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Kansas (1959)
Thunderstorms in northwestern Kansas produced up to 18 inches of hail near Salden during the early evening. Crops were completely destroyed and total damage from the storm was nearly 500,000 dollars. Temperature dropped from near 80 degrees before the storm to 38 degrees at the height of the storm.

Colorado (1921)
Cloudburst near Pikes Peak killed 120 people; Pueblo, CO, flooded by 25-foot crest of Arkansas River.

Pennsylvania (1980)
Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes; 13 confirmed tornadoes in western PA (most from any outbreak). Widespread wind damage in eastern PA. Wind gusts of 80 mph at ABE and RDG. One person killed in Philadelphia by a falling tree. Largest tornado outbreak in 35 years in western PA.