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AUGUST 17TH, 1915-A hurricane hit Galveston TX with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot storm surge. The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the seawall (which was constructed after the catastrophic hurricane of 1900), just ten percent were left standing.

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AUGUST 17TH, 1915 A hurricane hit Galveston TX with wind gusts to 120 mph and a twelve foot storm surge. The storm claimed 275 lives, including forty-two on Galveston Island, with most deaths due to drowning. Of 250 homes built outside the seawall (which was constructed after the catastrophic hurricane of 1900), just ten percent were left standing.
 
AUGUST 17TH, 1969 Camille, the second worst hurricane in U.S. history, smashed into the Mississippi coast. Winds gusted to 172 mph at Main Pass Block LA, and to 190 mph near Bay Saint Louis MS. The hurricane claimed 256 lives, and caused 1.3 billion dollars damage. Several ocean going ships were carried over seven miles inland by the hurricane. The hurricane produced winds to 200 mph, and a storm surge of 24.6 feet. Complete destruction occurred in some coastal areas near the eye of the hurricane.
 
AUGUST 16TH, 1777 The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain delayed British reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive in time, enabling the Americans to win a victory by defeating two enemy forces, one at a time.
 
AUGUST 16TH, 1909 A dry spell began in San Bernardino County of southern California that lasted until the 6th of May in 1912, a stretch of 994 days! Another dry spell, lasting 767 days, then began in October of 1912.
 
AUGUST 15TH, 1967 The "sundance fire" in northern Idaho was started by lightning. Winds of 50 mph carried firebrands as much as ten miles in advance to ignite new fires, and as a result, the forest fire spread twenty miles across the Selkirk Mountains in just twelve hours, burning 56,000 acres. The heat of the fire produced whirlwinds of flame with winds up to 300 mph which flung giant trees about like matchsticks.
 
AUGUST 15TH, 1787 Tornadoes were reported in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Wethersfield CT was hard hit by the tornado outbreak.
 
AUGUST 14TH, 1936 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.
 
AUGUST 14TH, 1987 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.
 
AUGUST 13TH, 1919 High winds and heavy rain struck the Middle Atlantic Coast Region. In New Jersey, winds gusted to 60 mph at Atlantic City, and nine inches of rain fell at Tuckerton. The wind and rain leveled crops and stripped trees of fruit causing several million dollars damage.
 
AUGUST 13TH, 1987 Thunderstorms deluged the Central Gulf Coast States with torrential rains. Thunderstorms in Mississippi drenched Marion County with up to 15 inches of rain during the morning hours, with 12.2 inches reported at Columbia. Floodwaters swept cars away in the Lakeview subdivision of Columbia when the the Lakeview Dam broke. Flash flooding caused more than three million dollars damage in Marion County.
 
AUGUST 12TH, 1778 A Rhode Island hurricane prevented an impending British-French sea battle, and caused extensive damage over southeast New England.
 
Wind Advisory
Issued By NWS Field Office Broadcast Time Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:43:00 PST
Issuing Time Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:43:00 PST Valid Until Mon, 29 Dec 2014 03:43:00 PST

Strong northerly winds are forecast to develop across the San Francisco Bay Area by midday Tuesday and continue through midday Wednesday. A strong..cold and dry storm system will sweep into northern and central California late Monday night and Tuesday morning. This system will generate strong and gusty north to northest winds across the region from midday Tuesday through midday Wednesday.

