This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 26 January 1938 → The Niagara River's worst ice jam on record occurred at Niagara Falls, NY. The jam caused the Falls View Bridge to collapse, burying the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission Plant under 18 feet of water and ice.
 26 January 1972 → Intense lake effect snow bands pounded Oswego, NY and produced amazing snowfall rates: 2.4 inches in 15 minutes, 4.8 inches in half an hour, 9.1 inches in an hour, and 16.5 inches in two hours.
 26 January 1980 → Grand Ilet, in the South Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, recorded the world record 12-hour rainfall as a whopping 46 inches fell.
 26 January 2011 → A record snowstorm hit three major U.S. cities; Philadelphia received 15.1 inches of snow, Washington D.C. received five inches of snow, and New York City reported one to two feet of snow in the region which shut down schools for only the 9th time since 1979.

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August 7, 1968:

From 9 miles north of Isabel, hail up to 1.75 inches in diameter was observed with a severe thunderstorm. This storm continued moving in a southeast direction, causing extensive damage to crops, trees, utility lines and structures. A radio tower was blown over near Huron. Wind gusts of 115 mph were reported at Huron. A woman was blown from a roof in Huron and was critically injured.

August 7, 1985:

Thunderstorms produced heavy rainfall of 1.34 inches in thirty minutes at Faulkton, causing minor street flooding and water damage to some buildings. Hail fell on three separate occasions, causing damage to crops. Streets in Faulkton became white, with hail remaining on the ground for hours.

August 7, 2009:

A supercell thunderstorm developed across the northern Black Hills and moved eastward across the Sturgis area, southern Meade County, northeastern Pennington County, Haakon County, and northeastern Jackson County. The storm produced baseball sized near Sturgis, then strong winds and hail larger than baseball sized developed as the storm moved across the plains. The storm hit Sturgis during the annual motorcycle rally and caused extensive damage to motorcycles, vehicles, and property. Minor injuries from the hail were also reported.

August 7, 2010:

An EF4 tornado touched down south of Tyler in Richland County North Dakota and tracked to the east for roughly 2.5 miles before crossing the Bois de Sioux River into Wilkin County, Minnesota. In Wilkin County, the tornado continued for another 2.5 miles and lifted about 650 pm CDT. The total track length was about 5 miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 102 (1949) Aberdeen: 42 (1921)
Kennebec: 111 (1935) Kennebec: 41 (1989)
Mobridge: 104 (1949) Mobridge: 49 (1945)
Pierre: 105 (2005) Pierre: 45 (1989)
Sisseton: 102 (1983) Sisseton: 43 (1904)
Timber Lake: 107 (1949) Timber Lake: 45 (1989)
Watertown: 100 (1983) Watertown: 38 (1904)
Wheaton: 101 (1983) Wheaton: 42 (1921)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.40" (1930)
Kennebec: 2.80" (1909)
Mobridge: 0.85" (1931)
Pierre: 1.41" (1970)
Sisseton: 2.97" (2009)
Timber Lake: 1.30" (1968)
Watertown: 2.15" (1909)
Wheaton: 1.63" (1931)


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