June 11 Weather History

...1842... A late season snowstorm struck New England. Snow fell during the morning and early afternoon, accumulating to a depth of ten to twelve inches at Irasburg VT. Berlin NH was blanketed with eleven inches of snow during the day. Snow whitened the higher peaks of the Appalachians as far south as Maryland.

...1877... The temperature at Los Angeles CA reached 112 degrees during a heat wave. It would have been the all-time record for Los Angeles but official records did not begin until twenty days later.

...1894... The high temperature peaked at 88 degrees on this day at Newport, Rhode Island, setting the record high for the date; it was later tied in 1997.

...1972... Heavy showers brought 1.64 inches of rain to Phoenix AZ, a record for the month of June.

...1987... South Texas endured another day of torrential rains. Up to twelve inches of rain drenched Harris County, and nearly ten inches soaked Luce Bayou, mainly during the afternoon hours. Thunderstorm rains left seven feet of water over Highway 189 in northern Val Verde County. Flooding caused nine million dollars damage in Real County. A thunderstorm at Perryton TX produced golf ball size hail and 70 mph winds, and spawned a tornado which struck a mobile killing one person and injuring the other four occupants.

...1980... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island dipped to 43 degrees, breaking the record of 44 degrees, set in 1972.

...1988... Thirty cities in the central and eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including El Dorado AR with a reading of 48 degrees. Canaan Valley WV and Thomas WV dipped to 30 degrees. Flagstaff AZ was the cold spot in the nation with a low of 30 degrees. Coolidge, just 180 miles away, was the hot spot in the nation with an afternoon high of 105 degrees.

...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the south central and southeastern U.S. during the day and night. Thunderstorms spawned eleven tornadoes, including one which tore the roof off a restaurant at Bee Branch AR injuring six persons. The tornado tossed one car into the restaurant, and another car over it. Temperatures soared into the 90s across much of Florida. Lakeland reported a record high of 99 degrees for the second day in a row.

...1997... At Newport, Rhode Island the heat index peaked at 90 degrees, setting the record high for the date; it was later tied in 2000.

...2008... An EF3 tornado tracked 14 miles through Burt County, Nebraska, and Harrison and Monona Counties in Iowa. 4 were killed and 48 were injured at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in Monona County.

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