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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 - 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
Weather on This Date - June 28

Weather on This Date - June 28

Today in Weather History for June 28  June 28, 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)  June 28, 1892  The temperature at Orogrande UT soared to 116 degrees to establish a record for the state. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders)  June 28, 1923  A massive tornado hit Sandusky, OH, then swept across Lake Erie to strike the tow
Weather on This Date - June 27

Weather on This Date - June 27

Today in Weather History for June 27  June 27, 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)  June 27, 1915  The temperature at Fort Yukon AK soared to 100 degrees to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel) June 27, 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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