June 13 Weather History

...1889... Forest fires in northern Wisconsin and northeast Minnesota were in the process of destroying millions of dollars of board feet of timber.

...1907... The temperature at Tamarack CA dipped to 2 degrees above zero, the lowest reading of record for June for the U.S. The high that day was 30 degrees. Tamarack received 42 inches of snow between the 10th and the 13th. On the 13th the snow depth was 130 inches.

...1956... At Newport, Rhode Island, the temperature rose to 93 degrees, breaking the record of 85 degrees set in 1940 and the heat index peaked at 97 degrees, breaking the record of 86 degrees set in 1954.

...1969... An unusual late season snowfall covered parts of South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, and Nebraska. 10 inches of snow fell at Deerfield, South Dakota and 5 inches was measured at Great Falls, Montana.

...1976... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island dropped to 45 degrees, breaking the record of 46 degrees set in 1907 and 1980.

...1984... Severe thunderstorms struck Denver deluging the city with five inches of rain, and leaving up to six feet of water in some places. Softball size hail smashed windshields and ripped through metal cars. Snow plows had to be called out.

...1987... Fifteen cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, including International Falls MN with a reading of 92 degrees. Mason City IA and Waterloo IA reported record highs of 100 degrees. Thunderstorms in the northeastern U.S. produced golf ball size hail around Hamilton Square NJ, along with high winds which tore the roof off a hospital causing a million dollars damage. Averill Park NY was deluged with 1.64 inches of rain in fifteen minutes.

...1988... Afternoon thunderstorms produced severe weather in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Forrest NM was deluged with 5.5 inches of rain in ninety minutes. Temperatures soared into the 90s across much of the eastern half of the nation, including New England. Northern Illinois reported a record twenty straight days of dry weather.

...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Southern Plains Region to the Carolinas during the day and night, and continued to drench parts of Texas and Oklahoma with heavy rain. Oklahoma City reported 13.41 inches of rain for the first thirteen days of the month, and Fort Worth TX reported 29.56 inches for the year, a total more than 13 inches above normal. Severe drought continued to rage across South Texas.

...1998... Newport, Rhode Island received heavy rain in thunderstorms on this day. The day total was 3.86 inches, breaking the record of 2.92 inches set in 1975 and it was highest daily total recorded for the month of June; .92 inches was recorded in one hour, breaking that record of .67 inches that was also set in 1975.

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