April 25 Weather History

...1875... New York City received three inches of snow, the latest measurable snow of record for that location.

...1898... The temperature at Volcano Springs CA hit 118 degrees to establish a U.S. record for the month of April.

...1910... Chicago IL was blanketed with 2.5 inches of snow, and a total of 6.5 inches between the 22nd and the 26th. It was the latest significant snow of record for the city.

...1912... Ponca City, Oklahoma was struck by an F4 tornado. One person was killed and 119 homes were damaged or destroyed. Dozens of oil derricks were flattened or twisted, southwest of town. The tornado was reportedly visible and audible for 20 miles.

...1919... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island dipped to 29 degrees, breaking the record of 32 degrees set in 1909.

...1920... Atlanta GA received 1.5 inches of snow, and experienced their latest freeze of record with a morning low of 32 degrees. The high of just 39 degrees was only their second daily high colder than 40 degrees in April.

...1928... A wind gust of 53 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island, setting the record high for the date.

...1956... The wind chill fell to 22 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 30 degrees set in 1950.

...1961... The high temperature peaked at 72 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, setting the record high for the date. It was later tied in 1982.

...1983... At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric pressure fell to 29.01 inches, breaking the record of 29.29 that was set in 1981.

...1984... A late season snowstorm struck the Northern Rockies and the Northern Plains. The storm produced some unsually high snowfall totals. The town of Lead, located in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, was buried under 67 inches of snow. Red Lodge, located in the mountains of southern Montana, reported 72 inches of snow. Up to 60 inches blanketed the mountains of northern Wyoming. It was rated the worst late season storm of record for much of the affected area. (25th-28th)

...1987... Low pressure off the coast of North Carolina produced heavy rain flooding creeks in the foothills and the piedmont area, before moving out to sea. The low pressure system also produced wind gusts to 50 mph in Virginia.

...1988... Thunderstorms racing east along the Gulf Coast at speeds of 65 mph produced large hail across Alabama and Georgia with damage estimates placed at 50 million dollars in Alabama alone -- the state's worst natural disaster since Hurricane Frederic in 1979. Hailstones up to 4.5 inches in diameter fell near Fayetteville, Georgia and 2.5 inch diameter hail was reported at Montgomery, Alabama.

...1989... Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced severe weather from North Carolina to Indiana and Ohio, with more than 70 reports of large hail and damaging winds. A strong (F-2) tornado hit Xenia OH injuring 16 persons and causing more than a million dollars damage.

...1990... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Texas to Nebraska. Thunderstorms spawned fifteen tornadoes, including a powerful (F-4) tornado near Weatherford TX. Between 3 PM and 8 PM, a storm complex tracking northeastward across central Kansas spawned four tornadoes along a 119-mile path from Ness to Smith Center, with the last tornado on the ground for 55 miles. Del Rio TX was raked with hail two inches in diameter, and wind gusts to 112 mph. Brown County and Commanche County in Texas were deluged with up to 18 inches of rain, and flooding caused more than 65 million dollars damage. Two dozen cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 87 degrees at Flint MI and 90 degrees at Alpena MI were records for April.

...1996... International Falls, Minnesota recorded 9.6 inches of snow in a late season snowstorm. This brought the city's seasonal snowfall to 116.0 inches. This broke the old seasonal snowfall record of 111.0 inches set in 1992-93.

...1997... Amarillo, Texas recorded 6.5 inches of snow for its greatest April snowstorm on record.

...2008... Anchorage, AK, receives a record 17.2 inches at the airport and 22 inches in northeast Anchorage from the 25th to 26th. The 15.5 inches on the 25th makes it the third most received on any one day in Anchorage.

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