History Lesson: November 11th Blue Norther of 1911

By Grant Dade - bio | email

On November 11th, 1911, an intense area of low pressure developed over the Midwest leading to extreme weather across a good deal of the nation. Many areas of the country saw record warmth late that afternoon only to be shocked by the intense arctic blast to follow hours later. In Oklahoma City, a record high of 82°F was set in the afternoon before a cold front raced through the area. Just before midnight, the temperature was 16°F establishing a new record low for the same date. Other Cities such as Springfield, MO set record highs in the 80s that afternoon followed by record lows in the teens just before midnight.

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