On This Day In Weather History...

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)
New Orleans LA was drenched with 14.01 inches of rain, which established a
24 hour rainfall record for the state. (The Weather Channel)
A hailstone five inches by five and a half inches in size, and weighing
four pounds, was measured at Troy NY. (The Weather Channel)
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). (The Weather

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky