Area Weather History for August 20-26

Aug 20: Early morning thunderstorms brought heavy rain to Scottsbluff, Nebraska on this
               day in 1993. While just 0.40 inches was recorded at the airport, amounts near 2
               inches in less than an hour were reported in town. Water up to 2 feet deep was
               reported on some city streets.
 
Aug 21: Today is now the only day in the May through August time period in which hail
               has not been officially recorded in Cheyenne. 
 
Aug 22: Today is an atypically dry day for Scottsbluff. The record rainfall for today is just
               0.38 inch, which fell in 1965. It is the lowest record high rainfall amount for any
               day in August.
 
Aug 23: Heavy rainfall totaled 1.72 inches in Cheyenne on this day in 1915.
 
Aug 24: An unusually strong cold front passed over the region on this day in 1910. By
               late evening Cheyenne had cooled to 30 degrees, the earliest freeze on record
               for Cheyenne.    
 
Aug 25: Freezing temperatures spread across much of the region by sunrise on this morning
               in 1910. Cheyenne woke up to an all-time August record low of 25 degrees, while
               Scottsbluff set their lowest August temperature, and earliest freeze on record, with
               a low of 30 degrees. Kimball recorded a low of 26 degrees while near Lusk, WY.
               the temperature fell to 25 degrees.         
 
Aug 26: On this day in 2002 a severe thunderstorm produced large and damaging hail in
               Cheyenne during that evening. Hailstones up to the size of baseballs (2.75 inches
               in diameter) fell over the central and west parts of town producing widespread
               damage, particularly to roofs and automobiles. Total damage estimates exceeded
               30 million dollars.


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