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On this date ...

... in 1926, a nasty evening thunderstorm blew through the area, with lightning touching off several barn fires in Angola and Eden, 50-mph gusts knocking down telephone poles and flash floods overwhelming Hertel Avenue.

That's the kind of detail you'll find under Buffalo Weather history at the Web site for the National Weather Service's Buffalo office.

It won't tell you everything that happened on every Aug. 6 in the city's recorded weather history, but you can pick any date, and it will show you a year (sometimes two) when particularly memorable weather occurred on that date.

--- John F. Bonfatti

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