June 2 Weather History

...1889... A great flood on the Potomac River in Washington D.C. took out a span of Long Bridge, and flooded streets near the river. The flood stage reached was not again equaled until 1936.

...1917... The temperature at Tribune KS dipped to 30 degrees to establish a state record for the month of June.

...1949... A tornado northeast of Alfalfa OK circled an area one mile in radius.

...1985... Lightning struck a house, broke a bedroom window, and jumped to a metal frame bed. A man was killed but his wife was unharmed by the lightning.

...1987... Thunderstorms spawned seven tornadoes in West Texas and six tornadoes in Illinois. Thunderstorms in Illinois produced wind gusts to 70 mph at McComb and Mattoon. Thunderstorms in southern Texas produced 5.5 inches of rain south of Seguin, and up to eight inches of rain in Washington County.

...1988... Severe thunderstorms in Texas and Oklahoma produced hail more than three inches in diameter near Stillwater OK, and softball size hail in Jones County of north central Texas. Baseball size hail and 70 mph winds caused an estimated 100 million dollars damage around Abilene TX.

...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather across much of the south central U.S. through most of the day and night. Thunderstorms spawned a dozen tornadoes, and there were 123 reports of large hail and damaging winds. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 78 mph at Russell KS, and baseball size hail was reported at Denver CO, Cuthbert TX, and in Reeves County TX.

Afternoon thunderstorms in southern New England produced wind gusts to 120 mph at Fitchburg MA causing five million dollars damage.

...1990... 66 tornadoes struck parts of the Midwest, the Ohio Valley, and the Great Lakes area with the majority of the tornadoes in the Ohio Valley. 7 of the tornadoes were rated F4 on the Fujita scale. Indiana was the hardest hit with 37 tornadoes and 8 deaths. This outbreak was the largest outbreak since the Super outbreak of April 3-4, 1974.

...1998... A tornado tracked 33 miles through Somerset County in Pennsylvania into Garrett and then Allegany counties in Maryland. The tornado attained F4 intensity as it passed through Frostburg, Maryland -- the strongest tornado ever recorded in Maryland. The parent super cell for this tornado was tracked for over 200 miles.

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