This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 21 April 1887 → Prescott, KS was directly hit by an F4 tornado, resulting in 12 fatalities and 80 homes destroyed. The tornado was part of a family of tornadoes that reduced farms to kindling along a 60 mile path from Anderson County, KS to Bates County, MO. It was one of the most expensive tornado disasters of the 19th Century.
 21 April 1967Tornadoes ravaged northern Illinois. An F4 occurring at 3:50 pm in Belvidere left 24 dead and 500 injured. Seven people were killed at a shopping center, and at least 13 were killed at Belvidere High School. Another F4 at 5:24 pm left 33 dead and 500 injured. This funnel hit Palos Hills, Oak Lawn, Hometown, and Evergreen Park southwest of Chicago.
 21 April 2002 → An F3 tornado struck Wayne County, IL with winds as high as 200mph. Incredibly, only one life was lost.

This Day in Weather History Archive

On This Day In

                   Weather History...


June 9, 1957:

Southwest of Faulkton, one of four funnel clouds finally touched down and cut an erratic path to the northeast. One home was reduced to, as quoted, matchsticks and tidbits. The tornado strength was estimated as F3.

June 9, 1968:

A short lived F2 tornado moved northeast from 6 miles northeast of Britton. Barns were destroyed, and trees were uprooted on three farms. Two cars were picked up and thrown into a ditch. One person in a car was hospitalized. Damage was estimated at $150,000 to property and another $80,000 to crops.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 100 (1933) Aberdeen: 33 (1915)
Kennebec: 103 (2000) Kennebec: 34 (1915)
Mobridge: 97 (1956) Mobridge: 39 (1928)
Pierre: 102 (1976) Pierre: 39 (1989)
Sisseton: 98 (1976) Sisseton: 35 (1989)
Timber Lake: 102 (1918) Timber Lake: 35 (1915)
Watertown: 97 (1933) Watertown: 30 (1915)
Wheaton: 96 (1976) Wheaton: 31 (1915)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.13" (1938)
Kennebec: 1.72" (2004)
Mobridge: 1.51" (1968)
Pierre: 3.33" (1971)
Sisseton: 1.53" (1963)
Timber Lake: 1.13" (1984)
Watertown: 1.12" (2005)
Wheaton: 3.44" (1939)


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.