co (66.0 Fo ); Rocky Harbour 7.5Co (45.5 Fo ); and Corner Brook 16.9Co (62.4 Fo ).
7 November 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Early major snowstorm dumps 30 cm (12 inches) on the city. Winds gust to 90 km/hr (56 mph) creating whiteout conditions.
8 November 1876, Fredericton, New Brunswick: Two days or rain dump 125 mm (4.9 inches) on Fredericton. The rail line near Lawrence Station is washed out causing the derailment of the morning St. John-Fredericton run.
9 November 1913, Lower Great Lakes: A White Hurricane, the Great Storm of 1913, wrecks 34 ships and drowns over 270 mariners.
9 November 2005, Hamilton, Ontario: A rare November tornado, an F-1 category storm, hits a local school about 4 pm and lasts 10 minutes. Two students are slightly hurt.
10 November 1975, Lake Superior: Severe autumn storm sinks the ore-carrier Edmund Fitzgerald off northern coast west of Sault Ste Marie.
11 November 1983, Flores Island, British Columbia: Strong waterspout observed over Millar Channel near Flores Island off the west coast of Vancouver Island, packing 110 km/h (69 mph) wind gusts.
12 November 1863, Belleville, Ontario: A severe windstorm topples an outhouse into the Moira River. No trace is ever found of the woman who occupied it at the time.
12-13 November 2003, Southwestern Ontario: An intense storm system starts with a line of severe thunderstorms and damaging winds the evening of the 12th. By morning, the howling, polar winds gusting in excess of 110 km/h (68 mph) drives snowsqualls over the region, damaging buildings and trees and cutting power to thousands.
13 November 1933, Saskatchewan and Alberta: Gale-force winds play with the railroads. In Northgate, they push a freight car 5 km (3 miles) down the track and across the Canada-US border. At Edmonton, the winds lift five freight cars from the track, tumbling three down an embankment.
13-14 November 2004, Yarmouth. Nova Scotia: An early season snowstorm takes a toll on the Nova Scotia. Yarmouth receives 53.4 cm (21.0 inches) on the 13th and an additional 8.6 cm (3.4 inches) the next day for a storm total of 62 cm (24.4 inches), its second 50-cm-plus (20 inch) snowfall over two days in 2004. Strong winds combined with the heavy, wet snow across the province knocks out transmission towers leaving more than 100,000 without power.
14 November 1997, Toronto, Ontario: A heavy early-season snowstorm dumps 22 cm on Greater Toronto. Drivers are thwarted by lack of snow removal from the roads due to municipal budget cuts.
15 November 1942, Edmonton, Alberta: Edmonton's record one-day November snowfall, 39.9 cm (15.7 inches) is accompanied by temperatures dropping -25°C (-13°F).
16 November 2005, Regina, Saskatchewan: Regina's temperature plunges to a record low of -29.5°C (-23°F).
16 November 2011, Northern Ontario: An intense band of lake effect snow dumps upwards of 20 cm (8 inches) of snow on the Kapuskasing area.
17 November 1819, Montreal, Quebec: A lightning bolt strikes the spire of Notre Dame church around noon. Eight hours later, the iron cross fell to the ground.
18 November 1931, Cape Hopes Advance, Ungava Peninsula, Quebec: Hourly average wind speed of 201 km/h (126 mph) is recorded: Canada's record wind speed.
19 November 2008, Cobequid Pass, Nova Scotia: More than 1,500 cars and trucks are stranded overnight on the Trans-Canada Highway near the Cobequid Pass. The winter's first major storm dumps wet snow that drifted around in strong winds and reduced visibility. During the height of the storm, whiteout conditions leave traffic at a standstill overnight along a 12-km stretch of the four-lane divided highway.
19-20 November 2010, Vancouver Island, British Columbia: A major snowfall on Vancouver Island' wreaks havoc on transport and cuts power to thousands of homes. The snowstorm left Shawnigan Lake with the largest accumulation of snow: 29 centimetres (11.4 inches). Nanaimo's snowfall sets a new record for daily snowfall for 20 November with 24 cm (9.4 inches). Saltspring Island measures 22 cm (8.7 inches) of snow;Chemainus, 16 cm (6.3 inches) and Victoria13 centimetres (5.1 inches).
19-24 November 1947, Fort Resolute, Northwest Territories: 153.7 cm (60.5 inches) of snow falls over five day period.
20 November 2011, Edmonton, Alberta: The nighttime low temperature ties the previous Edmonton low record for the day when the thermometer bottoms at -35.6°C (-32°F) around 3 am. The brisk winds bring the windchill to -45.
21 November 1922, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia: An intense blizzard levels nearly a third of Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company's utility poles, cutting off Cape Breton.
