June 22 Weather History

...1897... At Newport, Rhode Island the low temperature fell to 50 degrees, setting the record low temperature for the day. It was tied three other times, in 1940, 1979 and 1986.

...1906... A destructive hailstorm struck the town of Chelsea, Vermont, covering an area 1 by 10 miles. There were drifts up to 2 feet deep, and most crops were destroyed.

...1918... 2.42 inches of rain fell at Newport, Rhode Island, breaking the record of 1.26 inches set in 1893.

...1919... An F5 tornado struck the town of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. 59 people were killed and 400 buildings were destroyed. Lumber was carried for 10 miles and a blank check was carried a distance of 60 miles.

...1947... Twelve inches of rain fell in forty-two minutes at Holt MO establishing a world rainfall record. That record was tied on January 24-25, 1956, at the Kilauea Sugar Plantation in Hawaii, as their state record was established with 38 inches of rain in 24 hours.

...1972... Hurricane Agnes deluged Pennsylvania and New York State with torrential rains resulting in the most costly flood in U.S. history. In the Middle Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, 24 hour rainfall amounts were generally 8 to 12 inches, with up to 19 inches in extreme southwestern Schuylkill County. At Wilkes-Barre PA the dike was breached destroying much of the town. Flooding resulted in 117 deaths and 3.1 billion dollars damage. At Newport, Rhode Island the barometric pressure dipped to 29.13 inches, breaking the daily record of 29.43 inches that was set in 1937 and was the lowest barometric pressure for the month of June and the wind gusted to 44 miles per hour, breaking that record of 37 miles per hour that was set in 1963.

...1981... A young woman from Lubbock TX was struck by lightning. The bolt of lightning struck just above her right shoulder near her neck, and passed right to left through her body, tearing her warm-ups, causing her tennis shoes to explode, and lifting her two feet into the air.

...1987... Thunderstorms in southern Texas produced wind gusts to 116 mph near Quemado. Thunderstorms in New York State produced 5.01 inches of rain in 24 hours at Buffalo, an all-time record for that location, and produced an inch of rain at Bath PA. The temperature at Fairbanks AK soared to 92 degrees, establishing a record for the date.

...1988... Sixty-five cities in twenty-four states reported record high temperatures for the date. Tucson AZ reported an all-time record high of 114 degrees, surpassing the previous record of 112 degrees established a day earlier. Highs of 98 degrees at Pittsburgh PA and 100 degrees at Baltimore MD tied records for the month of June.

...1989... Record cold temperatures were reported in the High Plains Region. Rapid City SD reported a record low of 39 degrees, in sharp contrast to their record high of 102 degrees two days earlier, on the 20th.

...1992... Record cold prevailed in the eastern U.S. with 67 low temperature records for the date tied or broken. Indianapolis, Indiana dipped to 37 degrees to set a new all-time record low temperature for June and the coldest summer temperature ever. In sharp contrast, it was a furnace in the Pacific Northwest with Eugene and Medford, Oregon setting new all-time record high temperatures for June with 102 and 111 degrees, respectively.

...2003... A monster super cell thunderstorm over Aurora, Nebraska produced the largest hailstone ever recorded. The hailstone measured 7 inches in diameter and had a circumference of 18.75 inches.

...2009... Vero Beach, Florida soared to 102 degrees for its all-time record high temperature.

...2011... At Newport, Rhode Island .74 inches of rain fell in one hour, breaking the record of .39 inches set in 2003.

...2012... It was a hot day at Newport, Rhode Island on this day. The high temperature peaked at 91 degrees, breaking the record of 89 degrees that was set in 1921 and 1941 and the heat index rose of 100 degrees , which broke the record of 91 degrees that was set in 1989.

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