21 January


US Weather events

US Weather events

1863 158 yrs ago
"A severe coastal storm dropped heavy rain on the Fredericksburg area of Virginia. It disrupted a Union Army offensive in an ill famed ""mud march."" (David Ludlum)"
1982 39 yrs ago
The second of two major snowstorms to hit southern Minnesota came to an end. Minneapolis received 20 inches of snow in 24 hours to break the previous record of 17 inches in 24 hours established just a few days earlier. A record 38 inches of snow covered the ground following the two storms, with drifts ten feet high. (David Ludlum)
1985 36 yrs ago
"Three days of snow squalls at Buffalo NY finally came to an end. The squalls, induced by relatively warm water in Lake Erie, produced 34 inches of snow at the International Airport, with up to 47 inches reported in the suburbs of Buffalo. The New York ""blizzard of '85"" left many counties disaster areas. (19th-21st)"
1987 34 yrs ago
Low pressure over Minnesota produced high winds in the Northern Plains Region. Winds gusted to 66 mph at Rapid City SD, and reached 70 mph at Belle Fourche SD. (National Weather Summary)
1988 33 yrs ago
High pressure over northern Nevada and low pressure off the coast of southern California combined to produce high winds in the southwestern U.S. Wind gusts in the San Francisco area reached 70 mph at Fremont. (National Weather Summary)
1989 32 yrs ago
Cold and snow prevailed in the northeastern U.S. Up to 13 inches of snow was reported between Woodford and Searsburg in Vermont. Montpelier VT reported a wind chill reading of 42 degrees below zero. (National Weather Summary)
1990 31 yrs ago
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the state of Florida. Eight cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including West Palm Beach with a reading of 86 degrees. Rain in southern New England changed to freezing rain, then to sleet, and then to heavy snow during the late morning. Most of Massachusetts was blanketed with 6 to 10 inches of snow. (National Weather Summary)
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World records

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F5 tornadoes

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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1917-01-21 23.11 UTC 104 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) Magnitude: 6.6 UK
Secondary effectstsunami
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)15000

1994-01-21 02.24 UTC 27 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 20 km deep Magnitude: 6.9
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking7
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects7
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)7
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)7

1997-01-21 01.48 UTC 24 yrs ago
China (map) , 15 km deep Magnitude: 5.9
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking12
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects12
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)12
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)12

2002-01-21 04.39 UTC 19 yrs ago
Democratic Republic of the Congo (map) , 11.6 km deep Magnitude: 5.1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)45

2002-01-21 14.34 UTC 19 yrs ago
Turkey (map) , 27.5 km deep Magnitude: 4.8
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1

2003-01-21 02.46 UTC 18 yrs ago
Guatemala (map) , 24 km deep Magnitude: 6.4
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1

2007-01-21 11.27 UTC 14 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 22 km deep Magnitude: 7.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking3
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects4





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