June 12 Weather History

...1881... Severe thunderstorms spawned more than half a dozen tornadoes in the Lower Missouri Valley. Five of the tornadoes touched down near Saint Joseph MO. In south central Kansas a tornado nearly wiped out the town of Floral. Hail and high winds struck Iowa and southern Minnesota. In Minnesota, Blue Earth City reported five inches of rain in one hour.

...1884... Los Angeles, California received its greatest June rainstorm ever with .87 inches falling June 11th to 12th.

...1899... A killer F5 tornado ripped through New Richmond, Wisconsin. unfortunately, about 1000 extra people were in town for a circus. 117 people were killed and 200 were injured. Over 300 buildings were destroyed and a 3000 pound safe was carried a full block.

...1903... A wind gust of 50 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, setting the record high for the date.

...1905... At Newport, Rhode Island 2.18 inches of rain fell, breaking the record of 1.46 inches set in 1903.

...1933... The high temperature peaked at 88 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, breaking the previous record of 83 degrees set in 1914.

...1942... An F4 tornado cut a twisting, erratic path through the southwestern part of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 70 homes were destroyed. 36 people were killed and 100 were injured. Total damage was 500,000 dollars.

...1947... A heavy wet snow blanketed much of southern and central Wyoming, and gave many places their heaviest and latest snow of record. Totals included 18.4 inches at Lander, 8.7 inches at Cheyenne, and 4.5 inches at Casper. (11th-12th)

...1948... The Columbia River Basin flood peaked on this date in the Northwest. The flood produced the highest water level in the basin since the flood there in 1894. The damage estimate for the 1948 flood was $101 million dollars and 75 lives were lost

...1969... Record late season snows covered parts of Montana. Five inches was reported at Great Falls and east of Broadus. Billings MT tied their June record with lows of 32 degrees on the 12th and the 13th.

...1980... At Newport, Rhode Island the temperature fell to a cold 42 degrees, breaking the record of 44 degrees set in 1972.

...1983... The state of Utah was besieged by floods and mudslides. Streets in downtown Salt Lake City were sandbagged and turned into rivers of relief. The town of Thistle was completely inundated as a mudslide made a natural dam.

...1985... The barometric pressure fell to 29.17 inches at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 29.39 inches that was set in 1963.

...1987... Thunderstorms in Nebraska produced softball size hail around Fremont and Ames, and 3.5 inches of rain in less than one hour. Four and a half inches in less than an hour caused flooding around Ithica NE. A tornado destroyed a mobile home near Broken Bow NE injuring both occupants.

...1988... Fifteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Asheville with a reading of 40 degrees. Drought conditions continued to intensify across the eastern half of the nation. Rainfall at Nashville TN was running 12.5 inches below normal.

...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Tennessee Valley to the Central Appalachians in the afternoon and evening, and produced severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas during the evening and night. Thunderstorms spawned ten tornadoes, and there were 164 reports of large hail and damaging winds. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 100 mph at Amarillo TX, and wind gusts to 110 mph at Denton TX. Hail three inches in diameter was reported at Tucumcari NM.

...2001... .63 inches of rain fell in one hour at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of .48 inches set in 1955.

...2002... A super cell thunderstorm dumped copious amount of large hail across Buffalo and Kearney Counties in Nebraska. Hail up to 5 inches in diameter fell, injuring 15 people, and doing $100 million in damages. In excess of 6000 structures sustained damage. In some cases, hailstones penetrated shingles, sheeting, and interior ceiling drywall. One person reported an 8 inch diameter hole in his roof. Another person reported hailstones landing on the living room couch after falling through the roof.

...2017... The heat index rose to 92 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island on this date, breaking the record of 88 degrees that was set in 1958.

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