This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 26 July 1874 → A flash flood claimed 134 lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
 26 July 1972 → A sweltering two-week heat wave in New York City finally came to an end after causing 891 fatalities.
 26 July 1979 → The U.S. record for 24-hour rainfall was set at Alvin, TX, with exactly 45 inches (thanks to Tropical Storm Claudette).
 26 July 1993 → In Pueblo, CO the record high for today, 101, and the record low for today, 52, were both set!

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August 3, 1984:

During the morning hours, estimated four to six inches of rain fell from west of Garden City in Clark County to north of Henry in Codington County. Low lying areas were flooded and a potato field west of Garden City was washed out.

August 3, 1989:

Strong thunderstorm winds gusted to 70 mph, driving golf ball size hail through most the windows on the west side of buildings in Amherst, Marshall County. Corn crops were stripped off their leaves with an estimated 1800 acres being badly damaged.

August 3, 1996:

High winds up to 90 mph uprooted and damaged many trees in Mobridge. Several power lines and poles were downed from trees falling onto them. The roofs of two buildings were blown off while other roofs received some damage. Windows were broken out in eight vehicles at the South Dakota Department of Transportation from gravel blown from a stockpile. Winds up to 90 mph also caused damage in Herreid were doors on a concrete elevator were blown out.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1947) Aberdeen: 39 (1971)
Kennebec: 111 (1980) Kennebec: 40 (1978)
Mobridge: 109 (1947) Mobridge: 46 (1978)
Pierre: 110 (1947) Pierre: 42 (1978)
Sisseton: 101 (1959) Sisseton: 43 (1978)
Timber Lake: 109 (1947) Timber Lake: 38 (1978)
Watertown: 104 (1930) Watertown: 38 (1971)
Wheaton: 102 (1958) Wheaton: 40 (1971)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.81" (1953)
Kennebec: 2.25" (2007)
Mobridge: 1.34" (1981)
Pierre: 2.36" (2007)
Sisseton: 2.33" (1953)
Timber Lake: 1.97" (1987)
Watertown: 1.78" (1984)
Wheaton: 1.88" (1940)


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