The Storm Report Rewind for September 3

eggIn 1961 - Denver, Colorado, received 4.2 inches of snow, their earliest snow of record for the season.

In 1970 - During the early evening hours, in the midst of a severe hailstorm at Coffeyville KS, a stone 17 1/2 inches in circumference and nearly two pounds in weight was recovered.  At the time, it was the largest measured hailstone in U.S. weather records.  Average stone size from the storm was five inches in diameter, with another stone reportedly eight inches in diameter.

In 1989 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from Minnesota to Nebraska during the day and evening.  Evening thunderstorms in Nebraska produced wind gusts to 100 miles per hour at Valentine and Gretna, and produced baseball size hail at Lewellen.

The Storm Report Rewind for September 2

In 1935 - Perhaps the most intense hurricane ever to hit the U.S. struck the Florida Keys with 200 mile per hour winds.  The hurricane produced a fifteen foot tide and waves thirty feet high.  400 persons perished in the storm on that Labor Day.

In 1985 - After teasing residents along the Gulf of Mexico for two days, Hurricane Elena finally came ashore at Biloxi, Mississippi. The hurricane, packing winds of 127 miles per hour, caused more than a billion dollars damage.

In 1989 - Eight cities in the Gulf Coast Region reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the upper 90′s. Houston, Texas and Port Arthur, Texas hit 99 degrees.

The Storm Report Rewind for September 1

In 1894 - A forest fire driven by high winds burned down the town of Hinkley, Minnesota, killing 418 persons.

In 1914 - The town of Bloomington, Michigan, was deluged with 9.78 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record.

In 1989 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced severe weather in Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours.  Thunderstorms produced hail two inches in diameter west of Arapahoe, and wind gusts to 70 miles per hour at Luther and south of Harrah.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 31

In 1915 - The temperature at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, dipped to 38 degrees to establish a state record for the month of August.

In 1954 - Hurricane Carol swept across eastern New England killing sixty persons and causing 450 million dollars damage.

In 1989 - Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front spread severe weather from Minnesota to Indiana through the course of the day and night.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 30

In 1776 - General Washington took advantage of a heavy fog to evacuate Long Island after a defeat.  Adverse winds kept the British fleet from intervening.

In 1982 - A tropical depression brought torrential rains to portions of southern Texas.  Up to twelve inches fell south of Houston, and as much as eighteen inches fell southeast of Austin.

In 1989 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a cold front produced large hail in Montana and North Dakota during the evening and early nighttime hours.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 29

In 1962 - Hackberry, Louisiana, was deluged with twenty-two inches of rain in 24 hours, establishing a state record.

In 1989 - Evening thunderstorms produced destructive lightning in West Virginia.  The lightning caused widespread damage, especially in Doddridge County. Numerous trees were downed closing many roads.

In 2005 - Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaquemines Parish in southeastern Louisiana early on the 29th with maximum sustained winds near 125 miles per hour, a strong category-three, and the third most-intense land falling hurricane in U.S. history.  The center of the hurricane passed just east of New Orleans, where winds gusted over 100 miles per hour. Widespread devastation and unprecedented flooding occurred, submerging at least 80 percent of the city as levees failed.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 28

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.  See the video below!

In 1971 - Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Doria caused devastating floods in central and northeast New Jersey resulting in 138 million dollars damage.

In 1989 - Early morning thunderstorms in Nebraska produced 4.50 inches of rain around McCook, and 4.65 inches near Auburn and Brownville.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 27

In 1964 - Hurricane Cleo battered Miami and the South Florida area. It was the first direct hit for Miami in fourteen years.  Winds gusted to 135 mph, and the hurricane caused 125 million dollars damage.

In 1987 - Washington D.C. soared to a record hot 100 degrees, while clouds and rain to the north kept temperature readings in the 50s’ in central and southeastern New York State.

In 1989 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in southeastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas and Missouri. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail south of Belleville, Kansas, and tennis ball size hail south of Lincoln, Nebraska.


The Storm Report Rewind for August 26

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 miles per hour, devastated everything in their path, hurling ashore coral blocks weighing up to 900 tons, and killing more than 36,000 persons.

In 1949 - A hurricane made landfall at Delray Beach.  Winds reached 153 miles per hour at the Jupiter Lighthouse before the anemometer failed.

In 1976 - A weak tornado touched down briefly in the Hockley Hills near Kiana, Alaska, about 29 miles north of the Arctic Circle.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 25

In 1940 - New Jersey experienced its coldest August morning of record, with lows of 32 degrees at Layton and Charlotteburg.

In 1987 - Morning thunderstorms produced heavy rain in eastern Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. Stanton, Iowa, reported 10.50 inches of rain.  Water was reported up to the handle of automobiles west of Greenwood, Nebraska.

In 2005 - Katrina becomes a hurricane just before landfall in south Florida between Hallandale Beach and North Miami Beach.