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On This Day In Weather History - August 18


1936   The seventh of sixteen consecutive days with 100 degree temperatures.


1955   Remnants of Hurricane Connie killed 38 vacationers at Camp Davis near East Stroudsberg, PA by pouring up to 12 inches of rain.

1983   Hurricane Alicia, a category 3 storm made landfall near Galveston. Winds gusted to 130 mph with a storm surge of 12 feet. 22 tornadoes were spawned. Parts of Houston received 11 inches of rain. 12 people died and 1800 were injured. Total damage estimated at $3 billion.