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Pat Shingleton: "Clear Sky... Strange Showers..."

3 years 7 hours 26 minutes ago October 22, 2013 Oct 22, 2013 Tuesday, October 22 2013 October 22, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

"The Almanac of the Infamous, Incredible and Ignored" reports that on October 22, 1886, rain fell from clear skies in Charlotte, North Carolina for three weeks. It dropped between 3 and 5:00 PM, lasting between ten and thirty minutes. These showers were isolated between two red oak trees. Rain from cloudless skies were also recorded in Aiken, S.C. and were isolated to a local cemetery between two graves. During the same time period in Chesterfield County, S.C. storms also were reported from cloudless skies for two weeks with Dawson Georgia also experiencing a 25 foot-wide rain patch. Finally in Stillwater, Oklahoma in October of 1892, showers dropped for weeks on a large cottonwood while places surrounding the tree suffered from a drought.

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