This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 21 December 1944 → The Battle of the Bulge lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945. By this time Germany was clearly losing World War II and Hitler was hoping to regain advantage if the attack would occur in bad weather to prevent the Allied Air Forces from being effective. As the Americans occupied the strategic position of Bastogne, the German army surrounded the city. However because of bad weather, planes were unable to fly and provide supplies by air drop to the American Forces. On December 29 the weather finally cleared up and much needed supplies were received. The Americans then launched a counteroffensive, but soldiers had to fight the cold and snow as well.
 21 December 1967 → The City Hall and a large portion of the business district of Potosi, MO was destroyed by an F4 tornado. There were 52 injuries and 3 deaths.

This Day in Weather History Archive

On This Day In

                   Weather History...


February 9, 1994:

Widespread record cold occurred across central, north central, and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota. Record lows were set at Aberdeen, Mobridge, Pierre, Sisseton, Timber Lake, and Wheaton. Overnight lows were in the 30s to 40s below zero across the entire area. Aberdeen fell to 45 degrees below zero which was just one degree off of it's all time record low of 46 degrees below zero. Mobridge fell to 38 degrees below zero and Pierre fell to 35 degrees below zero. Watertown came just one degree short of their daytime record with 35 degrees below zero.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 53 (1987) Aberdeen: -45 (1994)
Kennebec: 70 (1954) Kennebec: -41 (1899)
Mobridge: 58 (1931) Mobridge: -38 (1994)
Pierre: 66 (1999) Pierre: -35 (1994)
Sisseton: 51 (1987) Sisseton: -33 (1994)
Timber Lake: 58 (1984) Timber Lake: -32 (1994)
Watertown: 49 (1987) Watertown: -36 (1899)
Wheaton: 50 (1987) Wheaton: -31 (1994)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.60" (1909) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1893)
Kennebec: 0.51" (1960) Kennebec: 6.1" (1960)
Mobridge: 1.06" (2009) Mobridge: 3.9" (1966)
Pierre: 0.76" (2009) Pierre: 4.5" (1960)
Sisseton: 0.54" (1966) Sisseton: 4.5" (1966)
Timber Lake: 0.57" (1944) Timber Lake: 7.0" (1944)
Watertown: 0.50" (1909) Watertown: 5.0" (1909)
Wheaton: 0.41" (1966) Wheaton: 3.0" (1985)


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