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Today MAY 6TH, 1933-Charleston SC was deluged with 10.57 inches of rain, an all- time 24 hour record for that location.
MAY 6TH, 1975-A massive tornado hit Omaha NE killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing 150 million dollars damage. The tornado struck during the late afternoon moving northeastward through the industrial and residential areas of west central Omaha, and lifting over the northern section of the city. The twister, which cut a swath ten miles long and as much as a quarter of a mile wide, was the mostly costly in U.S. history up til that time.
May 05 MAY 5TH, 1990-A strong Pacific cold front moving rapidly inland caused weather conditions at the east end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in Washington State to quickly change from sunny and calm to westerly winds of 60 mph and ten-foot waves. Three recreational fishing boats capsized in heavy seas off Port Angeles resulting in five deaths.
MAY 5TH, 1917-The same storm which a day earlier produced eight inches of snow in the Texas panhandle, produced a foot of snow at Denver CO, their heaviest snow of record for the month of May.
May 04 MAY 4TH, 1812-A storm produced snow from Philadelphia to Maine. A foot of snow fell near Keene NH, and in Massachusetts, nine inches fell at Waltham, located near Boston.
MAY 4TH, 1917-A late season snowstorm in northwest Texas produced up to eight inches of snow in Potter County and Armstrong County.
May 03 MAY 3RD, 1990-Onslaught of 2 days of heavy rainfall in north central and east Texas causes extensive flooding along the Trinity and Red Rivers and smaller creeks and rivers. In Dallas and Fort Worth areas hundreds are evacuated and 3 die in flooding.
MAY 3RD, 1978-Persistent thunderstorms caused widespread flooding in southeastern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Mississippi. Rainfall totals of ten to thirteen and a half inches were reported around New Orleans causing the worst flooding in thirty years. The water depth reached three to four feet in several hundred homes, and total property damage was estimated at one hundred million dollars.
May 02 MAY 2ND, 1929-Virginia's worst tornado disaster occurred. Six tornadoes, two of which were west of the Blue Mountains, killed 22 people. Twelve children and a teacher were killed at Rye Cove, in Scott County. Four schools were destroyed by the storms.
MAY 2ND, 1899-A storm buried Havre MT under 24.8 inches of snow, an all-time record for that location. The water equivalent of 2.48 inches was a record 24 hour total for the month of May.
May 01 MAY 1ST, 1854-The Connecticut River reached a level of nearly twenty-nine feet at Hartford (the highest level of record up until that time). The record height was reached in the midst of a great New England flood which followed sixty-six hours of steady rain.
MAY 1ST, 1954-The temperature at Polebridge MT dipped to 5 degrees below zero to esablish a state record for the month of May.
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