AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[AL] From the Weather Notebook
**1983 Sept 22- Earliest that temperature in the thirties has been observed in Birmingham AL (39 degrees).
1926 Sept 20- Hurricane which struck Florida just days earlier makes a second landfall on the Mississippi coast, causing severe damage from Pensacola into Southern Alabama. Perdido Beach pressure 28.20 inches.
1988 Sept 17- The Hurricane Bowl. The college footbll game that didn't happen. University of Alabama football coach Bill Curry made the decision not to fly his team to College Station, Texas to play Texas A&M as Hurricane Gilbert moved acros the Gulf of Mexico. The storm later moved into Mexico. At what would have been gametime, viewers on ESPN watched as the announcers sat in an empty stadium awash in beautiful blue skies and hot temperatures. The game would eventually be played in December, and Alabama would win.
FROM: The Weather Notebook