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On This Day In Weather History - June 24


1988   The temperature at KCI hit 103 degrees. It was the fifth of six straight days with 100 degree or more, a record for the month of June. Four of the days are still records.


1924   Six men at a rock quarry south of Winston-Salem, NC sought shelter from a thunderstorm. Unfortunately, their chosen shelter contained dynamite, which was soon ignited by a nearby lightning strike. The men were killed instantly by the ensuing explosion.

1998   A tornado struck the Davis-Besse nuclear plant in Ohio, doing minor damage. The plant was shut down for two weeks.