30 May


US Weather events

US Weather events

1948 72 yrs ago
A railroad bed acting as a dam gave way during a flood along the Columbia River destroying the town of Vanport, OR. The nearly 19,000 residents escaped with little more than the clothes on their backs. (David Ludlum)
1948 72 yrs ago
Twenty carloads of glass were needed in Denver, CO, to replace that destroyed by a severe hailstorm. (The Weather Channel)
1987 33 yrs ago
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed across the eastern U.S. Eighteen cities, from Virginia to Ohio and Michigan, reported record high temperatures for the date. Afternoon highs of 97 degrees at Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, and 98 degrees at Newark, NJ, were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 32 yrs ago
"Memorial Day heralded heavy snow in some of the mountains and higher passes of Wyoming, closing roads in Yellowstone Park. McDonald Pass, MT, was blanketed with eight inches of snow, while the temperature at Miles City, MT, soared to 94 degrees. A ""supercell"" thunderstorm in west Texas produced baseball size hail in Bailey and Lamb counties, and up to five inches of rain in less than an hour. (The National Weather Summary)"
1989 31 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Upper Ohio Valley during the day. A powerful (F-4)
1990 30 yrs ago
Thunderstorms developing along a warm front spawned fourteen tornadoes in northeastern Texas during the late afternoon and evening hours. The thunderstorms also produced baseball size hail near Marshall, wind gusts to 77 mph at Commerce, and up to five inches of rain. Thunderstorms over southwestern Kansas produced up to six inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1961 59 yrs ago
Custer–Valley County, Nebraska 2020 fatalities
All buildings and machinery were swept away from a farm. Widely accepted as an F5 tornado, including within the NCDC Technical Memorandum, however, it is listed as an F4 in the official databases.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis


Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

May 30, 1929 09:43 AM UTC 91 yrs ago
Argentina (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 6.8 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)52

May 30, 1935 09:32 PM UTC 85 yrs ago
Pakistan (map) , 35 km deep Magnitude: 8.1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)60000
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)60000

May 30, 1979 09:38 AM UTC 41 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 20 km deep Magnitude: 6.2
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking37
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects37
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)22
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)34

May 30, 1990 02:34 AM UTC 30 yrs ago
Peru (map) , 24 km deep Magnitude: 6.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking135
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects135
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)135

May 30, 1990 10:40 AM UTC 30 yrs ago
Romania (map) , 89 km deep Magnitude: 6.9
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking13
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects14
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)14
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)22

May 30, 1998 06:22 AM UTC 22 yrs ago
Afghanistan (map) , 35.5 km deep Magnitude: 6.5
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking4000
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects4000
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)4000
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)4700





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