HISTORICAL WEATHER EVENTS - 22 April
From the files of the Aviation Weather Center, Kansas
City, MO and Intellicast
- ...1883...A tornado outbreak occurred with many tornadoes
reported from Louisiana to Kansas and east to South Carolina. A total
of 200 people were killed. An F4 tornado struck Wesson, Beauregard, and
Georgetown, MS with 56 killed and 300 injured from this tornado alone.
The town of Beauregard was destroyed. (David Ludlum) (Intellicast)
- ...1958...A record-breaking, late season snowstorm buried
Carbon, Stillwater, and Sweetgrass counties in southwestern Montana.
Storm totals (ending on the 23rd) were 55 inches
at Red Lodge, 61 inches at Nye Mine, and 72 inches at Mystic Lake.
- ...1980...A record April heat wave sent the mercury up to
the 100-degree mark in Iowa. (The Weather Channel)
- ...1987...Fifteen cities in the southeastern U.S. reported
new record high temperatures for the date. The afternoon high of 96
degrees at Pensacola, FL established a record for the month of April.
(The National Weather Summary)
- ...1988...Heavy snow fell over northern Nebraska, with 15
inches reported at Mullen. Heavy snow also blanketed the mountains of
northern Arizona, with 16 inches reported at Munds Park. (The National
Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
- ...1989...Twenty-seven cities in the central U.S. reported
record high temperatures for the date. The high of 96 degrees at Omaha,
NE was an April record, and the high of 100 degrees at Lubbock, TX
equaled their record for April. In Kansas, Hill City and Liberal tied
for honors as the hot spot in the nation with afternoon highs of 103
degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
- ...1990...Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the
Southern and Central High Plains to northwest Florida during the
afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 67 mph at
Gillette, WY, hail two inches in diameter west of Roswell, NM, and
deluged Cheyenne, OK with 8.68 inches of rain leaving some parts of the
town under five feet of water. Temperatures reached the low 90s in the
north central U.S. Chamberlain, SD and Pickstown, SD tied Presidio, TX
for honors as the hot spot in the nation with afternoon highs of 94
degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
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