season hurricane moved up the Atlantic coast in early November 1927 and
proceeded to move up through the Connecticut River valley. The storm dumped
generally 3-4 inches of rain through much of southern New England. However,
as the system reached the higher altitudes in Vermont, the tropical system
stalled due to the presence of two cold, high pressures areas just to the
east and west. The result was widespread areas of 6 inches or more of rainfall
during the period of November 2-5, with reports received of up to 15 inches
The result of this rain was widespread flooding throughout the reach
of the Connecticut River, and reaching eastward into the Merrimack River
basin and westward into the Lake Champlain valley.
Total damage from this storm was difficult to estimate. However,
estimates that were made indicated damages of at least 50 million dollars,
with the bulk of the impacts in Vermont. In addition, the flood took 85
lives; 84 of those in Vermont.