🖊️David Ludlum, Weather Channel, Storm Data, National Weather Summary & Sandra and TI Richard Sanders 📸 NEW YORK DAILY NEWS & BISMARCK TRIBUNE

OCTOBER 26TH, 1859 - New York City had their earliest substantial snow of record as four inches blanketed the city.

1919 - The temperature at Bismarck, ND, plunged to ten degrees below zero, the earliest sub zero reading of record for the city, and a record for the month of October.

1926 - Barrow, AK, received a record fifteen inches of snow, and also established a 24-hour precipitation record of 1.00 inch which lasted until the 21st of July in 1987.

1962 - A storm brought 5 to 6 inches of snow to Vermont and New Hampshire, with up to ten inches reported in the mountains.

1983 - A heat wave was in progress over the Northern Rockies, with record highs of 81º at Sheridan WY and Billings MT.

1987 - Five cities in south central Texas reported record high temperatures for the date, including Corpus Christi and Del Rio with readings of 93º. Laredo TX was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 98º. Thunderstorms moving over the Lower Mississippi Valley deluged Lake Charles LA with 2.70 inches of rain in one hour resulting in severe local flooding.

1988 - Thunderstorms moving out of northern Texas spawned five tornadoes in Louisiana during the morning hours. The thunderstorms also produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Jennings LA, and the driver of a vehicle was killed by a falling tree near Coushatta LA. Snow squalls in the Lower Great Lakes Region produced heavy snow in western New York State, with 12 inches reported at Colden.

1989 - Unseasonably warm weather continued in the north central U.S. Afternoon highs of 78 degrees at Alpena MI, 75º at Duluth MN, 79 degrees at Fargo ND, 77º at International Falls MN, 76º at Marquette MI, 75º at Sault Ste Marie MI, and 80º at Saint Cloud MN, were all the warmest of record for so late in the season. Morning lows of 63º at Concordia KS and Omaha NE were the warmest of record for the date.