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Today JUNE 23RD, 1944-Four tornadoes killed 153 persons and caused five million dollars damage in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland. The tornadoes formed during the evening and moved southeast along parallel paths flattening everything in their way. The town of Shinnston WV was leveled, and was left with the majority of the casualities. Until that time it was believed that damaging tornadoes did not travel across mountainous terrain.
 
JUNE 23RD, 1984-The Missouri River sets a nine year record high of 29.22 ft. at Waverly, MO. The record is broken on July 28, 1993, during the Great Midwest Floods when the river crests at the same location, at 31.20 ft.
 
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Jun 22 JUNE 22ND, 1947-Twelve inches of rain fell in forty-two minutes at Holt MO establishing a world rainfall record. That record was tied on January 24-25, 1956, at the Kilauea Sugar Plantation in Hawaii, as their state record was established with 38 inches of rain in 24 hours.
 
JUNE 22ND, 1972-Hurricane Agnes deluged Pennsylvania and New York State with torrential rains resulting in the most costly flood in U.S. history. In the Middle Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania, 24 hour rainfall amounts were generally 8 to 12 inches, with up to 19 inches in extreme southwestern Schuylkill County. At Wilkes-Barre PA the dike was breached destroying much of the town. Flooding resulted in 117 deaths and 3.1 billion dollars damage.
 
Jun 21 JUNE 21ST, 1954-Hailstorm in and around Wichita, KS causes $9 million in damages.
 
JUNE 21ST, 1919-Seven heavy coach cars of a moving train were picked up and thrown from the tracks by tornado winds. A baggage car was set down thirty feet away from the rest of the train.
 
Jun 20 JUNE 20TH, 1682-A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.
 
JUNE 20TH, 1928-A farmer near Greensburg KS looked up into the heart of a tornado. He described its walls as "rotating clouds lit with constant flashes of lightning and a strong gassy odor with a screaming, hissing sound".
 
Jun 19 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.
 
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.
 
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