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Today MAY 11TH, 1953-A tornado hit Waco TX killing 114 persons and burying some downtown streets under five feet of fallen bricks.
MAY 11TH, 1966-The 1.6 inch snow at Chicago IL was their latest measurable snow of record. Previously the record was 3.7 inches on the 1st and 2nd of May set in 1940.
May 10 MAY 10TH, 1905-A deadly tornado hit the town of Snyder OK killing 87 persons. The tornado leveled 100 homes in Snyder, and destroyed many others. The large and violent tornado killed a total of 97 persons along its 40 miles path across southwestern Oklahoma. Its roar could reportedly be heard up to twelve miles away.
MAY 10TH, 1987-Thunderstorms along the Central Gulf Coast deluged Lillian AL with14.5 inches of rain, and nearby Perdido Key FL with 12.8 inches of rain.
May 09 MAY 9TH, 1966-Record snows fell in the northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, including 3.1 inches at Pittsburgh PA and 5.4 inches at Youngstown OH. Snow also extended across parts of New York State, with eight inches reported in the southern Adirondacks.
MAY 9TH, 1977-A late season snowstorm hit parts of Pennsylvania, New York State, and southern and central New England. Heavier snowfall totals included 27 inches at Slide Mountain NY and 20 inches at Norwalk CT. At Boston it was the first May snow in 107 years of records. The heavy wet snow caused extensive damage to trees and power lines. The homes of half a million persons were without power following the storm.
May 08 MAY 8TH, 1784-A deadly hailstorm in South Carolina hit the town of Winnsborough. The hailstones, measuring as much as nine inches in circumference, killed several persons, and a great number of sheep, lambs and birds.
MAY 8TH, 1981-The Dallas/Fort Worth area experienced its worst hailstorm of record as baseball to grapefruit size hail, accompanied by 100 mph winds, caused nearly 200 million dollars damage. Hail accumulated eight inches deep at Cedar Hill TX.
May 07 MAY 7TH, 1988-A powerful storm in the north central U.S. produced up to three feet of snow in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming and the mountains of south central Montana. Up to five inches of rain drenched central Montana in less than 24 hours, and flash flooding in Wyoming caused a million dollars damage.
MAY 7TH, 1840-A powerful tornado wrecked many boats at the Natchez Landing in Mississippi, then plowed through the city on the bluff. The tornado killed 317 persons, and caused a million dollars damage. The force of the storm caused houses to burst open. The tornado was the most deadly and destructive in early American history.
May 06 MAY 6TH, 1933-Charleston SC was deluged with 10.57 inches of rain, an all- time 24 hour record for that location.
MAY 6TH, 1975-A massive tornado hit Omaha NE killing three persons, injuring 133 others, and causing 150 million dollars damage. The tornado struck during the late afternoon moving northeastward through the industrial and residential areas of west central Omaha, and lifting over the northern section of the city. The twister, which cut a swath ten miles long and as much as a quarter of a mile wide, was the mostly costly in U.S. history up til that time.
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