Weather history & historic storms

Street scenes: DC gets worst storm since 1899 (1922)

The blanket of snow was heaviest today in the District of Columbia, with the fall recorded at 10 o’clock as an even two feet. At that time, it was still snowing and the Weather Bureau prediction was for a continuation of the fall through the day and into the night.

Krakatoa’s volcano erupts, kills thousands (1883)

On August 27, 1883, the volcano of Krakatoa in the Sundra Strait between Java and Sumatra erupted in cataclysmic fashion. Considered the single largest explosion in recorded human history, the eruption killed upwards of 36,000 people.