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Local Weather History: The Top Two Weather Events That Defined Each Decade

The top two historical weather events of each decade since 1800 in our viewing area.

Posted: Jan 3, 2020 12:23 PM
Updated: Jul 20, 2020 10:46 PM

The events that have defined us..........Here are the two biggest weather events per decade in our viewing area........

2010s

1.  November 17, 2013 Tornado Outbreak

2.  2012 Heat & Drought

*2013-14 Brutal Winter a Close Runner-Up

2000s

1.  2003 Floods

2.  2007 Blizzard

1990s

1.  April 1994 F4 Tornado

2.  March 1991 Ice Storm

*1992 June Frost a Close Runner-Up

1980s

1.  1988 Heat & Drought

2.  1985 Arctic Outbreak

*1989 Arctic Outbreak a Close Runner-Up

1970s

1.  April 1974 Super Outbreak

2.  Blizzard of 1978

*1976-77, 1977-78 Brutal Winters Close Runner-Ups!

1960s

1.  April 1965 Palm Sunday Outbreak

2.  1962-63 Brutal Winter

1950s

1.  April 1953 F4 Tornado

2.  1954 Heat & Drought

1940s

1.  June 1943 Flood

2.  March 1942 Tornado Outbreak

1930s

1.  1930s Heat & Drought

2.  1936 Brutal Winter

1920s

1.  1929 Blizzard

2.  1920 Palm Sunday Outbreak

1910s

1.  Flood of 1913

2.  Blizzard of 1918

*April 1912 F4 Tornado a Close Runner-Up!

1900s

1.  February 1905 Arctic Outbreak

2.  1901 Heat & Drought

1890s

1.  February 1899 Arctic Outbreak

2. 1894-95 Heat, Drought & Wildfires

1880s

1.  May 1886 Tornado Outbreak

2.  1884-85 Brutal Winter

*1881 & 1887 Heat & Droughts......& even the Brutal 1883-84 & 1886-87 Winters all Close Runner-Ups!)

1870s

1.  Flood of 1875

2.  Blizzard of 1873

1860s

1.  Blizzard of January 1864

2.  1869-70 Brutal Fall & Winter

1850s

1.  1854 Heat & Drought

2.  1857 Extremely Backward Spring

*1855-56 & 1856-57 Brutal Winters.......& Spring-Summer 1858 Flood all Close Runner-Ups!

1840s

1.  Winter 1846 & 1847 Floods

2.  June 1844 Flood

*1841 Heat & Drought a Close Runner-Up

1830s

1.  1838 Heat & Drought

2.  1830-31 Brutal Winter

1836 Famous Sudden Change a Close Runner-Up!

1820s

1.  1820 Heat & Drought

2.  1825-1828 Lack of Winter

1810s

1.  1816 Year Without a Summer

2.  1819-20 Brutal Winter

1800s

1.  1801-02 Lack of Winter

2.  1803 Historic May & October Snow & Freeze

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