Weather on This Date - February 12
February 12, 1899
Texas and the eastern plains experienced their coldest morning of modern record. The mercury dipped to 8 degrees below zero at Fort Worth TX, and to 22 degrees below zero at Kansas City MO. The temperature at Camp Clarke NE plunged to 47 degrees below zero to establish a record for the state. In the eastern U.S., Washington D.C. hit 15 degrees below zero, while Charleston SC received a record four inches of snow. (David Ludlum)
February 12, 1958
Snow blanketed northern Florida, with Tallahassee reporting a record 2.8 inches. A ship in the Gulf of Mexico, 25 miles south of Fort Morgan AL, reported zero visibility in heavy snow on the afternoon of the 12th. (12th-13th) (The Weather Channel)
February 12, 1960
A snowstorm in the Deep South produced more than a foot of snow in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. (David Ludlum)
February 12, 1987
A storm in the eastern U.S. produced high winds from North Carolina to Maine. A storm in the western U.S. produced up to thirty inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada Range of California. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
February 12, 1988
A classic "nor'easter" formed off the Carolina coast and intensified as it moved up the Atlantic coast bringing heavy snow to the northeastern U.S. Totals ranged up to 26 inches at Camden NY and Chester MA. Arctic cold gripped the north central U.S. Duluth MN was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 32 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
February 12, 1989
Unseasonably mild weather prevailed across Alaska. Morning lows of 29 degrees at Anchorage and 31 degrees at Fairbanks were actually warmer than those in northern Florida. (The National Weather Summary)
February 12, 1990
Strong southerly winds ahead of an arctic cold front pushed temperatures into the 70s as far north as Iowa and Nebraska. Twenty-one cities in the central U.S., seven in Iowa, reported record high temperatures for the date. Lincoln NE reported a record high of 73 degrees, and the afternoon high of 59 degrees at Minneapolis MN smashed their previous record for the date by twelve degrees. Springfield IL reported a record forty-eight consecutive days with above normal temperatures. (The National Weather Summary)
February 12, 2006
An intense snow squall off of Lake Michigan cuts visibility to zero along a section of US 31. The resulting whiteout causes 96 cars to pile up. 25 were injured.
February 12, 2014
A historical storm brought two waves of winter precipitation. The first wave occurred on February 11th. The second wave, the stronger of the two, brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to most of north and central Georgia. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches fell north of I-20. Ice accumulation of 1/4 to 1/2 inch occurred near Atlanta with amounts over 3/4 of an inch occurring along the I-20 corridor east from Atlanta towards Augusta. Combined with the snow that fell the day before, extreme north Georgia saw snowfall amounts of up to 10 inches. Thousands of trees were damaged or fell due to the weight of the ice. This attributed to widespread power outages that lasted for several days, especially across east-central Georgia. This storm produced ice amounts across east-central Georgia that had not been seen in decades. For more information on this storm, view the event summary. (NWS Atlanta) See the Weather on This Date for February 11 for more details on this event.
Data courtesy of WeatherForYou
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