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BriSr
post Jun 26 2008, 12:39 PM
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June 26

MN History
1982 Cold spell. Kulger Township dips to 31 degrees. Duluth registers 36.

U.S. History
# 1888 - Residents of New York suffered through a record heat wave. Daily average temperatures were above 80 degrees for fourteen straight days. The heat wave was a sharp contrast to the severe blizzard in March of that year, which buried the city under nearly two feet of snow. (David Ludlum)

# 1977 - "The Human Lightning Conductor", park ranger Roy C. Sullivan, was struck by lightning for the seventh time. He was first hit in 1942, then again in 1970, 1972, 1973 and 1976. (The Weather Channel)

# 1983 - Record heat prevailed from Texas to Michigan. Alpena MI hit 98 degrees. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1985 - A spectacular early morning waterspout developed at 5:20 AM (MST) from a stationary thunderstorm over the south end of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It was visible 20 miles away, and lasted four minutes. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Hot weather prevailed in the Pacific Northwest. Afternoon highs of 88 degrees at Seattle, WA, 103 degrees at Medford, OR, and 111 degrees at Redding, CA, were records for the date. Cloudy and cool weather prevailed in the northeastern U.S. The high at Boston, MA, was just 60 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Thirteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. In Montana, the record high of 102 degrees at Billings, MT, was their fifteenth of the month, and the high of 108 degrees at Glasgow MT equalled their record for June. Thunderstorms in the Atlantic Coast Region produced wind gusts to 102 mph at Tall Timbers MD. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Central Plains to the Middle Mississippi Valley. There were 129 reports of severe weather during the day and night. Thunderstorms in Kansas produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Liberal, and hail four inches in diameter at Quinter. Thunderstorms in Wisconsin spawned a tornado at Lake Delton injuring four persons. Lightning struck and killed a woman at Junction City, KS, who had gotten out of her car to photograph the lightning. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)



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post Jun 27 2008, 12:06 PM
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June 27

MN History
1908 Tornado hits Clinton in Big Stone County.

U.S History
1805 The Lewis and Clark Expedition near Great Falls Montana is pelted by tennis ballsized
hail. The men saved themselves by hiding under a canoe. Two were knocked down
and several suffered bruises.

# 1901 - There was a rain of fish from the sky at Tiller's Ferry. Hundreds of fish were swimming between cotton rows after a heavy shower. (David Ludlum)

# 1915 - The temperature at Fort Yukon AK soared to 100 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

# 1957 - Hurricane Audrey smashed ashore at Cameron, LA, drowning 390 persons in the storm tide, and causing 150 million dollars damage in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Audrey left only a brick courthouse and a cement-block icehouse standing at Cameron, and when the waters settled in the town of Crede, only four buildings remained. The powerful winds of Audrey tossed a fishing boat weighing 78 tons onto an off-shore drilling platform. Winds along the coast gusted to 105 mph, and oil rigs off the Louisiana coast reported wind gusts to 180 mph. A storm surge greater than twelve feet inundated the Louisiana coast as much as 25 miles inland. It was the deadliest June hurricane of record for the U.S. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms moving out of Nebraska produced severe weather in north central Kansas after midnight. Thunderstorm winds gusting to 100 mph damaged more than fifty camping trailers at the state park campground at Lake Waconda injuring sixteen persons. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 80 mph at Beloit and Sylvan Grove. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - The afternoon high of 107 degrees at Bismarck, ND, was a record for the month of June, and Pensacola, FL, equalled their June record with a reading of 101 degrees. Temperatures in the Great Lakes Region and the Ohio Valley dipped into the 40s. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Ohio Valley to western New England. Thunderstorm spawned six tornadoes, and there were 98 reports of large hail and damaging winds. Tropical Storm Allison spawned six tornadoes in Louisiana, injuring two persons at Hackberry. Fort Polk LA was drenched with 10.09 inches of rain in 36 hours, and 12.87 inches was reported at the Gorum Fire Tower in northern Louisiana. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)



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post Jun 28 2008, 01:27 PM
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June 28

MN History
1876 The latest ice breakup in Duluth.

U.S. History
# 1788 - The Battle of Monmouth in central New Jersey was fought in sweltering heat. The temperature was 96 degrees in the shade, and there were more casualties from the heat than from bullets. (David Ludlum)

# 1892 - The temperature at Orogrande UT soared to 116 degrees to establish a record for the state. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders)

# 1923 - A massive tornado hit Sandusky, OH, then swept across Lake Erie to strike the town of Lorain. The tornado killed 86 persons and caused twelve million dollars damage. The tornado outbreak that day was the worst of record for the state of Ohio up til that time. (David Ludlum)

# 1975 - Lee Trevino and two other golfers are struck by lightning at the Western Open golf tournament in Oak Brook, IL. (The Weather Channel)

# 1980 - The temperature at Wichita Falls, TX, soared to 117 degrees, their hottest reading of record. Daily highs were 110 degrees or above between the 24th of June and the 3rd of July. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in the north central U.S. Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced wind gusts to 70 mph and baseball size hail at Arapahoe, and wind gusts to 80 mph along with baseball size hail at Wolback and Belgrade. Six cities in the Ohio Valley reported record low temperatures for the date, including Cincinnati, OH, with a reading of 50 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Showers and thunderstorms brought much needed rains to parts of the central U.S. Madison, WI, received 1.67 inches of rain, a record for the date, and their first measurable rain since the Mother's Day tornado outbreak on the 8th of May. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Evening thunderstorms deluged Winnfield LA with eleven inches of rain in four hours and fifteen minutes, and Baton Rouge LA reported 11 inches of rain in two days. Totals in west central Louisiana ranged up to 17 inches. Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Northern High Plains. Two inch hail broke windows in nearly every building at Comstock, NE. Thunderstorms in North Dakta produced two inch hail at Killdeer, and golf ball size hail at Zap. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)



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post Jun 29 2008, 01:26 PM
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June 29, 2008

MN History
1930 Heat wave across state. Canby got up to a sizzling 110 degrees.

