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Today JUNE 19TH, 1938-A cloudburst near Custer Creek MT (near Miles City) caused a train wreck killing forty-eight persons. An estimated four to seven inches of rain deluged the head of the creek that evening, and water flowing through the creek weakened the bridge. As a result, a locomotive and seven passenger cars plunged into the swollen creek. One car, a tourist sleeper, was completely submerged.
 
JUNE 19TH, 1835-A tornado tore through the center of New Brunswick NJ killing five persons and scattering debris as far as Manhattan Island. The tornado provided the first opportunity for scientists to study firsthand the track of such a storm.
 
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Jun 18 JUNE 18TH, 1875-A severe coastal storm (or possible hurricane) struck the Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia. Eastport ME reported wind gusts to 57 mph.
 
JUNE 18TH, 1958-Hailstones up to four inches in diameter killed livestock as a storm passed from Joliet to Belfry in Carbon County MT.
 
Jun 17 JUNE 17TH, 1859-Hot Santa Ana winds in southern California roasted fruit on one side at Santa Barbara.
 
JUNE 17TH, 1882-A tornado traveled more than 200 miles across the state of Iowa killing 130 persons. The tornado touched down about ninety miles west of Grinnell, and struck the town and college around sunset, killing sixty persons, and causing more than half a million dollars damage. Traveling at nearly 60 mph, the tornado hit Mount Pleasant about 11 PM causing another half a million dollars damage.
 
Jun 16 JUNE 16TH, 1944-A tornado in Sioux City IA traveled an odd course. It spun in one place for about twenty minutes, made a U- turn, traveled southeast for about three miles, then traveled south, east, north, and finally east again.
 
JUNE 16TH, 1806-A total eclipse of the sun was viewed from southern California to Massachusetts.
 
Jun 15 JUNE 15TH, 1879-McKinney ND received 7.7 inches of rain in 24 hours, a state record.
 
JUNE 15TH, 1957-East Saint Louis was deluged with 16.54 inches of rain in 24 hours, a record for the state of Illinois.
 
Jun 14 JUNE 14TH, 1903-The "Heppner Disaster" occurred in Oregon. A cloudburst in the hills sent a flood down Willow Creek, and a twenty foot wall of water swept away a third of the town in minutes, killing 236 residents and causing 100 million dollars damage.
 
JUNE 14TH, 1961-The temperature at the San Francisco CA airport soared to 106 degrees to establish an all-time record for that location.
 
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