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Hi, I live in Woodstock, Va. Yesterday I bought a little book from an antique store. It's a complimentory date book from The Central Nat'l Bank & Trust Company of Peoria. It's dated 1934.
In the book it states on Friday July 13, 1934 the "Worst thunderstorm in history started about 8:30". Would you be able to provide me with any information on this?
Thank you so much, Candi

Jan 20, 2009 - 01:02 pm

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PI

Jan 20, 2009 - 01:06 pm
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PI.... We need you to be the snoop we know and love...

Jan 20, 2009 - 01:08 pm
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I'm looking, I'm looking...

Candi - I'd be happy to take that off your hands!

Jan 20, 2009 - 01:17 pm
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Record precip of 1.56 inches on July 14, 1934.

That's all I got so far. Gotta get back to work now.

Jan 20, 2009 - 01:30 pm
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Babe Ruth hit his 700th home run on July 13, 1934.

Jan 20, 2009 - 01:39 pm
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Did banks have "branches" back then? Could it be a date book from a bank outside of Peoria? Just a thought.

Also the user might have moved and continued to use the date book at the new location where a horrendous thunderstorm took place on that date.

Jan 20, 2009 - 01:44 pm
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Record rain after midnight, could have been one hell of a front blowin through a bit earlier in the evening with the rain right behind it.

Jan 20, 2009 - 01:52 pm
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Peoria Warm Season Records
Since 1883
Highest Temperatures on Record Temperature Date
113 July 15, 1936
110 July 14, 1936
109 July 13, 1936
108 July 11, 1936
107 July 27, 1930
July 12, 1936





Days At or Above 90 Degrees MOST LEAST
69 (1887) 4 (1915, 1950, 2004)
64 (1936) 6 (1951)
62 (1933) 7 (1907, '58, '81, '92)
60 (1901) 8 (1967, '69, '82)
59 (1895, 1913) 10 (1924, '72, '85)





Days At or Above 100 Degrees 23 (1936)
18 (1934)
11 (1887)
10 (1983)
9 (1913, '30, '31, '88)





Consecutive Days with Highs 90 Degrees or Higher Number of Days Dates
21 July 11-31, 1916
20 July 9-28, 1901
18 July 17-August 3, 1987
17 July 2-18, 1936
17 August 11-27, 1936





Consecutive Days with Highs 100 Degrees or Higher Number of Days Dates
14 July 4-17, 1936
7 June 26-July 1, 1931
6 July 20-25, 1934
5 July 21-25, 1901
5 July 26-30, 1916



Earliest and Latest Occurrences of Indicated Temperatures Temperature Earliest 1st Occurrence Latest 1st Occurrence Latest Last Occurrence
70 Jan. 23, 1909 Apr. 27, 1951 Dec. 28, 1984
80 Mar. 12, 1990 May 30, 1995 Nov. 1: 1888, 1933, '37, '50, 2000
90 Apr. 10, 1930 Aug. 14, 2000 Oct. 15, 1897
100 May 31, 1934 Several years
without 100 deg. Sep. 15, 1939





Monthly Records for Highs 90 Degrees or Higher JUNE JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER
22 days (1933) 23 days (1916, '36, '83) 23 days (1947) 12 days (1931, 1939)
16 days (1934) 21 days (1933, 1988) 22 days (1936) 11 days (1933)
15 days (1971, 1988) 20 days (1919, '21, '34) 20 days (1983) 10 days (1908)
14 days (1952, 1954) 19 days (1913, '55, '87) 18 days (1913) 9 days (1912, '25, '27)
13 days (1953, 1963) 17 days (1935, 1966) 17 days (1988) 8 days (1922, '36, '60, '78, '83)


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Jan 20, 2009 - 04:20 pm
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Wow Diez, were ya bored today?

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Jan 20, 2009 - 05:04 pm
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I was just wonderin'

Jan 20, 2009 - 05:28 pm
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I don't know about the storm in 1934 but here are some photos of my Uncle Otto Reichs place in Deer Creek Illinois before and after the storm in 1907





Jan 20, 2009 - 06:05 pm
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wow those are good pics i love the older pixs
me no been cooking
but thought id try to find some info on it seems it was rele hot that day it happened

Jan 20, 2009 - 06:15 pm
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It was the galeston huricane in 1900:
This hurricane was the deadliest weather disaster in United States history. Storm tides of 8 to 15 ft inundated the whole of Galveston Island, as well as other portions of the nearby Texas coast. These tides were largely responsible for the 8,000 deaths (estimates range from 6,000 to 12,000) attributed to the storm. The damage to property was estimated at $30 million

Jan 20, 2009 - 06:18 pm
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I guess my question is what constitutes "worst thunderstorm"? The storms we had in Illinois this summer due to Hurricane Ike were pretty intense and flooded a lot of homes. I saw the devistation of Hesston, KS after a string a thunderstorms produced a massive F5 tornado that leveled that small town.

Jan 20, 2009 - 10:10 pm
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