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World Weather: On this day in history

Winds gust to 162km/h at the Hook of Holland in the Netherlands, the strongest non tornadic gust ever recorded in the Netherlands.

A waterspout makes landfall on the northern Dutch island of Vlieland and crosses the weather station there. A gust of 202km/h is measured as the whirlwind crosses the weather station and the strongest gust ever recorded in the Netherlands.
1951 Heavy snow fell over an area extending from the Texas Panhandle to the Lower Great Lakes. Record amounts of snow fell in some places, including 31-32cms at St. Louis, Missouri and 35-36cms at Springfield, Missouri. Meanwhile at Nevada, Missouri, just over 50cms snow fell.
An intense storm over the eastern seaboard of the USA produced 98mph gusts at Block Island just off the Rhode Island coast. The storm also dumped 68-69cms snow on the mountains in Pennsylvania, just over 10cms snow on Washington DC and just over 20cms snow on Philadelphia.
Hawkins Hill on the North Island of New Zealand records winds touching 248 km/h, the windiest weather ever recorded over the North Island. 
A deep low over the Great Lakes dumped 61cms snow on the shore of Lake Superior and 91-92cms snow on the Porcupine Mountain area of upper Michigan. The 44cms snow that fell on Marquette, Michigan is a November 24 hour snowfall record. 
157.2mm rain fell in 24 hours on Downtown San Francisco, the wettest 24 hour period on record. 
Hurricane Michelle crosses Cuba, killing 5 people, devastating crops and leaving the western half of the island without electricity. 100,000 – 500,000 are evacuated and in Havana 180 buildings collapse and 1200 trees are blown down. With winds up to 135mph it’s the strongest hurricane here in 50 years and Michelle goes on to cause some damage in Nassau, the Bahamas.


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