April 13 Weather History

...1857... Another late season snow and frost occurred over the South. 4 inches accumulated in sections of Alabama.

...1877... The second coastal storm in just three days hit Virginia and the Carolinas. The first storm flattened the sand dunes at Hatteras, and widened the Oregon inlet three quarters of a mile. The second storm produced hurricane force winds along the coast of North Carolina causing more beach erosion and land transformation.

...1883... A late season snow fell at Sacramento and Cape Mendocino in California.

...1913... 2.55 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 0.34 inches set in 1900.

...1950... At Newport, Rhode Island 0.4 inches of snow fell, breaking the record of 0.2 inches set in 1940.

...1955... The town of Axis AL was deluged with 20.33 inches of rain in 24 hours establishing a state record.

...1956... The low temperature dipped to 26 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 27 degrees set in 1939.

...1963... The relative humidity fell to 13% at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, breaking the previous record of 23% set in 1958.

...1977... The high temperature peaked at 78 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 73 degrees set in 1945.

...1985... The high temperature of 86 degrees for this date at Medford, Oregon was the highest ever so early in the spring season.

...1986... A major spring storm quickly intensified bringing blizzard conditions to much of the Northern Plains Region. Up to 18 inches of snow was reported in North Dakota, and in South Dakota, winds gusting to 90 mph whipped the snow into drifts fifteen feet high. Livestock losses were in the millions of dollars, and for some areas it was the worst blizzard ever.

...1987... Thunderstorms in northern Texas produced wind gusts to 98 mph at the Killeen Airport causing a million dollars property damage. Two airplanes were totally destroyed by the high winds, and ten others were damaged.

...1988... Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced high winds across North Carolina, with gusts to 78 mph reported at Waves. The high winds combined with high tides to cause coastal flooding and erosion. About 275 feet of land was eroded from the northern tip of Pea Island.

...1989... Thunderstorms in central Florida produced golf ball size hail and a tornado near Lakeland FL. Fair and mild weather prevailed across most of the rest of the nation.

...1990... Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in central Oklahoma and north central Texas. Thunderstorms in Oklahoma produced up to six inches of golf ball size hail along I-40 near El Reno, and produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Okarche. Thunderstorms over north central Texas produced softball size hail northwest of Rotan, and high winds which injured two persons southeast of Itasca.

...2004... The latest measurable snowfall on record hits Jackson, TN, causing six traffic fatalities.

...2006... The University of Iowa campus is hit by an F2 tornado. The storm severely damaged many buildings in the area, including a sorority and a local church. No fatalities were reported in the storm that caused more than $12 million in damage.

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