A deadly windstorm hit Hampton Beach on July 5, 1898

Video: A Deadly Windstorm Hit Hampton Beach on July 4, 1898



the sea coast is one of those unique places in the state where the wind is always *** factor of *** quiet afternoon sea breezes at *** gusts from the northeast or * **Brush of an east coast hurricane and sometimes really severe thunderstorms come and go. We still talk about how timing is everything when we speak mid-afternoon on ***4th of July in the ***booming community of Hampton Beach. ***lots of people visit, ***lots of people do outdoor type things. Well, the *** windstorm isn’t exactly what most people bargained for. *** a lot of activity. Uh, there were people on boats on the water. They were, the trolley drove about every half hour from Exeter to come to the beach. So you ate an egg. Thousands and thousands of people were here that day. According to the story, the day started out perfectly with plenty of warm sunshine, but just after three o’clock thick dark clouds rolled in quickly from the west and brought with them heavy rain, heavy rain. hail, then strong wind. The storm approached crossing the salt marsh from the west. But the biggest event of the day at the beach was Frank Beckmann’s ice rink, which is used for a number of other things. They had something called an electro drama showing a movie ***, the sinking of the Maine, several hundred people gathered there, but for four inside the rink, it was too late, dozens more were injured like Holmes, 31 and all the Barnes and tall trees were all tossed in the air like paper, *** the boat capsized as the storm moved offshore, killing five other people, and in just *** a few short minutes, it was the most powerful storm to affect the sea coast. Surprisingly, by the middle of the month, most of the beach was rebuilt, except for the Beckman ice rink.

Video: A Deadly Windstorm Hit Hampton Beach on July 4, 1898

Thousands of people were in Hampton Beach on July 4, 1898, when a windstorm ripped through the area, killing four people on a skating rink and killing five more when a boat capsized. News reports that day called it a cyclone or tornado. , but National Weather Service experts don’t think that’s the case. >> Learn more about the ‘microburst’: Was the deadly Hampton Beach ‘tornado’ actually a microburst?

Thousands of people were in Hampton Beach on July 4, 1898, when a windstorm ripped through the area, killing four people on a skating rink and killing five more when a boat capsized.

News reports that day called it a cyclone or tornado, but National Weather Service experts don’t believe it was.

>> Learn more about the “microburst”: Was the deadly Hampton Beach ‘tornado’ actually a microburst?

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