21 November 2008, Strathroy, Ontario: Waist-deep snow and treacherous driving conditions at Strathroy strand dozens of motorists who are forced to hunker down for a night on the road. Between 50 and 70 cm of snow blowing off Lake Huron, bury cars and town residents. The local squall generated 12 hours of whiteouts and drifts a metre high. Near London, about 25 cm of snow created chaos on the Highway 401 corridor.
22 November 1957, Prince Rupert, British Columbia: Strong storm pummels Prince Rupert with heavy rains and gale-force winds, then isolates it as wind, water and mudslides combine to cut off road, air, marine and telephone services to the coastal city.
22 November 2003, Southern Yukon: Record snow falls across the southern Yukon as a Pacific storm system moved inland. The weather station on the Klondike Highway records 22 cm (8.7 inches) of snow. Mayo Airport measures 21 cm (8.3 inches): the greatest daily November snowfall since records began in 1926 and the fourth snowiest day ever.
22 November 2005, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia: A thick fog hangs over regions of Vancouver in the Fraser Valley and limits the day's high temperature to 5.5°C (42°F). However, on the summit of nearby Grouse Mountain, the temperature above the surface inversion soars to 18°C (64°F).
23 November 1956, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories: A mild day in the Territories as high reaches a record 7.8°C (46°F).
23 November 2010, Alberta: Extreme morning cold sets new low temperature records across the province at Banff, Edmonton, Red Deer and Drumheller. Sundre is the nation's cold spot with a record low of minus 39.3°C (-38.7°F).
23 November 2011, The Maritimes: A powerful storm rakes the Maritimes bringing snow accumulating to as much as 40 cm (16 inches). Sydney, Nova Scotia receives 40 cm (16 inches); Saint John, New Brunswick and Summerside, Prince Edward Island both measure 21 cm (8.3 inches).
24 November 1950, Toronto, Ontario: A major early-season snowstorm dumps 30.5 cm (12 inches) of the white on Toronto, its greatest one day November snowfall.
24 November 2011, Winnipeg, Manitoba: A new daily high temperature record is set in Winnipeg, when the temperature soars to 9.2°C (48.6°F). Record highs were also set in Manitoba at Fisher Branch, Gimli and Portage la Prairie.
25 November 2006, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Football players and 13,000 fans brave wind chills of –30°C (-22°F) at the Vanier Cup game, the Canadian college football championship.
26 November 2006, Greater Vancouver, British Columbia: A powerful storm blankets B.C.'s southern coastal areas and across the Lower Mainland as much as 40 centimetres (15.7 inches) of snow. Abbotsford recieves 41 centimetres (16.1 inches); the snowfall set a new one-day storm record for November. Vancouver received 19 cm (7.5 inches).
26 November 2006, Dawson, Yukon: The morning temperature hits a daily record cold -43°C (-43.6°F) in Dawson. For the month, Dawson is the coldest spot in Canada, averaging an incredible record-shattering average temperature of –28.4°C (-19.1°F).
27 November 1997, Maritime Provinces: An early season snowstorm buries the Maritimes with 20-25 cm (8-10 inches) of wet, heavy snow.
28 November 1985, Kenora, Ontario: The low temperature plungest -31.3°C (-24.3°F), the coldest local November night on record.
29 November 1919, Leamington, Ontario: The southwestern Ontario community of Leamington experiences a rare November tornado.
30 November 1955, Southwest Coastal Nova Scotia: Gale-force winds and heavy seas pound the southwestern Nova Scotia coast. A Cape Breton lighthouse keeper and his wife are lost in the storm.
November 1917, Swanson Bay, British Columbia: 2235.5 mm (88 inches) of precipitation falls in the month.
1 November 1870 Washington, DC: General Albert J. Myer orders the first simultaneous gathering of weather data across the United States. The information is used to produce the first national weather maps.
1 November 1968 Winslow, Arizona: A tornado touches down west of Winslow in an uninhabited area and does little damage .
1-2 November 2000, Hilo, Hawaii : Heavy and persistent rains across the eastern half (windward side) of the "Big Island" of Hawaii drop 27.24 inches (692 mm) of rain at the Hilo Airport in a 24-hour period, breaking the previous 24-hour rainfall record.
2 November 1961, Atlanta, Georgia: The temperature at Atlanta soars to 84°F (28.9°C) establishing a record for November.
2 November 2010, Central United States: Less than a week after record-breaking low sea-level pressures (955 mb (28.21 inches Hg) associated with a massive Midwest storm, the sea-level pressure over the middle of the United States rises to 1041 mb (30.75 inches Hg) at Berthoud Pass, Colorado, a swing of 86 mb (2.5 inches Hg).
