On Sept. 27, 1985, Hurricane Gloria, the strongest hurricane to hit the United States coastline so far north, made landfall on Cape Hatteras, N.C.
A Category 4 storm at its strongest, Gloria brought a storm surge of 8-12 feet to the Outer Banks as a Category 2 storm.
The Diamond Shoal Light House on the Outer Banks recorded a 120-mph wind gust. Norfolk, Va., recorded 5.65 inches of rain and a 92-mph wind gust.
This was the first of three total landfalls that Hurricane Gloria would make along the U.S. coastline.
Ten hours later, the eye of the storm crossed over Fire Island, Long Island, crossed the Long Island Sound and slammed into Connecticut as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm eventually made its way toward Maine.
Gloria deluged the Eastern Seaboard with precipitation, soaking Virginia to Scranton, Pa., to Hartford, Conn. Allentown, Pa., recorded 7.85 inches of rain from this storm.
Gloria was a large storm, measuring about 300 miles in diameter. It also had one of the longest tracks on record, moving thousands of miles during its 16-day lifespan.
Gloria's peak central pressure was 919mb, making it the lowest pressure hurricane never to reach Category 5 status until Hurricane Opal in 1995.
Eight deaths were directly contributed to the storm, and the storm cost an estimated total of $1 billion.
Another winter storm is on the way for the mid-Mississippi Valley, but areas hit hard by the recent ice storm will be spared the worst.
A storm will drop heavy snow and disrupt travel from parts of the Midwest to a large part of the Northeast by Sunday.
Two storms will bring high winds to the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend.
A storm system will bring a mixed bag of rain, sleet and snow to the eastern Mediterranean into Saturday.
The Perth metropolitan area had its hottest day since February with more heat expected through Monday.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel are forecast prior to the departure of arctic air this weekend around Detroit.
Kansas City, MO (1992)
2.68" of rain.
Los Angeles, CA (1878)
Los Angeles 30 degrees "considered" lowest ever in December there.
Set two records; greatest 24 hour storm; 17.0"; greatest single storm total 39.6" for city (13th-14th).