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Today 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.
 
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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.
 
Jun 13 JUNE 13TH, 1907-The temperature at Tamarack CA dipped to 2 degrees above zero, the lowest reading of record for June for the U.S. The high that day was 30 degrees. Tamarack received 42 inches of snow between the 10th and the 13th. On the 13th the snow depth was 130 inches.
 
JUNE 13TH, 1984-Severe thunderstorms struck Denver deluging the city with five inches of rain, and leaving up to six feet of water in some places. Softball size hail smashed windshields and ripped through metal cars. Snow plows had to be called out.
 
Jun 12 JUNE 12TH, 1983-The state of Utah was beseiged by floods and mudslides. Streets in downtown Salt Lake City were sandbagged and turned into rivers of relief. The town of Thistle was completely inundated as a mudslide made a natural dam.
 
JUNE 12TH, 1881-Severe thunderstorms spawned more than half a dozen tornadoes in the Lower Missouri Valley. Five of the tornadoes touched down near Saint Joseph MO. In south central Kansas a tornado nearly wiped out the town of Floral. Hail and high winds struck Iowa and southern Minnesota. In Minnesota, Blue Earth City reported five inches of rain in one hour.
 
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