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Weather on This Date - May 16

Weather on This Date - May 16

Today in Weather History for May 16  May 16, 1874  The Mill Creek disaster occurred west of Northhampton MA. Dam slippage resulted in a flash flood which claimed 143 lives, and caused a million dollars property damage. (David Ludlum)  May 16, 1924  The temperature at Blitzen OR soared to 108 degrees to set a state record for the month of May. The record was later tied at Pelton Dam on the 31st of May in 1986. (The Weather Channel)  May 16, 1952  High winds in the Wasatch Canyon of Utah struck
Weather on This Date - May 15

Weather on This Date - May 15

Today in Weather History for May 15  May 15, 1834  The Northern Atlantic Coast States were in the midst of their greatest May snowstorm of record. The hills around Newbury, VT, were covered with two to three feet of snow. (David Ludlum)  May 15, 1968  A tornado touched down southwest of Anchorage, AK. It was the second of just three tornadoes reported in Alaska since 1950. (The Weather Channel)  May 15, 1972  The worst ice jam flooding of memory for long-time residents took place along the Ku
Weather on This Date - May 12

Weather on This Date - May 12

Today in Weather History for May 12  May 12, 1934  A dust storm darkened skies from Oklahoma to the Atlantic coast. (David Ludlum)  May 12, 1971  Duststorms suddenly reduced visibilities to near zero on Interstate Highway 10 near Casa Grande AZ. Chain reaction accidents involving cars and trucks resulted, killing seven persons. (The Weather Channel)  May 12, 1972  In Texas, A cloudburst dumped sixteen inches of rain north of New Braunfels sending a thirty foot wall of water down Blueders Cree
Weather on This Date -  May 11

Weather on This Date -  May 11

Today in Weather History for May 11  May 11, 1953  A tornado hit Waco, TX, killing 114 persons and burying some downtown streets under five feet of fallen bricks. (The Weather Channel)  May 11, 1966  The 1.6 inch snow at Chicago, IL, was their latest measurable snow of record. Previously the record was 3.7 inches on the 1st and 2nd of May set in 1940. (The Weather Channel)  May 11, 1970  A very powerful tornado struck the city of Lubbock, TX, killing 26 persons, injuring more than 500 others,
Weather on This Date - May 10

Weather on This Date - May 10

Today in Weather History for May 10  May 10, 1905  A deadly tornado hit the town of Snyder, OK, killing 87 persons. The tornado leveled 100 homes in Snyder, and destroyed many others. The large and violent tornado killed a total of 97 persons along its 40 miles path across southwestern Oklahoma. Its roar could reportedly be heard up to twelve miles away. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  May 10, 1966  Morning lows of 21 degrees at Bloomington-Normal and Aurora, IL, established a state reco
Weather on This Date - May 9

Weather on This Date - May 9

Today in Weather History for May 9  May 9, 1966  Record snows fell in the northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, including 3.1 inches at Pittsburgh PA and 5.4 inches at Youngstown OH. Snow also extended across parts of New York State, with eight inches reported in the southern Adirondacks. (The Weather Channel)  May 9, 1977  A late season snowstorm hit parts of Pennsylvania, New York State, and southern and central New England. Heavier snowfall totals included 27 inches at Slide Mountain
Weather on This Date - May 8

Weather on This Date - May 8

Today in Weather History for May 8  May 8, 1784  A deadly hailstorm in South Carolina hit the town of Winnsborough. The hailstones, measuring as much as nine inches in circumference, killed several persons, and a great number of sheep, lambs and birds. (David Ludlum)  May 8, 1803  A freak spring storm produced heavy snow from southern Indiana to New England. The storm made sleighing possible in Massachusetts, but also ruined shade trees in Philadelphia. (David Ludlum)  May 8, 1981  The Dallas
Weather on This Date - May 7

