14 August


US Weather events

US Weather events

1936 86 yrs ago
Temperatures across much of eastern Kansas soared above 110 degrees. Kansas City MO hit an all-time record high of 113 degrees. It was one of sixteen consecutive days of 100 degree heat for Kansas City. During that summer there were a record 53 days of 100 degree heat, and during the three summer months Kansas City received just 1.12 inches of rain. (The Kansas City Weather Almanac)
1987 35 yrs ago
Slow moving thunderstorms deluged northern and western suburbs of Chicago IL with torrential rains. O'Hare Airport reported 9.35 inches in 18 hours, easily exceeding the previous 24 hour record of 6.24 inches. Flooding over a five day period resulted in 221 million dollars damage. It was Chicago's worst flash flood event, particularly for northern and western sections of the city. Kennedy Expressway became a footpath for thousands of travelers to O'Hare Airport as roads were closed. The heavy rains swelled the Des Plaines River above flood stage, and many persons had to be rescued from stalled vehicles on flooded roads. (13th- 14th)
1988 34 yrs ago
Eighteen cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date, and the water temperature at Lake Erie reached a record 80 degrees. Portland ME reported a record fourteen straight days of 80 degree weather. Milwaukee WI reported a record 34 days of 90 degree heat for the year. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms resulted in about fifty reports of severe weather in the northeastern U.S. One person was killed at Stockbridge MI when a tornado knocked a tree onto their camper. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 33 yrs ago
Afternoon thunderstorms in Illinois soaked the town of Battendorf with 2.10 inches of rain in thirty minutes. Evening thunderstorms in Montana produced wind gusts to 66 mph at Hobson. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

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F5 tornadoes

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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

Aug 14, 1909 06.31 am UTC 113 yrs ago
Japan (map) , 5 km deep Magnitude: 6.7
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)41

Aug 14, 1921 12.00 am UTC 101 yrs ago
Eritrea (map) Magnitude:

Aug 14, 1968 10.14 pm UTC 54 yrs ago
Indonesia (map) , 18.8 km deep Magnitude: 7.3
Secondary effectstsunami
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)392

Aug 14, 1996 01.55 am UTC 26 yrs ago
Turkey (map) , 25.8 km deep Magnitude: 5.7
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects0
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)0





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