July 11 Weather History

...1825... In the middle of Boston's "hot summer", a temperature reading of 102 degrees capped a 13 day heat wave. The mean temperature for the month ended up at a high 77.6 degrees.

...1888... Heavy snow reached almost to the base of Mt Washington NH, and the peaks of the Green Mountains were whitened.

...1888... The record high temperature for the state of Colorado was set at Bennett. The thermometer registered a temperature of 118 degrees. -Heavy snow fell on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, and nearly reached to the base of the mountain. The peaks of the Green Mountains of Vermont were whitened.

...1953... The low temperature fell to 53 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the old record of 54 degrees set back in 1895.

...1959... The remnants of Hurricane Cindy passed over Nantucket Island as an extra tropical storm on this day. Newport, Rhode Island received 1.78 inches of rain (breaking the old record of .69 inches set in 1942), a wind gust of 29 miles per hour and a low barometric pressure reading of 29.61 inches of mercury.

...1985... The morning low temperature of 36 degrees at Sault Ste Marie, Michigan tied the record low for the month of July, set back in 1950 and equaled again in 1965 and 1983.

...1987... Early morning thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 90 mph at Parkston SD, and wind gusts to 87 mph at Buffalo MN. Later in the day strong thunderstorm winds at Howard WI collapsed a circus tent injuring 44 persons.

...1988... Thunderstorms produced heavy rain in southern Texas, with totals ranging up to 13 inches near Medina. Two men drowned when their pick-up truck was swept into the Guadalupe River, west of the town of Hunt. Ten cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Baltimore MD reported a record high reading of 102 degrees for the second day in a row.

...1989... Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather from North Dakota to Indiana. Thunderstorms in North Dakota produced tennis ball size hail at Carson. Thunderstorms in Indiana produced wind gusts to 75 mph at Fort Wayne. Five cities in the Southern Atlantic Coast Region reported record high temperatures for the date, including Lakeland FL with a reading of 100 degrees.

...1990... The most costly hailstorm in U.S. history up to the time battered the Colorado Front Range from Estes Park to Colorado Springs. Hail the size of baseballs dented tens-of-thousands of automobiles, defoliated thousands of trees, ripped up greens and fairways on several golf courses, and knocked out power and phone service to thousands of customers to name just a few effects. The Denver metro area was among the hardest hit. Total damage was $625 million. The hail swath was caused by a single super cell thunderstorm.

...2002... The temperature hit 109 degrees at Winnemucca, Nevada for its all-time record high temperature.

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