07 May


US Weather events

US Weather events

1840 181 yrs ago
A powerful tornado wrecked many boats at the Natchez Landing in Mississippi, then plowed through the city on the bluff. The tornado killed 317 persons, and caused a million dollars damage. The force of the storm caused houses to burst open. The tornado was the most deadly and destructive in early American history. (David Ludlum)
1964 57 yrs ago
The temperature at White Mountain 2, located in California, dipped to 15 degrees below zero to set a record for May for the continental U.S. (The Weather Channel)
1987 34 yrs ago
Thirty-one cities in the western U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 93 degrees at Portland OR and San Jose CA were the warmest of record for so early in the season. The high of 92 degrees at Quillayute WA was a record for the month of May. The temperature at Sacramento CA hit 105 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 33 yrs ago
A powerful storm in the north central U.S. produced up to three feet of snow in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming and the mountains of south central Montana. Up to five inches of rain drenched central Montana in less than 24 hours, and flash flooding in Wyoming caused a million dollars damage. (Storm Data)
1989 32 yrs ago
Thirty-two cities in the central and eastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, and 24 hour snowfall totals of 7.2 inches at Buffalo NY and 10.7 inches at Rochester NY were records for the month of May. While northerly winds ushered unseasonably cold air into the eastern U.S., temperatures warmed rapidly in the Great Plains Region, reaching the 90s in Kansas. The temperature at Manhattan KS soared from a low of 30 degrees to a high of 88 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 31 yrs ago
Gale force winds lashed the northern and central Pacific coast. A wind gust of 52 mph at Eureka CA established a record for the month of May. Strong winds over northeastern Colorado, associated with a fast moving Pacific cold front, gusted to 63 mph at Peetz. Snow developed over the northwest mountains of Wyoming late in the day, and Yellowstone National Park was whitened with 6 to 14 inches. (The National Weather Summary)
Data source: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1927 94 yrs ago
Barber–McPherson County, Kansas 2011 fatalities
Many farms were destroyed and some were swept completely away. The F5 rating is widely accepted.
Rated F5/EF5, or mentioned as a possible F5/EF5 by tornado expert Thomas P. Grazulis


Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

May 7, 1940 10:23 PM UTC 81 yrs ago
Georgia (map) , 19 km deep Magnitude: 6.0 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)5

May 7, 1964 05:45 AM UTC 57 yrs ago
Tanzania (map) , 31.6 km deep Magnitude: 6.3
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)4

May 7, 1984 05:49 PM UTC 37 yrs ago
Italy (map) , 21.4 km deep Magnitude: 5.9
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking3
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects3
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)7
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)3

May 7, 1989 12:38 AM UTC 32 yrs ago
China (map) , 25.4 km deep Magnitude: 5.6
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking1
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

May 7, 2000 11:10 PM UTC 21 yrs ago
Turkey (map) , 5 km deep Magnitude: 4.5
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects0
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)1





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