Weather on This Date - May 7

Today in Weather History for May 7  May 7, 1840  A powerful tornado wrecked many boats at the Natchez Landing in Mississippi, then plowed through the city on the bluff. The tornado killed 317 persons, and caused a million dollars damage. The force of the storm caused houses to burst open. The tornado was the most deadly and destructive in early American history. (David Ludlum)  May 7, 1964  The temperature at White Mountain 2, located in California, dipped to 15 degrees below zero to set a rec
Weather on This Date - May 6

Weather on This Date - May 6

Weather History May 6, 2019 May 6, 1933 Charleston, SC, was deluged with 10.57 inches of rain, an all- time 24 hour record for that location. (The Weather Channel) May 6, 1975 A massive tornado hit Omaha, NE, killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing 150 million dollars damage. The tornado struck during the late afternoon moving northeastward through the industrial and residential areas of west central Omaha, and lifting over the northern section of the city. The twister, w
Weather on This Date - May 5

Weather on This Date - May 5

Photo from internetbrothers.org Today in Weather History for May 5  May 5, 1917  The same storm which a day earlier produced eight inches of snow in the Texas panhandle, produced a foot of snow at Denver CO, their heaviest snow of record for the month of May. (David Ludlum)  May 5, 1930  The temperature at College Park, VA, soared from 43 degrees to 93 degrees to begin an exceptional heat wave. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  May 5, 1987  Unseasonably hot weather prevailed in the
Weather on This Date - May 4

Weather on This Date - May 4

Today in Weather History for May 4  May 4, 1812  A storm produced snow from Philadelphia to Maine. A foot of snow fell near Keene NH, and in Massachusetts, nine inches fell at Waltham, located near Boston. (David Ludlum)  May 4, 1917  A late season snowstorm in northwest Texas produced up to eight inches of snow in Potter County and Armstrong County. (David Ludlum)  May 4, 1922  Austin, TX, was hit twice by tornadoes which struck within thirty minutes of each other. Twelve persons were killed
Weather on This Date - May 3

Weather on This Date - May 3

Today in Weather History for May 3  May 3, 1978  Persistent thunderstorms caused widespread flooding in southeastern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Mississippi. Rainfall totals of ten to thirteen and a half inches were reported around New Orleans causing the worst flooding in thirty years. The water depth reached three to four feet in several hundred homes, and total property damage was estimated at one hundred million dollars. (David Ludlum)  May 3, 1987  Thunderstorms produced severe
Weather on This Date - May 2

Weather on This Date - May 2

Today in Weather History for May 2  May 2, 1899  A storm buried Havre, MT, under 24.8 inches of snow, an all-time record for that location. The water equivalent of 2.48 inches was a record 24 hour total for the month of May. (The Weather Channel)  May 2, 1920  A swarm of tornadoes in Rogers, Mayes and Cherokee Counties in Oklahoma killed 64 persons. (David Ludlum)  May 2, 1929  Virginia's worst tornado disaster occurred. Six tornadoes, two of which were west of the Blue Mountains, killed 22
Weather on This Date - May 1

Weather on This Date - May 1

Today in Weather History for May 1  May 1, 1854  The Connecticut River reached a level of nearly twenty-nine feet at Hartford (the highest level of record up until that time). The record height was reached in the midst of a great New England flood which followed sixty-six hours of steady rain. (David Ludlum)  May 1, 1935  Snow, ice and sleet brought winter back to parts of southeast Minnesota. Minneapolis received three inches of snow to tie their May record which was established in 1892. (1st
Weather on This Date - April 30

Weather on This Date - April 30

Today in Weather History for April 30  April 30, 1852  A tornado, following the same track as the famous "Tri-state Tornado" of 1925, struck the town of New Harmony IND. Just sixteen persons were killed by the twister, due to the sparse settlement. The "Tri-state Tornado" killed 695 persons. (David Ludlum)  April 30, 1909 A tornado hit both Haralson and Polk Counties. The tornado struck Felton, where seven people were killed, and then moved into Polk County near Rockmart. Another tornado stru
Weather on This Date - April 29

