Portal:Weather/On this day/06/08

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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.

June 6[edit]

1973: Hurricane Ava became the earliest Category 5 hurricane on record in the Pacific Ocean.

June 7[edit]

1993: Levees began to be overtopped, marking the start of the Great Flood of 1993, one of the worst floods in US history.

1997: Cyclone Keli formed in the South Pacific Ocean, the first tropical cyclone ever recorded in the month of June in that region.

June 8[edit]

1966: A tornado, one of the costliest in history, tracked across the city of Topeka, Kansas.

June 9[edit]

1953: The day after a tornado affected the city of Flint, Michigan, another tornado plowed through the city of Worcester, Massachusetts.

1972: Intense rainfall led to the failure of Canyon Lake Dam along Rapid Creek near Rapid City, South Dakota. The resulting flooding killed 238 people and caused over $160 million in damage.

June 10[edit]

1682: The first definite tornado in the history of Connecticut caused severe tree damage in the southwestern part of the state.

June 11[edit]

2005: Tropical Storm Arlene, the first tropical cyclone of the hyperactive 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall on the Florida Panhandle.