June 1 Weather History

...1812... Apple trees at New Haven CT did not blossom until the first of June, the latest such occurrence during the period beginning in 1794. Snow whitened the ground in Cleveland OH and Rochester NY.

...1902... The barometric pressure peaked at 30.52 inches of mercury at Newport, Rhode Island, setting the record high for the date.

...1903... A strong tornado just 50 to 75 yards in width killed many persons around the Gainesville GA Cotton Mill. The tornado strengthened and widened near the end of its four mile path, killing 40 persons at New Holland GA. A total of 104 persons were killed in the tornado.

...1945... At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature fell to 40 degrees, breaking the record of 44 degrees that was set in 1907.

...1962... The heat index was a hot 88 degrees on this day at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 85 degrees set in 1951.

...1971... 8 inches of snow fell at Rainier Park Ranger Station in Washington (elevation 5427 feet). This ended up as the final snowfall of the 1970-71 winter season and brought the seasonal snowfall total to 1027 inches to set a new record for the U.S. Despite this huge amount of snow, even more fell in the 1971- 72 season.

...1980... A man from Falmouth ME was struck by lightning restoring his eyesight. The man had been blind and partially deaf since a truck accident in 1971.

...1984... In Massachusetts, the Connecticut River reached its highest level since the hurricane flood of September 1938. -At Apalachicola, Florida the temperature tumbled to 48 degrees, breaking the old record of 61 degrees set in 1966. 48 degrees is an all-time low for the month of June for Apalachicola.

...1986... Severe thunderstorms produced a rather large amount of hail for the northeastern U.S. across central and northern New England. Hailstones up to 4 inches in diameter fell in Cumberland County in Maine. Hail accumulated to a depth of 6 inches at Naples, Maine.

...1987... The high temperature reached 87 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, breaking the record of 86 degrees set in 1944.  Severe thunderstorms in the Upper Mississippi Valley and the Lower Ohio Valley produced wind gusts to 81 mph at Albert Lea Airport in southern Minnesota, and baseball size hail around Otterbein IN, Sarona WI, and Danville IL. Two inches of hail totally destroyed 5000 acres of corn and soybean north of Danville.

...1988... Thunderstorms drenched north central Texas with torrential rains, with more than 14 inches reported in Commanche County. Afternoon thunderstorm in New Jersey and Pennsylvania produced wind gusts to 70 mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

...1989... Thunderstorms developing during the afternoon over the Southern Plains Region produced severe weather through the evening and the night, spawning nine tornadoes. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Alpine TX, and baseball size hail at Balmorhea TX, Fluvanna TX, and in Borden County TX.

...1990... A violent (F4) tornado hit Bakersville Valley in west Texas. The tornado killed 2 people and injured 21. It also removed 300 feet of blacktop asphalt from a paved road and rolled two 90 ton oil tanks a distance of 3 miles and put them 600 feet up the side of a mountain. Total damage was 35 million dollars.

...2006... Corpus Christi, Texas was drenched with 11.47 inches of rain in 24 hours for its all-time 24 hour rainfall record.

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