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May 14th

Local and Regional Events:

May 14, 1982:

Torrential rains pushed the Bad River over the banks at Fort Pierre. One house four miles outside of Fort Pierre had to sandbag. Rainfall amount of 3.83 inches was recorded in Pierre.


Local Climate Information:

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U.S.A and Global Events for May 14th:

1923: An early morning violent estimated F5 tornado cut a 45-mile path of destruction through Howard and Mitchell counties in Texas. 23 people lost their lives and 250 sustained injuries. The path width of the tornado reached 1.5 miles at one point, and entire farms were "wiped off the face of the earth".  The First Baptist Church in Colorado City, Texas became an emergency hospital for tornado victims.


Historical marker for the First Baptist Church in Colorado City, Texas.



The newspaper clipping above is courtesy of the Madera Tribune. Click HERE to read the article.


1990: Thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front produced severe weather from northwest Texas to western Missouri. Severe thunderstorms spawned seventeen tornadoes including nine in Texas. Four tornadoes in Texas injured a total of nine persons. Thunderstorms in Texas also produced hail four inches in diameter at Shamrock and hail four and a half inches in diameter near Guthrie. Thunderstorms over northeastern Kansas produced more than seven inches of rain in Chautauqua County between 9 PM and midnight.


Click HERE for more This Day in Weather History from the Southeast Regional Climate Center.