2 November 2011, Mauna Kea, Hawaii : The season's first snow falls atop Mauna Kea, around the base of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
3 November 1946, Denver, Colorado: Snowstorm deposits 30.4 inches (77.2 cm) of white on the Mile-High City.
3 November 1991, Alamosa, Colorado: In Alamosa, the temperature plunges to -26 °F (-32 °C) shattering the old record by 18 F degrees (10 C deg) as record cold grips Colorado.
3 November 2009, Phoenix and Picacho Peak, Arizona: The heat in Arizona produces a 96°F (35.6 °C) high in Phoenix, the hottest temperature there ever so late in the season. The high temperature at Picacho Peak, sets the high temperature record there for the day and the month with a 97°F (336.1 °C) reading.
4 November 1927, Green Mountains, Vermont: Torrential rains, up to 15 inches (381 mm) in the higher elevations, produce the worst flood in Vermont history. Runoof sends streams on a rampage that devastates the Winooski Valley. Flooding claims 200 lives and causes $40 million in damage.
4 November 2010, San Diego, California: Heat across the West Coast results in two dozen stations recording high temperatures that either tied or set new daily high temperature records. Most notable is that at the official San Diego weather station at Lindbergh Field which hit 100°F (37.8 °C) , the first time the century mark has occurred in November since weather records began in that city in 1875.
5 November 1894, Southern New England States: 1894 - Election Day Snowstorm buries Connecticut with 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) of snow. Much of southern New England is hit by the blizzard.
6 November 2005, Evansville, Indiana: An F3 tornado strikes with little warning about 2 am destroying hundreds of homes, businesses and churches along a 20-mile path on both sides of the Ohio River. About 200 people are injured, 22 killed in Evansville and surrounding areas.
6 November 2009, Gulf of Alaska: High waves, winds, and low pressure accompany a major storm sitting over the Gulf of Alaska. Weather buoy station 46082 recorded the highest winds with the storm hit 69 mpg (111 km/hr) and also had waves of nearly 30 feet (10 m). Buoy station 46085 reports the lowest pressure reading at 945 mb (27.91 in Hg),just shy of the Category 4 Hurricane classification on the old SS Scale.) Along the Pacific Northwest Coast, winds hit as high as the 91 mph (145 km/h) reading at Garibaldi, Oregon. The storm also generates a confirmed F0 tornado at Roads End, Oregon.
7 November 1940, Tacoma, Washington: Near gale force winds cause the collapse of the First Narrows Bridge. "Galloping Gertie" as the suspension bridge was known, vibrated excessively when winds reached the structure's resonance frequency.
7 November 2011, Tipton, Oklahoma : A powerful EF-4 tornado devastates an area south of Tipton, Oklahoma with at least three structures damaged and one destroyed. The tornado is the first November EF-4 tornado in Oklahoma's history.
8 November 1870, Washington, DC: The first storm warning is issued by the U.S. Signal Corps Weather Service.
8 November 1914, Bagdad, California: After a record rain-free streatch of 767 days, it finally rains in Bagdad, California.
8 November 1999, Kennebec, South Dakota: The temperature reaches 89 °F (31.7 °C), breaking the all time record for the warmest November maximum temperature ever recorded in the state.
8-9 November 2011, Western Alaska: A`Bering Sea "Super-Storm" with central barometric pressure at 946 mb (27.94 inches)---equaling the pressure found in a Category 3 hurricane---pounds Alaska's west coast with hurricane-force winds, a destructive storm surge up to 8.6 feet ( 2.5 m) high, waves up to 39.5 feet (12 m) high, and blinding snow.
9 November 1864, Chester, Illinois: On Election Night, a violent tornado strikes a ferry on Mississippi River near Chester blowing away all but the hull. The boiler and engines are found up the bluff. Half of Chester is destroyed and twenty die during the storm.
9-10 November 1913, Great Lakes: A storm system, later known as the "Freshwater Fury," raises gale conditions on the Great Lakes. Eight ships and over 250 sailors are lost as "monster waves" develop on Lake Huron. A total of 17 ships are sunk on the Lakes during the storm.
9-10 November 1998, Iowa and Minnesota: Extremely strong storm system moves across the Great Plains. Minnesota (28.43 inches / 96.28 kPa) and Iowa (28.54 inches / 96.65 kPa) report record low barometric pressure readings for the states.
10 November 1998, Wisconsin and Michigan: The same intense storm generates extreme winds over the upper Great Lakes. Winds gust to 95 mph (152 km/h) at Mackinac Island, MI and 93 mph (149 km/h) at La Crosse, WI.
