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.
The first widespread ice storm of the season created havoc in parts of the southern and central Plains over the weekend.
The reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final day of November.
After another brief shot of chilly air over the weekend, the month of December will start out milder across the Northeast.
December will begin with a roar across the Northwest as rounds of rain, mountain snow and even ice are in store this week.
The strongest El Nino in 50 years will unfold this winter and significantly alter the chances for a white Christmas across the country.
Snow and ice will swing across parts of the central and northern Plains to the Upper Midwest as November ends and December begins.
Severe early cold with record November lows: Location Temperature Buffalo, NY 2 degrees New York City 7 degrees Boston -2 degrees Philadelphia 8 degrees (earliest ever below 10 degrees for city)
Washington, DC (1967)
A total of 6.9 inches of snow - greatest amount ever recorded in DC on one calendar day in November.
Cheyenne, WY (1983)
Low temperature of minus 14 degrees broke the record low for the date by 14 degrees.