11 August


US Weather events

US Weather events

1940 80 yrs ago
A major hurricane struck Savannnah, GA, and Charleston, SC, causing the worst inland flooding since 1607. (David Ludlum)
1944 76 yrs ago
The temperature at Burlington, VT, soared to an all-time record high of 101 degrees. (The Weather Channel)
1980 40 yrs ago
Clouds and moisture from Hurricane Allen provided a brief break from the torrid Texas heatwave, with daily highs mostly in the 70s to lower 90s. (The Weather Channel)
1987 33 yrs ago
An early evening thunderstorm in Wyoming produced hail up to two inches in diameter from Alva to Hulett. Snow plows had to be used to clear Highway 24 south of Hulett, where hail formed drifts two feet deep. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 32 yrs ago
Moisture from what remained of Tropical Storm Beryl resulted in torrential rains across eastern Texas. Twelve and a half inches of rain deluged Enterprise TX, which was more than the amount received there during the previous eight months. Philadelphia PA reported a record forty-four days of 90 degree weather for the year. Baltimore MD and Newark NJ reported a record fourteen straight days of 90 degree heat. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 31 yrs ago
One of the most severe convective outbreaks of record came to a climax in southern California after four days. Thunderstorms deluged Benton CA with six inches of rain two days in a row, and the flooding which resulted caused more than a million dollars damage to homes and highways. Thunderstorms around Yellowstone Park WY produced four inches of rain in twenty minutes resulting in fifteen mudslides. Thunderstorms over Long Island NY drenched Suffolk County with 8 to 10 inches of rain. Twenty-three cities in the southeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date. It was, for some cities, the fourth straight morning of record cold temperatures. (The National Weather Summary)
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World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes


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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

Aug 11, 1903 04:32 AM UTC 117 yrs ago
Greece (map) , 80 km deep Magnitude: 8.3 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)2

Aug 11, 1904 05:56 AM UTC 116 yrs ago
Greece (map) , 10 km deep Magnitude: 6.2 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)4

Aug 11, 1988 04:00 PM UTC 32 yrs ago
Iran (map) , 7.8 km deep Magnitude: 5.8
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)1

Aug 11, 1988 04:04 PM UTC 32 yrs ago
Iran (map) , 11 km deep Magnitude: 6.0
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

Aug 11, 1990 02:59 AM UTC 30 yrs ago
Ecuador (map) , 18.4 km deep Magnitude: 5.3
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking4
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects4
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)4
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)4

Aug 11, 2004 03:48 PM UTC 16 yrs ago
Turkey (map) , 4.5 km deep Magnitude: 5.6
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1





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