10-11 November 2002, Tennessee and Ohio Valley Region: A late-season, major outbreak of tornadoes causes damage in 13 states. A total of 75 tornadoes touch down on Sunday (10th), resulting in at least 36 deaths.
11 November 1911, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma : An arctic cold front, known as a Blue Norther, roars across the state. Temperature at Oklahoma City dives from a record high of 83°F (28.3°C) to an midnight low of 17°F (-8.3°C), also a record. By early morning on the 12th, the temperature had dropped to 14°F (-10°C) a drop of 69 F degrees (38.3 C deg) in less than 24 hours.
11 November 1911, Janesville, Wisconsin : The same intense winter storm spawns a tornado (later classified as F4 on the Fujita Scale) that strikes a community near Janesville. Within an hour of the tornado, the residents must deal with blizzard conditions and temperatures near 0°F (-18°C).
11 November 1955, Washington and Oregon: Arctic outbreak brings bone-chilling temperatures across Oregon and Washington with lows near 0°F (-18°C) in western Washington and -19°F (-28°C) in eastern Washington.
11-12 November 1911, Chicago, Illinois: Chicago experiences its biggest day-to-day temperature drop. From a record high of 74°F (23.3°C) at 4 PM on the 11th, the mercury falls to a low of 14°F (-10°C) by noon on the 12th a drop of 61 F degrees (33.9 C deg) in 20 hours.
12 November 2003, Los Angeles County, California: An intense rush-hour rainstorm drops up to 5 inches (130 mm) of rain in two hours, snarling traffic with flooded roads.
12 November 2009, Norfolk, Virginia : Norfolk records its highest storm surge since observations began in 1927 at 5.96 ft (1.82 m) as the remnants of Hurricane Ida lashes the Mid-Atlantic Coast. The storm also brings heavy rainfall, up to 11 inches (280 mm), and hurricane force winds.
12 November 2010, Elkins and Gassaway, West Virginia : The thermometers take a wild ride in these two West Virginia towns as the mercury soars from a morning low of 23°F (-5.0°C) at Elkins and 29°F (-1.6°C) at Gassaway to highs of 72°F (22.2°C) and 82°F (27.8°C), respectively. --- a nearly 50 F degree (28 C degrees) swing.
13 November 1933, Great Plains to New York State: First great "Dust Bowl Storm" spreads dust and pall over eastern half of the country.
13 November 2006, Eau Claire, Wisconsin: Eau Claire, gets 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) of snow on Monday, setting a daily maximum snowfall record for the date.
14 November 1914, Atlanta, Georgia:The day's high temperature of 28°F (-2.2°C) marks their earliest daily high below the freezing mark in Atlanta.
14 November 1969, Cape Kennedy, Florida: Forty-three seconds into its flight to the moon, Apollo 12 struck by lightning, knocking out its electronic navigation system, nearly forcing mission to be "scrubbed".
15 November 1900, Watertown, New York: A lake-effect snowstorm buries Watertown with 45 inches (114 cm) in 24 hours. The storm total was 49 inches (124 cm).
15-18 November 2004, Texas: Several days of heavy rainfall in the Texas Hill Country dumps 5 to 10 inches (127 to 254 mm), producing widespread flooding.
15-19 November 2011, Fairbanks, Alaska: Historic and brutal cold freezes Fairbanks with five consecutive day of lows dropping to or past -35°F (-37.2°C) . The coldest morning came on Thursday (19th) with a low of -41°F (-40.5°C). High temperatures during the five days were -20°F (-28.9°C) or colder.
16 November 1958, Tucson, Arizona: Tucson receives more than six inches (15 cm) of snow.
16 November 1959, Lincoln, Montana: Lincoln 's morning temperature plummets to minus 53°F (-47.2°C) , establishing America's all-time November low temperature.
17 November 1869, Berkshire and Green Mountains, New England: Hurricane-force winds from the southwest batter the Berkshire and Green Mountains causing extensive forest and structural damage.
18 November 1988, Little Rock, Arkansas: Thunderstorms building along a warm front inundate Little Rock with 7.01 inches (178 mm) of rain, smashing their previous record for the date.
19 November 1921, Oregon:The Columbia Gorge ice storm finally ends after burying parts of Oregon with 54 inches (137 cm) of snow, sleet and glaze. River, road and rail transportation between Walla Walla WA and Portland OR comes to a halt.
19-21 November 1798, Northeastern States: The infamous Long Storm sweeps across the the northeastern US spreading deep snow from Maryland to Maine. The storm dumps a foot (30 cm) of snow on New York City and New Haven, and as much as three feet (90 cm) on Maine and New Hampshire. Storm opens the famous Long Winter of 1978-99 which continues to drop snow on the region as late as May.
