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This Day In Weather History

Minneapolis, MN (1997)
2.69" of rain - a record for the date and the 3rd record broken that month.

Atlantic Ocean (1498)
Christopher Columbus' third voyage. After leaving the Cape Verde Islands, the 4 ships drifted WSW in the equatorial current. "The wind stopped so suddenly and unexpectedly and the supervening heat was so excessive and immoderate that there was no one who dared go below after the casks of wine and water which burst, snapping the hoops of the pipes; the wheat burned like fire; the bacon and salted meat roasted and petrified."

Wasatch National Park, UT (1918)
504 sheep were killed by one lightning bolt.