Atmospheric Archive: April 14th
April 14, 2003
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Eight to twenty inches of snow fell at elevations above 6000 feet in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto Mountains (California). Some lighter snow fell down to about 3000 feet. Visibility was near zero in the passes due to blowing snow and fog. Winds ranging from 30-60mph created blizzard conditions. In addition, heavy rain at the lower elevations along the foothills caused flooding and mud slides along many roads leading into the valleys.
April 14, 1996
Tornadoes in central Arkansas killed 7 and injured more than 30. Four of the people killed died when the tornado crashed through an RV park and either crushed the victims in their vehicles, or drowned them after their campers were thrown into a nearby creek.
April 14, 1960
An afternoon storm dropped baseball-sized hail on Dallas around 4:40p.m. It was the first (and worst) round of hail for the afternoon: a second thunderstorm two hours later unloaded hail of golfball size on Dallas.