Storm and Hot Wave (1905)


Crops Ruined by a Terrific Downpour of Hail



Winchester, Va, June 20 – The intense heat of the past few days reached its highest mark to-day, when the mercury registered 97, and two men were overcome. Hugh B. Striker, employed on the city waterworks, fell over while pouring hot metal in a pipe joint, and William Keating was overcome on a tin roof. Both are under a doctor’s care. Rain this evening caused a fall in temperatures.


Source: Storm and Hot Wave, The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, 21 June 1905, p. 5.

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