For the Month of August...
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Day1...

1993: The Mississippi River at St. Louis crested at 49.6 feet on August 1, nearly 20 feet above flood stage and had a peak flow rate of 1.08 Million cubic feet per second. At this rate, a bowl the size of Busch Stadium would be filled to the brim in 69 seconds.

2003: A lightning strike started a fire that destroyed the roof of a building that houses several businesses in St. Charles.

Day2...

2001: Several thunderstorms dropped heavy rain across the eastern part of Lewis County causing flash flooding. Local law enforcement reported numerous roads covered with water and impassable.

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Day3...

1930: From the 3rd through the 9th, there were 7 days when temperatures reached at least 100 degrees in St. Louis. This is the 4th longest streak.

1967: In Clinton county, hail measuring up to 3.0 inches in diameter was produced by a severe thunderstorm.

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Day4...

1878: The 10th highest wind occurrence for St. Louis (72mph) was recorded.

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Day5...

1961: Severe thunderstorms produced large hail in several counties. In Madison county (MO) and Pike county (IL), hail measuring up to 1.75 inches in diameter was reported. The largest reported hail fell in St. Clair county in Illinois and measured 2 inches in diameter.

2008: A storm system formed over northeast Missouri and moved southeast just north of the St. Louis area. Widespread wind damage occured with many embedded microbursts. The microbursts had winds as strong as 75 mph. Witnesses reported high winds lasting for 3 to 5 minutes. More information can be found in our events archives.

2010: A severe bow echo moved through the southern portion of the county warning area generating strong winds that brought down trees and power lines. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day6...

1985: In Jefferson county, severe thunderstorms produced winds of up to 57mph (50kts) and hail measuring up to 1.75 inches in diameter.

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Day7...

1999: A downburst caused extensive damage to several businesses in a strip mall on the west side of Jefferson City. A furniture store lost its roof resulting in the loss of almost all of the inventory inside, and a large department store sustained partial roof, window and door damage. Several trees were also blown down across town with some vehicle damaged by the fallen trees.

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Day8...

1956: In Adams county, severe thunderstorms produced winds of up to 75mph (65kts).

1984: Severe thunderstorms in the CWA dropped hail measuring up to 1.75 inches in diameter in Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois.

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Day9...

1934: The highest temperatures on record at St. Louis (110 degrees), Quincy (111 degrees) and Columbia (110 degrees) for the month of August were recorded.

1975: 6 inches of rain that fell in 3 hours helped to ease a drought that had lasted two months in Osage county.

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Day10...

1934: The highest temperature on record at Columbia for the month of August (110 degrees) is recorded.

1974: Severe thunderstorms produced tornadoes in Madison and Montgomery counties in Illinois. In Montgomery county, the tornado produced F2 damage destroying a brick garage and a chicken house, and uprooting a tree while passing through a cemetery.

2010: Damage to trees, power lines, and homes was reported due to a severe thunderstorm that generated a microburst in Wentzville, Mo. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day11...

1993: Between the 11th and 12th, 5.43 inches of rain fell at Columbia making it the 7th greatest 24-hour total amount of precipitation for that location.

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Day12...

1936: From the 12th through the 24th, there were a record 13 days on which temperatures reached 100 degrees in St. Louis.

2010: Severe pulse thunderstorms produced microbursts across the St. Louis region and southwest Illinois. Damage was significant but localized. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day13...

1976: Severe thunderstorms dropped large hail in parts of the CWA. The larges hail fell in St. Louis county, where it measured up to 1.75 inches in diameter.

2005: Merging convective cells produced a broken bow echo producing wind damage from central Missouri through the Metro Area into southwest Illinois. Most of the damage was to trees. Winds were estimated to be as high as 75 mph. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day14...

1985: A severe thunderstorm produced damaging winds of up to 57mph (50kts) in Franklin county (MO).

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Day15...

1946: A record high 8.78 inches of rain fell in St. Louis between the 15th and 16th of August.

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Day16...

1946: Between the 15th and 16th, 5.15 inches of rain fell at St. Louis making it the 8th greatest 24-hour total amount of precipitation for that location.

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Day17...

1974: Severe thunderstorms moving through the area dropped hail measuring up to 1.75 inches in diameter in Washington county in Missouri.

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Day18...

1965: In Franklin county (MO), a tornado causing F1 damage was produced by a severe thunderstorm. It touched down briefly at airport, damaging several planes and a hangar. One plane was carried 100 feet in the air and deposited 200 yards away.

1974: A severe thunderstorm produced hail measuring up to 2 inches in diameter in Bond county (IL).

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Day19...

1915: Between the 19th and 20th, 7.02 inches of rain fell in St. Louis. This is the second highest 24-hour total of precipitation for St. Louis.

2004: Severe storms developed over Randolph County, IL and moved into St. Clair County, IL producing an F0 tornado and two microbursts. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day20...

1915: 6.85 inches of rain fall on St. Louis. This is the 4th greatest 24-hour total amount of precipitation for that location.

1950: The lowest temperature on record at Quincy for the month of August (42 degrees) was recorded.

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Day21...

2003: Severe thunderstorms in the area produced hail measuring up to 1.75 inches in diameter in Iron county and winds of up to 75mph (65kts) in Columbia.

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Day22...

2000: In Knox county, hail measuring up to 1.5 inches in diameter was produced by a severe thunderstorm.

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Day23...

1996: In St. Louis county, 2-4 inches of rain fell over the area in 2 hours. Such heavy rain rates caused flash flooding and one man died when his car was swept off a road by a flooded creek.

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Day24...

2004: In St. Louis county, severe thunderstorms produced winds of up to 63mph (55kts).

2007: A damaging wind event moved through St. Louis County, Crawford County, and into parts of Southwest Illinois. Microbursts estimated between 65 to 75 mph damaged large trees and some buildings. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day25...

1978: Severe thunderstorms passed through the CWA dropping large hail and causing high winds in several counties. In Gasconade county, hail measuring up to 1.75 inches in diameter was reported, and in St. Clair county, wind of up to 69mph (60kts) was reported.

2001: Damage from a downburst was reported in St. Clair and Clinton counties in Illinois from severe thunderstorms moving across the area. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day26...

1978: In Cole county (MO), a severe thunderstorm produced winds of up to 86mph (75kts).

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Day27...

1965: In St. Louis county, severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds of up to 70mph (61kts).

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Day28...

1986: The lowest temperature on record at Quincy for the month of August (42 degrees) was recorded.

2008: Across Shelby and Monroe Counties in Missouri there were reports of downbursts and two EF-0 tornadoes. Damage was confined to trees. More information can be found in our events archives.

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Day29...

1891: The lowest temperature on record at Columbia for the month of August (40 degrees) was recorded.

1984: The highest temperature on record at Columbia for the month of August (110 degrees) was recorded.

1986: The lowest temperature on record at St. Louis for the month of August (46 degrees) was recorded.

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Day30...

1956: A tornado causing F1 damage was produced by a severe thunderstorm in St. Louis county.

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Day31...

1915: The lowest temperature on record at Columbia for the month of August (40 degrees) was recorded.

1974: A severe thunderstorm produced wind of up to 63mph (55kts) in St. Louis county.

2012: Hurricane Issac brought widespread rainfall that lasted for a few days. The heaviest rainfall amounts were in northeast Missouri and central Illinois where 3 to 7 inches of rain fell. The St. Louis area saw about 1 to 3 inches of rain. Thunderstorms also developed within Issac which produced a few weak tornadoes across the area. More information can be found in our events archives.

 


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