June 5 Weather History

...1859... Frost was reported from Iowa to New England. The temperature dipped to 25 degrees in New York State, and up to two inches of snow blanketed Ohio. The cold and snow damaged the wheat crop.

...1908... Helena MT was deluged with 3.67 inches of rain to establish their all-time 24 hour rainfall record. (4th-5th)

...1916... A tornado struck the town of Warren AR killing 83 persons. There were 125 deaths that day in a tornado outbreak across Missouri and Arkansas.

...1917... Residents near Topeka KS reported disk-shaped hailstones six to ten inches in diameter, and two to three inches thick. The hailstorm was accompanied by a tornado.

...1920... 3.61 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of .53 inches set in 1909.

...1925... At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature peaked at 90 degrees, breaking the record of 84 degrees that was set in 1893.  Washington, DC had its earliest reading over the 100 degree mark on record.

...1927... A wind gust of 52 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island setting the record high for the date.

...1944... At Newport, Rhode Island the low temperature fell to 44 degrees, breaking the record of 45 degrees set in 1910.

...1985... A persistent heat wave in the southeast states set many new high temperature records. In Montgomery, Alabama, the record high reading of 103 degrees is also the hottest ever recorded this early in the season. In Tampa, Florida, the 99 degree high temperature established a new all-time record high, dating back to 1890 when official weather records began.

...1987... International Falls MN dipped to a record low reading of 34 degrees during the morning. Williston ND and Glasgow MT reported record warm afternoon highs of 94 degrees. Major flooding was reported along the Guadelupe River in South Texas, with the water level at Cuero reaching 18 feet above flood stage.

...1988... Twenty cities in the south central and eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Asheville NC with a reading of 40 degrees. Fifteen cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 108 degrees at Glasgow MT was a record for June.

...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Southern Atlantic Coast during the day and into the night. Four tornadoes were reported, and there were 87 reports of large hail and damaging winds.

...1993... A strong, late season spring storm moved into California. The .76 inches of rain at Los Angeles set a new daily rainfall record for June. Lake Gregory was deluged with 3.24 inches of rain in 24 hours and a foot of snow fell at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

...2010... At Newport, Rhode Island 1.41 inches of rain fell in one hour which broke the daily of .51 inches set in 2003 and it was the largest one hour rainfall for the month of June and it was the eight highest all time at the station.

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