This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 18 April 1880 → Marshfield, MO was devastated by an F4 (estimated) tornado that killed 68 people in the town in just a few minutes, with another 24 dying later of their injuries.
 18 April 1905 → Hail up to one inch in diameter, accompanied by strong winds that blew it into drifts six inches tall, struck Spanish Wells, Bahamas. Hail is exceedingly rare in the Bahamas.
 18 April 1906 → San Francisco was shaken by a severe earthquake. Unusual easterly winds helped to spread the ensuing fires, nearly destroying the city. The Weather Bureau offices at San Francisco and San Jose were demolished.
 18 April 1949 → Tornadoes are extremely rare in Nevada, however on this date a low-end F2 twister struck near Reno. It was on the ground for 12 miles and damaged ranch buildings.
 18 April 1957 → A dust devil in Massachusetts lifted a small child 3 feet into the air and rolled 2 other children on the ground. Fortunately none were hurt. The dust devil was accompanied by a loud whistling sound as it moved westward. It occurred at the beginning of an unusual early season heat wave.

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August 19, 1899:

An estimated F3 tornado passed 3 miles north of Clear Lake. A man was killed by flying debris as five homes and many barns were destroyed.

August 19, 1983:

Between 0155 and 0330 CST, thunderstorm winds blow through Brown County. At 0155, an estimated 64 mph wind guest was observed on the southeast corner of Warner. A 60 mph wind gust was measured at the Aberdeen Airport at 0218. By 0330 and estimated wind gust of 75 mph was observed in Ordway.

August 19, 1986:

Hail, over one inch in diameter, caused damage in Westport and in Aberdeen. This hail damaged buildings, vehicles, and broke windows. Baseball size hail also fell just south of the Brown and Spink County line and covered the ground.

August 19, 1991:

A thunderstorm produced about five inches of rain, strong winds, and hail in Ridgeview, Dewey County. Three grain bins were blown over. One of the bins hit a house causing considerable damage. Wind gusts were estimated to be 60 mph. Strong winds continued into Sully and Hughes Counties.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 103 (1976) Aberdeen: 34 (2004)
Kennebec: 105 (1948) Kennebec: 36 (2004)
Mobridge: 103 (1959) Mobridge: 35 (2004)
Pierre: 104 (1948) Pierre: 43 (2004)
Sisseton: 104 (1976) Sisseton: 37 (1956)
Timber Lake: 103 (1948) Timber Lake: 36 (1950)
Watertown: 99 (1976) Watertown: 38 (2004)
Wheaton: 104 (1976) Wheaton: 42 (1967)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.72" (1930)
Kennebec: 1.26" (1952)
Mobridge: 0.73" (1996)
Pierre: 0.82" (1912)
Sisseton: 0.93" (1975)
Timber Lake: 0.87" (1996)
Watertown: 0.86" (1989)
Wheaton: 1.94" (1926)


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