Portal:Weather/On this day/09/17

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September 14[edit]

1996: An unusual hybrid sub-tropical cyclone appeared over Lake Superior.

2005: A devastating landslide caused by record amounts of rainfall killed three people near Bergen, Norway.

September 15[edit]

1995: Hurricane Ismael struck the Mexican state of Sinaloa, killing 116 people.

2004: The outer rainbands of Hurricane Ivan began spawning tornadoes in the Southeastern United States. This tornado outbreak, the second-largest ever caused by a tropical cyclone, killed 7 people.

September 16[edit]

1903: President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt was caught aboard his yacht in a hurricane, but made it to shore safely. Dozens of other boats in the area were sunk.

1928: Just two years after a Category 4 hurricane hit Miami, killing 373, another hurricane came ashore just north of the city, killing 2500 in Florida.

1961: Silver iodide was dropped into the eyewall of Hurricane Esther, marking the beginning of the project which would eventually become Project Stormfury, an attempt to weaken Atlantic hurricanes through cloud seeding.

1971: Hurricane Edith made its third and final landfall in western Louisiana.

September 17[edit]

1947: A category 4 hurricane struck Fort Lauderdale, Florida, killing more than 50 people and causing more than $100 million in damage.

September 18[edit]

1974: Hurricane Fifi began skimming the northern coast of Honduras, killing 10,000 people and causing $4 billion (2007 USD) in damage.

September 19[edit]

1914: A tropical storm, the only tropical cyclone of the 1914 Atlantic hurricane season, dissipated over coastal Louisiana. This was the least active hurricane season on record.

September 20[edit]

1978: Hurricane Greta, after having weakened to a tropical depression due to its passage over Central America, restrengthened to a tropical storm in the far eastern Pacific Ocean. Because naming conventions for tropical cyclones in the Pacific are different from the Atlantic Ocean, the storm was renamed "Olivia", becoming a rare two-name storm.