April 16 Weather History

...1849... A severe freeze Georgia to Texas killed cotton -- snow lay at Charleston, South Carolina.

...1851... The famous "Lighthouse Storm" raged near Boston Harbor. Whole gales and gigantic waves destroyed Minot Light with its two keepers still inside. The storm resulted in great shipping losses and coastal erosion.

...1880... A tornado near Marshall MO carried the heavy timbers of an entire home a distance of twelve miles.

...1933... Franklin Lake NH was buried under 35 inches of snow.

...1944... An F4 tornado tracked 40 miles through Franklin, Hart, and Elbert Counties in Georgia and through Anderson and Abbeville Counties in South Carolina. 25 were killed and 120 were injured. Damage totaled $1 million.

...1941... The temperature rose to 74 degrees on this day at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 72 degrees set back in 1896.

...1943... At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature fell to 27 degrees, breaking the record of 28 degrees set in 1928.

...1956... A wind gust of 56 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Isalnd, breaking the record of 54 miles per hour set in 1929.

...1960... A wind gust of 70 mph was measured at the Stapleton International Airport in Denver CO, their highest wind gust of record.

...1961... 2.29 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 1.77 inches set back in 1929.

...1975... A single storm brought 119 inches of snow to Crater Lake, Oregon, establishing a state record.

...1987... A slow moving storm system produced heavy rain over North Carolina and the Middle Atlantic Coast States. More than six inches of rain drenched parts of Virginia, and flooding in Virginia claimed three lives. Floodwaters along the James River inundated parts of Richmond VA.

...1988... A storm in the northeastern U.S. produced a foot of snow at Pittsburg VT. Severe thunderstorms produced baseball size hail and spawned five tornadoes in the Southern High Plains Regional.

...1989... A cold front, ushering sharply colder air into the north central U.S., brought snow to parts of Montana and North Dakota. At midday the temperature at Cutbank MT was just 22 degrees.

...1990... Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced large hail and damaging winds across Oklahoma, with 99 reports of large hail and damaging winds during the evening and early nighttime hours. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail south of Carney, and wind gusts to 100 mph in the Oklahoma City area which swept away many Federal tax returns being transported from a mail cart to a waiting truck about the time of the midnight deadline. Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City reported a record wind gust of 92 mph.

...1992... 2.0 inches of snow fell at Newport, Rhode Island setting a new record high for the date. The previous record was 0.6 inches set back in 1911.

...2007... The barometric pressure fell to 28.85 inches at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 29.18 inches set in 1956.

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