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.

This Day in Weather History Archive

On This Day In

                   Weather History...


August 16, 1986:

Thunderstorm winds gusted to 60 mph in Forestburg, in Sanborn County. Thunderstorm winds gusting to 100 mph uprooted trees and damaged buildings in the northern part of Hanson County. On several farms, barns, garages, silos, and small buildings were destroyed. The worst affected area was south of Epiphany where large steel sheds were damaged and a roof was blown in.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 105 (1988) Aberdeen: 42 (1897)
Kennebec: 108 (1937) Kennebec: 41 (1897)
Mobridge: 101 (2003) Mobridge: 46 (1943)
Pierre: 106 (1988) Pierre: 48 (1977)
Sisseton: 101 (1988) Sisseton: 45 (1981)
Timber Lake: 103 (1988) Timber Lake: 45 (1970)
Watertown: 101 (1988) Watertown: 45 (1944)
Wheaton: 105 (1922) Wheaton: 40 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.28" (1918)
Kennebec: 1.69" (1942)
Mobridge: 0.46" (1960)
Pierre: 0.96" (1941)
Sisseton: 1.05" (1983)
Timber Lake: 1.67" (1980)
Watertown: 1.25" (1987)
Wheaton: 1.57" (1980)


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.