This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 2 October 1894 → What was likely an F3 tornado ripped apart several blocks of Little Rock, AR as it tore right through downtown. The funnel passed over or very near the Weather Bureau office at 8:28pm, providing a rare look at how barometric pressure behaves in a tornado. The office's instrument shelter was blown away and windows shattered. Debris from the upper floor of a nearby building showered down on the observer's office.
 2 October 1898 → A hurricane striking the Georgia coast washed away Campbell Island. Jekyll Island had a storm surge of 19 feet. It is estimated that this storm was a category 3 or 4 hurricane with winds around 130 mph.

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April 26, 1984:

At approximately 4:43 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm produced wind gusts of 58mph about 5 miles SE of Warner, in Brown County. Later the same day, at about 12:30 PM, large hail (1.75 inches in diameter) fell 2 miles NW of Putney.

April 26, 1991:

During a severe thunderstorm event, large hail fell over parts of Brown, Spink, Hand, and Buffalo Counties. Both Brown and Hand Counties received hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 86 (1952) Aberdeen: 20 (1931)
Kennebec: 92 (1901) Kennebec: 16 (1950)
Mobridge: 89 (1952) Mobridge: 20 (1950)
Pierre: 86 (1952) Pierre: 18 (1950)
Sisseton: 91 (1962) Sisseton: 23 (1932)
Timber Lake: 89 (1952) Timber Lake: 19 (1950)
Watertown: 82 (1952) Watertown: 17 (1931)
Wheaton: 90 (1962) Wheaton: 22 (1931)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.75" (1912) Aberdeen: 4.5" (1937)
Kennebec: 2.33" (1964) Kennebec: 6.0" (1893)
Mobridge: 1.63" (1915) Mobridge: 4.0 (1994)
Pierre: 2.13" (1964) Pierre: 0.6" (1893)
Sisseton: 2.00" (1912) Sisseton: 1.9" (2008)
Timber Lake: 1.87" (1984) Timber Lake: 6.0" (1994)
Watertown: 0.97" (1924) Watertown: 4.0" (1893)
Wheaton: 2.20" (1924) Wheaton: 9.5 (2008)


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