20 November 1987, Upper Peninsula, Michigan: Strong, cold northerly winds bury the UP coast with lake-effect snow. Snowfall totals in Upper Michigan reach as much as 18 inches (45.7 cm) at Paradise. Lake City is blanketed with 9.5 inches (24.1 cm) in four and a half hours.
17-21 November 2009, Alaska: Bitter cold remains entrenched in central Alaska where high temperatures on the 20th only reaches the -40 °C (F) range at Bettles and the morning temperature hit -46°F (-43.3°C) . Bettles has recorded lows of -45°F (-42.8°C) or below for five consecutive days. The lowest recorded was -47°F (-43.9°C) on both the 19th and 21st.
21 November 1985, Mexico Beach, Florida: Hurricane Kate makes landfall during the evening hours near Mexico Beach. Wind gusts to 100 mph (160 km/h) are reported at Cape San Blas.
21-22 November 2004, Southern California: Up to 3 feet (90 cm) of snow blankets Southern California's San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains east of Los Angeles. and even whiten nearby desert areas.
22 November 2007, Alaska: Unseasonably mild temperatures prevail across Alaska. Seldovia reports a high of 52°F (11.1°C), Homer records 49°F (9.4°C), and Anchorage and Fairbanks both report 40°F (4.4°C) highs.
22 November 2010, Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois: A series of tornadoes struck along the Wisconsin--Illinois border causing damage. The strongest, an EF1 tornado, strikes near the Village of Walworth in southern Wisconsin racing along the ground for 4 miles (6.4 km) and significantly damaging two homes. Another tornado, a half-mile (800 m) wide is reported at Rock Cut State Park near Caledonia in Boone County, Illinois, Other reported tornadoes strike nearby in Winnebago County, Illinois, in Henry County, Illinois, at Union Grove, in Racine County, Wisconsin, overturning semis, downing trees, strewing debris on roadways and causing structural damage to numerous buildings.
22 November 2010, Fairbanks, Alaska: A rare November ice storm prompts Fairbanks officials to advise residents tp stay off the roads. Ice storm advisories are hoisted across a 950 mile (1525 km) stretch of the state that extends from Anchorage to Nome. The 0.39 inches (99 mm) of rain which falls at Fairbanks rates as that city's greatest November rainfall since November 1936.
23 November 1909, Rattlesnake Creek, Idaho: A heavy rain deluges Rattlesnake Creek with 7.17 inches of rain in 24 hours, establishing the Idaho state record.
23 November 1912, Lake Michigan: A freshwater fury, an intense storm on the Great Lakes, sinks the Rouse Simmons, a 127-foot schooner, sank off Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Owned by Captain Herman Schuenemann, the Rouse Simmons was affectionately dubbed the "Christmas Tree Ship" because every year Schuenemann transported Christmas trees from Wisconsin to Chicago via Lake Michigan. Schuenemann and 16 others died in the sinking.
23-24 November 1982, Hawaiian Islands:Hurricane Iwa, the first hurricane to strike Hawaii since Dot in 1959, blows across the islands of Niah, Kauai and Oahu with winds gusting above 130 mph (208 km/h) and sustained winds were near 100 mph (160 km/h).
24 November 1812, New York and Pennsylvania: A powerful Southwester with hurricane-force winds sinks ships and unroofs buildings at Philadelphia and New York City.
25 November 1926, Arkansas: Killer tornado strikes Belleville and Portland. 53 die.
25 November 1950, Columbus, Ohio: Record low temperature of 5°F (-15°C) greets the fans heading for the Michigan-Ohio State football game. But this was no ordinary tilt between the conference rivals. Played under heavy, blowing snow, it became known as the Blizzard Bowl.
26 November 1984, Copper City Utah: Lake-effect snows produce by Utah's Great Salt Lake drops up to 20 inches (51 cm) of snow on Copper City.
26 November 2007 , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Lightning and heavy rain delay the start of the Monday Night Football game at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers by 25 minutes. The muddy field conditions contribute to one of the lowest scoring NFL games won by the Steelers, 3-0, the game being scoreless until the last seconds.
26-28 November 2005 , Great Falls, Montana: Great Falls experiences its heaviest snowstorm on record with a three-day total of 18.1 inches (46 cm).
27 November 1898, New England: The Portland storm, named after the SS Portland howls across New England. A foot (30 cm) of snow blankets Boston Massachusetts, and 27 inches (69 cm) covers New London Connecticut. Gale force winds along the coast reach 72 mph (116 km/h) at Boston and gust to 98 mph (157 km/h) at Block Island Rhode Island. The passenger ship SS Portland sinks off Cape Cod with the loss of all 191 persons aboard.