Weather on This Date - April 29

Today in Weather History for April 29  April 29, 1905  The town of Taylor, in southeastern Texas, was deluged with 2.4 inches of rain in fifteen minutes. (The Weather Channel)  April 29, 1910  The temperature at Kansas City, MO, soared to 95 degrees to establish a record for the month of April. Four days earlier the afternoon high in Kansas City was 44 degrees, following a record cold morning low of 34 degrees. (The Weather Channel) (The Kansas City Weather Almanac)  April 29, 1963  A tornado
Weather on This Date - April 28

Weather on This Date - April 28

Today in Weather History for April 28  April 28, 1921  A severe hailstorm in Anson County, NC, produced hail the size of baseballs. Gardens, grain fields and trees were destroyed. Pine trees in the storm's path had to be cut for lumber because of the hail damage. (The Weather Channel)  April 28, 1928  A coastal storm produced tremendous late season snows in the Central Appalachians, including 35 inches at Bayard WV, 31 inches at Somerset PA, and 30 inches at Grantsville MD. High winds accompan
Weather on This Date - April 27

Weather on This Date - April 27

Today in Weather History for April 27  April 27, 1899  A tornado struck Kirksville, MO, killing 34 persons and destroying 300 buildings. (David Ludlum)  April 27, 1931  The temperature at Pahala, located on the main island of Hawaii, soared to 100 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)  April 27, 1942  A destructive tornado swept across Rogers County and Mayes County in Oklahoma. The tornado struck the town of Pryor killing 52 persons and causing two million dollars damage
Weather on This Date - April 26

Weather on This Date - April 26

Image: Knoxville News Sentinel Today in Weather History for April 26  April 26, 1834  Killer frosts were reported in the Deep South. The frost was quite severe around Huntsville AL, and highlighted a backward spring in the South that year. (David Ludlum)  April 26, 1978  An unusually strong occluded front swept out of the Gulf of Alaska and produced the first April thunderstorm of record at Fairbanks. Pea size hail fell northeast of Fairbanks from thunderstorms whose tops were less than 8
Weather on This Date - April 25

Weather on This Date - April 25

Today in Weather History for April 25  April 25, 1875  New York City received three inches of snow, the latest measurable snow of record for that location. (David Ludlum)  April 25, 1898  The temperature at Volcano Springs CA hit 118 degrees to establish a U.S. record for the month of April. (The Weather Channel)  April 25, 1908 Three tornadoes touched down in west central Georgia affecting Harris, Muscogee and Spalding and Henry Counties. A total of 20 people were killed and 162 people wer
Weather on This Date - April 24

Weather on This Date - April 24

Today in Weather History for April 24  April 24, 1899  Two women and one son lived to tell the story of being picked up by a tornado and carried more than a fourth of a mile, flying far above the church steeples, before being gently set down again. The young boy and one of the ladies said they had the pleasure of flying alongside a horse. The horse "kicked and struggled" as it flew high above, and was set down unharmed about a mile away. (The Weather Channel)  April 24, 1908  Severe thundersto
Weather on This Date - April 23

Weather on This Date - April 23

Today in Weather History for April 23  April 23, 1885  The city of Denver, CO, was in the midst of a storm which produced 23 inches of snow in 24 hours, and at Idaho Springs CO produced 32 inches of snow. (David Ludlum)  April 23, 1910  The temperature at the Civic Center in Los Angeles, CA, hit 100 degrees to establish an April record for the city. (The Weather Channel)  April 23, 1983  A mini-blizzard produced sixteen inches of snow at Laramie, WY, including a foot of snow in just eight hou
Weather on This Date - April 22

Weather on This Date - April 22

Today in Weather History for April 22  April 22, 1883  An outbreak of tornadoes from Louisiana to Kansas claimed the lives to 200 persons. One of the tornadoes destroyed the town of Beauregard MS. (David Ludlum)  April 22, 1980  A record April heat wave sent the mercury up to the 100 degree mark in Iowa. (The Weather Channel)  April 22, 1987  Fifteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 96 degrees at Pensacola FL established
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