June 8 Weather History

...1932... The low temperature dipped to 42 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 45 degrees set in 1912.

...1951... Two tornadoes, one rated F4 and the other F2, were caught on 16 mm film at Corn, Oklahoma. This was the first film ever taken of a tornado in the U.S.

...1953... The worst tornado of record for the state of Michigan killed 116 persons. Flint MI was hardest hit. The tornado, half a mile in width, destroyed 200 homes on Coldwater Road killing entire families.

...1964... In Montana, the Gibson Dam, which feeds the Sun River, overflowed. The result was 34 deaths due to drowning.

...1966... A tornado ripped right through the heart of the capitol city of Topeka KS killing sixteen persons and causing 100 million dollars damage. The tornado, which struck during the evening, cut a swath of near total destruction eight miles long and four blocks wide. It was the most destructive tornado of record up until that time.

...1974... Severe thunderstorms spawned at least twenty-three tornadoes in Oklahoma during the afternoon and evening hours. One of the tornadoes struck the town Drumright killing sixteen persons and injuring 150 others. A tornado struck the National Weather Service office in Oklahoma City, and two tornadoes hit the city of Tulsa. Thunderstorms in Tulsa also produced as much as ten inches of rain. Total damage from the storms was around thirty million dollars. It was the worst natural disaster of record for Tulsa.

...1980... At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric pressure fell to 29.31 inches of mercury, breaking the record of 29.42 set in 1975.

...1984... The high temperature peaked at 88 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 87 degrees that was set in 1933.

...1985... An F3 tornado tracked 68 miles through Price and Oneida Counties in Wisconsin. 2 people were killed and 42 were injured. Damage was set at $6 million. Huge hailstones, up to 6 inches in diameter, accompanied the tornado.

...1986... At Newport, Rhode Island the remnants of tropical storm Andrea passed to the southeast of the coast of Rhode Island, dumping 1.57 inches of rain and a barometric reading of 29.46 inches.

...1987... Thunderstorms in the northeastern U.S. produced large hail and damaging winds in Vermont injuring two persons. Thunderstorms in Ohio produced wind gusts to 75 mph near Akron, and deluged Pittsfield with two inches of rain in thirty minutes.

...1988... Overnight thunderstorms in Iowa produced 5.20 inches of rain at Coon Rapids. Thunderstorms in the Florida Keys drenched Tavernier with 7.16 inches of rain in 24 hours. Eleven cities in the central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date.

...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather over the Central Gulf Coast Region during the day and evening. Severe thunderstorms spawned 17 tornadoes, including one which injured ten persons and caused a million dollars damage at Orange Beach AL. Thunderstorm winds gusting to 90 mph killed three persons and injured four others at Mobile AL. Thunderstorms also deluged Walnut Hill FL and Avalon Beach FL with eight inches of rain.

...1995... Classic super cell thunderstorms spawned 21 tornadoes in the north Texas Panhandle. 5 of the tornadoes were rated F4 on the Fujita scale, one which tracked through the center of Pampa injuring 7 people and doing $30 million in damages. The Project Vortex team (20 vehicles, including a state of the art truck-mounted Doppler Radar, and 2 P3 aircraft) were all over the storms, collecting an incredible storm dynamics, structure, and environment data set, on the last day of the 2 year funded project no less! The team witnessed one of the F4 tornadoes near Allison, and said it was one of biggest and meanest appearing tornadoes near Allison, and said it was one of biggest and meanest appearing tornadoes they had ever seen.

...2008... At Newport, Rhode Island the dew point peaked at 74 degrees, breaking the record of 73 degrees set in 1995 and the heat index rose to 96 degrees, breaking that record of 93 degrees that was set in 1984.

...2013... Post tropical storm Andrea passed over Rhode Island on this day. At Newport, Rhode Island 4.07 inches of rain fell on the 7th and 8th and the barometric pressure fell to 29.52 inches.

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