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This is where you will find all of the "Weather on This Date" post. These post take a historical look at notable past weather events that occurred on a given date.  For the winter season I do have some images and data as it pertains to snow, so that is one of the seasonal changes that you'll see within a post.  These post are actually created using the old blog site (yes, it's still being used!) and posted here via a RSS feed. 

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Weather on This Date - August 21

Today in Weather History for August 21  August 21, 1883  A tornado hit Rochester, MN, killing 31 persons and wrecking 1351 dwellings. (David Ludlum)  August 21, 1888  A tornado swarm occurred in Maryland and Delaware. Many waterspouts were seen over Chesapeake Bay. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  August 21, 1918  A tornado struck Tyler, MN, killing 36 persons and destroying most of the business section of the town resulting in a million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  August 21, 1983
 

Weather on This Date - August 20

Today in Weather History for August 20  August 20, 1886  The town of Indianola, TX, was completely destroyed by a hurricane, and never rebuilt. (David Ludlum)  August 20, 1910  The big blow up of forest fires finally came to an end in Idaho. A record dry August fueled 1736 fires which burned three million acres destroying six billion board feet of timber. The fires claimed the lives of 85 persons, 78 of which were fire fighters, and consumed the entire town of Wallace. The smoke spread a third
 

Weather on This Date - August 19

Today in Weather History for August 19  August 19, 1788  A small but powerful hurricane inflicted great havoc upon forests along a narrow track from New Jersey to Maine. A similar storm track today would cause extreme disaster in the now populated area. (David Ludlum)  August 19, 1969  'Never say die' Camille let loose a cloudburst in Virginia resulting in flash floods and landslides which killed 151 persons and cause 140 million dollars damage. Massies Hill VA received 27 inches of rain. (Dav
 

Weather on This Date - August 17

Today in Weather History for August 17  August 17, 1915  A hurricane hit Galveston, TX, with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot storm surge. The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the seawall (which was constructed after the catastrophic hurricane of 1900), just ten percent were left standing. (The Weather Channel)  August 17, 1969  Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into
 

Weather on This Date - August 14

Today in Weather History for August 14  August 14, 1936  Temperatures across much of eastern Kansas soared above 110 degrees. Kansas City MO hit an all-time record high of 113 degrees. It was one of sixteen consecutive days of 100 degree heat for Kansas City. During that summer there were a record 53 days of 100 degree heat, and during the three summer months Kansas City received just 1.12 inches of rain. (The Kansas City Weather Almanac)  August 14, 1980 Severe thunderstorms produced a 71 MPH
 

Weather on This Date - August 13

Today in Weather History for August 13  August 13, 1831  A blue sun was widely observed in the southern states. The phenomena was believed to have pre-staged Nat Turner's slave uprising. (David Ludlum)  August 13, 1919  High winds and heavy rain struck the Middle Atlantic Coast Region. In New Jersey, winds gusted to 60 mph at Atlantic City, and nine inches of rain fell at Tuckerton. The wind and rain leveled crops and stripped trees of fruit causing several million dollars damage. (David Ludlu
 

Weather on This Date - August 11

Today in Weather History for August 10  August 10, 1856  The Isle Derniere (Last Island) disaster occurred off the coast of Louisiana. A storm tide drowned 140 vacationers as a five foot wave swept over Low Island during a hurricane. (The Weather Channel)  August 10, 1882  Sandusky OH noted a four minute snow squall during the morning, frost was reported in the suburbs of Chicago, and a killing frost was reported at Cresco IA. (The Weather Channel)  August 10, 1898  The temperature at Pendlet
 

Weather on This Date - August 10

Today in Weather History for August 10  August 10, 1856  The Isle Derniere (Last Island) disaster occurred off the coast of Louisiana. A storm tide drowned 140 vacationers as a five foot wave swept over Low Island during a hurricane. (The Weather Channel)  August 10, 1882  Sandusky OH noted a four minute snow squall during the morning, frost was reported in the suburbs of Chicago, and a killing frost was reported at Cresco IA. (The Weather Channel)  August 10, 1898  The temperature at Pendlet
 

Weather on This Date - August 8

Today in Weather History for August 8  August 8, 1878  The temperature at Denver, CO, soars to an all-time record high of 105 degrees. (The Weather Channel)  August 8, 1881  A cloudburst and flash flood occurred at Central Springs, CO, and Idaho Springs, CO. (David Ludlum)  August 8, 1882  An August snowstorm was reported by a ship on Lake Michigan. A thick cloud reportedly burst on the decks covering them with snow and slush six inches deep. Snow showers were observed at shore points that da
 

Weather on This Date - August 7

Today in Weather History for August 7  August 7, 1904  A flash flood near Pueblo, CO, washed a train from the tracks killing 89 passengers. A bridge, weakened by the floodwaters sweeping through the valley below, gave way under the weight of the train dashing all but the sleeping cars into the torrent drowning the occupants. Rail service was frequently interrupted in the Rocky Mountain Region and southwestern U.S. that summer due to numerous heavy downpours which washed out the railroad beds de
Weather on This Date - August 4

