Hurricane Gloria slammed into Cape Hatteras, N.C., during the early hours of Sept. 27 as Category 2 storm.
Winds associated with Gloria were reported to be sustained at a maximum of 105 mph at the time of landfall.
After rapid acceleration, Gloria made a second landfall on the afternoon of the 27th on western Long Island, N.Y., as a Category 1 hurricane. A Category 3 wind gust was reported on the island.
Localized flooding, fallen trees and multiple power outages were reported throughout the East Coast states from North Carolina north into New England. After all was said and done, eight people had died and damages from Gloria were reported to be $900 million.
Gloria became the strongest recorded hurricane to strike the U.S.'s East Coast so far north.
Witnesses of the wrath of Gloria share their memories and photographs below.
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Travel restrictions are already in place in advance of the blizzard set to wallop the northeastern United States.
An all-out blizzard will slam the New York City area and New England Monday night through Tuesday, bringing many communities to a standstill.
Lingering midwinter cold and additional rounds of snow will add to difficulties for cleanup and those without power after the Blizzard of 2015.
For Atlantic Canada, yet another winter storm will bring widespread travel disruptions on Tuesday.
While snow will wind down by Tuesday, cold air will hang on through midweek before the return of snow comes on Thursday.
Reading, PA (1950)
High 77 degrees -- January maximum. Because of an abnormally warm fall and an incredibly warm January, there was swimming in the Schuylkill and Tulpehocken on this "June in January" day.
Chicago, IL (1967)
Record 23 inches for a single storm (Jan. 26th-27th), including a record 19.8 inches in 24 hours. Some parts of So. Cook County received 27 inches. Wind gusts of over 60 mph combined with temperatures in the upper 20s; drifts of 4-8 feet common with some reaching a height of 12 feet.
Michigan, Indiana Ohio (1978)
Paralyzing Midwest blizzard: 100 killed, wind gusts to 100 mph, 25-foot drifts, many roofs collapsed.