For October 14
1879 - Cheyenne, WY ended their longest period with no precipitation when 0.09 inch of rain fell, bringing to an end a streak of 51 days with not even a trace of precipitation.
1909 - An F3 tornado struck Pittsburg Landing and Stantonville, TN killing 23 people and injuring 80 others.
1941- The first weather broadcast on television on WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) in New York.
1957 - Floodwaters roared through a migrant labor camp near the town of Picacho AZ flooding fifty cabins and a dozen nearby homes. 250 migrant workers lost their shelters. The month was one of the wettest Octobers in Arizona weather history. (The Weather Channel)
1965 - Heavy rains hit the coastal areas of southeastern Florida. In a 24 hour period rains of twenty inches were reported from Deerfield Beach to Fort Lauderdale, with 25.28 inches on the Fort Lauderdale Bahia-Mar Yacht Basin. Flooding that resulted caused considerable damage to roads and streets. The rains inundated numerous newly planted vegetable fields, and some residences. Ten miles away just 4.51 inches of rain was reported. (14th- 15th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
1981 - Four days of heavy rain across northern Texas and southern Oklahoma came to an end. The heaviest rains fell in a band from southwest of Abilene TX to McAlester OK, with up to 26 inches reported north of Gainesville, in north central Texas. The heavy rains were the result of decaying Hurricane Norma, which also spawned thirteen tornadoes across the region. Seven deaths were attributed to the flooding. (Storm Data)
1984 - Dense fog contributed to a 118 vehicle accident on I-94, just south of Milwaukee WI. It was the seventh day of an eight day stretch of dense fog. At the time of the accident the visibility was reportedly close to zero. (Storm Data)
1987 - Sixteen cities, mostly in the Appalachain Region, reported record low temperatures for the date. Record lows included 43 degrees at Lake Charles LA, 35 degrees at Augusta GA, and 27 degrees at Asheville NC. Gale force winds buffeted the Carolina coast. Light snow fell across parts of Wyoming, Colorado, and western South Dakota. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 - Forty cities in the eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Elkins WV was the cold spot in the nation with a record low of 18 degrees above zero. Thunderstorms in Arizona drenched Phoenix with nine inches of rain in nine hours, the fifth highest total for any given day in ninety-two years of records. Carefree AZ was soaked with two inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather over Michigan during the morning, and over New York State and Connecticut during the afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms spawned two tornadoes, and there were ninety reports of large hail or damaging winds, including seventy reports of damaging winds in New York State. A tornado at McDonough NY killed one person and injured three other people. Strong thunderstorm winds gusted to 105 mph at Somerset. Temperatures warmed into the 80s and lower 90s over much of the nation east of the Rockies, with eleven cities reporting record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 81 degrees at Beckley WV and Bluefield WV equalled October records. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
1999 - The 9th tropical storm of the 1999 Hurricane Season was upgraded to a hurricane and a hurricane watch was issued for parts of the Florida Keys. Irene was centered near western Cuba, moving erratically but expected to move north toward Florida.
2006 - Several strong to severe thunderstorms move through southern Nevada and northwest Arizona. Park rangers rescued 36 people in Black Canyon when their tents, kayaks and canoes were washed away. Another two dozen fisherman and boaters were rescued at the Willow Beach area when heavy rains caused severe road damage. These storms brought up to 2 inches of rain with winds gusting in excess of 50 mph. Heavy rainfall in Las Vegas caused several roads to become flooded.
What Led To The 24 Inches Of Rain In Fort Lauderdalehttp://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/095 ... 4-0213.pdf
Weather Historyhttp://www.examiner.com/article/weather ... cs?cid=rss