1969 Worthington picked up over 6 inches of rain in 24 hours.

U.S. History
# 1931 - The temperature at Monticello FL hit 109 degrees to establish an all-time record for the state. (The Weather Channel)

# 1954 - Hurricane Alice dumped as much as 27 inches of rain on the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The Rio Grande River at Laredo reached a level 12.6 feet above its previous highest mark, and the roadway of the U.S. 90 bridge was thirty feet below the high water. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Ohio Valley and the Great Lakes Region, with reports of large hail and damaging winds most numerous in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Thunderstorms spawned four tornadoes in Michigan. A tornado near Clare MI was accompanied by softball size hail. In Colorado, an untimely winter-like storm blanketed Mount Evans with six inches of snow. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Alpena, MI, reported a record low of 39 degrees while Jackson, MS, equalled their record for the month of June with an afternoon high of 105 degrees. Thunderstorms in the central U.S. soaked Springfield MO with 3.62 inches of rain, a record for the date. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Southern and Central High Plains Region. Thunderstorms in Colorado produced softball size hail at Kit Carson, while pea to marble size hail caused ten million dollars damage to crops in Philips County, CO. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)



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post Jun 30 2008, 04:48 PM
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June 30

MN History
1863 Note written on June 1863 meteorological form at Ft. Ripley. Drought is very
severe. The grass upon the prairie is nearly or quite dried up. The Mississippi River at
this point is lower than was ever known before. The amount of moisture which fell during
the last six months ending June 30, 1863 was 4.27 inches.

1871 Large hail fell in Meeker County. Some of the stones were 6 inches in
circumference. Many windows were broken on the north sides of houses.

1982 Frost hits St. Louis County. Kulger Township falls to 27 degrees and Meadowlands
bottoms out at 32.

U.S. History
# 1886 - The second destructive hurricane in nine days hit the Apalachicola-Tallahassee area. (David Ludlum)

# 1942 - The temperature at Portland, OR, hit 102 degrees, an all-time record for that location. (The Weather Channel)

# 1972 - The entire state of Pennsylvania was declared a disaster area as a result of the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes, which claimed 48 lives, and caused 2.1 billion dollars damage. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Hot weather prevailed in the Pacific Northwest, with readings above 100 degrees reported as far north as southern British Columbia. Yakima, WA, reported a record high of 100 degrees, while temperatures near the Washington coast hovered near 60 degrees all day. Thunderstorms prevailed from southwest Texas to New England. Thunderstorm winds gusting to 100 mph at Gettysburg, PA, killed one person. High winds and large hail caused more than five million dollars damage to property and crops in Lancaster County, PA. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms in eastern Kansas drenched Worden with 12.21 inches of rain, and a wall of water two to four feet deep swept through Lone Star, KS, flooding every home in the town. Up to ten inches of rain was reported southeast of Callaway, NE. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 75 mph at Winfield, KS. Seventeen cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Duluth, MN, with a reading of 36 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Winnfield, LA, reported 22.52 inches of rain in three days, and more than thirty inches for the month, a record for June. Shreveport LA received a record 17.11 inches in June, with a total for the first six months of the year of 45.55 inches. Thunderstorms also helped produce record rainfall totals for the month of June of 13.12 inches at Birmingham AL, 14.66 inches at Oklahoma City, OK, 17.41 inches at Tallahassee FL, 9.97 inches at Lynchburg, VA, and more than 10.25 inches at Pittsburgh, PA. Pittsburgh had also experienced a record wet month of May. (The National Weather Summary)



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post Jul 1 2008, 01:28 PM
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July 1

MN History
1964 Tyler picks up over 6 inches of rain in 24 hours.

U.S. History
# 1792 - A tremendous storm (a tornado or hurricane) hit Philadelphia and New York City. Many young people were drowned while out boating on that Sunday. (David Ludlum)

# 1911 - The high of just 79 degrees at Phoenix AZ was their coolest daily maximum of record for the month of July. The normal daily high for July 1st is 105 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

# 1979 - It snowed almost half a foot (5.8 inches) at Stampede Pass WA, a July record. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Lake Charles LA was drenched with a month's worth of rain during the early morning. More than five inches of rain soaked the city, including 2.68 inches in one hour. A thunderstorm in the southern Yakima Valley of Washington State produced high winds which downed trees up to six feet in diameter. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Twenty-six cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Lows of 48 degrees at Providence RI, 48 degrees at Roanoke VA, 49 degrees at Stratford CT, and 48 degrees at Wilmington, DE, were records for the month of July. Boston MA equalled their record for July with a low of 50 degrees. Five inches of snow whitened Mount Washington NH. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Showers and thunderstorms associated with the low pressure system which was once Tropical Storm Allison continued to drench parts of Mississippi, Louisiana and eastern Texas. Late night thunderstorms produced 12.58 inches of rain at Biloxi, MS, in six hours, and 10.73 inches at Gulfport MS. Flooding in Mississippi over the first six days of the month caused 55 million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1891 - The U.S. Weather Bureau is born as the equipment, stations and personnel of the U.S. Army Signal Service is passed to the new agency, which was part of the Department of Agriculture.
# 1933 - Lightning struck Texas Oil Company plant near Elizabeth NJ causing 300,000 barrels of oil to go up in flames.
# 1986 - Chadron NE is struck by a severe thunderstorm with large hail and 80 mph winds. An automobile dealership had its windows blown out many buildings had large holes punched in their roofs by the hailstones.
# 1988 - 5 inches of snow at Mt. Washington NH. 34 degrees at Barre Falls, MA. These wintry conditions occurred in the middle of one of the hottest summers on record.
# 1996 - July 1996 was cool and wet across the east with a persistent trough of low pressure providing lots of clouds and rainfall. Temperatures at New York and Philadelphia never reached 90 degrees during the month, which is highly unusual. It was the first time that that had happened in The Big Apple in over 100 years and the first time at Phillly since 1906!
# 1998 - The temperature at Tallahassee FL reached 100 degrees for the 13th time during the year 1998, establishing a new record and summer had just barely begun. The previous record was 12 days in 1931.




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post Jul 2 2008, 02:03 PM
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July 2

MN History
1972 Freezing temperatures at Big Falls in Koochiching County.

