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.

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August 21, 1989:

Extensive crop damage was done from Correll in Big Stone County to 10 miles north of Appleton. Baseball size hail caused near 100 percent crop damage. Most of Swift County also received 4 to 8 inches of rain.

August 21, 1996:

Winds up to 80 mph in Ortonville downed several trees and power lines. The winds also took the roof off a building.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 105 (1947) Aberdeen: 37 (2004)
Kennebec: 104 (1976) Kennebec: 39 (1986)
Mobridge: 105 (1947) Mobridge: 44 (1920)
Pierre: 104 (1947) Pierre: 43 (1986)
Sisseton: 102 (1947) Sisseton: 44 (1986)
Timber Lake: 103 (1947) Timber Lake: 42 (1939)
Watertown: 99 (1976) Watertown: 38 (2004)
Wheaton: 101 (1976) Wheaton: 38 (1925)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1916)
Kennebec: 1.90" (1930)
Mobridge: 1.90" (1930)
Pierre: 0.94" (1906)
Sisseton: 2.58" (1964)
Timber Lake: 1.23" (1954)
Watertown: 1.00" (1972)
Wheaton: 2.32" (1916)


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