April 22 Weather History

...1882... Monitcello, Mississippi was virtually destroyed as an F4 tornado ripped through the town. Only 3 houses on the outskirts of town were left standing. 10 people were killed and 100 were injured.

...1883... An outbreak of tornadoes from Louisiana to Kansas claimed the lives to 200 persons. One of the tornadoes destroyed the town of Beauregard MS.

...1947... There was a trace of snow on the ground at midnight at Newport, Rhode Island, setting the record high for the date.

...1958... A record-breaking, late season snowstorm buried Carbon, Stillwater, and Sweetgrass Counties in southwestern Montana. storm totals (ending on the 23rd) were 55 inches at Red Lodge, 61 inches at Nye Mine, and 72 inches at Mystic Lake.

...1960... At Newport, Rhode Island the high temperature peaked at 78 degrees, breaking thee record of 77 degrees set in 1957.

...1980... A record April heat wave sent the mercury up to the 100 degree mark in Iowa.

...1981... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island dipped to 29 degrees, breaking the record of 30 degrees set in 1975.

...1987... Fifteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 96 degrees at Pensacola FL established a record for the month of April.

...1988... Heavy snow fell over northern Nebraska, with 15 inches reported at Mullen. Heavy snow also blanketed the mountains of northern Arizona, with 16 inches reported at Munds Park.

...1989... Twenty-seven cities in the central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 96 degrees at Omaha was an April record, and the high of 100 degrees at Lubbock TX equaled their record for April. Hill City KS and Liberal KS tied for honors as the hot spot in the nation with afternoon highs of 103 degrees.

...1990... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Southern and Central High Plains to northwest Florida during the afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 67 mph at Gillette WY, hail two inches in diameter west of Roswell NM, and deluged Cheyenne OK with 8.68 inches of rain leaving some parts of the town under five feet of water. Temperatures reached the low 90s in the north central U.S. Chamberlain SD and Pickstown SD tied Presidio TX for honors as the hot spot in the nation with afternoon highs of 94 degrees.

...1998... The wind gusted to 43 miles per hour on this day at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 39 miles per hour set back in 1956.

...2011... Lambert International Airport in St. Louis experiences extensive damage as it is hit by a group of tornados, blowing out windows in the main terminal and tearing the roof off Concourse C. Five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries from shattered glass and flying debris.

...2013... The barometric pressure peaked at 30.70 inches at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of 30.48 inches in 1966.

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