Weather on This Date - August 4

Today in Weather History for August 4  August 4, 1882  A vivid aurora was visible from Oregon to Maine, down the east coast as far as Mayport FL, and inland as far as Wellington KS. Observers at Louisville KY noted merry dancers across the sky, and observers at Saint Vincent, MN, noted it was probably the most brilliant ever seen at that location. (The Weather Channel)  August 4, 1930  The temperature at Moorefield, WV, soared to 112 degrees to establish a state record, having reached 110 degr
Weather on This Date - August 3

Weather on This Date - August 3

Today in Weather History for August 3  August 3, 1885  A tornado hit Philadelphia and Camden along its eight mile path. (David Ludlum)  August 3, 1970  Hurricane Celia struck the coast of Texas producing wind gusts to 161 mph at Corpus Christi, and estimated wind gusts of 180 mph at Arkansas Pass. The hurricane was the most destructive of record along the Texas coast causing 454 million dollars damage, and also claimed eleven lives. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  August 3, 1987  A seve
Weather on This Date - August 1

Weather on This Date - August 1

Today in Weather History for August 1  August 1, 1954  Mount Rainier in Washington State was still covered with sixteen inches of snow at the 5500 foot level following a big snow season. (David Ludlum)  August 1, 1985  A nearly stationary thunderstorm deluged Cheyenne, WY, with rain and hail. Six inches of rain fell in six hours producing the most damaging flash flood of record for the state. Two to five feet of hail covered the ground following the storm, which claimed twelve lives, and cause
Weather on This Date - July 31

Weather on This Date - July 31

Today in Weather History for July 31  July 31, 1976  A stationary thunderstorm produced more than ten inches of rain which funneled into the narrow Thompson River Canyon of northeastern Colorado. A wall of water six to eight feet high wreaked a twenty-five mile path of destruction from Estes Park to Loveland killing 156 persons. The flash flood caught campers, and caused extensive structural and highway damage. Ten miles of U.S. Highway 34 were totally destroyed as the river was twenty feet hig
Weather on This Date - July 30

Weather on This Date - July 30

Moonlight over the Gulf Today in Weather History for July 30  July 30, 1949  The state record for Connecticut was established when the town of Greenville registered an afternoon high of 102 degrees. (The Weather Channel)  July 30, 1965  The temperature at Portland, OR, reached 107 degrees to equal their all-time record high. (The Weather Channel)  July 30, 1979  A forty-minute hailstorm bombed Fort Collins, CO, with baseball to softball size hail. Two thousand homes and 2500 automobiles
Weather on This Date - July 28

Weather on This Date - July 28

Today in Weather History for July 28  July 28, 1819  A small but intense hurricane passed over Bay Saint Louis, MS. The hurricane was considered the worst in fifty years. Few houses were left standing either at Bay Saint Louis or at Pass Christian, and much of the Mississippi coast was desolate following the storm. A U.S. cutter was lost along with its thirty-nine crew members. The storm struck the same area that was hit 150 years later by Hurricane Camille. (David Ludlum) July 28, 1930  The t
Weather on This Date - July 24

Weather on This Date - July 24

Today in Weather History for July 24  July 24, 1886  Rain fell at Lawrence, KS, for the first time in four weeks. Rain fell over much of the state of Kansas that day relieving a severe drought which began in May. The very dry weather ruined crops in Kansas. (David Ludlum)  July 24, 1942  The temperature at Las Vegas, NV, hit 117 degrees to set an all-time record for that location. The record was tied on July 19, 2005.  July 24, 1947  One of the most powerful strokes of lightning ever measured
Weather on This Date - July 7

Weather on This Date - July 7

Today in Weather History for July 7  July 7, 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)  July 7, 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)  July 7, 1981  Montana was in the midst of a snowstorm that dumped ten inches at Glac
Weather on This Date - July 6

Weather on This Date - July 6

Today in Weather History for July 6  July 6, 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)  July 6, 1928  A hailstorm at Potter, NE, produced a stone which was 5.5 inches in diameter, and seventeen inches in circumference, weig
Weather on This Date - July 5

Weather on This Date - July 5

Today in Weather History for July 5  July 5, 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)  July 5, 1900  A spectacular three day fire began when a bolt of lightning struck a refinery in Bayonne NJ. (David Ludlum)  July 5, 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)  July 5, 1937  The temperature at
Weather on This Date - July 4

Weather on This Date - July 4

Today in Weather History for July 4  July 4, 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)  July 4, 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
Weather on This Date - July 3

Weather on This Date - July 3

Sunset over Sarasota Bay Today in Weather History for July 3  July 3, 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)  July 3, 1987  Lightning struck and killed three men playing golf on a course
Weather on This Date - July 1

Weather on This Date - July 1

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Today in Weather History for July 1  July 1, 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)  July 1, 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)  July 1, 1979  It snowed almost half a foot (5.8 i
Weather on This Date - June 30

Weather on This Date - June 30

Today in Weather History for June 30  June 30, 1886  The second destructive hurricane in nine days hit the Apalachicola-Tallahassee area. (David Ludlum)  June 30, 1942  The temperature at Portland, OR, hit 102 degrees, an all-time record for that location. (The Weather Channel)  June 30, 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 Weat
Weather on This Date - June 29

Weather on This Date - June 29

Today in Weather History for June 29  June 29, 1931  The temperature at Monticello FL hit 109 degrees to establish an all-time record for the state. (The Weather Channel)  June 29, 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)  June 29, 1987  Thunderstorms produc
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