Today In Weather History

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 TODAY  Version 3.7   06/24/94       Copyright 1986, 1994  By Patrick
 Today is Tuesday  August 28, 2012.
 This is the 241st day of the year, there are 125 days left.
 On this day...
    In 1898 Torrents of rain accompanied by a furious wind upset the
            rain gage at Fort Mohave AZ.  However, water in a wash
            tub set out on the mesa, clear of everything, measured
            eight inches after the 45 minute storm.
    In 1911 Saint George GA was deluged with 18.00 inches of rain in
            24 hours to establish a state record.
    In 1959 Lieutenant Colonel William Rankin bailed out of his plane
            at a height of 46,000 feet into a violent thunderstorm,
            and lived to write about the 45 minute journey (which
            normally would have been a thirteen minute descent).  He
            described it as one of the most bizarre and painful
            experiences imaginable.
    In 1971 Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Doria caused devastating
            floods in central and northeastern New Jersey resulting
            in 138 million dollars damage.  In southeastern
            Pennsylvania, high winds downed trees and power lines,
            and in New York City, heavy rains flooded streets and
    In 1986 The temperature at Apalachicola FL dipped to 62 degrees
            to shatter their previous August record by four degrees,
            having tied their August record high of 99 degrees on the
            2nd of the month.
    In 1987 Severe thunderstorms broke the heat in the southeastern
            U.S. and the Gulf Coast Region, but not before seven
            cities reported record high temperatures for the date.
            The severe thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 80 mph
            downing large trees around Horse Shoe NC, and pelted
            southeast Meridian MS with hail two inches in diameter.
    In 1988 Tropical Storm Chris spawned a tornado near Manning SC
            which killed one person, and spawned three tornadoes in
            North Carolina.  Chris produced one to two foot tides,
            and three to six inch rains, over coastal South Carolina.
            Severe thunderstorms in New York State and Vermont,
            developing ahead of a cold front, spawned a tornado which
            killed one person at Hector NY, and produced tennis ball
            size hail at Brandon VT, and wind gusts to 80 mph at
            Lyndonville VT.
    In 1989 Early morning thunderstorms in Nebraska produced 4.50
            inches of rain around McCook, and 4.65 inches around
            Auburn and Brownville.  Showers in Montana pushed the
            rainfall total for the month at Havre past the previous
            August record of 3.90 inches.
--- GTMail 1.26
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