27 November 2006, Janesville, Wisconsin: Lightning kills five buffalo at a farm near Janesville including white buffalo calf born in August.
27-28 November 1912, Northern Florida: The only recorded November occurrence of snowfall in northern Florida. Traces of snow are reported in Blounstown, Tallahassee, Marianna and Mt. Pleasant measured 0.5 inches (1.2 cm).
28 November 1988, Raleigh, North Carolina: A powerful F4 tornado tears through one of the most densely populated areas of Raleigh during the early morning hours. The twister destroys hundreds of homes and damaging thousands more. The tornado kills four and injures 154 others over its 83-mile (133 km) path. Total damage is estimated at more than $77 million.
29 November 1896, Havre, Montana: The temperature plummets to minu 51°F (-46.1°C).
29 November 2009, Western Texas Panhandle: Snow falls in the western Texas Panhandle with Nazareth covered by 4.0 inches (10 cm) and 3.0 inches (7.5 cm) just southwest of Amarillo, Texas.
29 November 2010, Yazoo City, Mississippi: As many as two tornadoes hit near Yazoo City, with one, an EF-2 tornado, taking a path similar to the powerful EF-4 tornado that resulted in major damage last April. Yazoo City being struck twice by tornadoes this year is a statistically rare occurrence. This tornado is one of several in an outbreak that left destruction across Louisiana and Mississippi.
30 November 1957, Honolulu, Hawaii: During Hurricane Nina, the highest wind gust in Honolulu history is reported at Honolulu Airport: 82 mph (132 km/h).
1-6 November 1570, Western Europe: The All Saints Day Floods kills an estimated 400,000 people in Western Europe.
1 November 1997, Western Pacific: Super Typhoon Keith's central pressure drops to 87.8 kPa as it passes between Guam and Siapan and peak winds register at 286 km/h (178 mph).
2 November 2001, Central Finland: An intense storm, dubbed Cyclone Manfred by the Deutscher Wetterdienst, begins as rain, then turns to heavy wet snow. Some 40,000 households lose power for up to 24 hours. The storm appears to be one of the strongest depressions to ever hit Finland.
2-3 November 2011, Southern Arabian Peninsula: Locally heavy rainfall swept across the region, killing at least fourteen and injuring hundreds more. The system attributed to former Tropical Cyclone Keila caused widespread rain totals of 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) across Oman.
3 November 1924, Geneva, Switzerland: A rare warm November day in Geneva as the mercury rises to 23 °C (73.4 °F).
4 November 1994, The Netherlands: A record warm November day in The Netherlands when highs reach 21.1°C (70 °F) in Oost Maarland and Beek.
4 November 2010, Costa Rica: Heavy rains inundate much of Costa Rica with the San Antonio area receiving 25mm (6.3 inches) of rain in just two hours. A rain-sodden hillside collapsed on homes in a suburb of the Costa Rican capital San Jose killing at least 20 people.
5 November 1948, Vlieland, Netherlands: A waterspout makes landfall on this northern Dutch island. While it passes over the local weather station, the anemometer measures a gust of 202 km/h (126 mph), the strongest gust ever recorded in the Netherlands.
5 November 2001, Atlantic Ocean: Hurricane Michelle batters Cuba and the Bahamas while Hurricane Noel moved toward Newfoundland in the north Atlantic. This is the first time that two hurricanes have formed in November in the Atlantic/Carribbean Ocean basin since 1994.
5 November 2005, Porto Alegre, Brazil: A severe thunderstorm drenchs this state capital with up to 100 mm (4 inches) of rain in less than an hour, the heaviest rain in decades.
6 November 1959, North Island, New Zealand: On Hawkins Hill, located on North Island, the wind speed reaches 248 km/h (155 mph), the windiest event ever recorded on North Island.
7 November 2001, The Philippines: Typhoon Lingling strikes the southern Phillipines killing 54 with 110 missing in Camiguin.
8 November 2001, Britain and the Netherlands: A powerful storm with strong winds and major storm surge in the North Sea forces Britain and the Netherlands to activate flood defenses. Netherland authorities close the new Maeslant Barrier, which protects the mouth of Europe's largest port, for the first time under storm conditions since its construction in 1997. The Thames River barrier, downstream from London, is also closed as a precaution.
8 November 2011, Waters off Nazare, Portugal.: An approaching cold front extending southwards from a low pressure system centered just south of Iceland generates strong winds off the Portugese coast and an ocean swell of 8 meters (26 ft). The combination generates a 27 meter (90-foot). wave that big wave rider Garrett McNamara rides to a new world record for the largest wave ever surfed.
