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Today OCTOBER 31ST, 1846-Eighty-seven pioneers were trapped by early snows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains that piled five feet deep, with 30 to 40 foot drifts. Just 47 persons survived the "Donner Pass Tragedy".
 
OCTOBER 31ST, 1965-Fort Lauderdale FL was deluged with 13.81 inches of rain, which brought their rainfall total for the month of October to an all-time record of 42.43 inches.
 
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Oct 30 OCTOBER 30TH, 1947-The Donora PA smog disaster finally came to an end. For five days an inversion trapped impurities in the lower atmosphere over the Monongahela Valley killing 20 persons, and leaving more than 2000 others sick.
 
OCTOBER 30TH, 1925-Nashville TN was blanketed with an inch of snow, their earliest measurable snow of record.
 
Oct 29 OCTOBER 29TH, 1942-A tornado struck the town of Berryville in northwest Arkansas killing 20 persons and causing half a million dollars damage.
 
OCTOBER 29TH, 1956-A violent tornado, or series of tornadoes, moved along a path more than 100 miles in length from south of North Platte NE into Rock County NE. It was an unusually late occurence so far north and west in the U.S. for such a storm.
 
Oct 28 OCTOBER 28TH, 1987-Thunderstorms over the San Joaquin Valley of California produced three-quarters of an inch of rain in thirty minutes at Placerville, and caused numerous power outages due to lightning.
 
OCTOBER 28TH, 1971-A severe early season blizzard raged across the Plateau Region and Rocky Mountain Region. Heavy snow blocked railroads and interstate highways, and record cold accompanied the storm. Lander WY received 27 inches of snow, and the temperature at Big Piney WY plunged to 15 degrees below zero.
 
Oct 27 OCTOBER 27TH, 1764-A "very remarkable storm of snow with high winds" produced 22 inches at Rutland in central Massachusetts.
 
OCTOBER 27TH, 1929-A snowstorm dumped 27 inches upon Ishpeming MI in 24 hours to establish a state record.
 
Oct 26 OCTOBER 26TH, 1859-New York City had their earliest substantial snow of record as four inches blanketed the city.
 
OCTOBER 26TH, 1919-The temperature at Bismarck ND plunged to ten degrees below zero, the earliest subzero reading of record for the city, and a record for the month of October.
 
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