A powerful storm of wind, rain, and hail struck Albany, New York in the afternoon and lasted for half an hour. Hail damage was especially heavy to gardens, crops, fruit trees, and grape-vines. Houses and fences also suffered in the strong winds. Damage was estimated at around $50,000. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 411.