This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 26 January 1938 → The Niagara River's worst ice jam on record occurred at Niagara Falls, NY. The jam caused the Falls View Bridge to collapse, burying the Ontario Hydro-Electric Power Commission Plant under 18 feet of water and ice.
 26 January 1972 → Intense lake effect snow bands pounded Oswego, NY and produced amazing snowfall rates: 2.4 inches in 15 minutes, 4.8 inches in half an hour, 9.1 inches in an hour, and 16.5 inches in two hours.
 26 January 1980 → Grand Ilet, in the South Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, recorded the world record 12-hour rainfall as a whopping 46 inches fell.
 26 January 2011 → A record snowstorm hit three major U.S. cities; Philadelphia received 15.1 inches of snow, Washington D.C. received five inches of snow, and New York City reported one to two feet of snow in the region which shut down schools for only the 9th time since 1979.

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July 26, 1921:

On the summit of Mt. Wellenkuppe, in Switzerland, the temperature reached 100 degrees by 10 am. The summit has an elevation of 12,830 feet and was covered in snow.

July 26, 1963:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from 4 miles northeast of Raymond. Barns and outbuildings were destroyed on one farm, and the home was unroofed. Asphalt was ripped off a state highway.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 112 (1931) Aberdeen: 42 (1962)
Kennebec: 110 (2003) Kennebec: 42 (1971)
Mobridge: 110 (1935) Mobridge: 42 (1915)
Pierre: 108 (1935) Pierre: 46 (1971)
Sisseton: 104 (1976) Sisseton: 48 (1937)
Timber Lake: 106 (1935) Timber Lake: 42 (1971)
Watertown: 106 (1930) Watertown: 45 (1911)
Wheaton: 107 (1931) Wheaton: 47 (1971)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.80" (1916)
Kennebec: 2.70" (1976)
Mobridge: 1.11" (1942)
Pierre: 2.34" (1903)
Sisseton: 1.48" (1972)
Timber Lake: 1.60" (1979)
Watertown: 1.29" (1963)
Wheaton: 1.67" (1972)


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