1989 Softball sized hail near Dorset, and baseball sized hail at Nevis in Hubbard County.

U.S. History
# 1833 - An unusually large New England tornado, one half to three quarters of a mile wide, went from Salem Pond to Norton Pond, VT, and then into Canada. It "prostrated" nearly everything in its path. (The Weather Channel)

# 1843 - An alligator reportedly fell from the sky onto Anson Street in Charleston, SC, during a thunderstorm. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms in Colorado produced hail as large as golf balls northwest of Kiowa, which accumulated to a depth of twelve inches. Hail two and a half inches in diameter was reported at Black Forest. Hail damaged 900 acres of crops south of the town of Wiggins. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Twenty-six cities in the eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. The morning low of 47 degrees at Roanoke, VA, broke the July record set the previous day. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the south central U.S., with 158 reports of large hail and damaging winds through the day. Evening thunderstorms in northeastern Texas produced softball size hail which caused more than five million dollars damage at Allen, and wind gusts to 90 mph at Dallas, which injured eight persons and caused seven million dollars damage. Winnfield LA reported 29.52 inches of rain in six days, for a total of 62.50 inches for the first six months of the year. Midland, TX, reported an all-time record high of 112 degrees. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1900 - Wyoming's hottest ever (114F) at Basin.
# 1980 - 114 degrees in Wichita Falls, TX, breaking old record by 10 degrees. This is the 9th consecutive day of 100 degrees plus.
# 1985 - It has never been hotter in Santa Barbara CA than on this date when the mercury topped out at 109 degrees.
# 1986 - Amazingly, an F2 tornado at Jacksonville NC that killed 3 people was the deadliest twister of the year in 1986 as the United States experienced only 15 tornado deaths during the year (an all-time low since records began in 1916).
# 1989 - Midland TX recorded their all-time record high with a reading of 112 degrees. Meanwhile, the morning low of 35 in Alamosa CO was a record for the date, but the mercury would rise to 88 the same day to record a new high temperature mark for the date - all in the same day!
# 1992 - Unusual summertime cold at Saranac Lake NY where the mercury fell to 30 degrees. 29 in East Haven VT.
# 1997 - Many record lows set or tied over the West including 30 in Alamosa CO, 31 in Ely NV and 34 in Casper WY. The 44 at Denver broke on of the oldest records on the books in the Mile High City. Official readings for Denver began in January 1872 at a site located near 16th and Larimer Streets.



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post Jul 3 2008, 03:43 PM
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July 3

MN History
1947 Tornadoes hit Marshall and Polk Counties.

U.S. History
# 1966 - The northeastern U.S. was in the midst of a sweltering heat wave. The temperature at Philadelphia reached 104 degrees. Afternoon highs of 102 degrees at Hartford CT, 105 degrees at Allentown PA, and 107 degrees at LaGuardia Airport in New York City established all-time records for those two locations. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Lightning struck and killed three men playing golf on a course near Kingsport TN. The three men had sought shelter from the rain under a tall tree on a small hill. Showers and thunderstorms produced heavy rain in New Jersey, with 5.2 inches reported at Trenton State College. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms around Fort Worth, TX, produced wind gusts to 76 mph at Burleson, along with two inches of rain in thirty minutes. The record low of 46 degrees at Youngstown OH was their sixth in a row. (The National Weather Summary)(Storm Data)

# 1989 - Showers and thunderstorms produced locally heavy rain in the eastern U.S. Bowling Green, KY, was soaked with 4.99 inches of rain during the morning hours, and up to ten inches of rain deluged Oconee County SC. The temperature at Alamosa, CO, soared to a record warm reading of 91 degrees, following a record low of 35 degrees the previous day. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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# 1956 - Lightning sets off dynamite charge near Brooksville FL, killing one woman.

# 1966 - July 3rd marks the official beginning of the Dog Days of Summer. The Dog Days are named for the Eqyptian belief that during the period of time from July 3 through August 11 when the Dog Star Sirius rises and falls with the sun, that the star added to the heat of the Sun. On this date in 1966, the Dog Days were in full force in the Northeast. New York City recorded its hottest temperature ever with 107 at LaGuardia Airport. It was a sizzling 105 in Allentown Pa and 102 in Hartford CT. Sizzlin 104 in Philadelphia PA.

# 1992 - 18 foot high rogue wave crashes into coast of Eastern Florida affecting a 27 mile stretch of coastline from New Smyrna Beach to Ormond Beach. 75 people were injured and 200 cars were damaged.

# 1994 - Tropical Storm Alberto makes landfall near Destin FL with top winds of 65 mph and a central pressure of 995 mb. After landfall, the motion of the storm slowed and precipitation increased. The storm moved slowly through Alabama into Georgia, stalling just south of Atlanta. Over the next few days it reversed its course and then looped back on its previous course before ultimately dissipating. During that period it dumped copious amounts of rain across the area. Amounts as high as 21.1 inches in 24 hours were observed at Americus, Georgia. and Macon GA was deluged with over 10 inches. This rainfall produced record and near-record flooding along the Flint, Ocmulgee, Chattahoochee,Choctawhatchee, and Apalachicola Rivers. Overall, flash flooding and flooding caused by the rainfall from Alberto took 33 lives, destroyed thousands of homes (including some entire communities), forced approximately 50,000 people to be evacuated, and caused property damage (including lost crops) estimated as high as $750 million. It would be the worst natural disaster in the history of the state of Georgia. 30 counties were declared disaster areas.

# 1998 - Severe wildfire outbreaks continued across Florida as severe drought contributed to wildfires that consumed 480,000 acres of land, destroyed 356 structures and caused over $270 million in damages. On this date, smoke from the vicious Florida fires caused a pall of smoke to spread all the way into the Florida Straits, to Cuba and even to the Bahamas. Visibility was down to only one mile in both Havana, Cuba and at Freeport in the Bahamas. The Pepsi 400 NASCAR race at Daytona was canceled because of fires in area. Track officials did not want to put any more pressure on the already harried local residents. At least 30,000 people evacuated coastal Flagler County, Florida as fires in three sections of the area threatened to converge into one big fire.



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post Jul 4 2008, 12:43 PM
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July 4

MN History
1962 Downpour at Jackson. They got 7 and-a-half inches of rain in two hours.

