The year 1905 had a lot of extreme weather and brought a catastrophic earthquake to India.
During October 1905 a massive sunspot was discovered.
Parisian astronomer Abbe Moreaux predicted the earthquake using a theory he had about solar activity, and said earthquakes for March and April, 1906.
On April 18, 1906 San Francisco was destroyed by an earthquake and fire.
Most of the damage was actually done by the fire.
Tent cities were set up to house the homeless.
This is what a tent city in San Francisco looks like now.
Amundsen completed his Northwest Passage voyage in 1906.
On January 6, 1906 Mildura, Victoria reached 124F (51.1C) and on January 5 reached 123F – one year after reaching 122,5F.
On January 5, 1906 Mildura, Victoria reached 123F.
As of 1995, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology recognized this record – but they have since erased all years before 1910.
They are hiding a lot of extreme weather prior to 1910.
The eastern US was having a heatwave at the same time. From January 21-23, 1906 twenty five states were over 70F and Donaldsonville, Louisiana was 96F.
LA 96 FL 85 NC 81 GA 80 AL 79 SC 79 KY 78 MS 78 OH 78 PA 78 AR 77 WV 77 NJ 76 TX 76 DE 75 VA 75 IN 74 MD 74 CA 73 OK 73 TN 73 MO 72 NY 72 IL 70 MI 70
In June, 1906 Abbe Moreaux predicted a lot of grief due to solar activity and cyclones..
The Florida hurricane of 1926 destroyed Miami and was the most expensive natural disaster in US history.
The Red Cross described 1927 as being the worst disaster year in their history, surpassing the previous record year in 1926.
Then 1927 brought the worst floods on record to the Mississippi River Valley.
This was followed by a series of catastrophic tornadoes.
a tornado near Jasper, Minnesota, taken by Lucille Handberg on 8th July 1927
St. Louis was destroyed by a tornado.
A number of record heatwaves occurred in 1927, including a protracted one in September and October, which killed scores of people.
The end of October was record hot in the US, and as a cold front pushed across the US, a tropical storm moved up the Atlantic Coast. This led to the worst floods in Vermont’s history.
November 3 flooding wiped out more than 1,000 bridges in Vermont, and drowned the Lieutenant Governor.
Six years ago I lived near the Winooski River and rode past that spot every day.
In 1928, Abbe Moreaux predicted the Thames would freeze over that winter, and it did.