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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August 4, 1960:

At Draper in Jones County, three inch hail caused very heavy damage to roofs, building windows and automobiles. Losses estimated at 100,000 dollars. About 1,000 chickens and turkeys killed on nearby farms.

August 4, 2000:

Tennis ball size hail along with high winds caused a lot of damage throughout Selby. Many east and north windows were broken along with many vehicle's windshields. Also, many vehicles were dented, house siding was damaged, gardens were completely destroyed, and many acres of crops around Selby were destroyed. Softball hail broke windows and caused extensive damage to a few vehicles and homes west of Faulkton. Baseball size hail and high winds had broken out about every window on all of the buildings at the Brentwood Colony in Edmunds County. The large hail and high winds also damaged many of the buildings.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1934) Aberdeen: 42 (1978)
Kennebec: 113 (1934) Kennebec: 38 (1974)
Mobridge: 109 (1947) Mobridge: 45 (2009)
Pierre: 110 (1947) Pierre: 46 (1978)
Sisseton: 104 (1959) Sisseton: 44 (1971)
Timber Lake: 107 (1947) Timber Lake: 44 (1993)
Watertown: 105 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1974)
Wheaton: 104 (1931) Wheaton: 44 (1972)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 0.96" (1926)
Kennebec: 1.20" (1984)
Mobridge: 1.52" (1918)
Pierre: 2.59" (1995)
Sisseton: 2.25" (1941)
Timber Lake: 1.14" (2008)
Watertown: 1.30" (1979)
Wheaton: 1.28" (1941)


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