Today in Weather History

Weather History for August 13
1950   Hurricane Able was the first Atlantic hurricane to be given a "phonetic" name. The first storm was named with an "A", the second with a "B", and so on. It was not until 1953 that actual names were given to tropical storms.

1986   3.04 inches of rain fell in Flagstaff, AZ, the most ever for a single day in August in the city.

Data courtesy of the National Weather Service