April 4 Weather History

...1804... A large tornado crossed six Georgia counties killing at least eleven persons near Augusta.

...1915... The snow depth was 5 inches at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of a trace set the year before in 1914.

...1923... An F4 tornado killed 15 people and injured 150 at Alexandria and Pineville, Louisiana. 142 homes and businesses in Pineville were destroyed.

...1933... Pigeon River Bridge MN reported 28 inches of snow, which established the state 24 hour snowfall record.

...1954... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island plummeted to 14 degrees, shattering the record of 25 degrees set in 1896, 1912 and 1943 and the wind chill dipped to 2 degrees below zero, breaking the record of 27 degrees set in 1951.

...1955... A severe 3 day spring snowstorm came to an end over north- central Wyoming and south-central Montana. Sheridan, Wyoming had near blizzard conditions for 43 hours and recorded 22.7 inches of snow in 24 hours on the 3rd to set a new 24 hour snowfall record. Billings, Montana had a storm total of 42.3 inches, a new single storm snowfall record.

...1963... A wind gust of 58 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 44 miles per hour set in 1950.

...1966... One of the strongest tornadoes in Florida's history moved in from the Gulf of Mexico and ripped through Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, and Osceola Counties. Damage was very severe in the towns of Gibsonia and Galloway in Polk County. 11 people were killed and 350 were injured. The tornado was classified as F4 on the Fujita scale.

...1973... Sandia Crest NM reported a snow depth of 95 inches, a record for the state of New Mexico.

...1974... The high temperature peaked at 65 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 63 degrees set in 1950.

...1975... At Newport, Rhode Island, the barometric pressure fell to 28.83 inches, breaking the record of 29.28 set in 1961.

...1977... An F5 tornado hit Tarrant, Alabama (just north of Birmingham). 22 were killed and 130 were injured. Damage was set at $15 million.

...1983... Colorado was in the midst of a three day winter storm. Buckhorn Mountain, located west of Fort Collins, received 64 inches of snow.

...1987... Rains of five to eight inches drenched eastern New York State, and ten persons were killed in a bridge collapse over Schoharie Creek.

...1988... Sunny and warm weather prevailed across the nation. Fort Smith AR reported a record high of 90 degrees.

...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southern Appalachians. The thunderstorms spawned seventeen tornadoes, including one which caused two million dollars damage at Baldwin AL. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 90 mph at Bremen GA.

...1990... A deep low pressure system in northern New York State brought heavy snow to parts of western and central New York during the day. The snowfall total of 5.8 inches at Buffalo was a record for the date, and 9.5 inches was reported at Rochester. Snowfall totals ranged up to 11 inches at Warsaw.

...2016... The high temperature for Newport Rhode Island only rose to 32 degrees, breaking the record of 34 degrees set back in 1896 and 4.2 inches of snow fell, breaking that record of 3 inches that was set in 1915.

...2017... 1.66 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 1.34 inches set in 1987.

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