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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 - June 26

Weather on This Date - June 26

Today in Weather History for June 26  June 26, 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)  June 26, 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 i

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Weather on This Date - June 25

Weather on This Date - June 25

Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard Today in Weather History for June 25  June 25, 1749  A general fast was called on account of drought in Massachusetts. It was the year of the famous dry spring in which fields and villages burned. (David Ludlum)  June 25, 1925  The mercury hit 101 degrees at Portland, OR, their earliest 100 degree reading of record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders)  June 25, 1953  The temperature at Anchorage soared to 86 degrees, their hottest reading of record. (The Weath

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Weather on This Date - June 24

Weather on This Date - June 24

Today in Weather History for June 24  June 24, 1816  The cold weather of early June finally gave way to several days of 90 degree heat in Massachusetts, including a reading of 99 degrees at Salem. (David Ludlum)  June 24, 1924  Six men at a rock quarry south of Winston-Salem, NC, sought shelter from a thunderstorm. The structure chosen contained a quantity of dynamite. Lightning struck a near-by tree causing the dynamite to explode. The men were killed instantly. (The Weather Channel)  June 2

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Weather on This Date - June 23

Weather on This Date - June 23

Hyannis Harbor Today in Weather History for June 23  June 23, 1902  The temperature at Volcano Springs, CA, soared to 129 degrees to set a June record for the U.S. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders)  June 23, 1944  Four tornadoes killed 153 persons and caused five million dollars damage in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. The tornadoes formed during the evening and moved southeast along parallel paths flattening everything in their way. The town of Shinnston WV was leveled, and was

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Weather on This Date - June 21 - Summer Solstice

Weather on This Date - June 21 - Summer Solstice

Today in Weather History for June 21  June 21, 1893  On the first day of summer the temperature at Dodge City, KS, soared to 106 degrees during the midst of a blistering heat wave. The heat wave initiated a severe three year drought in the Central Plains Region. Ironically, at about the same time, heavy rains in the Mississippi Valley were causing the river to swell to its highest level of record at New Orleans, LA. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  June 21, 1919  Seven heavy coach cars of

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Weather on This Date - June 20

Weather on This Date - June 20

Today in Weather History for June 20  June 20, 1682  A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  June 20, 1921  Circle, MT, received 11.5 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the state. The town of Circle received a total of 16.79 inches of rain that month to establish a rainfall record for any town in Montana for any month of the year. (The Weather Chann
Weather on This Date - June 19

Weather on This Date - June 19

Today in Weather History for June 19  June 19, 1835  A tornado tore through the center of New Brunswick NJ killing five persons and scattering debris as far as Manhattan Island. The tornado provided the first opportunity for scientists to study firsthand the track of such a storm. (David Ludlum)  June 19, 1938  A cloudburst near Custer Creek, MT, (near Miles City) caused a train wreck killing forty-eight persons. An estimated four to seven inches of rain deluged the head of the creek that even
Weather on This Date, June 16

Weather on This Date, June 16

Traveling out to Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary to do some whale watching, June 5, 2019. Don't know the people in the image. 🙂 Today in Weather History for June 16  June 16, 1806  A total eclipse of the sun was viewed from southern California to Massachusetts. (David Ludlum)  June 16, 1917  The temperature soared to 124 degrees at Mecca climaxing the most destructive heat wave of record in California history. (David Ludlum)  June 16, 1944  A tornado in Sioux City, IA, traveled an o
Weather on This Date - June 15

Weather on This Date - June 15

Nauset Lighthouse - This is the lighthouse on the bag of Cape Cod Potato Chips Today in Weather History for June 15  June 15, 1662  A fast was held at Salem MA with prayers for rain, and the Lord gave a speedy answer. (David Ludlum)  June 15, 1879  McKinney ND received 7.7 inches of rain in 24 hours, a state record. (The Weather Channel)  June 15, 1896  The temperature at Fort Mojave, CA, soared to 127 degrees, the hottest reading of record for June for the U.S. The low that day was 97 d
Weather on This Date - May 29

Weather on This Date - May 29

Today in Weather History for May 29  May 29, 1951  A massive hailstorm, from Wallace to Kearney County in Kansas, caused six million dollars damage to crops. (David Ludlum)  May 29, 1953  A tornado, 600 yards wide at times, killed two persons on its 20 mile path from southwest of Fort Rice ND into Emmons County. Nearly every building in Fort Rice was damaged. The Catholic church was leveled, with some pews jammed four feet into the ground. (The Weather Channel)  May 29, 1987  Thunderstorms in
Weather on This Date - May 28

Weather on This Date - May 28

Today in Weather History for May 28  May 28, 1877  A "terrific" two day long sandstorm (sand) blasted Yuma, AZ. (28th-29th) (The Weather Channel)  May 28, 1942  The latest snowstorm of record for the state of Iowa left ten inches at LeMars, eight inches at Cherokee, and 7.5 inches at Waukon. Afternoon highs were in the lower 30's in parts of northwestern Iowa. (The Weather Channel)  May 28, 1947  A storm produced heavy snow across Wisconsin, with ten inches reported at Gay Mills. The snow dam
Weather on This Date - May 27

