August 14 Weather History

...1773... A major tornado occurred near the mouth of the Merrimack River in the area of Newburyport, Massachusetts. 200 structures were damaged.

...1918... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island peaked at 92 degrees, breaking the old record of 87 degrees set in 1908.

...1936... Temperatures across much of eastern Kansas soared above 110 degrees. Kansas City MO hit an all-time record high of 113 degrees. It was one of sixteen consecutive days of 100 degree heat for Kansas City. During that summer there were a record 53 days of 100 degree heat, and during the three summer months Kansas City received just 1.12 inches of rain.

...1942... 2.34 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, breaking the previous record of 1.40 inches set back in 1919.

...1953... The remnants of Hurrican Barbara passed south of Natucket, Massachusetts (14th and 15th), dumping 3.03 inches of rain on Newport, Rhode Island, a wind gust of 38 miles per hour and a barometric pressure reading of 29.53 inches of mercury.

...1963... It was a stormy day in Newport, Rhode Island on this date, 1.94 inches of rain fell, .84 of it fell in one hour, breaking the previous record of .43 set in 1953, the barometric pressure bottomed out at 29.25 inches of mercury, shattering the old record of 29.67 inches set in 1956.

...1964... The morning low temperature dipped to 48 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the old record of 54 degrees set in 1941 and 1954.

...1987... Slow moving thunderstorms deluged northern and western suburbs of Chicago IL with torrential rains. O'Hare Airport reported 9.35 inches in 18 hours, easily exceeding the previous 24 hour record of 6.24 inches. Flooding over a five day period resulted in 221 million dollars damage. It was Chicago's worst flash flood event, particularly for northern and western sections of the city. Kennedy Expressway became a footpath for thousands of travelers to O'Hare Airport as roads were closed. The heavy rains swelled the Des Plaines River above flood stage, and many persons had to be rescued from stalled vehicles on flooded roads. (13th- 14th)

...1988... Eighteen cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, and the water temperature at Lake Erie reached a record 80 degrees. Portland ME reported a record fourteen straight days of 80 degree weather. Milwaukee WI reported a record 34 days of 90 degree heat for the year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms resulted in about fifty reports of severe weather in the northeastern U.S. One person was killed at Stockbridge MI when a tornado knocked a tree onto their camper.

...1989... Afternoon thunderstorms in Illinois soaked the town of Battendorf with 2.10 inches of rain in thirty minutes. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to 66 mph at Hobson.

...1996... A severe thunderstorm produced a downburst at Deer Valley Municipal Airport in Phoenix, Arizona with a wind gust to 115 mph recorded -- a record for the state of Arizona

...2016... It was a hot and sticky day at Newport, Rhode Island on this day. The dew point was a muggy 78 degrees, breaking the reocrd of 77 degrees set in 1984 and the heat index was a hot 101 degrees, breaking the old record of 94 degrees set in 1984 and 2002.

...2007... It was a very calm day in regards to the winds at Newport, Rhode Island. The daily average wind was 2.3 miles per hour, breaking the old record of 2.4 miles per hour that was set in 1971, 1973 and 1995. The wind gusted only to 10 miles per hour, tying the old record that was set back in 1953.

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