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.
Strong thunderstorms are impacting areas from Texas to Louisiana with large hail, damaging winds and a risk of tornadoes.
Severe storms, some capable of producing tornadoes, will threaten communities across northeastern Texas, northwestern Louisiana and Arkansas into Tuesday night.
The same storm system responsible for producing violent thunderstorms in Oklahoma recently will reach the Atlantic Seaboard Thursday.
While additional strong thunderstorms will roll through through portions of tornado-ravaged Oklahoma Tuesday, the risk of tornadoes has diminished.
The atmospheric severe weather engine began firing on all cylinders this past weekend and reached full speed Monday over Oklahoma.
Preliminary reports are calling it an EF-4 tornado that has caused numerous fatalities and injuries in Moore, Okla.
San Antonio, TX (1998)
Very dry since April 1st - only 0.05 of rain.
New Brunswick, NJ (1804)
Tornado destroyed 2 barns, 1 hotel and 3 houses. "The damage done in this village cannot be less than $1,500 or $2,000." New York Evening Post, June 5, 1904.
Liberal, KS (1933)
A powerful F4 tornado (winds 207-260 mph) hidden in a dust storm devastates the business district. 4 people were killed and 150 were injured. Tornado estimated to be 600 yards wide at times.