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 11, 2002:

High winds of 35 to 45 mph gusting to 60 to 65 mph affected central and northeast South Dakota as well as west central Minnesota through the afternoon and into the evening hours. The high winds caused some spotty tree and roof damage along with a few power outages. A few downed power lines in Aberdeen resulted in a short power outage for some people. Also, a streetlight pole was knocked down in Aberdeen. Some wind gusts included, 55 mph at Wheaton, 58 mph at McLaughlin, 59 mph at Pierre, 61 mph at Sisseton and Aberdeen, 62 mph at Mobridge, and 63 mph at Graceville, Minnesota.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 58 (2005) Aberdeen: -35 (1988)
Kennebec: 71 (1938) Kennebec: -41 (1899)
Mobridge: 59 (2005) Mobridge: -39 (1944)
Pierre: 64 (1987) Pierre: -26 (1988)
Sisseton: 54 (2005) Sisseton: -28 (1988)
Timber Lake: 59 (1987) Timber Lake: -34 (1988)
Watertown: 53 (1987) Watertown: -38 (1899)
Wheaton: 55 (1987) Wheaton: -25 (1981)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.80" (1922) Aberdeen: 8.0" (1922)
Kennebec: 0.25" (1993) Kennebec: 3.0" (1993)
Mobridge: 0.29" (1978) Mobridge: 3.4" (2008)
Pierre: 0.32" (2008) Pierre: 3.4" (2008)
Sisseton: 0.28" (1940) Sisseton: 4.0" (1940)
Timber Lake: 0.40" (1993) Timber Lake: 4.0" (1993)
Watertown: 0.20" (1940) Watertown: 2.5" (1946)
Wheaton: 0.75" (2004) Wheaton: 4.5" (1979)


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