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15julAll DayJuly 15 Tornado Events

15julAll DayOakland-Craig, NE F4 Tornado – July 15, 195010 Mile Path, 0 Fatalities, 3 Injuries

More History!  Twitter Feed of Day in WX History!

On this day in 1954, two states recorded their hottest temperatures on record.

• East Saint Louis, ILLINOIS: 117°F (47.2°C)
• Warsaw, MISSOURI: 118°F (47.8°C)

Interesting enough, Warsaw, MO also recorded the state's coldest temperature of -40°F (-40°C) on February 13, 1905.

#OTD in 2000: A deadly F3 tornado struck the Green Acres Campground at Pine Lake in Alberta. Twelve people lost their lives. #wxhistory
https://t.co/dz4wet979Z

#OTD in 1916, an unnamed hurricane made landfall near Bulls Bay in Charleston County. A station in Effingham reported a 24-hr rainfall total of 13.25". At the time, flood damages from the event exceeded $10 million (~$242 million today) Pee Dee and Santee Basins. #scwxhistory

On this date back in 2015 a tornado developed over far southern Rice County and tracked southwest into Reno County. This tornado tracked just east of Nickerson producing EF-3 damage to a farmstead. The tornado was highly visible & was seen from dozens of miles away. #kswx

Ultimately #Barry was unsuccessful in its attempts to become axis-symmetric last night. However, it was able to intensify to minimal #hurricane intensity with the strongest winds focused in the active convection southeast of the center.

200-frame radar loop via @markniss_

Roanoke, IL F4 #Tornado – July 13, 2004! The Parsons Manufacturing Plant with 140+ employees inside was destroyed. All made it to storm shelters in time. Steel beams & metal siding from the plant were found ~3/4 of a mile east in a farm field. https://t.co/YKtad6I5go #ilwx #OTD

This week's weather history "Something Moore" to 1988. The U.S. was in the grips of a widespread drought/ then the deadly heat was added in. Both factors peaked in July. We covered the event to a great extent on TWC. We even sponsored a "Drought Symposium" https://t.co/5G9hxoUjY2

Today marks the 24th Anniversary of the July 12-15, 1995 heatwave. A total of 132 deaths were attributed (directly & indirectly) to this heatwave in the Tri-State Area. In addition, nearly 2 million farm animals perished from excessive heat and humidity.

July 5-17, 1936: Extreme heat claimed the lives of 1,180 people in Canada.
Some record temps:
112°F - St. Albans, Emerson, Manitoba.
108°F - Atikokan, Fort Frances, Ontario.
108°F in Winnipeg, Manitoba is their all-time hottest temperature. https://t.co/cwGsTax3DX #wxhistory

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