12 May


US Weather events

US Weather events

1934 87 yrs ago
A dust storm darkened skies from Oklahoma to the Atlantic coast. (David Ludlum)
1971 50 yrs ago
Duststorms suddenly reduced visibilities to near zero on Interstate Highway 10 near Casa Grande AZ. Chain reaction accidents involving cars and trucks resulted, killing seven persons. (The Weather Channel)
1972 49 yrs ago
In Texas, A cloudburst dumped sixteen inches of rain north of New Braunfels sending a thirty foot wall of water down Blueders Creek into the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers washing away people, houses and automobiles. The flood claimed 18 lives and caused more than twenty million dollars damage. (The Weather Channel)
1982 39 yrs ago
A late season snowstorm struck the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies. The storm produced 46 inches of snow at Coal Creek Canyon, located near Boulder. (David Ludlum)
1987 34 yrs ago
A heat wave persisted in central California. Afternoon highs of 100 degrees at Fresno CA and 102 degrees at Sacramento CA were records for the date. (The National Weather Summary)
1988 33 yrs ago
Unseasonably warm weather prevailed in the western U.S. Eight cities reported record high temperatures for the date, including Pendleton OR with a high of 92 degrees and Phoenix AZ with a reading of 106 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)
1989 32 yrs ago
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a low pressure system stalled over New York State drenched Portland ME with 4.50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Rains of 5 to 7 inches soaked the state of Maine over a four day period causing 1.3 million dollars damage. (The National Weather Summary)
1990 31 yrs ago
Thunderstorms produced severe weather from eastern Texas and the Central Gulf Coast States into Missouri and Illinois. Thunderstorms spawned six tornadoes, including one which injured four persons at Doloroso MS. Thunderstorms also produced hail three inches in diameter west of Vicksburg MS, and wind gusts to 83 mph in southern Illinois, north of Vevay Park and at the Coles County Airport. High winds and heavy rain caused 1.6 million dollars crop damage in Calhoun County IL, and in southeastern Louisiana, Saint Joseph was deluged with eight inches of rain. (The National Weather Summary)
Source de données: http://www.weatherforyou.com/


World records

World records


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F5 tornadoes

F5 tornadoes

1908 113 yrs ago
Fremont–Page County, Iowa 2021 fatalities
Five farms had all buildings swept away, homes were "absolutely reduced to kindling," and lumber was scattered for miles.
Listed as an F5/EF5 on the 2000 NCDC tornado climatology memo


Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

May 12, 1971 06.25 UTC 50 yrs ago
Turkey (carte) , 28.8 km deep Magnitude: 5.9
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking100
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects100
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)57

May 12, 2000 18.43 UTC 21 yrs ago
Argentina (carte) , 225 km deep Magnitude: 7.2
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking0
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects1
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1

May 12, 2008 06.28 UTC 13 yrs ago
China (carte) , 19 km deep Magnitude: 7.9
Secondary effectslandslide
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking69195
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects88287
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)87476





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