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Weather Station: Washington-Dulles International Airport , VA , US
August Data Choose another month
Averages
Average High Temperature
39.92 °F
Average Low Temperature
21.02 °F
Average Mean Temp
30.92 °F
Average Dew Point
21.02 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
76.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
56.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
2.80
Average Snowfall (US Only)
8.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
*
Days With Fog
12
Days With Snow
4
Days With Lows Below Freezing
26
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
75.02 °F
Record Low
-18.04 °F
Record Wind Speed
62.00 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
73.6 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
10.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
6.62 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
1.62 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.40 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
44.06 °F
Average Low Temperature
23.00 °F
Average Mean Temp
33.98 °F
Average Dew Point
21.92 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
77.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
52.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
2.80
Average Snowfall (US Only)
7.01
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
9
Days With Thunderstorms
*
Days With Fog
10
Days With Snow
3
Days With Lows Below Freezing
23
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
78.98 °F
Record Low
-14.08 °F
Record Wind Speed
52.82 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
71.1 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
23.01 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
5.79 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.09 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.20 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
55.04 °F
Average Low Temperature
32.00 °F
Average Mean Temp
44.06 °F
Average Dew Point
30.02 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
77.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
48.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.10
Average Snowfall (US Only)
2.99
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
1
Days With Fog
11
Days With Snow
2
Days With Lows Below Freezing
17
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
89.06 °F
Record Low
6.08 °F
Record Wind Speed
60.88 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
27.9 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
5.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
5.79 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
1.81 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
1.00 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
64.94 °F
Average Low Temperature
39.92 °F
Average Mean Temp
53.06 °F
Average Dew Point
39.02 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
77.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
46.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.10
Average Snowfall (US Only)
*
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
2
Days With Fog
11
Days With Snow
*
Days With Lows Below Freezing
6
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
*
Records
Record High
91.94 °F
Record Low
17.06 °F
Record Wind Speed
67.77 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
10.2 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
2.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
7.29 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.09 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.30 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
73.94 °F
Average Low Temperature
50.00 °F
Average Mean Temp
62.96 °F
Average Dew Point
51.08 °F
Average Windspeed
8.06 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
82.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
53.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
4.00
Average Snowfall (US Only)
*
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
12
Days With Thunderstorms
4
Days With Fog
15
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
*
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
1
Records
Record High
96.98 °F
Record Low
28.04 °F
Record Wind Speed
52.82 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
* "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
* "
Record Monthly Rainfall
10.28 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
3.11 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.80 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
82.94 °F
Average Low Temperature
59.00 °F
Average Mean Temp
71.06 °F
Average Dew Point
60.98 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
84.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
54.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.90
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
6
Days With Fog
16
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
0
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
5
Records
Record High
100.04 °F
Record Low
35.96 °F
Record Wind Speed
73.47 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
0.0 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.00 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
18.20 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
10.99 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.50 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
87.08 °F
Average Low Temperature
64.04 °F
Average Mean Temp
75.92 °F
Average Dew Point
64.94 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
85.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
54.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.50
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
6
Days With Fog
19
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
0
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
11
Records
Record High
104.00 °F
Record Low
41.00 °F
Record Wind Speed
78.06 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
0.0 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.00 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
7.09 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.60 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.90 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
86.00 °F
Average Low Temperature
62.96 °F
Average Mean Temp
73.94 °F
Average Dew Point
64.04 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
88.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
55.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
4.00
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
5
Days With Fog
21
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
0
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
8
Records
Record High
104.00 °F
Record Low
37.94 °F
Record Wind Speed
67.77 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
0.0 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.00 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
10.72 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
4.69 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.80 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
78.98 °F
Average Low Temperature
55.04 °F
Average Mean Temp
66.92 °F
Average Dew Point
57.92 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
89.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
55.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.40
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.00
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
8
Days With Thunderstorms
2
Days With Fog
19
Days With Snow
0
Days With Lows Below Freezing
*
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
3
Records
Record High
98.96 °F
Record Low
30.02 °F
Record Wind Speed
53.94 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
0.0 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.00 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
11.31 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
5.52 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.60 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
68.00 °F
Average Low Temperature
42.08 °F
Average Mean Temp
55.04 °F
Average Dew Point
44.96 °F
Average Windspeed
6.88 mph
Average Wind Direction
180.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
88.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
52.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.30
Average Snowfall (US Only)
*
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
8
Days With Thunderstorms
1
Days With Fog
15
Days With Snow
*
Days With Lows Below Freezing
5
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
*
Records
Record High
89.96 °F
Record Low
15.08 °F
Record Wind Speed
51.65 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
2.5 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
0.98 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
9.22 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
4.10 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
* "
Averages
Average High Temperature
57.02 °F
Average Low Temperature
33.98 °F
Average Mean Temp
46.04 °F
Average Dew Point
35.06 °F
Average Windspeed
11.47 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
83.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
54.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.20
Average Snowfall (US Only)
0.98
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
9
Days With Thunderstorms
1
Days With Fog
12
Days With Snow
1
Days With Lows Below Freezing
15
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
84.02 °F
Record Low
8.96 °F
Record Wind Speed
52.82 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
27.9 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
10.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
7.80 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.40 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.20 "
Averages
Average High Temperature
44.96 °F
Average Low Temperature
26.06 °F
Average Mean Temp
35.96 °F
Average Dew Point
26.06 °F
Average Windspeed
12.65 mph
Average Wind Direction
315.0
Average Morning Relative Humidity
78.0
Average Afternoon Relative Humidity
57.0
Typical Sky Cover
OVR
Average Precipitation (US Only)
3.20
Average Snowfall (US Only)
4.02
Daily Counts
Days With Precipitation
10
Days With Thunderstorms
*
Days With Fog
12
Days With Snow
2
Days With Lows Below Freezing
24
Days above 90° F (32.2° C)
0
Records
Record High
78.08 °F
Record Low
-4.00 °F
Record Wind Speed
62.00 mph
Record Monthly Snowfall
60.9 "
Record 24-hour Snowfall
10.99 "
Record Monthly Rainfall
6.70 "
Record 24-hour Rainfall
2.92 "
Record Minimum Monthly Precipitation
0.40 "
Day   Reason Upper Soil Moisture Lower Soil Moisture
Wednesday cw_fire_moderate
Fire danger moderate 22% 27%
Thursday cw_fire_low
Fire danger low 22% 27%
Friday cw_fire_low
Fire danger low 22% 27%
Saturday cw_fire_low
Fire danger low 22% 27%
Sunday cw_fire_low
Fire danger low 22% 27%
Monday cw_fire_vlow
Fire danger very low 22% 27%
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