1999 Windstorm knocked down millions of trees in the BWCA, 19 people were injured.

U.S. History
# 1776 - Thomas Jefferson paid for his first thermometer, and signed the Declaration of Independence. According to his weather memorandum book, at 2 PM it was cloudy and 76 degrees. (David Ludlum)

# 1911 - The northeastern U.S. experienced sweltering 100 degree heat. The temperature soared to 105 degrees at Vernon, VT, and North Bridgton ME, and to 106 degrees at Nashua NH, to establish all-time records for those three states. Afternoon highs of 104 at Boston, MA, 104 at Albany, NY, and 103 at Portland, ME, were all-time records for those three cities. (The Weather Channel)

# 1956 - A world record for the most rain in one minute was set at Unionville, MD, with a downpour of 1.23 inches. (The Weather Channel) (The National Severe Storms Forecast Center)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms around the country provided extra fireworks for Independence Day. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 82 mph at Clearwater, KS, eight inches of rain in four hours at Menno SD, and three inches of rain in just fifteen minutes at Austin, KY. Morning thunderstorms drenched Oneonta AL with 8.6 inches of rain, their greatest 24 hour total in thirty years of records. The heavy rain caused mudslides and serious flooding, claiming two lives. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms produced heavy rain over the Central Gulf Coast Region for the second day in a row. Monroe, LA, was deluged with 3.75 inches in two hours. Aberdeen and Rapid City, SD, reported record high temperatures for the date, with readings of 105 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Independence Day was "hot as a firecracker" across parts of the country. Nineteen cities, mostly in the north central U.S., reported record high temperatures for the date, including Williston ND with a reading of 107 degrees. In the southwestern U.S., highs of 93 at Alamosa, CO, 114 at Tucson, AZ, and 118 at Phoenix, AZ, equalled all-time records for those locations. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History

# 1874 - 8 people killed in a tornado at Lewistown PA. Other tornadoes caused minor damage in the Washington and Baltimore area.

# 1876 - Dam failure at Rockdale IL resulted in flash flood through town that destroyed a railroad bridge. 42 people were killed.

# 1898 - Hampton Beach NH strck by a tornado which killed 3 and injured 120.

# 1932 - Washington KS is struck by huge F4 tornado. 5 people killed.

# 1969 - Severe thunderstorms accompanied by wind gusts of 100 mph dump heavy rains of 4-15 inches across parts of northern Ohio. Major flash flooding results. 41 deaths and 359 injuries result. 1969: severe thunderstorms produced high winds to 100 mph, 3 tornadoes, and very heavy rains across northern ohio. anywhere from 4 to 15 inches of rain fell from the late evening into the morning of the 5th. major flash flooding occurred. 41 people were killed, 559 were injured, and damage exceeded 66 million dollars.

# 1977 - Straight line winds from a thunderstorm downburst created havoc along a 166 mile long path in Wisconsin. Winds reached 135 mph 1 fatality and 35 injuries.

# 1978 - F4 tornado strikes town of Elgin ND where 5 are killed. The storm cut a path 28 miles long through Elgin County.

# 1998 - Thousands of evacuated Florida residents would never forget this Fourth of July as they spent the holiday uncertain if they would have a home to return to. More than 120,000 people were ordered to evacuate from homes in Flagler, Brevard and Volusia counties as fire officials closely watched the winds to see which direction the wildfires may head next. More than 480,000 acres of land would be scorched the wildfires and 356 structures would be destroyed by fire. Damages totalled $270 million. The fires were caused by extreme drought across the South from Texas to Florida. Estimated damages exceeded $6 billion and at least 200 people died because of the dry conditions.

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July 5

MN History
1966 Jumbo hailstones fall at Detroit Lakes. One measured a foot in diameter. (The
record is 18.75 inches found June 22, 2003 at Aurora, Nebraska.)

1999 Flooding over the Arrowhead. The largest 24-hour rainfall total was 8.84 inches in
central St. Louis County.

U.S. History
# 1891 - Sixteen horses were killed by hail, and many more have to be put to death due to injuries from a hailstorm at Rapid City, SD. (The Weather Channel)

# 1916 - A hurricane produced 82 mph winds, an 11.6 foot tide, and a barometric pressure of 28.92 inches at Mobile, AL. (David Ludlum)

# 1937 - The temperature at Medicine Lake, MT, soared to 117 degrees to establish a state record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1937 - Midale and Yellow Grass in Saskatchewan hit 113 degrees to establish an all-time record high for Canada that same day. (The Weather Channel)

# 1970 - The morning low at Death Valley CA was 103 degrees, and the high that afternoon was 120 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Severe thunderstorms raked south central Kansas for the second morning in a row. Thunderstorm winds again gusted to 80 mph at Clearwater, and in the Wichita area reached 100 mph. Twenty-five persons were injured at a trailer park at El Dorado Lake. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms spawned eleven tornadoes in Montana and three in North Dakota. Baseball size hail was reported at Shonkin, MT, and wind gusts to 85 mph were reported south of Fordville, ND. Twenty cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Fargo ND with a reading of 106 degrees. Muskegon, MI, equalled their July record with a high of 95 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Moisture from what once was Tropical Storm Allison triggered thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region, which deluged Wilmington, DE, with a record 6.83 inches of rain in 24 hours, including 6.37 inches in just six hours. Up to ten inches of rain was reported at Claymont, northeast of Wilmington. July 1989 was thus the wettest month in seventy years for Wilmington, with a total of 12.63 inches of rain. Alamosa CO reported an all-time record high of 94 degrees, and Pierre, SD, hit 113 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1882 - Trace of snow at Newton NJ and other locations in the Northeast.

# 1900 - Lightning sets off fire at Standard Oil refinery in Bayonne, New Jersey which burns for 3 days. 1 person is killed and damage is rated at $2 million.

# 1904 - Violent thunderstorm over Boston Harbor caused tremendous damage.

# 1985 - Utah records its hottest temperature ever (117F).

# 1989 - Denver recorded second straight day of 100 degree temperatures, only second time had happened in weather records.

# 1998 - Hopeful Floridians, harried by the scourge of out-of-control wildfires turned the eyes toward a tropical weather system in the Caribbean as a potential source of much-needed rainfall. About 110,000 residents were still under evacuation orders on this date.

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July 5

MN History
1966 Jumbo hailstones fall at Detroit Lakes. One measured a foot in diameter. (The
record is 18.75 inches found June 22, 2003 at Aurora, Nebraska.)



