• Gusty Winds, Downpours Threaten NYC, Portland

    July 23, 2014; 10:20 PM

    Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek is contributing to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.

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This Day In Weather History

North Carolina (1975)
Lightning killed 13 cows during a thunderstorm at Kenansville. Heavy rains elsewhere in the state forced the Tar River out of its banks at Greenville, causing 14 families to evacuate their homes.

New York (1975)
Severe thunderstorms in western and central NY: lightning struck a city park in Rochester injuring 12 children, all were playing on a metal jungle gym. One patrolman described the scene as if "someone threw a stick of dynamite in the middle of the crowd and it blew."

Southeastern MA (1990)
Torrential rains: Middleboro 7.20" Bridgewater 5.00" Tauton 4.33" Abington 3.05" Cars were stranded in high water in Fall River, MA.