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On This Day In Weather History - June 26


1969   Evening showers and thunderstorms deluged Kansas City with 2.20 inches of rain, for a total of 5.94 inches in six days.


1959   The NWS's first WSR-57 weather surveillance radar was commissioned at Miami.

1977   "The Human Lightning Conductor," park ranger Roy C. Sullivan, was struck by lightning for the seventh time. He was first hit in 1942, then again in 1970, 1972, 1973 and 1976.

1993   During the Great Flood of 1993, the Mississippi River at St. Louis exceeded flood stage late on June 26 and briefly dropped below flood stage on September 13, a total duration above flood stage of 80 days.