U.S. History
# 1891 - Sixteen horses were killed by hail, and many more have to be put to death due to injuries from a hailstorm at Rapid City, SD. (The Weather Channel)

# 1916 - A hurricane produced 82 mph winds, an 11.6 foot tide, and a barometric pressure of 28.92 inches at Mobile, AL. (David Ludlum)

# 1937 - The temperature at Medicine Lake, MT, soared to 117 degrees to establish a state record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

# 1937 - Midale and Yellow Grass in Saskatchewan hit 113 degrees to establish an all-time record high for Canada that same day. (The Weather Channel)

# 1970 - The morning low at Death Valley CA was 103 degrees, and the high that afternoon was 120 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Severe thunderstorms raked south central Kansas for the second morning in a row. Thunderstorm winds again gusted to 80 mph at Clearwater, and in the Wichita area reached 100 mph. Twenty-five persons were injured at a trailer park at El Dorado Lake. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms spawned eleven tornadoes in Montana and three in North Dakota. Baseball size hail was reported at Shonkin, MT, and wind gusts to 85 mph were reported south of Fordville, ND. Twenty cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Fargo ND with a reading of 106 degrees. Muskegon, MI, equalled their July record with a high of 95 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Moisture from what once was Tropical Storm Allison triggered thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region, which deluged Wilmington, DE, with a record 6.83 inches of rain in 24 hours, including 6.37 inches in just six hours. Up to ten inches of rain was reported at Claymont, northeast of Wilmington. July 1989 was thus the wettest month in seventy years for Wilmington, with a total of 12.63 inches of rain. Alamosa CO reported an all-time record high of 94 degrees, and Pierre, SD, hit 113 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1882 - Trace of snow at Newton NJ and other locations in the Northeast.

# 1900 - Lightning sets off fire at Standard Oil refinery in Bayonne, New Jersey which burns for 3 days. 1 person is killed and damage is rated at $2 million.

# 1904 - Violent thunderstorm over Boston Harbor caused tremendous damage.

# 1985 - Utah records its hottest temperature ever (117F).

# 1989 - Denver recorded second straight day of 100 degree temperatures, only second time had happened in weather records.

# 1998 - Hopeful Floridians, harried by the scourge of out-of-control wildfires turned the eyes toward a tropical weather system in the Caribbean as a potential source of much-needed rainfall. About 110,000 residents were still under evacuation orders on this date.



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MN History
1936 Temperature of 121 degrees was recorded in North Dakota. The warmest ever in
that state. Moorhead registered 114.

U.S. History
# 1893 - A violent tornado killed 71 persons on its forty-mile track across northwestern Iowa. Forty-nine persons were killed around Pomeroy, where eighty percent of the buildings were destroyed, with most leveled to the ground. Photos showed most of the town without a wall or tree left standing. (The Weather Channel)

# 1928 - A hailstorm at Potter, NE, produced a stone which was 5.5 inches in diameter, and seventeen inches in circumference, weighing a pound and a half. (David Ludlum)

# 1985 - Lightning struck a large transformer in Salt Lake County sending a 200 foot fireball into the air and blacking out almost the entire state for up to five hours. (The Weather Channel)

# 1986 - Thunderstorm rains during the mid morning hours, and again during the evening, produced major flash-flooding at Leavenworth, KS. The official rainfall total was 10.37 inches, but unofficial totals exceeded twelve inches. At nearby Kansas City, the rainfall total of 5.08 inches was a daily record for July. (Storm Data)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in twenty-one states east of the Rockies, with severe weather reported in Kentucky and Indiana for the second day in a row. A thunderstorm produced more than five inches of rain in one hour near Reynolds, IL. Rochester, NY, was soaked with 3.25 inches, a record 24 hour total for the month of July. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thirty-six cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 98 degrees at International Falls, MN, and 101 degrees at Flint, MI, equalled all-time records. Highs of 96 degrees at Muskegon, MI, and 97 degrees at Buffalo, NY, were records for July. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Unseasonably hot weather prevailed in the southwestern U.S. Ten cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Las Vegas, NV, with a reading of 115 degrees. Hanksville, UT, reached 112 degrees, Bullhead City, AZ, hit 120 degrees, and Death Valley, CA, soared to 126 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History

# 1977 - Famous heat wave in Washington DC peaks with 100 degrees in the capitol city.

# 1994 - Forest fire in Colorado kills 4.



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MN History
1955 Tornado hits Marshall, leaving one dead and 13 injured. Hail causes one million
dollars in damage.

2000 Torrential rains douse the south metro of the Twin Cities with 8 inches in a three to
five hour span in a small part of northern Dakota county. The hardest hit was the city of
Eagan. Many homes were flooded.

U.S. History
# 1905 - The mercury soared to 127 degrees at Parker, AZ, to tie the state record established at Fort Mohave on the 15th of June in 1896. (The Weather Channel)

# 1915 - A severe wind and thunderstorm caused heavy damage and 38 deaths in and near Cincinnati, OH. Many older buildings were demolished. The steamship "Dick Fulton" was overturned. (The Weather Channel)

# 1981 - Montana was in the midst of a snowstorm that dumped ten inches at Glacier National Park, and produced winds to 90 mph. Meanwhile, Denver, CO, set a record high with a reading of 101 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms spawned eight tornadoes in Colorado, and three in West Texas. Thunderstorms also produced softball size hail at Bula, TX. In the midst of a record thirty-nine day string of 100 degree days, the temperature at Tucson, AZ, dipped to 66 degrees, marking their third straight record low for the date. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thirty-eight cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. Youngstown, OH, hit 100 degrees, and for the second day in a row, Flint, MI, reached 101 degrees, equaling all-time records for those two cities. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather during the day, with more than 100 reports of large hail and damaging winds from Ohio to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Thunderstorm winds reached 90 mph in Sullivan County, NH, and golf ball size hail was reported in Pennsylvania. Twenty-four cities, mostly in the southwestern U.S., reported record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 105 degrees at Cedar City, UT, and 114 degrees at Moab, UT, were all-time records for those locations. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1987 - Weird weather at Greensburg KS. 75 degrees at 7am, rose to 95 degrees at few minutes later and back to 86 by 8am. Dust devils and strange clouds reportedly accompanied this strange fluctuation in temperature.

# 1991 - $30 million in damage across Lower Michigan from an unusually intense severe thunderstorm complex that produced wind gusts to 85 mph. Over 850,000 people were without electricity after the storm, some for up to a week.



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MN History
1974 Heat wave with the Twin Cities reaching 101, warmest in 26 years.

2002 Three day deluge ends in central Minnesota with 10 inches in northern Kanabec
county and 9.5 inches in southwest Aitkin County.

