This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 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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June 6, 1895:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from 6 miles west of Summit, passing 3 miles northwest of Summit. Buildings were damaged on eight farms.

June 6, 1995:

Slow moving thunderstorms produced very heavy rains in southern Jones County from the late afternoon into the early evening. Some rainfall amounts included; 2.70, 7 miles WSW Murdo and 3.85 inches 2.5 NW Okaton. Several roads were flooded with some roadbeds washed out. Also, a culvert was torn out by the flash flooding.

June 6, 1999:

Heavy rains of 2 to 4 inches caused flash flooding on a creek feeding into the Grand River. At a ranch southwest of Bullhead, a bunkhouse wall moved off the foundation by a wall of water coming down the creek. All of the contents in the bunkhouse were destroyed. A machine shop was washed away along with several pieces of equipment and many tools. Some tools and equipment were found more than a mile down the creek. A pump-house and grain bin was also destroyed. A pickup was washed down the creek and a propane tank near a house was rolled over. A colt was picked up by the water but managed to escape. The powerful flow of water took out several dead trees and washed them down stream. Finally, a road and a culvert were washed out by the flash flood.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 99 (1950) Aberdeen: 30 (1897)
Kennebec: 100 (1987) Kennebec: 33 (1910)
Mobridge: 99 (1950) Mobridge: 34 (1944)
Pierre: 103 (1950) Pierre: 35 (1944)
Sisseton: 98 (1959) Sisseton: 33 (1953)
Timber Lake: 100 (1950) Timber Lake: 31 (1944)
Watertown: 97 (1987) Watertown: 26 (1897)
Wheaton: 99 (1959) Wheaton: 33 (1924)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.52" (1896)
Kennebec: 1.63" (1968)
Mobridge: 1.64" (1967)
Pierre: 2.02" (1963)
Sisseton: 2.10" (1942)
Timber Lake: 3.50" (1999)
Watertown: 1.75" (1954)
Wheaton: 1.57" (2008)


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