This Day in National/World Weather History ...
 26 July 1874 → A flash flood claimed 134 lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
 26 July 1972 → A sweltering two-week heat wave in New York City finally came to an end after causing 891 fatalities.
 26 July 1979 → The U.S. record for 24-hour rainfall was set at Alvin, TX, with exactly 45 inches (thanks to Tropical Storm Claudette).
 26 July 1993 → In Pueblo, CO the record high for today, 101, and the record low for today, 52, were both set!

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June 22, 1916:

An estimated F2 tornado moved northeast from 4 miles east of Willow Lakes to east of Vienna. A farmhouse was picked up and thrown into a granary. A boy was smothered to death by grains as a barn collapsed on him, one mile south of Vienna.

June 22, 1996:

From the morning through the late afternoon hours, several supercell thunderstorms moved southeast along a strong warm front from eastern Corson County to southwest Deuel County. These storms produced several tornados, large hail, very heavy rains, and damaging winds. Hail up to the size of baseballs and winds gusting to 70 mph damaged and destroyed thousands of acres of crops, broke windows in homes, buildings, and vehicles. Many roofs were damaged and trees were downed from near Mobridge to Redfield to Toronto. The most extensive crop, building, and tree damage was around the areas of Redfield, Vienna, Naples, Hazel, Bryant, Henry, Lake Norden, Castlewood, Estelline, and Toronto all south of Highway 212. The hail swaths of destruction were as much as 10 miles wide in places. Some farmers said you could not tell what was planted because the crops were completely destroyed. Hail piles of one to two feet were reported in some places. Also, most of the area from Redfield to Toronto received one to three inches of rain which caused some flooding problems.

June 22, 2003:

A hailstone measured 7 inches in diameter and 18.75 inches in circumference, both setting a new record. This massive hailstone fell in the town of Aurora, Nebraska. The previous record hailstone fell in Coffeyville, Kansas on September 3, 1970 with a diameter of 5.7 inched and a circumference of 17.5 inches.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 104 (1911) Aberdeen: 39 (1905)
Kennebec: 107 (1988) Kennebec: 42 (1942)
Mobridge: 104 (1911) Mobridge: 40 (1942)
Pierre: 104 (1937) Pierre: 42 (1942)
Sisseton: 101 (1988) Sisseton: 36 (1905)
Timber Lake: 99 (1933) Timber Lake: 39 (1942)
Watertown: 99 (1988) Watertown: 34 (1902)
Wheaton: 99 (1988) Wheaton: 42 (1918)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 1.40" (1931)
Kennebec: 1.19" (1964)
Mobridge: 1.35" (1931)
Pierre: 1.28" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.87" (1948)
Timber Lake: 1.48" (1995)
Watertown: 1.89" (1948)
Wheaton: 1.23" (1990)


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