U.S. History
# 1816 - Frost was reported in low places throughout New England. (David Ludlum)

# 1950 - The town of York, NE, was deluged with 13.15 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

# 1975 - Three people were killed and six others were injured when lightning struck a walnut tree near Mayo, FL. The nine people were stringing tobacco under a tin shed when the bolt hit the nearby tree. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms in the central U.S. produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Waterloo, IA, 6.38 inches of rain at Tescott, KS, and twenty-five minutes of ping-pong ball size hail at Drummond, OK. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thirty cities in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Beckley, WV, equalled their all-time record with a high of 93 degrees. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms spawned seven tornadoes in Adams and Logan counties of eastern Colorado, and hail caused 2.3 million dollars damage in Adams, Logan and Washington counties. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Sixteen cities in the central and western U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 103 degrees at Denver, CO, equalled their record for July, and a 110 degree reading at Rapid City, SD, equalled their all-time record high. Denver reported a record five straight days of 100 degree heat, and Scottsbluff, NE, reported a record eight days in a row of 100 degree weather. (The National Weather Summary)

...and more History
# 1788 - Hail piled up to a depth of 34 inches at Canterbury CT. The melting ice caused significant flooding.

# 1886 - Severe thunderstorm in Swift and Brown Counties of Minnesota produced high winds and intense hail. Nearly every home in Sleepy Eye MN was moved off its foundation by the storm which came in the night.

# 1935 - Serious flooding on the Susquehanna and Hudson Rivers followed 10 inches of rain in 48 hours.

# 1952 - Baltimore MD was deluged with 5.86 inches of rain on the 8th and 9th.

# 1991 - 0.95 inches of rain fell in 15 minutes along with 62 mph wind gusts at Washington D.C. 2.23 inches of rain fell in just 20 minutes across parts of northern Virginia.



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1932 Tornado hits near Springfield to St. James, causing 500 thousand dollars in
damage.

U.S. History
# 1860 - A hot blast of air in the middle of a sweltering summer pushed the mercury up to 115 degrees at Fort Scott and Lawrence, KS. (David Ludlum)

# 1882 - Ice formed on the streets of Cheyenne, WY, during a rare summer freeze. (David Ludlum)

# 1936 - The temperature hit an all-time record high of 106 degrees at the Central Park Observatory in New York City, a record which lasted until LaGuardia Airport hit 107 degrees on July 3rd in 1966. (The Weather Channel)

# 1968 - Columbus, MS received 15.68 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a record for the state. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Michigan. A tornado near Munising, MI, destroyed part of a commercial dog kennel, and one of the missing dogs was later found unharmed in a tree top half a mile away. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Twenty-three cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Alpena, MI, and Buffalo, NY, suffered through their sixth straight day of record heat. The percentage of total area in the country in the grips of severe to extreme drought reached 43 percent, the fourth highest total of record. The record of 61 percent occurred during the summer of 1934. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Morning thunderstorms produced very heavy rain in southern Lower Michigan and northern Indiana. Up to 5.6 inches of rain was reported in Berrien County, MI. Sioux Falls SD reported a record high of 108 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1979 - Hurricane Bob is born in the Gulf of Mexico, becoming the first Atlantic Hurricane of record to be given a male name.

# 1982 - Wind shear causes the crash of Pam Am flight 759 after takeoff from New Orleans International Airport. 145 people on the plane and 8 people on the ground are killed.

# 1987 - 33rd consecutive 100 plus degree temperature day in Tucson AZ, breaking the record. Strangely enough, the morning low was a record 68 degrees, the 4th record breaking low in the past five days.

# 1993 - Eleven inches of rain fell overnight in Scranton IA. Much of the downtown of Davenport IA was under water as the Great Flood of 1993 raged on.

# 1996 - Hurricane Bertha becomes a major hurricane north of Puerto Rico, with 115 mph winds, the first of six major hurricanes that year. The storm would later threaten Florida and eventually make landfall in North Carolina on July 12th, near Wrightsville Beach.



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July 10

MN History
1899 25 thousand acres of wheat damaged or destroyed in Clay, Norman and Polk
Counties.

2002 Intense rainfall causes extensive street flooding in St. Cloud. 2.70 inches of rain
fell in 1 hour 45 minutes at St. Cloud State University. Persons were stranded in their cars
and had to be rescued by the fire department.

U.S. History
# 1913 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

# 1926 - A lightning bolt struck an ammunition magazine in northern New Jersey, and a big red ball of fire leaped into the air triggering a series of explosions. All buildings within a half mile radius were destroyed, and debris fell as far as twenty-two miles away. Sixteen persons were killed, and property damage was seventy million dollars. (David Ludlum)

# 1936 - Afternoon highs of 112 degrees at Martinsburg, WV, 109 degrees at Cumberland, MD, and Frederick, MD, 110 degrees at Runyon, NJ, and 111 degrees at Phoenixville, PA, established all-time record highs for those four states. It was the hottest day of record for the Middle Atlantic Coast Region. (The Weather Channel)

# 1979 - The temperature at El Paso, TX, hit 112 degrees, an all-time record for that location. The next day was 110 degrees. (The Weather Channel)

# 1980 - The temperature in downtown Kansas City, MO, hit 109 degrees, following a sultry overnight low of 89 degrees. The daily low of 89 degrees was the warmest of record for Kansas City, and overall it was the hottest July day of record. It was the seventh of a record seventeen consecutive days of 100 degree heat, and the mean temperature for the month of 90.2 degrees was also an all-time record for Kansas City.

# 1987 - An early morning thunderstorm in Minnesota produced wind gusts to 91 mph at Waseca. Later that day, thunderstorms in South Dakota produced wind gusts to 81 mph at Ipswitch, and baseball size hail near Hayes and Capa. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms brought welcome rains to parts of the central U.S., but produced severe weather along the New England coast, in the Great Lakes Region, in North Carolina, and in the Southern Plateau Region. Strong thunderstorm winds gusting to 80 mph at Bullfrog, UT, sank three boats on Lake Powell. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Severe thunderstorms spawned seventeen tornadoes in the northeastern U.S. A powerful (F-4) tornado struck Hamden CT and New Haven, CT, causing 100 million dollars damage at Hamden, and another 20 million dollars damage around New Haven. Forty persons were injured in the tornado. Seventy persons were injured in a tornado which traveled from Watertown, CT, to Waterbury, CT, and another powerful (F-4) tornado touched down near Ames NY injuring twenty persons along its 43.5 mile track. It was the strongest tornado of record for eastern New York State. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 2005 - Hurricane Dennis landed near Pensacola, Florida as a category 3 storm. Maximum sustained winds at the time of landfall were near 120 mph. There were nine hurricane-related fatalities in the U.S. and preliminary estimates of insured losses ranged from $1 to $1.5 billion.

