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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July 3, 1959:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast after destroying a farm building at the western edge of Java. Elsewhere in the area, high straight line winds caused property damage while hail damaged crops. The largest hail was 2.75 inches in diameter and was observed 9 miles NNW of Timber Lake.

July 3, 1983:

An F4 tornado occurred west of the town center of Andover, Minnesota, and went through the Red Oaks subdivision. Numerous homes received major damage with some homes having only the foundation left. Although damage was extensive, there were only four minor injuries, mainly from falling debris and broken glass. The tornado moved east and the width covered half a city block.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 107 (1949) Aberdeen: 39 (1917)
Kennebec: 108 (1949) Kennebec: 36 (1917)
Mobridge: 110 (1949) Mobridge: 42 (1967)
Pierre: 110 (1949) Pierre: 43 (1967)
Sisseton: 105 (1949) Sisseton: 45 (1969)
Timber Lake: 110 (1949) Timber Lake: 40 (1967)
Watertown: 100 (1929) Watertown: 35 (1917)
Wheaton: 98 (1949) Wheaton: 39 (1972)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.84" (2010)
Kennebec: 2.40" (1974)
Mobridge: 2.04" (1980)
Pierre: 1.53" (1905)
Sisseton: 3.17" (1905)
Timber Lake: 3.05" (1995)
Watertown: 3.40" (1905)
Wheaton: 2.13" (1921)


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