This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 1 February 1951 → One of the worst ice storms ever to hit the United States deposited a glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania. The storm caused 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries, and $100 million damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for up to ten days.
 1 February 1953 → An intense low pressure system swept across the North Sea. Wind speeds at Aberdeen, Scotland exceeded 125 mph. A storm surge of 13 feet breached dams in the Netherlands, flooding 4 million acres, or one-sixth of the country.
 1 February 1972 → A blizzard in Iran ended a four year drought, but a full week of cold and snow caused the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.
 1 February 2011 → An immense blizzard dropped as much as two feet of snow from Tulsa through southwest Missouri, northeast Missouri, central Illinois, northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, to Lower Michigan. The northern suburbs of Chicago received 21 inches, and the Chicago lakefront recorded 70 mph winds!

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August 8, 1985:

Eight to ten fires were started by lightning in western and central Corson County. A former school house burned south of McIntosh near the Grand River.

August 8, 2010:

Thunderstorms produced damaging winds and flash flooding from heavy rain along and near the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota during the late afternoon of August 8th. Bon Homme and Yankton Counties were among the hardest hit areas. Avon in Bon Homme County, thunderstorm winds caused widespread damage to trees and power lines. The tree damage included large trees uprooted or blown down, and at least two houses were damaged by falling trees. The damage to power lines caused a power outage over the town which lasted about 5 hours. The winds also destroyed a large shed and damaged a camper parked in the shed. In Tyndall, thunderstorm winds of 70 mph caused tree damage, including large trees blown down. The winds also blew down power lines, damaged several small sheds, and tore shingles off roofs. Thunderstorm winds also ripped through Yankton County. Near Napa, thunderstorm winds overturned several campers and caused widespread tree damage, including large trees blown down at a Lewis and Clark Lake campground. A fee collector was injured by tree debris.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 108 (1936) Aberdeen: 42 (1939)
Kennebec: 112 (1936) Kennebec: 45 (1989)
Mobridge: 105 (1936) Mobridge: 44 (1939)
Pierre: 108 (1936) Pierre: 47 (1939)
Sisseton: 103 (1936) Sisseton: 47 (1904)
Timber Lake: 105 (1936) Timber Lake: 42 (1939)
Watertown: 104 (1934) Watertown: 40 (1904)
Wheaton: 101 (1958) Wheaton: 46 (1922)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.34" (1906)
Kennebec: 1.77" (1906)
Mobridge: 0.83" (2002)
Pierre: 0.76" (1948)
Sisseton: 0.66" (1956)
Timber Lake: 1.45" (1943)
Watertown: 3.14" (1987)
Wheaton: 1.25" (2012)


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