This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 19 April 1775 → The first engagement of the Revolutionary War took place in clear, crisp weather at Lexington-Concord.
 19 April 1968 → An F4 tornado struck Sebastian County, AR leaving 14 dead and 270 injured. Much of Greenwood was reduced to a sea of rubble.
 19 April 1976 → An F5 tornado swept a frame home away near Brownwood, TX. The owner had sought refuge in the bathtub, and he and the bathtub were all that remained after the tornado blew the house away. Several children caught in the open were blown nearly three quarters of a mile. Several hangars and planes were destroyed at the town's airport.

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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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