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.

This Day in Weather History Archive

On This Day In

                   Weather History...

June 25, 1914:

An estimated F2 tornado moved east from 6 miles southeast of Isabel. Three small homes and two barns were destroyed. Twelve tons of hay was said to have vanished.

June 25, 1969:

On the northeast side of Groton, an F2 to near F3 tornado, destroyed a large grain elevator and uprooted huge trees. Four people were hospitalized. Estimated property damage was a quarter million dollars. Also, locally heavy rains caused flash flooding in Sully and Hughes Counties. A bridge near Harrold was washed out. Some rainfall amounts include; 5.34 inches at 23N of Highmore; 4.24 at 2N of Onaka; 4.14 at 12SSW of Harrold; 3.90 at 1NW of Faulkton; and 3.73 inches at Ipswich. Unofficial reports of 6 inches fell in and around Harrold.

Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 106 (1936) Aberdeen: 41 (1961)
Kennebec: 111 (1936) Kennebec: 35 (1958)
Mobridge: 108 (1936) Mobridge: 37 (1929)
Pierre: 107 (1936) Pierre: 39 (1958)
Sisseton: 103 (1936) Sisseton: 43 (1958)
Timber Lake: 105 (1936) Timber Lake: 36 (1958)
Watertown: 106 (1936) Watertown: 38 (1897)
Wheaton: 106 (1988) Wheaton: 40 (1928)

Record Precipitation:
Aberdeen: 2.08" (1969)
Kennebec: 1.24" (2003)
Mobridge: 1.92" (1978)
Pierre:1.15" (1910)
Sisseton: 1.10" (1956)
Timber Lake: 1.71" (1969)
Watertown: 0.97" (1930)
Wheaton: 1.63" (2006) is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.