Statement as of 6:00 AM CDT on August 19, 2017
Expires 11:00 AM EDT on August 19, 2017
600 am CDT Sat Aug 19 2017
... On this date in weather history...
In 1987, severe thunderstorms that moved from eastern
Nebraska to eastern Kansas and western Missouri produced
hail 3 inches in diameter and winds that reached 80 mph.
The 3 inch diameter hail bombarded Albion Nebraska,
located 25 miles southwest of Norfolk.Baseball sized
hail struck just northwest of Topeka in Jackson County.
Especially hard hit was Franklin County, where crop
damage was around $3.5 million and 10 people were
injured. Later the small town of Fulton Kansas was
whipped by 80 mph gusts.
In 1991, hurricane bob invaded Newport Rhode Island and
made its final United States landfall as a tropical storm
at Rockland Maine. Gusts reached 143 mph at Westport
Massachusetts.Sixteen people were killed while power
was lost to around 2 million homes and businesses.
Damage was estimated at $1.5 billion.