...and more History
# 1911 - Maine records its hottest temperature ever (105F) at North Bridgton ME.

# 1959 - Yuma, Arizona reaches 118F, the hottest reading during an extended heat wave that saw temperatures rise to over 100F for an entire month.

# 1975 - Baltimore MD picked up 4.66 inches of rain in 24 hours.

# 1993 - Seven inches of rain fell in one hour at Adrian MN. During normal summers, such incredible downpours might cause flash flooding, but not widespread river flooding. But during the spring and summer of 1993, such events were commonplace and the resulting flooding was catastrophic.




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July 11

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1903 Just a reminder that this is still Minnesota... It got down to 26 at Leech Lake Dam.

U.S. History
# 1888 - Heavy snow reached almost to the base of Mt. Washington, NH, and the peaks of the Green Mountains were whitened. (David Ludlum)

# 1987 - Early morning thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Parkston, SD, and wind gusts to 87 mph at Buffalo, MN. Later in the day strong thunderstorm winds at Howard WI collapsed a circus tent injuring 44 persons. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Thunderstorms produced heavy rain in southern Texas, with totals ranging up to 13 inches near Medina. Two men drowned when their pick-up truck was swept into the Guadalupe River, west of the town of Hunt. Ten cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Baltimore, MD, reported a record high reading of 102 degrees for the second day in a row. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from North Dakota to Indiana. Thunderstorms in North Dakota produced tennis ball size hail at Carson. Thunderstorms in Indiana produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Fort Wayne. Five cities in the Southern Atlantic Coast Region reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lakeland, FL, with a reading of 100 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1888 - Colorado records its hottest temperature ever (118F) at Bennett CO.

# 1936 - Unbelievable heat in the Mid Atlantic states. Following state all-time heat records fell on this date: 111 at Phoenixville PA; 112 at Martinsburg WV; 109 at Frederick and Cumberland MD; and 110 at Runyon NJ.

# 1949 - Thousands of fish, averaging 4 inches long, fell onto a 10 acre field in Hastings, New Zealand.

# 1961 - The Major League Baseball All Star game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco was buffeted by strong winds. The National League won the windy contest, 5-4 in 10 innings.

# 1988 - Flash flooding on the Monongehela River in western Pennsylvania caused the river to rise 32 feet in less than 24 hours.

# 1990 - Most costly hailstorm in U.S. history along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. Affected area extended from Estes Park to Colorado Springs. Baseball size hail stripped trees, battered cars and knocked out utilities to thousands. Denver was hard hit. Total damage $625 million.

# 1993 - The Great Midwest Flood continues: flood waters close the Des Moines, Iowa water treatment plant, leaving the city's 250,000 residents without water for 12 days.

# 1995 - Winds to 86 mph damaged several small airplanes and buildings in Barstow, Florida.



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1863 Cool wave across state. Frost in Twin Cities area.

U.S. History
# 1951 - The Kaw River flood occurred. The month of June that year was the wettest of record for the state of Kansas, and during the four days preceding the flood much of eastern Kansas and western Missouri received more than ten inches of rain. Flooding in the Midwest claimed 41 lives, left 200 thousand persons homeless, and caused a billion dollars property damage. Kansas City was hardest hit. The central industrial district sustained 870 million dollars property damage. (The Kansas City Weather Alamnac)

# 1980 - Lightning struck a large broiler house in Branford, FL, and the ensuing fire broiled 11,000 nearly ready broilers. Firemen were able to save a few thousand chickens, however. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Cool air invaded the High Plains Region. Eight cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Sheridan, WY, with a reading of 37 degrees. Thunderstorms developing along the cold front in the central U.S. produced 6.5 inches of rain at Fort Dodge, IA, and 2.5 inches in one hour at St. Joseph MO. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - Evening thunderstorms produced severe weather over the Dakotas, including baseball size hail at Aberdeen, SD, and softball size hail near Fullerton, ND. Thunderstorms produced heavy rain in Arkansas and northeastern Texas, with 6.59 inches reported at Mesquite, TX, in just an hour and fifteen minutes. Garland, TX, reported water up to the tops of cars following a torrential downpour. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Early morning thunderstorms over eastern Kansas deluged McFarland with more than six inches of rain. Afternoon thunderstorms in Wyoming produced up to eighteen inches of dime size hail near Rock Springs, along with torrential rains, and a three foot high wall of mud and water swept into the town causing more than 1.5 million dollars damage. Evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Oklahoma and Arkansas, deluging Dardanelle, AR, with 3.50 inches of rain in less than twenty minutes. About seventy cows were killed when lightning struck a tree in Jones County, TX. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...and more History
# 1842 - One of the most severe hurricanes in the history of the coastal Carolinas struck the Outer Banks of North Carolina on the evening of the 12th into the 13th. The entire village of Portsmouth was destroyed except for one building. The storm apparently passed inland near Norfolk VA and caused massive flooding in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

# 1984 - An important reminder about lightning. It does not have to be raining where you are standing for lightning to strike. Rain was not falling at the golf course in Tucson AZ where a golfer was struck and killed by an isolated lightning bolt from a storm three miles away. His partner was also hit but was uninjured.

# 1988 - 4.5 inch diameter hail in Monango and Fullerton areas of ND. Patio furniture reportedly looked like it had been beaten with a sledge hammer.

# 1993 - The island of Okushiri in Japan was devastated by a tsunami created by 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the Sea of Japan. 15-30 foot waves started crashing ashore within minutes after the tremor occurred, sweeping up people, vehicles and buildings. The maximum wave would be an astounding 90 feet tall! Everything in the tsunamis' path was obliterated. 239 people died. But the miracle was that the Japan Meteorological Agency's warning was issued in a timely and effective manner, and a far greater tragedy was averted.

# 1996 - Hurricane Bertha makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, NC with maximum winds of 105 mph, but the storm surge dealt the most devastation. Damage totalled $270 million.

# 1998 - The temperature at DFW airport in Dallas/Ft. Worth TX rose to 100 degrees making it the hottest day of 1998, as well as the hottest day of the 1990s. Dallas saw the temperature go to 100 or hotter on 56 days during the summer of 1998. There were 39 nights that the mercury never dropped below 80. The all-time record high for Dallas was set in 1980, when the temperature reached 113 on June 26th and 27th.



