June 15 Weather History

...1662... A fast was held at Salem MA with prayers for rain, and the Lord gave a speedy answer.

...1746... Peter Kalm described a killing frost in southern New Jersey.

...1879... McKinney ND received 7.7 inches of rain in 24 hours, a state record.

...1896... The temperature at Fort Mojave CA soared to 127 degrees, the hottest reading of record for June for the U.S. The low that day was 97 degrees. Morning lows of 100 degrees were reported on the 12th, 14th and 16th of the month.

...1912... The low temperature fell to 44 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 49 degrees set in 1896.

...1953... Dust devils are usually rather benign weather phenomena, however, two boys were injured by one near Prescott AZ. One of the boys suffered a black eye, and the other boy had two vertebrae fractured by wind-blown debris.

...1956... At Newport, Rhode Island the high temperature peaked at 92 degrees, breaking the record of 88 degrees set in 1945 and the heat index reached 94 degrees, breaking the record of 82 degrees, set in 1952.

...1957... East Saint Louis was deluged with 16.54 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the state of Illinois.

...1987... Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in the northwestern U.S. A tornado damaged five homes and destroyed a barn near Salmon ID. It lifted a metal shed 100 feet into the air, and deposited it 100 yards away. Hail an inch and a half in diameter caused ten million dollars damage to automobiles at Nampa ID.

...1988... Severe thunderstorms in the Central High Plains Region spawned five tornadoes around Denver Co in just one hour. A strong (F-3) tornado in southern Denver injured seven persons and caused ten million dollars damage. Twenty-six cities in the eastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 97 degrees at Portland ME was a record for June.

...1989... Thunderstorms produced severe weather over the Southern and Middle Atlantic Coast States. The thunderstorms spawned eight tornadoes, including strong (F-3) tornadoes which injured three persons at Mountville PA and four persons at Columbia PA. There were 111 reports of large hail and damaging winds, including wind gusts to 80 mph at Norfolk VA and Hogback Mountain SC.

...1992... The second largest two-day tornado outbreak in U.S. history commenced as a developing cumulus cloud broke through the cap in north central Kansas and exploded into a huge super cell thunderstorm. Between 4:15 and 8:35 pm CDT, this super cell produced 39 tornadoes in north central Kansas including 12 in Mitchell County and 9 in Osborne County. A farmer living south of Cawker City reported going to the basement in his farm home 5 different times and each time he came out of the basement, his farm had additional damage. He also reported that at one time, he counted 3 tornadoes on the ground and 4 funnels in the air. Damage to property in Mitchell County exceeded $12 million

...1994... The high dew point peaked at 75 degrees on this day at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 72 degrees that was set in 1957.

...2006... The remnants of tropical storm Alberto passed to the south and east of southern New England on this day. At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric pressure fell to 29.67 inches.

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