August 27 Weather History

...1813... A major hurricane hit Charleston, South Carolina. The tide was pushed 18 inches higher than during the storm of 1804.

...1854... A tornado tore through Louisville, Kentucky. 16 people were killed in a church.

...1881... 335 people were lost in a Georgia hurricane. The storm was especially severe at the ports of Savannah and Charleston.

...1893... The first of three great hurricanes that year struck South Carolina drowning more than 1000 persons in a tidal surge at Charleston.

...1948... Buffalo, New York hit its all-time maximum temperature of 99 degrees.  Newport, Rhode Island maximum temperature of 97 degrees set the record high for this date.

...1964... Hurricane Cleo battered Miami and the South Florida area. It was the first direct hit for Miami in fourteen years. Winds gusted to 135 mph, and the hurricane caused 125 million dollars damage.

...1970... Elko NV was deluged with 3.66 inches of rain in just one hour, establishing a state record.

...1986... A mixture of rain, ice pellets, and snow fell on Sault Ste Marie, Michigan during the evening. This is the first time snow has ever been recorded at Sault Ste Marie during the month of August since weather records have been kept there. Weather records for Sault Ste Marie date back to July 1, 1888.

...1987... Washington D.C. soared to a record hot 100 degrees, while clouds and rain to the north kept temperature readings in the 50s in central and southeastern New York State.

...1988... Afternoon thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in the southwestern U.S. Thunderstorms in eastern New Mexico produced wind gusts to 75 mph near the White Sands Missile Range, and produced three inches of rain in two hours near the town of Belen.

...1989... Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in southeastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas and Missouri. Thunderstorms produced baseball size hail south of Belleville KS, and tennis ball size hail south of Lincoln NE. Thunderstorms produced golf ball size hail and wind gusts to 70 mph at Saint Joseph MO. Thunder- storms in North Dakota deluged the town of Linton with six inches of rain in one hour.

...1995... The remains of Tropical Storm Jerry unloaded 12.32 inches of rain on Greer, South Carolina in 24 hours for its greatest 24 hour rainfall ever, wettest single event ever, and its wettest August ever.

...2003... Billings, Montana ended its longest consecutive day stretch without measurable precipitation -- 62 days.

...2011... Hurricane Irene passed to the west of Newport, Rhode Island, .resulting in 96 of rain, wind gust of 55 mph, and a low barometer of 29.12 inches.

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