Weather on This Date - May 27

Today in Weather History for May 27  May 27, 1896  A massive tornado struck Saint Louis, MO, killing 306 persons and causing thirteen million dollars damage. The tornado path was short, but cut across a densely populated area. It touched down six miles west of Eads Bridge in Saint Louis and widened to a mile as it crossed into East Saint Louis. The tornado was the most destructive of record in the U.S. up until that time. It pierced a five-eighths inch thick iron sheet with a two by four inch p
Weather on This Date - May 26

Weather on This Date - May 26

Today in Weather History for May 26  May 26, 1771  A famous Virginia flood occurred as heavy rains in the mountains brought all rivers in the state to record high levels. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)  May 26, 1917  A tornado touched down near Louisiana MO about noon and remained on the ground for a distance of 293 miles, finally lifting seven hours and twenty minutes later in eastern Jennings County, IN. The twister cut a swath of destruction two and a half miles wide through Mattoon
Weather on This Date - May 25

Weather on This Date - May 25

Today in Weather History for May 25  May 25, 1917  A tornado ripped through southeast Kansas, traveling 65 mph. The average speed was a record for any tornado. (The Weather Channel)  May 25, 1955  Two tornadoes struck the town of Blackwell, OK, within a few minutes time during the late evening. The tornadoes killed 18 persons and injured more than 500 others. Early the next morning a tornado virtually obliterated the small community of Udall KS killing 80 persons and injuring 270 persons. More
Weather on This Date - May 24

Weather on This Date - May 24

Today in Weather History for May 24  May 24, 1894  Six inches of snow blanketed Kentucky. Just four days earlier as much as ten inches of snow had fallen across Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia. Six days earlier a violent storm had wrecked nine ships on Lake Michigan. (David Ludlum)  May 24, 1930  A tornado touched down near the town of Pratt, KS, and traveled at the incredibly slow speed of just 5 mph. (The Weather Channel)  May 24, 1940  Hail fell near Ada OK to a depth of six to eight inch
Weather on This Date - May 23

Weather on This Date - May 23

Today in Weather History for May 23  May 23, 1882  An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)  May 23, 1953  The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of May. (The Weather Channel)  May 23, 1987  It was a busy day for thunderstorms in the central U.S. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 65 mp
Weather on This Date - May 22

Weather on This Date - May 22

Today in Weather History for May 22  May 22, 1876  Denver CO was drenched with 6.53 inches of rain in 24 hours, an all-time record for that location. (The Weather Channel)  May 22, 1911  The temperature at Lewiston ME soared to 101 degrees. It was the hottest temperature ever recorded in New England during the month of May. (David Ludlum)  May 22, 1987  A powerful tornado virtually wiped the small southwest Texas community of Saragosa off the map. The twister destroyed eighty- five percent of
Weather on This Date - May 21

Weather on This Date - May 21

Today in Weather History for May 21  May 21, 1860  A swarm of tornadoes occurred in the Ohio Valley. Tornadoes struck the cities of Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, Chillicothe, OH, and Marietta, OH, causing a million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)  May 21, 1895  The temperature at Norwalk, OH, dipped to 19 degrees to set a state record for the month of May. (The Weather Channel)  May 21, 1896  The mercury soared to 124 degrees at Salton, CA, to establish a U.S. record for May. (Sandra and TI
Weather on This Date - May 20

Weather on This Date - May 20

Thunder Hole - Acadia National Park Today in Weather History for May 20  May 20, 1894  A record late snow of two to eight inches whitened parts of central and eastern Kentucky. Lexington KY received six inches of snow. (The Weather Channel)  May 20, 1916  A tornado struck the town of Codell, KS. A tornado struck the town on the same day the following year (1917), and a third tornado hit Cordell on May 20th in 1918. (The Weather Channel)  May 20, 1957  A tornado touched down to the southw
Weather on This Date - May 19

Weather on This Date - May 19

Today in Weather History for May 19  May 19, 1780  The infamous "dark day" in New England tradition. At noon it was nearly as dark as night. Chickens went to roost, and many persons were fearful of divine wrath. The phenomena was caused by forest fires to the west of New England. (David Ludlum)  May 19, 1955  Lake Maloya NM received 11.28 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)  May 19, 1975  Thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail and wind gusts to 11
Weather on This Date - May 18

Weather on This Date - May 18

Today in Weather History for May 18  May 18, 1825  A tornado (said to have crossed all of the state of Ohio) smashed into the log cabin settlement of Burlington, northeast of Columbus. (David Ludlum)  May 18, 1960  Salt Lake City UT received an inch of snow. It marked their latest measurable snowfall of record. (The Weather Channel)  May 18, 1980  Mount Saint Helens (in Washington State) erupted spewing ash and smoke sixty-three thousand feet into the air. Heavy ash covered the ground to the
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
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