August 6-12 in Area Weather History

Aug  6: On this day in 1993 a severe thunderstorm produced hail from 1 to 1.75 inches in
              diameter in and around Scottsbluff.  Also on this day in 1981, hail up to 4 inches
              in diameter fell from a severe storm near Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. 

Aug  7: Scottsbluff recorded its greatest daily rainfall amount for the month of August on
              this day in 1915 when 2.30 inches of rain fell onto the town.

Aug  8: Unusually cool temperatures were recorded over parts of southern Wyoming on
              this day in 1996.  Lows of 36 degrees were recorded at Saratoga and Shirley
              Basin while Laramie and Rawlins bottomed out at 39 degrees.

Aug  9: Thunderstorms brought heavy rains to some areas on this day in 1968.  3.18
              inches of rain fell near Lusk, Wyoming, while Sidney, Nebraska was drenched
              with 2.18 inches of rain.

Aug 10: It seems early to be thinking about freezing temperatures, but on this date in
               2002 Shirley Basin did touch the freezing mark with a low of 32 degrees. 

On this day in 1998 lightning killed a hiker in the Snowy Range southwest of
               Arlington, Wyoming.

Aug 11: On this day in 1989 rainfall up to 4.5 inches produced flooding in Scottsbluff.
               The heavy rains collapsed the roof of a business and flooded some streets with
               up to 3 feet of water.

Aug 12: A surge of unseasonably cool air brought record lows to many areas of the region
               on this day in 2004.  Shirley Basin, Wyoming was chilled to 30 degrees while
               Laramie cooled to 33 degrees.  Alliance, Nebraska fell to 37 degrees while most
               other areas fell into the lower 40s.

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