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.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 23

In 1906 - Thunderstorms deluged Kansas City, Missouri, with six inches of rain during the early morning, including nearly three inches in thirty minutes.

In 1921 - Denver, Colorado, was drenched with 2.20 inches of rain in one hour, a record for that location.

In 1988 - Thunderstorms produced hail an inch in diameter, wind gusts to 64 mph, and 2.62 inches of rain at Tucson Arizona, resulting in three million dollars damage.

In 1993 – The Lawton Municipal Airport was damaged on August 23, 1993, by winds from an isolated severe thunderstorm. Several hangar doors were heavily damaged, and an airplane was flipped on its back. Damages totaled over $500,000.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 22

In 1923 - The temperature at Anchorage, Alaska, reached 82 degrees, a record for August for the location which was later tied on the 2nd in 1978.

In 1987 - A cold front lowered temperatures 20 to 40 degrees across the north central U.S., and produced severe thunderstorms in Ohio and Lower Michigan.

In 2007 – A  Heat burst occurred in Tribune, KS during the morning.  Winds got up to 67 mph and the temp rose from 77 to 95 in 15 minutes around 8am local time.


The Storm Report Rewind for August 21

In 1883 - A tornado hit Rochester, Minnesota, killing 31 persons and wrecking 1351 dwellings.

In 1918 - A tornado struck Tyler, Minnesota, killing 36 persons and destroying most of the business section of the town resulting in a million dollars damage.

1987 - Early morning thunderstorms produced severe weather in eastern Iowa and west central Illinois.  Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 82 mile per hour winds at Moline Illinois, and tennis ball size hail at Independence, Iowa.