8 November-15 November 2009, Adelaide, Australia: Adelaide experiences eight consecutive days with temperatures over of 35 °C (95 °F), resulting in the first spring heat wave experienced by the city since records began in 1887. The average high temperature here for the first 15 days of November is usually 24.9°C (77 °F).
9 November 1921, Haifa, Israel: The greatest 24-hr rainfall in Israeli history falls on Haifa: 272.5 mm (10.73 inches).
9-11 November 2001, Algiers, Algeria: Heavy rains, more than the average month's total of 93mm (3.7 inches), fall on Algiers in just a few hours. The resulting massive floods and mudslides devastate northern Algeria and kill more than 700 people causing nearly $300 million worth of damage.
10 November 1993, Black Sea, Russia: Violent storm over the Black Sea closes thr Russian oil terminal port of Novorossisk for 20 days. "Bora" winds reported as high as 180 km/h (112 mph) sinks at least seven ships.
10 November 2011, Bellbridge, Victoria, Australia : A tornado strikes the town of Bellbridge, at about 1 am
11 November 1099, North Sea: Violent storm in the North Sea kills 100,000 people in England and The Netherlands.
11 November 1990, Mobara, Japan: Extremely unusual F4 tornado strikes Mobara, causing severe damage and 60 injuries.
12 November 2009, Shakawe, Botswana: The temperature soars to 39.4°C (103 °F) at Shakawe.
13 November 1970, Bangladesh: Cyclone sweeps over the nation, then known as East Pakistan, pushing 15 metre (49 ft) storm surge against the coast at high tide. Flooding kills 500,000. Over 50 million people are affected by the storm rain, wind and surge.
14 November 1970, Croatia: Winds associated with a strong Mediterranean Sea gust to 200 km/hr (125 mph) toppling trees, damaging roofs and disrupting power and communications.
14 November 2010, Tel Aviv, Israel: Unseasonal heat covers much of Israel with Tel Aviv.reaching nearly 30°C (86 °F).
15 November 2006, Eastern Pacific Ocean: With sustained winds of nearly 110 mph (177 km/h), Hurricane Sergio becomes the strongest tropical storm to form in the eastern Pacific basin this late in the year, according to U.S. National Hurricane Center records. At the time, the storm sat about 485 miles (780 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico.
15 November 2007, Bangladesh: Tropical Cyclone Sidr, a category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, brings torrential rain, 240 km/h (150-mph) winds and a 1.2 m (4 ft) storm surge to the Bangladesh coast. At least 3200 people die, and millions are left homeless.
16 November 2002, Austria: Foehn winds push temperatures as high as 24.1 °C (75.4 °F) at Salzburg Airport and 25.6 °C (78.1 °F) at Bad Goisern in the Salzkammergut area of Austria, the latter is thought to be the highest temperature ever recorded in Austria in November.
16 November 2011 Cochabamba, Bolivia: Thunderstorms moving through the region produce a tornado that damages dozens of buildings across the city of Cochabamba.
16-20 November 2006, Western Afghanistan: Heavy rainfall generates flash flooding that causes 120 deaths in the Badghis, Farah and Uruzgan provinces.
17 November 1910, Riposto, Sicily: A heavy rain storm deposits 464.8 mm (18.3 inches) in 24 hours on Riposto.
18 November 1421, North Sea Coast, The Netherlands: St. Elizabeth's Flood kills 10,000 people as 72 Dutch villages are swept away when waves from an intense storm system breach coastal dikes.
18 November 2004, Scandinavia: Locally heavy snow and strong winds batter much of the region. Throughout southern and central Sweden, snow accumulates to 20 cm (8 inches). Strong winds, gusting over 100 km/hr (60 mph), combine with snow and rain to produce wind damage in parts of Norway and Denmark.
18 November 2006, Okinawa: A tornado hits the US Camp Schwab Post Exchange on Okinawa causing minor damage to the barracks, the post office, vehicles, and power lines.
14-18 November 2011, Beirut, Lebanon: Heavy rains from a Mediterranean storm floods greater Beirut. The city is awash with 117 mm ( 4.6 inches) of rain---90 percent of the usual monthly total.
17-18 November 2002, Morocco: A strong cold front trekking across Morocco produces worst flooding in 30 years. Floods cause at least 60 deaths.
19 November 2009, Cork, Ireland: Heavy rain and gales bring widespread flooding to Ireland. Water over 1 metre (3 feet) deep shuts down Ireland's second-largest city, Cork, as well as over a dozen towns and villages. The floods cause transport chaos along Ireland's western coast with many major roads blocked and train services canceled.
20 November 2004, Southern Lebanon: A hailstorm dropping hailstones as big as walnuts triggers blasts from previously unexploded and undiscovered bomblets scattered across the landscape. No injuries were reported.
