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 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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February 14, 1967:

The heaviest snow fell in the central part of the state with Pierre receiving 10 inches with 14 inches reported near Harrold. Elsewhere, 1 to 4 inches of snow was common. Winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph caused extensive drifting and blowing snow reducing visibilities to near zero at times. Many schools were closed and other activities canceled. Temperatures of 5 to 15 degrees below zero were common the morning of the 15th. A farmer died in the storm near Yale where his car stalled and he attempted to walk.

February 14, 1979:

High winds of 50 mph or higher and snow from a half inch to more than 14 inches moved through the state late on the 14th with winds slowly subsiding on the 16th. Visibility was reduced to near zero at the height of the storm and no travel was advised. Temperatures fell to 25 degrees below zero with wind chills to 80 to 90 below on the 15th. One man suffered frostbite after being stranded in his truck for seventeen hours. Power was lost at Wall due to high winds snapping power lines together.

February 14, 1987:

Four to eight inches of snow fell across the northern and western parts of the state. Four inches fell at Aberdeen and five inches fell at Mobridge. The snow made roads slippery. Several accidents occurred in the northeast part of the state.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 60 (1913) Aberdeen: -30 (1936)
Kennebec: 74 (1954) Kennebec: -33 (1936)
Mobridge: 66 (1954) Mobridge: -34 (1936)
Pierre: 72 (1954) Pierre: -24 (1936)
Sisseton: 53 (1999) Sisseton: -26 (1936)
Timber Lake: 66 (1954) Timber Lake: -33 (1936)
Watertown: 55 (1934) Watertown: -32 (1936)
Wheaton: 51 (1999) Wheaton: -19 (1920)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 1.05" (1915) Aberdeen: 11.0" (1915)
Kennebec: 0.50" (1918) Kennebec: 5.0" (1918)
Mobridge: 1.20" (1918) Mobridge: 12.0" (1918)
Pierre: 0.42" (1995) Pierre: 5.5" (1967)
Sisseton: 0.50" (1935) Sisseton: 4.5" (1995)
Timber Lake: 0.58" (1915) Timber Lake: 5.0" (1935)
Watertown: 0.60" (1893) Watertown: 6.0" (1893)
Wheaton: 0.26" (1935) Wheaton: 6.0" (1923)


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