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MN History
1890 Tornado hits Lake Gervais north of St. Paul. People rushed from St. Paul to help
victims and look for souvenirs. One reporter noted... "nearly everyone who returned from
the disaster last evening came laden with momentoes (sic) denoting the cyclone's fury."

1933 Odd heat wave affects Grand Marais with a high of 90. Most of Minnesota in the
100's.


U.S. History
# 1895 - A tornado struck Cherry Hill in New Jersey causing fifty thousand dollars damage. It also descended into the Harlem and Woodhaven areas of New York City killing one person, and finally ended as a waterspout in Jamaica Bay. (David Ludlum)

# 1975 - Dover, DE, was deluged with 8.50 inches of rain to establish a 24 hour record for the state. (The Weather Channel)

# 1977 - Lightning struck a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County of southeastern New York State plunging New York City into darkness. (David Ludlum)

# 1980 - Afternoon highs of 108 degrees at Memphis, TN, 108 degrees at Macon, GA, and 105 degrees at Atlanta, GA, established all-time records for those three cities. The high of 110 degrees at Newington, GA, was just two degrees shy of the state record. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Unseasonably cool weather prevailed across the Midwest. Ten cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Casper, WY, with a reading of 39 degrees. By way of contrast, record heat was reported in the eastern U.S., with highs of 93 degrees at Burlington, VT, and 101 degrees around Miami, FL. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1988 - There were just three reports of severe weather across the country, and just one record high temperature reported. Thunderstorms brought much needed rains to the Tennessee Valley area, producing nine inches at Senatobia, MS. (The National Weather Summary)

# 1989 - A thunderstorm at Albany, GA, produced 1.40 inches of rain in forty minutes, along with wind gusts to 82 mph. Afternoon highs of 98 degrees at Corpus Christi, TX, 110 degrees at Tucson, AZ, and 114 degrees at Phoenix, AZ, equalled records for the date. Greenwood, MS, reported 55.65 inches of precipitation for the year, twice the amount normally received by mid July. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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# 1788 - Two hailstorms about 12 miles apart produced unusually long swaths of damage from Touraine, France, to Belgium. One path was 10 miles wide by 420 miles long; the other path was 5 miles by 500 miles. A thousand communes in France were damaged by the storms.

# 1936 - Michigan records its hottest temperature ever (112F) at Mio. Wisconsin's hottest ever (114F) at Wisconsin Dells.

# 1972 - Lake County Florida - one man killed and two other sinjured by lightning as they stood in a field measuring a snake they had just killed.

# 1980 - Hot Day across the Deep South. Memphis TN sets their all time heat record with 108 degrees. Atlanta topped out at 105 degrees and Macon at 108. Newington GA sweltered as the mercury soared to 110 degrees! Birmingham experienced its hottest day of the heat wave with a reading of 106. Temperatures in Birmingham exceeded 100 for 7 days. Dallas recorded readings of 100 or greater on 69 days from June 23 to September 6, including 42 consecutive days. 1700 people died because of the heat in the summer of 1980.

# 1993 - Barrow, Alaska, set an all time record high of 79 degrees.

# 1995 - At least 17 daily record high temperatures and 3 all time record highs are recorded as the deadly July 1995 heat wave continues unabated from the Midwest to the Atlantic coast. All time highs set included 106 at Chicago and 108 at LaCrosse WI. Heat indices soared to well over 120 degrees in many areas. 550 people dies in Chicago alone from the heat. Extreme heat and humidity combined for apparent temperatures of 130 degrees in Chicago, Illinois, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.



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MN History
1916 Cloudburst at New Ulm dumps over seven inches of rain in seven hours.

1936 The hottest day ever in the Twin Cities with 108 degrees at the downtown
Minneapolis office. 71 people died due to the extreme heat in one day in the Twin Cities.

2003 At least eleven tornadoes hit Minnesota. Damage was relatively light. Baseballsized
hail is reported at Indus in Koochiching County.

U.S. History
# 1936 - Extreme heat prevailed across the central U.S. as severe drought raged from Texas to the Dakotas. Record high temperatures were established in sixteen states that summer, including readings as high as 120 degrees in the Great Plains Region. On this particular date, afternoon highs for 113 stations across the state of Iowa averaged 108.7 degrees. (David Ludlum)

# 1957 - Hail, with some stones up to an inch in diameter, covered the ground to a depth of three inches ruining crops in the Bath area of New Hampshire. (The Weather Channel)

# 1987 - Severe thunderstorms in Iowa produced eight inches of golf ball size hail near Grafton, IA, completely stripping corn stalks in the area. Hail caused more than a million dollars damage to crops in Worth County and Mitchell County, and another million dollars damage in Ada County and Crawford County. Unseasonably cool weather prevailed in the Great Plains Region. Eight cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Duluth, MN, with a reading of 37 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1988 - Severe thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in the Northern Atlantic Coast Region during the afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms also spawned a rather strong tornado near Westtown, NY, and drenched Agawam, MA, with four inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

# 1989 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from eastern New Mexico to central Nebraska. One hundred soldiers were injured by flying debris and collapsing tents during a thunderstorm near Trinidad, CO. Thunderstorms in Colorado produced wind gusts to 77 mph at La Junta. Early morning thunderstorms produced torrential rains over parts of Louisiana, with 7.50 inches at Carencro, and 5.85 inches at Morgan City. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

# 2005 - Death Valley had 7 consecutive days (July 14-20) with high temperatures equal to or above 125 degrees.

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# 1934 - New Mexico's hottest (116F) at Oragrande.

# 1954 - Illinois records its hottest temperature ever (117F) at East St. Louis. Indiana records it hottest ever with 116F at Collegeville. The Show-Me state of Missouri records its hottest reading ever with 118F at Warsaw and Union.

# 1995 - Chicago/Midway records its hottest temperature reading ever with 108F. South Bend IN hit 100F and Toledo OH reached 104F for all-time records for both cities.

# 1998 - Rescuers search for victims and survivors of flash flooding from the night before in Tennessee. The training thunderstorms dumped 7 inches of rain in 6 hours in and around Lawrenceburg TN. At least two people were killed. Bridges were washed out and vehicles swept away.

# 1998 - Tallhassee FL picks up more rain in two hours than it had in the last four months.



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