Looking Back a Tropical November Surprise From 1925! (credit: This Day in Weather History)
DISCUSSION: Through turning the clocks all the way back on November 30th, 1925, an extremely late November hurricane began to impact the west coast of Florida as it strengthened significantly and unexpectedly during the course of that day. Here is the majority of the event summary as discussed by the people running the "This Day in Weather History" page on Facebook. "The storm made landfall very early on the morning of December 1st just to the south of Tampa Bay, Florida before quickly weakening down to the status of a tropical storm as it crossed central Florida, and ultimately exited around St. Augustine, Florida. The storm regained hurricane strength just offshore from Jacksonville, Florida later in the day on December 1st. Heavy rain persisted across sections of northeast Florida into the day on December 2nd. In addtion, gale force winds were reported all the way from the Florida Keys to Jacksonville, and over 50 people lost their lives. The majority of the storm-related casualties occurred on ships at sea. Moreover, the damage along the coastline was most extensive to the south of Jacksonville and the excessive rain and wind also inflicted severely damage on the citrus and truck crops."
Attached above is a neat image of this tropical low pressure system the day after its landfall on the west coast of Florida before exiting the Floridian Peninsula near St. Augustine as discussed above.
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz
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