July 29 Weather History

...1894... At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature peaked at 92 degrees, setting the record high for the date. It was later tied in 1949.

...1897... 2.10 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the old record of .22 inches set the year before in 1896.

...1898... The temperature at Prineville OR soared to 119 degrees to establish a state record, which was tied on the 10th of August at Pendleton.

...1905... Heavy rain in southwestern Connecticut caused a dam break, and the resulting flood caused a quarter of a million dollars damage at Bridgeport. As much as eleven inches of rain fell prior to the flood.

...1914... The low temperature fell to 55 degrees on this day at Newport, Rhode Island, setting the record low temperature for the date. It was later tied in 1955.

...1930... Mississippi's record high temperature of 115 was reached at Holly Springs.

...1941... At Newport, Rhode Island a wind gust of 44 miles per hour was recorded, breaking the previous record of 31 miles per hour set in 1928.

...1981... Fifty cattle, each weighing 800 pounds, were killed by lightning near Vance AL. The lightning struck a tree and then spread along the ground killing the cattle.

...1986... Intense thunderstorms belted Rhode Island during the evening. 5.57 inches of rain fell at T.F. Green Airport in Providence along with half inch hail. 6.25 inches was recorded at Point Judith. hail accumulated to depth of 4 inches at Narragansett with 6.03 inches of rain to boot.   Newport, Rhode Island, less than 20 miles received only .06 inches.

...1987... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Minnesota to Indiana and Illinois. A thunderstorm at Janesville WI produced wind gusts to 104 mph which flipped over two airplanes, and blew another plane 300 feet down the runway. The northeastern U.S. experienced some relief from the heat. Nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Saint Johnsbury VT with a reading of 42 degrees. Barnet VT reported a morning low of 33 degrees, with frost reported on vegetation.

...1988... Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Hail three inches in diameter was reported south of Saint Cloud MN. Hot weather prevailed in the western U.S. Fresno CA reported a record thirteen straight days of 100 degree heat.

...1989... Morning thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest produced more than five inches of rain west of Virgil SD. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms deluged the foothills and adjacent plains of Colorado with heavy rain. Rains of six to seven and a half inches fell in eight hours north of Greeley. Hail and heavy rain caused several million dollars damage in Weld County.

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