WX History: June 19th

1794: A violent tornado commenced west of the Hudson River in New York. The tornado traveled through Poughkeepsie then crossed the border into Connecticut where it went through the towns of New Milford, Waterbury, North Haven, and Branford. It then continued into Long Island Sound. The tornado did extensive damage, and the funnel was reported by one observer to look like the “aurora borealis.”

1835: A tornado went through New Brunswick, NJ, killing 5 people. The tornado is the deadliest in New Jersey. It was also the first tornado tracked studied by scientists.

1972: A look back at Hurricane Agnes.

2004: Annette Island, Alaska set an all-time record high temperature of 93 degrees. Since record keeping began in 1941, Annette Island has seen 90-degree temperatures four times.

2013: A large waterspout was seen at Grand Isle, Louisiana.

2014

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