July 13 Weather History

...1895... A tornado struck Cherry Hill in New Jersey causing fifty thousand dollars damage. It also descended into the Harlem and Woodhaven areas of New York City killing one person, and finally ended as a waterspout in Jamaica Bay.

...1927... The high temperature at Newport, Rhode Island peaked at 92 degrees, breaking the old record set in 1894.

...1936... The record high temperature for the state of Michigan was set at Mio. The temperature rose to 112 degrees.  Wisconsin's record high temperature was set at Wisconsin Dells. The high temperature reading was 114 degrees.

...1955... At Newport, Rhode Island the low temperature dipped to 54 degrees, setting the record low temperature for the date. It was later tied in 2001.

...1975... Dover DE was deluged with 8.50 inches of rain to establish a 24 hour record for the state.

...1976... The barometric pressure fell to 29.23 inches of mercury at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the old record of 29.45 inches set in 1966.

...1977... Lightning struck a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County of southeastern New York State plunging New York City into darkness.

...1980... Afternoon highs of 108 degrees at Memphis TN, 108 degrees at Macon GA, and 105 degrees at Atlanta GA, established all- time records for those three cities. The high of 110 degrees at Newington GA was just two degrees shy of the state record.

...1987... Unseasonably cool weather prevailed across the Midwest. Ten cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Casper WY with a reading of 39 degrees. By way of contrast, record heat was reported in the eastern U.S., with highs of 93 degrees at Burlington VT, and 101 degrees around Miami FL.

...1988... "Mother Nature" took a day off. There were just three reports of severe weather across the country, and just one record high temperature reported. Thunderstorms brought much needed rains to the Tennessee Valley area, producing nine inches at Senatobia MS.

...1989... A thunderstorm at Albany GA produced 1.40 inches of rain in forty minutes, along with wind gusts to 82 mph. Afternoon highs of 98 degrees at Corpus Christi TX, 110 degrees at Tucson AZ, and 114 degrees at Phoenix AZ, equaled records for the date. Greenwood MS reported 55.65 inches of precipitation for the year, twice the amount normally received by mid July.

...1993... Barrow, Alaska soared to 79 degrees to set a new all-time record high temperature for the location. The old record was 78 degrees set on July 14, 1927.

...1996... Tropical Storm Bertha passed through northeast Connecticut on this date. Newport, Rhode Island recorded 1.19 inches of rain, a lower barometric press of 29.42 inches and a wind gust of 38 miles per hour.

...2002... West Yellowstone, Montana set its all-time record high temperature of 99 degrees.

...2003... Pueblo, Colorado recorded its all-time record high temperature with 109 degrees.

...2010... The dew point was a very sticky 76 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, breaking the previous record of 74 degrees set in 1994.

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