April 15 Weather History

...1854... The Great Pacques Storm raged for four days in New Jersey. 24 inches of snow fell in the hills with 6 inches on the 15th and 17th at New York City. 18 vessels were wrecked on the Jersey shore.

...1921... Two mile high Silver Lake CO received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours, the heaviest 24 hour total of record for North America. The storm left a total of 87 inches in twenty-seven and a half hours.

...1927... New Orleans LA was drenched with 14.01 inches of rain, which established a 24 hour rainfall record for the state.

...1938... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island peaked at 75 degrees and it was later tied in 1941.

...1943... At Newport, Rhode Island the low temperature fell to 28 degrees and was later tied in 1957.

...1949... A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing four pounds, was measured at Troy NY.

...1950... The snow depth of 3 inches was recorded on this day at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 1 inch set back in 1929.

...1958... A tornado 300 yards in width skipped along a five mile path near Frostproof FL. A 2500 gallon water tank was found one mile from its original position (it is not known how much water was in the tank at the time).

...1964... 3.29 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, shattering the previous record of 1.24 inches that was set back in 1909.

...1987... Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in the Southern Atlantic Coast Region. A tornado killed one person and injured seven others near Mount Dora FL. Drifts of hail up to two feet deep were reported in Davidson and Rowan counties in North Carolina. Myrtle Beach SC was deluged with seven inches of rain in three hours.

...1988... Death Valley CA was soaked with 1.53 inches of rain in 24 hours. Snow fell in the mountains of southern California.

...1989... Showers and thunderstorms soaked the eastern U.S. with heavy rain, pushing the rainfall total for the month at Cape Hatteras NC past their previous April record of 7.10 inches.

...1990... Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced severe weather from west central Texas to west central Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms spawned a tornado which caused more than half a million dollars damage at Fort Stockton TX, produced wind gusts to 65 mph at Dennison TX, produced baseball size hail at Silo OK and near Capps Corner TX, and drenched southeastern Oklahoma with up to 4 inches of rain in two hours.

...2007... A wind gust of 53 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 47 miles per hour set back in 1903 and a trace of snow was recorded, setting the high for the date.

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