15 April


US Weather events

US Weather events

1921 103 yrs ago
Two mile high Silver Lake, CO, received 76 inches of snow in 24 hours, the heaviest 24 hour total of record for North America. The storm left a total of 87 inches in twenty-seven and a half hours. (David Ludlum)
1927 97 yrs ago
New Orleans LA was drenched with 14.01 inches of rain, which established a 24 hour rainfall record for the state. (The Weather Channel)
1949 75 yrs ago
A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing four pounds, was measured at Troy NY. (The Weather Channel)
1958 66 yrs ago
A tornado 300 yards in width skipped along a five mile path near Frostproof FL. A 2500 gallon water tank was found one mile from its original position (it is not known how much water was in the tank at the time)
1987 37 yrs ago
Thunderstorms developing along a cold front produced severe weather in the Southern Atlantic Coast Region. A tornado killed one person and injured seven others near Mount Dora FL. Drifts of hail up to two feet deep were reported in Davidson and Rowan counties in North Carolina. Myrtle Beach SC was deluged with seven inches of rain in three hours. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 36 yrs ago
Death Valley, CA, was soaked with 1.53 inches of rain in 24 hours. Snow fell in the mountains of southern California. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 35 yrs ago
Showers and thunderstorms soaked the eastern U.S. with heavy rain, pushing the rainfall total for the month at Cape Hatteras NC past their previous April record of 7.10 inches. (Storm Data)
1990 34 yrs ago
Thunderstorms developing along a stationary front produced severe weather from west central Texas to west central Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms spawned a tornado which caused more than half a million dollars damage at Fort Stockton TX, produced wind gusts to 65 mph at Dennison TX, produced baseball size hail at Silo OK and near Capps Corner TX, and drenched southeastern Oklahoma with up to 4 inches of rain in two hours. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1921 103 yrs ago
Harrison County, Texas–Pike–Hempstead County, Arkansas 1962 fatalities
This tornado family tracked for 112 mi (180 km), killing at least 59 people, and reached a peak width of 1.1 mi (1.8 km). Many homes were leveled, some of which were swept away and scattered across fields. A large concrete fireplace was shifted 3 ft (1.0 yd), and a vehicle was thrown 200 yd (600 ft) and partially buried into the soil. Tornado is not listed as an F5 by Grazulis but is listed on the NCDC memorandum.
Listed as an F5/EF5 on the 2000 NCDC tornado climatology memo


Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

Apr 15, 1907 06:08 AM UTC 117 yrs ago
Mexico (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 7.9
Secondary effectstsunami
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)28

Apr 15, 1941 07:09 PM UTC 83 yrs ago
Mexico (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 7.6
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)90

Apr 15, 1955 03:40 AM UTC 69 yrs ago
China (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 7.1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)5

Apr 15, 1978 11:33 PM UTC 46 yrs ago
Italy (map) , 17 km deep Magnitude: 6.0
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking5
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects5
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)5

Apr 15, 1979 06:19 AM UTC 45 yrs ago
Montenegro (map) , 15 km deep Magnitude: 6.9
Secondary effectstsunami
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking156
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects156
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)129
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)121

Apr 15, 1989 08:34 PM UTC 35 yrs ago
China (map) , 13.8 km deep Magnitude: 6.4
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking11
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects11
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)8
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)8





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