This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 1 February 1951 → One of the worst ice storms ever to hit the United States deposited a glaze up to four inches thick from Texas to Pennsylvania. The storm caused 25 deaths, 500 serious injuries, and $100 million damage. Tennessee was hardest hit by the storm. Communications and utilities were interrupted for up to ten days.
 1 February 1953 → An intense low pressure system swept across the North Sea. Wind speeds at Aberdeen, Scotland exceeded 125 mph. A storm surge of 13 feet breached dams in the Netherlands, flooding 4 million acres, or one-sixth of the country.
 1 February 1972 → A blizzard in Iran ended a four year drought, but a full week of cold and snow caused the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.
 1 February 2011 → An immense blizzard dropped as much as two feet of snow from Tulsa through southwest Missouri, northeast Missouri, central Illinois, northern Illinois, southeastern Wisconsin, to Lower Michigan. The northern suburbs of Chicago received 21 inches, and the Chicago lakefront recorded 70 mph winds!

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June 3, 1898:

A violent windstorm passed over Aberdeen between 1 am and 2 am. Damage was confined to awnings, roofs of buildings, and plate glass windows.

June 3, 1933:

This estimated F2 tornado moved ENE from 6 miles southwest of Wilmot, passing 3 miles south of town and dissipating at Big Stone Lake. A child was killed in a barn. Roof, barn, and church debris was scattered for miles, and over a dozen farms were heavily damaged. This tornado was estimated to be on the ground for about 15 miles. Estimated loss from this storm totaled $100,000.

June 3, 1997:

Very heavy rains of 2 to 4 inches through the early morning hours resulted in the flooding of some roads, fields, and creeks across parts of Jones and Lyman counties. In particular, the KOA campgrounds near Presho were heavily flooded. The KOA office and home had three and a half feet of water in them. Also, several homes near or in Presho received water and were heavily damaged. The Medicine and Stoney Butte creeks set all time record highs.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1933) Aberdeen: 34 (1964)
Kennebec: 98 (1968) Kennebec: 33 (1998)
Mobridge: 96 (2006) Mobridge: 33 (1950)
Pierre: 98 (1968) Pierre: 34 (1998)
Sisseton: 96 (1968) Sisseton: 36 (1990)
Timber Lake: 97 (1968) Timber Lake: 32 (1950)
Watertown: 95 (1968) Watertown: 33 (1985)
Wheaton: 95 (1968) Wheaton: 33 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.10" (1895)
Kennebec: 3.22" (1997)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1986)
Pierre: 2.60" (1991)
Sisseton: 1.90" (1904)
Timber Lake: 1.20" (1915)
Watertown: 1.20" (1956)
Wheaton: 5.40" (1944)


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