20-21 November 2004, Slovakia: Wind gusts clocked at 175 km/h (108 mph), the strongest since records began being kept in 1936, destroys approximately half of all the timber in the country's High Tatras mountains. Officials put the loss at tens of millions of dollars.
21 November 2000, Vladivostok, Russia: A blinding snowstorm buries Vladivostok with as much as 1.5m (5 ft) of snow closing all schools.
22 November 2009, Sydney, Australia: Temperatures soar in Sydney to 40°C (104°F), while thousands flock to Bondi and surrounding beaches. Meanwhile, about 1,000 firefighters are battling about 100 wildfires across New South Wales. Most of New South Wales has been scorched by a long-running drought and a record November heatwave.
23 November 1993, Guantanamo Province, Cuba: Severe flooding occurs through the Guantanamo Province as an average of 175.5 mm (6.9 inches) of rain falls over the region. The resultant flooding kills 22 and leaves 6,500 homeless. Thousands of hectares of vegetable crops are destroyed.
23 November 2002, Nikkaluokta, Sweden: Extreme cold envelopes northern Sweden. The low temperatures at Nikkaluokta drops to -30°C (-22°F), over 17Co (30Fo) below normal.
24 November 1981, The Philippine Islands: Typhoon Irma, the worst typhoon in a decade hits the Philippines leaving 236 people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.
25 November 2002, Morocco: Flash floods claim at least 35 lives and cause extensive damage in large parts of this north African country. Thirty-eight people are swept away by the flooded Bengueribi River near Settat, south of Casablanca. Thirty are confirmed dead, and eight others are missing.
25 November 2009, Western Pacific Ocean: While intense Super Typhoon Nida has had minimal impact on land, this storm has left its mark on world weather history. As of the morning of 25 November, Super Typhoon Nida packs top sustained winds of 276 km/h (172 mph) with gusts as high as 332 (207 mph), a Category 5 storm, as it churns over the open western Pacific seas northwest of Guam. Nida has a central pressure of 905 millibars, (26.72 in Hg) and is raising waves to 13.4 m (44 ft). These vital statistics are high enough to move Nida to the top of the list of 2009's most intense tropical cyclones In addition, Nida now ranks among the strongest storms ever to develop in the month of November.
25 November 2010, France: During a snowstorm over Western Europe, thundersnow is reported in France. Paris has snow showers and Troyess, where snow is uncommon, 3-5 cm (1-2 inches) of snow fell in a few hours.
26 November 1940, Indre Matre, Norway: Norway's rainiest day records 230 mm (9.06 inches)P>26 November 2010, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: During a Christmas party at a nursery school in the African providence of KwaZulu-Natal, a lightning bolt enters through a window and kills seven and injures 67.
26-27 November 1703, Great Britain: The worst storm in British history. A fierce storm batters Britain with high winds perhaps reaching 100 mph (160 km/h). Thousands of lives are lost due to the storm, including 8-10,000 at sea. The event is so monumental that Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe writes a book The Storm to describe the destruction.
27 November 1983, The Netherlands: An intense low pressure system moving from Ireland and England drops the barometer to 95.39 kPa (28.17 inches) over the Netherlands. The reading is the country's lowest pressure of record.
28 November 2010, Great Britain: Britain shivers in record low temperatures and the earliest widespread snowfall in nearly twenty years. Temperatures drop as low as minus 18°C (-0.4°F) in Wales while at Loch Glascarnoch in Scotland, the mercury bottoms out at minus 15.3°C (4.5°F). In England, Topcliffe in North Yorkshire reports a temperature of minus 13.5°C (7.7°F).
29 November 2010, Poprad, Slovakia: A major wintry storm tracks across central Europe into eastern Europe bringing a snowfall of 25 cm (10 inches) to Poprad, Slovakia.
29 November 2011, Mangui, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, North China : The temperature plunges from 24°C (75°F), to -38°C (-36°F).
30 November 2005, North Atlantic Ocean Basin: The official 2005 hurricane season ends with the emergence of Tropical Storm Epsilon, the the 26th named storm of the busiest hurricane season on record. Epsilon threatens Bermuda with dangerous surf conditions. (But it is not the last to form this calendar year.)
30 November 2009, Oymyakon, Russia: Oymyakon in Siberia registers a frigid high temperature of only -47.8 °C (-54°F) after a morning low of -51.1°C (-60°F).
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|In the historic record, the most intense Atlantic hurricane in November was the unnamed storm in 1932 that sported a central pressure of 915 mb. Known as the Great Cuban Hurricane of 1932, the Category-5 storm took 3000-3500 lives across Cuba, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. (Characteristics based on HURDAY reanalysis of 2012.)|
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