A late 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 of rainfall. 

       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.