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Today JULY 27TH, 1943-On a whim, and flying a single engine AT-6, Lieutenant Ralph O' Hair and Colonel Duckworth were the first to fly into a hurricane. It started regular Air Force flights into hurricanes.
 
JULY 27TH, 1926-A hurricane came inland near Daytona Beach FL. The hurricane caused 2.5 million dollars damage in eastern Florida, including the Jacksonville area.
 
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Jul 26 JULY 26TH, 1819-Twin cloudbursts of fifteen inches struck almost simultaneously at Catskill NY and Westfield MA. Flash flooding resulted in enormous erosion.
 
JULY 26TH, 1943-Tishomingo OK baked in the heat as the mercury soared to 121 degrees, a state record.
 
Jul 25 JULY 25TH, 1956-The Andrea Doria sank in dense fog near Nantucket Lightship MA. The ship was rammed by the Swedish-American liner, Stockholm, forty-five miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Fifty-two persons drowned, or were killed by the impact.
 
JULY 25TH, 1986-Tremendous hailstones pounded parts of South Dakota damaging crops, buildings and vehicles. Hail piled two feet deep at Black Hawk and northern Rapid City. Hail an inch and a quarter in diameter fell for 85 minutes near Miller and Huron, piling up to depths of two feet.
 
Jul 24 JULY 24TH, 1886-Rain fell at Lawrence KS for the first time in four weeks. Rain fell over much of the state of Kansas that day relieving a severe drought which began in May. The very dry weather ruined crops in Kansas.
 
JULY 24TH, 1980-Claudette, a weak tropical storm, deluged southeastern Texas with torrential rains. The Houston suburb of Alvin received 43 inches, a 24 hour record for the U.S.
 
Jul 23 JULY 23RD, 1788-A weather diary kept by George Washington recorded that the center of a hurricane passed directly over his Mount Vernon home. The hurricane crossed eastern North Carolina and Virginia before moving into the Central Appalachians. Norfolk VA reported houses destroyed, trees uprooted, and crops leveled to the ground.
 
JULY 23RD, 1987-Thunderstorms produced a record ten inches of rain in six and a half hours at Minneapolis MN, including 5.26 inches in two hours. Flash flooding claimed two lives and caused 21.3 million dollars damage. Streets in Minneapolis became rushing rivers, parking lots became lakes, and storm sewers spouted like geysers. A tornado hit Maple Grove MN causing five million dollars damage. Baseball size hail was reported at Olivia MN.
 
Jul 22 JULY 22ND, 1918-A single bolt of lightning struck 504 sheep dead in their tracks at the Wasatch National Forest in Utah. Sheep often herd together in storms, and as a result the shock from the lightning bolt was passed from one animal to another.
 
JULY 22ND, 1986-Hurricane Estelle passed 120 miles south of the Hawaiian Islands creating a ten to twenty foot surf. The large swells resulted from a combination of high tides, a full moon, and 50 mph winds. The hurricane also deluged Oahu Island with as much as 6.86 inches of rain on the 24th and 25th of the month.
 
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