April 11 Weather History

...1909... The low temperature dropped to 24 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 28 degrees set in 1895.

...1941... A big April snowstorm in the Northeast dropped 12 inches at New York City, 24 inches in New Jersey, and 18 inches in Massachusetts. The "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too" victory parade was impeded and the Marshall died of pneumonia. People went to the New York City polls through snow on the 13th.

...1955... At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature shot up to 77 degrees, shattering the record of 66 degrees set in 1922 and 1945.

...1958... 3.5 inches of snow fell at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, breaking the previous record of 0.8 inches set back in 1921.

...1965... Severe thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest spawned fifty-one tornadoes killing 256 persons and causing more than 200 million dollars damage. Indiana, Ohio and Michigan were hardest hit in the "Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreak".

...1983... At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric pressure dropped to 29.14 inches, breaking the record of 29.34 set in 1961 and 1963.

...1987... Ten days of flooding in the northeastern U.S. finally came to an end. Damage from flooding due to rain and snow melt ran into the billions of dollars. The collapse of the New York State Thruway Bridge over Schoharie Creek claimed ten lives.

...1988... Sixteen cities in the western U.S., nine in California, reported new record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 95 degrees at Sacramento CA and 96 degrees at Bakersfield CA were the warmest of record for so early in the season.

...1989... Forty-four cities in the south central and eastern U.S. reported new record low temperatures for the date. Lows of 25 degrees at Conway AR, 29 degrees at Dallas/Fort Worth TX, and 22 degrees at Ozark AR, were April records. Lows of 26 degrees at Hot Springs AR and 31 degrees at Shreveport LA equaled April records.

...1990... While showers produced heavy rain over much of the northeastern U.S., heavy snow blanketed northern Maine, with 13 inches reported at Telos Lake. Strong southwesterly winds accompanying the rain and snow gusted to 68 mph at the Blue Hill Observatory in Massachusetts. At Newport, Rhode Island the wind gusted to 48 miles per hour, breaking the record of 43 miles per hour set in 1954, 1961 and 1973.  Rainfall totals of 1.04 inch at Pittsburgh PA and 1.52 inch at Buffalo NY on the 10th were records for the date.

...1996... The snow depth at Newport, Rhode Island was 7 inches, breaking the previous record of 5 inches set in 1917.

...2002... The barometric pressure rose to 30.69 inches at Newport, Rhode Island this day, breaking the record of 30.58 inches set in 1995.

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