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Pat Shingleton: "The Day and The Weather"

10 months ago July 02, 2014 Jul 2, 2014 Wednesday, July 02 2014 Wednesday, July 02, 2014 3:42:35 PM EDT in Pat Shingleton Column

Weather expectations in Philadelphia for Independence Day include morning showers, clearing and 81 degrees for the high. James Heintze researched weather for the Fourth of July, noting that in New York City from 1789 to 1855 rain fell on thirteen "Fourths." On July 4, 1860, eight members of the German Fusiliers died from sunstroke in a Charleston, S.C. parade. On July 4, 1874 the New York Herald reported that "whole blocks of houses" in D.C. lost roofs when a tornado roared through. In Boston on July 4, 1831, The National Intelligencer reported that, "The Northern Lights were beautifully vivid at the close of the 4th." The hottest Independence days include Palm Springs and La Vegas. Schenectady, N.Y. reported an earthquake on July 4, 1806.

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