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May 30[edit]

1998: After a supercell spawned an F4 tornado that nearly wiped out the town of Spencer, South Dakota, the storms organized into a destructive derecho that tracked over 1,000 miles (1,609 km) across the southern Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.

May 31[edit]

1889: The Johnstown Flood, caused by days of heavy rains which led to the failure of the South Fork Dam, killed more than 2,000 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

June 1: Start of the Central Pacific and Atlantic hurricane seasons[edit]

1999: American Airlines Flight 1420 overran the runway in a severe thunderstorm, killing 10 passengers and the pilot.

2011: An EF3 tornado killed 3 people in south-central Massachusetts.

June 2[edit]

1982: Hurricane Alberto formed just north of the Yucatán Peninsula, eventually causing devastating flooding in Cuba which killed 23 people.

June 3[edit]

2007: Cyclone Gonu became the most intense tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Arabian Sea, eventually causing more than $4 billion (2007 USD) in damage in Oman and Iran.

June 4[edit]

1958: A tornado outbreak killed 28 people in Wisconsin, including 21 deaths from a single F5 tornado.

June 5[edit]

1934: A tropical storm struck the coast of Belize (then known as British Honduras). The storm would meander through Central America for several days, causing flooding which killed as many as 3,000 people.