September 6 Weather History

...1881... Forest fires in Michigan and Ontario resulted in 'Yellow Day' in the northeastern U.S. Twenty villages in Michigan burned, and a total of 500 persons were killed. Fires caused 2.3 million dollars in losses near Lake Huron. Candles were needed at the noon hour.

...1902... The low temperature at Newport, Rhode Island fell to 47 degrees, breaking the old record 52 degrees set in 1893.

...1909... Topeka, Kansas was drenched with 8.08 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish an all-time record for the city.

...1911... Wichita, Kansas recorded 7.99 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish an all-time record for the city

...1922... At Newport, Rhode Island the high temperature peaked at 87 degrees, setting the record high temp for the date; it was later tied in 1983.

...1929... Iowa's earliest snow of record occurred as a few flakes were noted at 9 AM at Alton.

...1979... The remnants of Hurricane David passed to west of Newport County Rhode Island, resulting in 1.32 inches of rain, a wind gust of 46 miles per hour, breaking the recored of 38 miles per hour set in 1963, and a low barometer of 29.24 inches, which broke the record of 29.55 inches set in 1966.

...1987... Thunderstorms produced more than seven inches of rain in Georgia. Four persons drowned, and two others suffered injury, as three couples attempted to cross Mills Stone Creek at Echols Mill in their automobile. Smoke from forest fires in California and Oregon spread across Utah into western Colorado.

...1988... Unseasonably cool weather prevailed across the north central and northeastern U.S. Thirty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Saint Joseph MO with a reading of 38 degrees. A low of 44 degrees at Indianapolis IN was their coolest reading of record for so early in the season. The mercury dipped to 31 degrees at Hibbing MN and Philips WI.

...1989... An early afternoon thunderstorm produced wind gusts to 104 mph at Winter Haven FL flipping over four airplanes, and damaging five others. The high winds also damaged a hangar and three other buildings. A cold front produced strong winds and blowing dust in the Northern High Plains, with gusts to 54 mph reported at Buffalo SD. Powerful Hurricane Gabrielle and strong easterly winds combined to create waves up to ten feet high along the southern half of the Atlantic coast.

...2008... Tropical storm Hanna affected Newport, Rhode Island area on the 6th and 7th with total rainfall of 1.13 inches; wind gust of 38 mph and a low barometer of 29.39 inches.

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