Today In Weather History

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To: ALL USERS, From: DARYL STOUT
Time: Friday, 8-26-11, 5:17
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 TODAY  Version 3.7   06/24/94       Copyright 1986, 1994  By Patrick
Kincaid

 Today is Sunday  August 26, 2012.
 This is the 239th day of the year, there are 127 days left.

 On this day...
    In 1883 Krakatoa Volcano exploded in the East Indies.  The
            explosion was heard more than 2500 miles away, and every
            barograph around the world recorded the passage of the
            air wave, up to seven times.  Giant waves, 125 feet high
            and traveling 300 mph, devastated everything in their
            path, hurling ashore coral blocks weighing up to 900
            tons, and killing more than 36,000 persons.  Volcanic ash
            was carried around the globe in thirteen days producing
            blue and green suns in the tropics, and then vivid red
            sunsets in higher latitudes.  The temperature of the
            earth was lowered one degree for the next two years,
            finally recovering to normal by 1888.
    In 1949 A hurricane made landfall at Delray Beach.  Winds reached
            153 mph at the Jupiter Lighthouse before the anemometer
            failed.  The hurricane caused 45 million dollars damage
            to crops.  The hurricane also caught the Georgia and
            South Carolina coast resulting in another two million
            dollars damage.
    In 1965 Severe thunderstorms associated with the invasion of
            arctic air spawned tornadoes and produced 100 mph winds
            in the Chicago area.
    In 1976 A weak tornado touched down briefly in the Hockley Hills
            near Kiana AK, about 29 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
    In 1987 Showers and thunderstorms drenched northern Illinois
            during the morning and afternoon hours pushing August
            rainfall totals for Chicago, Moline and Peoria to new all-
            time highs for any month of the year.  By the end of
            August, Chicago had received 17.10 inches of rain, which
            easily surpassed their previous record of 14.17 inches
            established in September 1961.
    In 1988 A dozen cities in Texas, Colorado and California reported
            record high temperatures for the date, including highs of
            100 at Pueblo CO, 106 at Wichita Falls TX, and 109 at
            Redding CA.  Afternoon thunderstorms in Utah deluged the
            town of Beaver with more than an inch of rain in twenty
            minutes.
    In 1989 Anchorage AK was soaked with a steady rain, and the
            24 hour total of 4.12 inches smashed their previous
            24 hour precipitation total of 2.10 inches.  It also
            pushed their rainfall total for the month past the
            previous August record.
    In 1992 Hurricane Andrew made its second US landfall west-southwest
            of Morgan City, Louisiana.
    In 2003 (23rd-27th) Starting as a Tropical Storm, Ignacio became
            the latest first hurricane for the season in the Eastern
            Pacific basin. At its peak, it had 105 mph winds, but
            drifted slowly toward Baja California, finally coming
            on the 26th as a minimal hurricane. Rainfall totals were
            over 20 inches in many places, with major flooding and
            mudslides across areas of Baja California and northwest
            Mexico, before dissipating over Baja California on the
            27th. Typhoon Krovanh hit the Chinese province of Hainan
            with heavy rains and strong winds, resulting in widespread
            flooding, damage, and injuries.


--- GTMail 1.26
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