June 18 Weather History

...1875... A severe coastal storm (or possible hurricane) struck the Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. Eastport ME reported wind gusts to 57 mph.

...1909... A wind gust of 41 miles per hour was recorded at Newport, Rhode Island on this day, setting the record high for the date.

...1922... At Newport, Rhode Island 2.30 inches of fell, breaking the record of .72 inches set in 1920.

...1929... The high temperature peaked at 91 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the previous record of 82 degrees set in 1894.

...1958... Hailstones up to four inches in diameter killed livestock as a storm passed from Joliet to Belfry in Carbon County MT.

...1965... The low temperature fell to 45 degrees at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 47 degrees that was set in 1954 and 1958.

...1970... Wind and rain, and hail up to seven inches deep, caused more than five million dollars damage at Oberlin KS.

...1985... The barometric pressure fell to 29.32 inches of mercury, breaking the record of 29.52 inches that was set in 1952.

...1987... It was a hot day in the Upper Great Lakes Region. Nine cities in Michigan and Wisconsin reported record high temperatures for the date. The high of 90 degrees at Marquette MI marked their third straight day of record heat. Severe thunderstorm in the Northern and Central High Plains Region spawned half a dozen tornadoes in Wyoming and Colorado. Wheatridge CO was deluged with 2.5 inches of rain in one hour.

...1988... Severe thunderstorms in eastern North Dakota and northern Minnesota produced hail three inches in diameter and spawned four tornadoes in Steele County. Thunderstorms also produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Clearbrook MN.

...1989... Unseasonably hot weather prevailed in the southwestern U.S. In Arizona, afternoon highs of 103 degrees at Winslow, 113 degrees at Tucson, and 115 degrees at Phoenix were records for the date.

...1991... Atlanta, Georgia set a new record for the amount of the rain in one hour. 3.47 inches fell between 652 and 752 pm EDT

...1992... Indianapolis, Indiana was belted with a vicious severe thunderstorm during the early morning hours. It produced the entire cycle of severe weather types. A tornado was reported 5 miles to the northwest, hail 1.25 inches in diameter fell, winds gusted to 62 mph, continuous lightning was observed, and 2.05 inches rain fell for the storm with 1.19 inches falling in one hour. The airport control tower was evacuated during the height of the storm. This event marked the highlight of the biggest daily sustained late season severe weather outbreak across the U.S. on record. More than 800 reports of severe weather, including 172 tornadoes, poured into the National Severe Storms Forecast Center from the 15th to the 19th.

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