17 June


US Weather events

US Weather events

1859 160 yrs ago
Hot Santa Ana winds in southern California roasted fruit on one side at Santa Barbara. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)
1882 137 yrs ago
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. (David Ludlum)
1965 54 yrs ago
Holly, CO, was deluged with 11.08 inches of rain to establish a state 24 hour rainfall record. (The Weather Channel)
1987 32 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced severe weather in the south central U.S. Thunderstorms in Kansas produced wind gusts to 76 mph at Lyons, and baseball size hail at Garden City. The Edwards Aquifer, which supplies water to San Antonio, TX, reached a record level of 699.2 feet following a record 18.43 inches of rain in thirty days. Torrential rains between the mid May and mid June sent 8.8 million acre feet of water down the rivers of southern Texas, the largest volume in 100 years of records. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 31 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced large hail and damaging winds in Georgia and the Carolinas. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 75 mph at Eden, NC. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 30 yrs ago
Unseasonably cool air, responsible for 37 record lows in the central U.S. on the 15th and 16th, including a low of 33 degrees at Valentine NE on the 15th, overspread the eastern U.S. ending a three day seige of severe weather. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1882 137 yrs ago
Grinnell, Iowa 1954 fatalities
16 farms were blown away and the town of Grinnell was devastated. Debris was carried 100 mi (160 km). Caused 68 fatalities according to Grazulis.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis
1944 75 yrs ago
Summit, South Dakota 2011 fatalities
Farms were swept away with no visible debris left.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis
1946 73 yrs ago
Windsor, Ontario 2002 fatalities
1946 Windsor-Tecumseh, Ontario tornado – Officially rated F4, however, one home had a portion of its concrete block foundation swept away, indicating borderline F5 damage.
Officially ranked below F5/EF5, but rating is disputed; event may have been F5/EF5


Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1971-06-17 21.00 UTC 48 yrs ago
Chile (map) , 90.1 km deep Magnitude: 7.2
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

1990-06-17 04.51 UTC 29 yrs ago
Pakistan (map) , 13.7 km deep Magnitude: 6.1
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking6
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)0

2008-06-17 05.51 UTC 11 yrs ago
China (map) , 10 km deep Magnitude: 4.8
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking2
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2





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