1849 Superstorm Constantinople

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DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE AT CONSTANTINOPLE.

In a letter dated Constantinople, Jun. 7, we find the following :—” On the 3rd of this month we had here one of those dreadful hurricanes which are only to be found in the annals of the West Indies. At half-past ten at night a heavy shower of rain fell, which was rapidly succeeded by a snow storm ; at about midnight it blew a thorough hurricane, which lasted till day- break. Never in the memory of man had such a storm burst over Constantinople. Trees were unrooted, houses unroofed, chimneys hurled to the ground. Several minarets have lost their kullafs, or extinguishers, and the steeple of the Galata Tower was blown clean off. The old bridge was broken to pieces, and, floating about the port, caused considerable damage to the shipping. The losses have been calculated at upwards of ten millions of piasters. Among other losses an Eng- lish brig, name unknown, was lost at the mouth of the Black Sea.”

17 Jul 1849 – ENGLISH EXTRACTS.

h/t to Ivan

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11 Responses to 1849 Superstorm Constantinople

  1. tckev says:

    All those flatulent camels did it.

  2. Ivan says:

    1866:
    “The state of things here has been fearful. Snow—gale— , flood, each without precedent, and within three days. ”
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/20306868

  3. Ivan says:

    1869:
    “A more rigorous and disagreeable Easter can hardly be remembered. We had snow, and hail, and rain, a boisterous and cutting east wind, and thunderstorms, in which life was lost. A driving snow storm and a hurricane of wind inaugurated the Volunteer Review at Dover on Easter Monday”
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/31990001

  4. Ivan says:

    1872:
    “The storm continued to increase in power, and the snowdrifts accumulated so rapidly that by night the train was completely snowed in. ‘The storm increased to a hurricane.”
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/51787318

  5. Ivan says:

    1873:
    “During Monday night a very violent storm of wind, accompanied by falls of snow and sleet, visited the higher parts of Lancashire, east and west, and many of the districts further north.”
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/8914959

  6. Ivan says:

    1873:
    “UNPARALLELED STORM IN DAKOTAH AND NEBRASKA.”
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/39301431

  7. Ivan says:

    1880:
    “Another terrific hurricane has visited the coast of Denmark, accompanied by a blinding snow storm.”
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/70951031

  8. Ivan says:

    1881:
    “The most disastrous hurricane and snowstorm ever recorded in Great Britain prevailed last night and this morning, causing widespread destruction of property and, it is feared, loss of life.”
    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/814716

  9. tckev says:

    Ivan you sure found a whole heap of unprecedented occurrences.

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