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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 the structures in the town killing thirty persons and injuring 121 others in the town of population 183. The tornado hurled trucks and autos through adobe and wood- frame homes, with some vehicles blown 500 feet. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

May 22, 1988 
Thunderstorms produced severe weather over the Central Gulf Coast States. Tennis ball size hail was reported at Ripley MS. Showers and thunderstorms in southern Missouri produced 3.20 inches of rain at Springfield to easily surpass their rainfall record for the date. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

May 22, 1989 
Unseasonably hot weather continued in southern Texas and parts of the southwestern U.S. Seven cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including El Paso TX with a reading of 100 degrees. Presidio TX was the hot spot in the nation with a high of 111 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) 

May 22, 1990 
Late afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front in the north central U.S. produced severe weather from northwestern Kansas to central Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota. There were twenty-nine reports of damaging winds, or dime to golf ball size hail. Strong thunderstorm winds gusted to 69 mph at Alexandria, MN. Showers and thunderstorms over eastern North Carolina soaked Wilmington with 2.91 inches of rain, which established a record for the date. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) 

May 22, 2003

Heavy rain produced flash flooding across parts of northwest Georgia. Over $1.2 million in damages occurred this day, the most occurring in Whitfield County where nearly 5 inches of rain fell in about 3 hours. Dalton schools were closed and several county buses were stranded because of washed out, flooded and closed roads. A mudslide above the Shaw Industries Carpet Plant in Dalton resulted in trees falling into utility cables causing a temporary shutdown of the plant. Mud also inundated 3 cars in a parking lot. (NWS Atlanta)

Data courtesy of WeatherForYou





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