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.


The Storm Report Rewind for August 20

In 1910 - The big blow up of forest fires finally came to an end in Idaho.  A record dry August fueled 1736 fires which burned three million acres destroying six billion board feet of timber.  The fires claimed the lives of 85 persons, 78 of which were fire fighters, and consumed the entire town of Wallace.

In 1987 - Half a dozen cities in the Central Plains Region reported record high temperatures for the date, including Pueblo, Colorado, with a reading of 102 degrees, and Goodland, Kansas, with a high of 104 degrees.

In 1988 - Sheridan, Wyoming, reported a record hot temperature reading of 100 degrees.  Evening thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail near Fortuna North Dakota, and wind gusts to 70 miles per hour near Webster, South Dakota.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 19

In 1788 - A small but powerful hurricane inflicted great havoc upon forests along a narrow track from New Jersey to Maine. A similar storm track today would cause extreme disaster in the now populated area.

In 1969 - ‘Never say die’ Camille let loose a cloudburst in Virginia resulting in flash floods and landslides which killed 151 persons and cause 140 million dollars damage.

In 1987 - Thunderstorms moving out of southeastern Nebraska spread severe weather into eastern Kansas and western Missouri during the day.  Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced hail three inches in diameter at Albion, and high winds which downed a large tent at Waterloo injuring a dozen people.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 18

In 1925 - During the late morning hours a severe hailstorm struck southeastern Iowa completely destroying crops along a path six to ten miles wide and 75 miles long.  The hail also injured and killed poultry and livestock, and caused a total of 2.5 million dollars damage.

In 1983 - Hurricane Alicia ravaged southeastern Texas. The hurricane caused more than three billion dollars property damage, making it one of the costliest hurricanes in the history of the U.S. Just thirteen persons were killed, but 1800 others were injured.

In 1989 - Thunderstorms over the Middle Atlantic Coast Region and the Upper Ohio Valley produced torrential rains in eastern Virginia during the late morning and afternoon hours.  Totals ranged up to twelve inches at Yorktown.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 17

In 1915 - A hurricane hit Galveston, with wind gusts to 120 miles per hour and a twelve foot storm surge.  The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning.

In 1969 - Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into the Mississippi coast.  Winds gusted to 172 miles per hour at Main Pass Block Louisiana, and to 190 miles per hour near Bay Saint Louis.  The hurricane claimed 256 lives, and caused 1.3 billion dollars damage.

In 1989 - Morning thunderstorms produced three to six inch rains in Oklahoma, and the Arkalatex area of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 16

In 1777 - The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought.  The rain delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy forces, one at a time.

In 1909 - A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days!

In 1987 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather from Oklahoma to Wisconsin and Lower Michigan.  Thunderstorms in central Illinois produced wind gusts to 80 miles per hour at Springfield which toppled two large beer tents at the state fair injuring 58 people.


The Storm Report Rewind for August 15

In 1787 - Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.  Wethersfield, Connecticut,  was hard hit by the tornado outbreak.

In 1967 - The Sundance fire in northern Idaho was started by lightning.  Winds of 50 miles per hour carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires, and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres.

In 988 - Thirty five cities in twenty states in the north central and northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lamoni, Iowa and Baltimore Maryland, where the mercury hit 105 degrees.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 14

In 1936 - Temperatures across much of eastern Kansas soared above 110 degrees.  Kansas City, Missouri,  hit an all-time record high of 113 degrees.  It was one of sixteen consecutive days of 100 degree heat for Kansas City.

In 1987 - Slow moving thunderstorms deluged northern and western suburbs of Chicago with torrential rains.  O’Hare Airport reported 9.35 inches in 18 hours.

In 1988 - Eighteen cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, and the water temperature at Lake Erie reached a record 80 degrees.

The Storm Report Rewind for August 13

In 1919 - High winds and heavy rain struck the Middle Atlantic Coast Region.  In New Jersey, winds gusted to 60 mph at Atlantic City, and nine inches of rain fell at Tuckerton.  The wind and rain leveled crops and stripped trees of fruit causing several million dollars damage.

In 1980 - The afternoon high at New York City was just 89 degrees.  But there were fifteen days of 90 degree heat during the month, their hottest August of record.

In 1985 - Hail larger than golf balls, driven by 70 mile per hour winds, moved down crops, stripped trees, and broke windows, near Logan Kansas.  Road graders cleared three foot drifts of hail on Kansas Highway 9 east of Logan.